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Wikipedia Unblocked?


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#1 liuzhou

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 06:09 PM

I just (accidentally) clicked on a wikipedia link, and to my surprise, just as I was about to hit stop, I noticed that it was going through. I am wiki unblocked.

Can anyone confirm from anywhere else?

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 06:14 PM

Here as well!

Hurray! :D
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 06:16 PM

Beijing checking in - excellent
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 06:36 PM

Wikipedia page, with a screenshot below in case I get edited out . . .

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 07:10 PM

HAPPY DAY :mrgreen:
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 07:12 PM

Very nice. I was expecting at least selective blocking of certain sites on wiki (like HR in china and Taiwan). But every site I’ve check so far hasn't been a problem.
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 07:17 PM

that is awesome!! great to hear! finally a step foward after all the steps back in regards to censorship recently. hopefully itll last...

is the article on the 'day/heavenly_peace_gate' viewable?
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#8 liuzhou

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 07:35 PM

Don't get too excited! Wiki was always available.Even when it was "blocked". In the sad case that they block it again and this is just an abberation, feel free to PM me. It is so easy!
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 07:56 PM

thanks liuzhou ill pm you should the need arise! but im also happy that the average chinese person (without your technical means) now has a little more information to look at that isnt tailored specifically for them if you know what i mean.
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 08:12 PM

True, but the simple fact of being able to just click on Google links rather than click on it, wait five minutes, think 'oh yeah, that doesn't work' . . .
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 10:16 PM

Chinese Wikipedia seems to remain blocked, though. That's what I have read in the village pump discussion section in Chinese Wikipedia. Anyway, it is good step in the right direction. I wonder if it is related to the current meeting of top leaders of the Party in Beijing.
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 10:32 PM

I doubt it's related to anything to be honest, except perhaps someone realising they're being a bit daft. And lets all remember that we've been here before
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 11:26 PM

I can't even access it through anonymouse.

Maybe someone can try this link for me and tell me if it's accessible.

http://en.wikipedia....iananmen_Square
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 01:00 AM

i got thru to that page
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#15 liuzhou

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 07:42 AM

Maybe someone can try this link for me and tell me if it's accessible.


No problem.

However, http://en.wikipedia....rotests_of_1989 goes nowhere.
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 08:19 AM

I'm very excited about this. I hope it lasts. It makes me want to go look up random stuff because I can.

I was also excited to see that since the last time I was in Beijing the NY Times is unblocked too.
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 09:21 AM

The NY Times has been unblocked since just after the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 10:38 PM

Yeah, I can get it now, although it's slow. My net connection must have been unreliable the other day.

Are they getting pressure from anywhere/anyone to loosen their grip on information?
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Posted 12 October 2006 - 02:45 AM

I know the Jimmy Wales was planning on making a trip sometime around now (he may have already gone) to try and talk with leaders and China, and get them to allow people to access the site.

I didn't realize that NYTimes was unblocked- thats great! Anyone know if bbc news is still blocked?

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 02:49 AM

So what is everyone's thoughts on the feasibility of China's attempts to censor internet content? They are doing a pretty darn good job now, with alot of people working around the clock to scan sites, etc. But with the number of people connected to the net growing as fast as it is (its going to pass U.S. later this year).. do you think they will be able to keep it up?

What will be the turning point?
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