Danwei closed, or just down for repairs?

I’ve been trying to access one of my favorite China sites all day, but keep getting the dreaded “cannot find site” window. I hope everything’s okay.

UPDATE: They’re back. Hack attack.

The Discussion: 21 Comments

And China Herald says “account suspended”. Did they both register on the same day or something?

May 18, 2005 @ 8:09 pm | Comment

same problem in shanghai, but i can get into jing’s “those who dare” again today, while other lise’s site is inaccessable, very strange.

May 18, 2005 @ 8:23 pm | Comment

Now thaat is interesting.

May 18, 2005 @ 8:24 pm | Comment

What a strange day. Now I can’t get into CRS Asia, and that’s a Hong Kong site. Must be an eerie coincidence.

May 18, 2005 @ 8:34 pm | Comment

So Bingfeng, have you been able to get to my site before, and just not today?

It is kind of weird. The last few posts I’ve done have been pretty upbeat and positive, e.g., the Green China one. But maybe the Wall didn’t like the article about golf?!

May 18, 2005 @ 9:21 pm | Comment

Lisa, the Cybernanny wouldn’t bother blocking your site or mine — we’re not going to cause the masses of China to revolt. There must be some explanation, though right now I don’t know what it is.

May 18, 2005 @ 9:26 pm | Comment

Danwei is blocked for me also here in China.

Just saw a SCMP headline saying the Nanny has blocked a “Website for gays.”

May 18, 2005 @ 10:07 pm | Comment

Danwei has not been blocked by the Nanny: it’s a server meltdown, apparently caused by $%#@% hackers. Perhaps there was a similar attack on Chinaherald.

May 18, 2005 @ 10:39 pm | Comment

other lisa,

blogspot sites are not accessable here, execpt one – betelnut blogger, actually i think the betelnutblogger have more “anti-china” posts. today i can get into jing’s site again, for the first time in several weeks, but it still doesn’t work with your lovely site. too bad.

fortunately we have the duck nest, together with belelnutblog, so i can occasionally “corrupt” myself!

May 19, 2005 @ 12:28 am | Comment

btw, i haven’t updated my site for a while, my job keeps me very busy. i will make a new post today, let you see what is a real peking duck!

May 19, 2005 @ 12:33 am | Comment

If you do want to read blogspot sites then Google Web Accelerator, despite its flaws, is your friend.

You can always turn it off when you’re not busy circumventing The Man to read BBC News, anyway.

May 19, 2005 @ 12:51 am | Comment

And bingfeng, you can always visit my site via anonymouse…I just did a review of the new Star Wars movie and already got a pretty weird comment!

Looking forward to your update, Bingfeng…I know how hard it is to keep one’s site fresh, unless of course one is Richard, who seems to have superhuman powers in this regard…

May 19, 2005 @ 1:33 am | Comment

what is a real peking duck

what is a real peking duck

May 19, 2005 @ 2:40 am | Comment

what is a real peking duck

what is a real peking duck

May 19, 2005 @ 2:43 am | Comment

other lisa,

that’s the way i used to visit your site before, but it doesn’t work anymore.

thanks. i think for every blogger there will be a period of idleness after the initial passions vanish. to be honest with you, i don’t want to create high expectations on my blog, so when i decide to have a break or close it, i wont have the sense of guilty for my readers as those who have to maintain a high-quality blog

great, danwei site has been recovered

May 19, 2005 @ 3:06 am | Comment


China seems to have circumvented the proxy functions of the Google Web Accelerator somehow. I find it completely useless. All it does it return a Google error page for blocked sites instead of the familiar default browser error page.

May 19, 2005 @ 3:25 am | Comment

Yes, Danwei is back, but China Herald is still “missing in action”.

Other Lisa, what is your URL? Thanks!

May 19, 2005 @ 6:53 pm | Comment

Slim, I’m http://papertigertail.blogspot.com

If you find a way to get through the Great Firewall, I’d love to hear it.

May 20, 2005 @ 12:56 am | Comment

Slim, You haven’t tried all the links on the left hand side of Richard’s blog yet?

May 20, 2005 @ 9:28 am | Comment


Web Accelerator doesn’t get everything, but it will let you in to a lot of otherwise banned stuff, like the Independent, BBC News, Asia Times in Chinese, that kind of thing.

Of course, anonymouse was better but has gone the way of corduroy flares.

May 21, 2005 @ 2:58 am | Comment

I got through from China to Papertigertail I guess. Read some articles, but when I tried to comment it went to something like no connection.

May 21, 2005 @ 7:27 am | Comment

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