[Foundation-l] Chinese wikinews in China Blocked

Charlotte Webb charlottethewebb at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 20:56:33 UTC 2009

> As we know, all wikimedia sites used to be completely blocked in mainland
> China since 2005 (temporary blocking started in 2004). When they started to
> unblock the wikimedia sites in 2006, they unblocked all the non-Chinese
> sites first and later some Chinese projects, such as Chinese Wikitionary.
> The Chinese Wikipedia is only unblocked in 2008 due to the international
> pressure before the Olympics, yet the content of the site is still censored
> and some sensitive keywords will trigger a temporary IP block lasting
> approx. 1~2 minutes.

Nah, reviewing my one edit to en.wikinews would probably earn you a
lifetime ban if you are in the PRC. Let me know if it loads. :P


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