Angry Chinese Blogger beats China block

Posted by Martyn

Quality China site Angry Chinese Blogger is now fully accessable in Mainland China. To get around the block put on Blog-City, which made the sites inaccessible without the use of servers, an unblocked mirror site is now up and running, spreading the news that Beijing doesn’t want you to hear. Angry Chinese Blogger’s entire back archive, along with all new articles will still be available at the regular Blog-City site.

ACB now joins fellow bloggers Horse’s Mouth and Sun-Bin who have also set up mirror sites.

UPDATE: I’m delighted to report that China blog Leaking State Secrets has joined the The Peking Duck’s ‘Beat the Block’ campaign and has now set up a mirror site that is fully accessable throughout Mainland China.

The Discussion: 13 Comments

How does one go about creating a mirror site? I saw a previous blogpost on other servers that one could sign up on but do you have to post on both? I guess my question is: Is there a way to create a mirror site that isn’t as much trouble as running two blogs?

October 2, 2005 @ 8:45 pm | Comment

I’m sure some experienced bloggers will give you an answer BS but, as far as I know, people like Sun-Bin just paste their original posts (hyperlinks and all) onto their mirror sites. I know that Sun-Bin himself has commented that doing this is suprisingly easy and hassle-free.

October 2, 2005 @ 8:49 pm | Comment

By the way, it would be great to see MeiZhongTai unblocked and accessable all over China. It wouldn’t do your overall site traffic any harm either.

October 2, 2005 @ 8:52 pm | Comment


Gordon’s new mirror site is:-

October 2, 2005 @ 11:36 pm | Comment

Thre ‘s a mirror site for the archives of Leaking State Secrets at:

It’s all a bit jumbled up timewise because I just cut and pasted from blogspot [blocked] to MSN spaces. It only allows you about 20,000 characters for one post so I had to divide it up.

October 3, 2005 @ 12:03 am | Comment

If Beijing blocks 20six, I’m going to move on to because that is where MAJ is, so if I get blocked, so does he.

while we’re on the subject, does anybody know how to center text using CSS so that it can be seen in firefox? I’ve tried the way that I used to center the titles on the gutter of my main site, but it doens’t appear to work on my mirror even though I’m using the same code.

October 3, 2005 @ 3:16 am | Comment


Don’t confuse and (of Six Apart, which also hosts my humble typepad blog).

October 3, 2005 @ 6:42 am | Comment


Please note, the freak has NOTHING to do with He no longer has a site there and will not be setting up another site there.

October 3, 2005 @ 7:32 am | Comment

Zhuan Jia

That’s great news mate. A fine new addition to TPD’s Beat the Block campaign. I’ve updated the post as appropriate.

October 3, 2005 @ 7:45 am | Comment


Thanks for the info re Gordon’s mirror site. I thought the mirror site was just an extra precaution. I’ll check them out and make the appropriate changes to the links. Thanks again.

October 3, 2005 @ 7:47 am | Comment

zhuan jia,

jsut curious, what does “mutikonka” mean? if it’s something personal, just ignore my question.

October 3, 2005 @ 10:43 am | Comment

where is MAJ’s blog now?

October 4, 2005 @ 2:19 am | Comment

mutikonka refers to a 19,000 foot high mountain called Muti Konka, or Maidi Gangga (麦地贡嘎), in a remote part of Sichuan. As far as I know only two westerners have ever been there: the botanist Joseph Rock in 1929, and me, last year. You can read about it all at my other blog, In The Footsteps of Joseph Rock,

I chose it as it is highly unlikely that anyone has that username.

October 6, 2005 @ 7:23 am | Comment

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