Frank Dai

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Wikipedia Blocked in China

  20 October 2005

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...

China:Blogspot no longer blocked

  12 October 2005

Blogspot, the blog hosting service held by Google, was said to be removed from banning list of Chinese internet flitering system. (Via Keso; Here is an English translation by Danwei) . It has been blocked for almost 3 years in mainland China. In addition, Google Cache, the service to arhchive...

Chinese Bloggers on the New Internet Regulation

  30 September 2005

Ministry of Information Industry of China issued a new regulation called “Rules on the Administration of Internet News Information Services” (For Chinese Original and unofficial English Translation of the document), which aims to put more monitoring and control over Chinese internet, including News Portal Websites, Bulletin Board System and Blog....

What Happen to Skype in China?

  18 September 2005

Skype, the successful VOIP program which has earned international reputation is said to be blocked in China for economical reasons, at least in the southeast city of Shenzhen by China Telecom, the largest ISP (Internet Service Provider) in mainland China. Skype has been in a joint adventure with its Chinese...

What Chinese Bloggers Think of “Super Girls”

  3 September 2005

Super Girls, a contest for female singers, has been the major entertainment event in China this summer. It was even evaluated to high level of social and political meaning. Chinese Bloggers also actively participated in the hot discussion, giving much valuable thoughts on what Super Girls affect Chinese society, business...

News from Chinese Blogosphere(Aug 21th-27th)

  26 August 2005

1 Firewall Update: From Aug 20th, internet users in mainland China generally began to experience access failures when they tried to browse websites outside China. Even the searching engine Google and its mail service Gmail are both inaccessible while all the websites based in China are normal. Keso pointed out...

News from Chinese Blogosphere(Aug 14th-20th)

  19 August 2005

1. 60 Anniversary Sino-Japanese War: August 20 was the 60 anniversary marking the end of Sino-Japanese War in World War Ⅱ, lasting from 1937 to 1945. Postshow, the “Boing Boing in China”, summed up the special reports on Chinese internet. Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi apologized for the misdeed done...

Blog-city Blocked in China?

  17 August 2005

From yesterday afternoon, blog-city, a famous BSP is beginning to be blocked in China. Now it was still under filter by GFW, the project to detect key words and block websites . By using proxy blog-city is still accessible in mainland China. Anti, a prominent blogger who was also a...

News from Chinese Blogosphere(Aug7th-13th)

  13 August 2005

1. The Yahoo-Alibaba Deal: The largest merger in Chinese Internet took place on August 11., a leading Chinese e-commerce company, which featured online auction and trade, acquired Yahoo China. According to the official announcement, Alibaba would have all assets of Yahoo China, including email and searching services. It also...

News from Chinese Blogosphere

  6 August 2005

1 The case of luXuesong: LuXuesong, a teacher in Jilin College of the Arts, was suspended from her teaching post with political reason in May. She played a movie that was censored by government in her class. After this incident, she posted what she has been treated with on a...

Chinese Blogger's criticism over

  4 August 2005, formerly known as Blogchina, is the largest Blog Service Provider in China, with 2 million blog accounts. However some Chinese bloggers have been very critical of what Bokee did and the word “Boke”, Chinese translation of “Blog”, which Bokee has been trying to promote, was a highly controversial term...

News from Chinese Blogosphere

  30 July 2005

After Tencent required its QQ Group users to register their real name, poll shows that near half of people would abandon the use of this popular IM software. Also 65% of them are against the policy of so-called “real name registration” if implemented by government widely. Another interesting story about...

Zimbabwe:Protesting Chinese aid for Mugabe

  29 July 2005

Sokwanele wrote a post about a coming demonstration outside Chinese Embassy in London, organized by Zimbabwe Vigil. President Mugabe will be in Beijing this weekend, seeking US$1 billion loan from Chinese government in order to support his dictatorship and prop up the ailing Zimbabwean economy.

News from the Chinese Blogosphere

  23 July 2005

This week, Tencent Company, which own QQ, the most popular IM software in China, decided to comply with local government demanding the creator and administrator of QQ group to hand in their real identity and personal profile. The QQ group was one of the features provided by QQ, which allows...

China: Real name registration for instant messenger

  21 July 2005

Real name registration has been hot topic for Chinese bloggers since most of BBS owned by major colleges were closed down or restricted access by government in March. People generally thought it was bloggers who should register themselves first if regualtions requiring every internet user’s real identity take effects. But...

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