The Great Firewall of China: impressive but not impregnable

Like the Great Wall of China, the Great Firewall of China is impressive but not impregnable. According to, the government of China had cut off access to alot of social networking sites like YouTube, Twitter, and others recently, likely as a result of the 20th Anniversary of the events in Tiananmen Square. Apparently access has been (at least partially) restored. But were things ever totally cut off? According to this, The Great Firewall of China Stands Tall, Still Not Unbeatable, not really. Indeed:

“…what’s working? Well, VPN is still an option. Services like HotSpot Shield also work, as well as various proxy servers. And yes, despite the overwhelming blockade of half the Internet, people in China are still tweeting”


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