Wikipedia Blocked in China

Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia based on collaboration and participation is now blocked in many areas in China.

On the main page on Wikipedia in Chinese, a sentence appeared:”Some users in mainland China are finding accessing problem temporarily for unconfirmed reasons”. It also asked the users who can visit the page to report their region and ISP in order to have some further judgement of the situation.

Anti pointed out that this blockage is very ironical since the “White Paper on Democracy in China” had been issued by Chinese government to the public yesterday. Widao believed that the white paper is the reason that leads to the blockage.

It was not the first time that Wikipedia was blocked. In June and September last year Wikipedia had been blocked for a period of time, both for its politically sensitive entries like the Tiananmen Square Protest in 1989.


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