Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Banned in China

Leon emailed me from Chengdu today telling me that he could not access this blog. Wow! At first we thought that it was because I had blogged about subjects censored by the Chinese government. Topics like religious freedom, Taiwan independence, or Internet censorship. I then asked him to try other Blogspot blogs and it turned out he could not access any of them. I guess the Chinese government blocked the entire blogspot.com domain. Interestingly, he could still access my old Xanga blog without any problems.

He also called me at work using Skype and it sounded pretty good. At $.03 per minute, it's really cheap to call anywhere. I remember calling Shirley everyday from Beijing back in 1998 for two weeks and it ended up costing me over $800.

1 comment:

ocgal22 said...

When I was in China, I could not view access my own blog . . . although I could still post to it.