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Top 12 websites blocked in China & why

Friday, December 7, 2012 0:01
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Internet is a platform where people can exchange information, everyone can freely use the Internet, but at present many popular foreign websites are still blocked in China, people can only get access to these sites with a proxy or VPN service. What sites are blocked in China and why these websites are censored in China, Listed below are 12 well-know blocked websites in China and the reasons:

1. Facebook 

In Mainland China, Facebook was blocked following the July 2009.

2. Twitter

Twitter was blocked from 2009, June to present.

3. YouTube

YouTube was banned in mainland China from 2009, March to present.

4. Blogspot

It was forbidden in China since 2009, May to present.

5. WordPress 

This famous blog platform was blocked in mainland China from 2011, October to present.

6. Picasa

This photo sharing website was blocked in China from 2009, July to present.

7. Technorati

This famous blog search engine was blocked in mainland China from 2008, July to present.

8. Plurk

This social website was blocked in mainland China from 2009, April to present.

9. Hulu

Like many other sites, you can’t access Hulu in China.

10. Dropbox

In May 2010, Dropbox users in China were unable to access Dropbox. Later, Dropbox confirmed they had been blocked by the Chinese government.

11. Wikileaks

China has blocked access to WikiLeaks since Nov 2010.

12.  Google+

Google+ was blocked in China since July 2011.

There are several reasons why these popular sites are blocked in China:

1. The website content violate Chinese law,(including pornographic or terrorist content)

2. Domestic DNS instability

3. The site contains discordant elements

4. To protect the development of national Internet industry

The above reasons are for reference only.

Against the Internet censorship, I am afraid you need to use proxy or VPN service to get access to these banned sites if you travel to China or stay in China.


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