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Isaac [PersonRank 0]

Wednesday, June 21, 2006
13 years ago4,284 views

many other sites GFWed(Greate Firewall in short and verb) here:

Elias KAI [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

You must be kidding, As far as I know information is meant to be free and accessible on this planet. Most of websites are authority sites as well but may be they are too liberal BBC New jersey university etc...

Bakerman [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

How can Google China be used from outside? I always get redirected to my local Google version. I know how to access (there's a link at the bottom), but not how to use

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

At least GB isn't one of them!!

Also, search for "google cn" or "" in gets 2 GB top results!!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> How can Google China be used from outside?

Switch your browser settings to Chinese and then visit (in the latest Firefox, that's tools -> options -> advanced -> edit languages).
Or just follow this link and start searching from there: ...

Seth Finkelstein [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

The key to staying on is the parameter "hl=zh-CN" (home language set to Chinese)

ShellehS [PersonRank 5]

13 years ago #

google-> preference-> language-> chinese simple

now i can login gmail use netscape, but i cant get in with IE. ,or opera (chinese simple language version).
i dont use ff to test.

ShellehS [PersonRank 5]

13 years ago #

now i override opera to b us version , it shows :

<blockquote>You tried to access the address, which is currently unavailable. Please make sure that the Web address (URL) is correctly spelled and punctuated, then try reloading the page.</blockquote>

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Interesting quote from Ben Lehman over at Boing Boing:

"The thing that most people outside of China don't seem to get, and which your [Boing Boing] article missed, is that the firewall is maintained on a district-by-district basis. There are sites I can get to from my neighborhood of Shanghai that I can't get to at the coffee shop downtown. Likewise, moving provinces or counties results in a whole new wave of censored sites. Blogspot is inaccessible to most of the country, but totally open from rural Shandong. American Google and Gmail are available most places ... until the neighborhood cadre wakes up on the wrong side of the bed and turns them off for a week."

Ben goes on to say that some sites, on the other hand, are pretty much censored nationally. Ben adds that many Chinese he talks to don't know that censorship is going on and just think the internet has that many dead links. ...

Thomas McManus [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Go into your broswer settings and assign a proxy that is in China. You can geolocate the IP if you want. Even when I narrow down my proxy by district, the restrictions from Google Inc. are always the same (contrary to statements made above).

Here is a list of Proxies:

Just insert it in internet explorer by clicking 'Tools' then 'Internet Options'. Then click the 'Connections' tab and then the "LAN Settings..." radial button. You can enter the proxy address in there, and it will be as if you were in China.

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