Getting around China’s Great Cyber-Nanny

Below are the suggestions some affected bloggers in China have offered for circumventing the Great Firewall. Several unblocked bloggers like myself are posting it, and hopefully this will filter down to readers in China affected by the blog-out.

The Nanny does not care about blocked blogs. If Typepad can’t find a
way to sort it out, then affected websites in China will have to find
different ways to stay online.

In the meantime, here are some notes about how to get around the Nanny
if you are in China.

The easiest way to get around an Internet block is to use a proxy
server. Two popular proxies that are really easy to use are:

http://www.unipeak.com
http://anonymouse.ws/anonwww.html

Just go to either of those pages and enter the URL of the blocked site
into the box. Hey presto, up yours Nannny!

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Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.

The Discussion: 3 Comments

Richard, in the ‘blogs blocked’ post I also commented on, Emile notes that bloglines.com is indeed NOT blocked in China, and that they can read all their banned sites through it.

I should note that this is an excellent solution for users in China who might not have their own computer to install an aggregator on. Oh and that way you also don’t have a program on your machine with all that ‘banned content’ in it, too.

ya know, in case the CCP jackboots show up in person! :-)

March 29, 2004 @ 6:13 am | Comment

Also try Proxify: http://proxify.com/

It is fast, free, and uses SSL encryption. Proxify has been a godsend for my Chinese associates.

April 8, 2004 @ 10:06 am | Comment

i need a proxify please

February 5, 2006 @ 5:06 am | Comment

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