Great Firewall of China

Great Firewall of China – My Blog is blocked… (domain used for redirection to this blog) is blocked for weeks already here in China.

Today, is blocked as well.

I mentioned already, that is banned… Now, guiworld is blocked as well…

Read more about censhorship in China and The great Firewall of China.

Also very interesting is Rebecca MacKinnon’s Blog, RConversation – unfortunately blocked in China though (not Hongkong). Topics include censorship, blogging in China, Web 2.0

How to…

fan qiang, or “climbing over the wall” — shorthand for circumventing China’s “Great Firewall”:


Work-around: use a proxy server. Urls are hidden by it and – given that the proxy is not blocked – you may surf on the site you wish (sometimes with some limitations though…).


click here for more proxies


VPN (Virtual Private Network) is another successfull way to deroute the firewall. It is like a tunnel undermining all walls… You can either install VPN-Software and connect with your company or university abroad or use a commercial service. I can highly recommend It is quite fast and costs only 5$ a month. No software necessary. You might also want to check or

Free up to 10 GB:

Free *SW* : … I installed the SW; but it didn’t connect though…

Tor – a distributed, anonymous network

Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. Tor is a non-profit project which provides the free software. There is a firefox extension aswell.


Cool! …paste url, choose ch -> en, and voila Firewall bypassed… thx to compsolutions

Web2Mail – receive webpages via mail

Web2Mail Lite offers access to the web by email. To request instant delivery of a web page, send an email to with the address of the web page you want as the subject of your email message. For example an email with the subject “” would request the BBC news. You should receive a reply within 5 minutes but when I tested it, it took 30min or so.

Web2Mail Lite also enables you to search the web by email. For example, to search for “peanuts” send an email to with the subject “search peanuts” in your email message.

A similiar service is . But as of this writing (July 2009) this service seem to be off / blocked.

Make a graphic

Do you think, your post includes some “offending” messages? Don’t write text but make a graphic more….


Update: Blocked again is blocked again since May 8th!

It was not blocked from May 1st 2009 – May 7th 2009

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  1. Hi Astrid, mach dir nichts draus, das habe wir ja in Deutschland auch bald 🙂
    Nur nicht ganz so schlau wie in China !



  2. ja, aufgrund Deiner Anregung habe ich einen Link zum Heise-Artikel beigepackt. Danke Johnny…


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  4. links for 2009-04-24…

    Great Firewall of China « GUIworld’s Weblog by Astrid Beck
    Astrid bloggs from China, her Website and her blog are blocked in China, But she circumvents this and continues blogging. Surprise.
    (tags: zensu…


  5. I have unfiltered access to any site from China using This little proxy rocks. They offer free trial. Try it, you’ll like it.


  6. sounds good… but sw installation is necessary and they don’t tell the price you have to pay after trial-period…


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