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China: Youtube Blocked

Several sources seem to confirm that youtube has been blocked in China. Ken Wong noticed that the blocking happened soon (one day) after youtube launched its traditional Chinese version (zh).

Transpacifica has also confirmed the blocking of youtube.

  • monkeynuts

    Yes, i can confirm that it is blocked in most parts of china since i am in china. Furthermore most websites are being redirected to Baidu.com (a chinese search engine)….

    This could be because of the present government meeting being held in china, the dalai lama being presented with a medal by the US and other factors as well…

  • China hater =)

    I can’t believe that Youtube is blocked.
    Wikipedia is blocked too, it was probably blocked long ago but I just had internet in Shanghai and it sucks SO bad.

  • Ashley Brown

    I’m in China and yes youtube is blocked. I’m absolutely infuriated at this, because I have a background in the music industry and youtube was the only way I could keep up to date with current videos. I can’t possibly express how angry I am at how pathetically condescending and insulting this is. I’ll be leaving China at the earliest possible opportunity.

  • bimbamboogie

    yeah,

    It’s out in BeiJing

    Lame.

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  • amasiam

    It,s blocked in Zhangzhou (Fujian province) China

  • inchina

    youtube is blocked, pornsites still work though…

  • mahathir_fan

    This is so sad.

    I use youtube a lot to provide evidence to support my points.

    For example, I use youtube to prove that nobody died on Tiananmen Square on June 4th, 1989.

    See minute 5:50:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=igsW5yQ6428

    Also, I have recently used youtube to prove that Jesus Christ is nothing but a Sun God. It is a fake religion.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=NgJIt_sxWcw

    A lot of Chinese may not understand the second clip. I recommend downloading the English subtitle file and using a tool like babelfish to translate it to Chinese.

    Please China, remove censorship of youtube so that Chinese society can move into the age of scientific era and throw away our superstituous beliefs.

    Mao was right about religion and its time the truth gets out. Unblock youtube! We do not have to be afraid of the truth because we are the Truth!

  • John

    The reason for the blocking is in this article:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/china/story/0,,2197690,00.html

  • whison

    No wonder i cannot get youtube~
    What a disgusting thing to block it

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