China Firewall Breached

Internet users are well aware of China’s censorship system but there’s a new way to breach the Great China Firewall.

“The Golden Shield Project (Chinese: 金盾工程; pinyin: jīndùn gōngchéng), colloquially referred to as the Great Firewall of China[1] (Chinese: 防火长城; pinyin: fánghuǒ chángchéng) is a censorship and surveillance project operated by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) division of the government of China. The project was initiated in 1998 and began operations in November 2003.”


China flagGreat Firewall of China bypassed by cloud mirrors

“The latest trick, carried out by activists at Great Firewall monitoring site Greatfire.org, is to upload mirrored copies of blocked sites to cloud hosting services, challenging the Great Firewall operators to block major brands like Amazon and Google cloud hosting, or allow freer access to banned material. ”

China has been known to block WordPress.com blogs. As a workaround some have been using a VPN or proxy to access WordPress.com blogs. The following links provide some options:

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