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The Great Firewall Test: Is your site blocked in China?

I have been a it under the weather this week and busy permanently wrapping up work. So, I ask your pardon for the light postings of late. I will be back tomorrow (the first day of Golden Week) in full cyber-voice.

In the interim: I intermittently check my site status with The Great Firewall of China a site that will determine if your URL is banned in Beijing. I have found though that the site often shows me as on the outs with the censors when, in fact, my friends tell me (sometimes to their chagrin) I am still alive and well in China.

Another site that so far has been accurate in letting me know if I am being deflected by the Golden Shield is Website Pulse and their free tool.

Give it a try if you have a western based blog or website. And know that I may not be visiting you for stretches of time due to your unavailability and my desire to reside lawfully her behind the Great Firewall.

Back soon…..

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9 responses so far

9 Responses to “The Great Firewall Test: Is your site blocked in China?”

  1. Squirrelon Apr 30th 2007 at 10:53 pm

    It says i’m blocked! Leave me a comment if you can get to my blog so i’ll know for sure, please!

  2. billyon May 1st 2007 at 2:12 am

    Check that first link.

    I got mixed results from the checks to see if I was blocked or not so I think I’m good. Now if I can only figure out how to lure people from china to my site. : )

  3. adminon May 1st 2007 at 7:14 am


    Typepad is one of several services blocked in parts (thanks Danwei) of mainland China.

    Thanks Billy! Fixed!

  4. zhwjon May 2nd 2007 at 2:37 pm

    Typepad isn’t blocked on Beijing Netcom (except for isolated blogs, of which Squirrel is not one). Don’t know about other ISPs.

  5. The Humanaughton May 3rd 2007 at 2:12 pm

    Cool tool Lonnie, cheers.

    Just for reference sake, as I keep meaning to post about it but haven’t… I wrote a post last week using the words “pro” and that wonderful political structure that some people are so eager to see develop here… and my site locked down… had to proxy my way into the database, delete the offensive words and all was calm again… just FYI.

  6. adminon May 3rd 2007 at 4:12 pm



    I forget how I even found the thing, but glad I did….

    Sorry about the site…I had to do that once from GZ….

    I have been just over the border for a couple of weeks getting spoiled with total access…The party will soon be over and I will be watching my P’s and Q’s closely….No Technorati, no nada….

    Finals are upon us and I am running wide open prepping for Tibet and such….I will be haunting your “anti-harmony” blog more often soon….


  7. fiLion May 6th 2007 at 5:37 am

    Yeah, but instead of all the CAPTCHA hassle and going one by one, here’s how to check it all in one place : .

  8. Jennon May 7th 2007 at 11:18 am

    My site is blocked, has been since about the beginning of April. Who knows why. I’m in Nanjing now, so I have been continuing to post by sending photos to my sister in NY.

    It is really enraging. I really have no idea what I posted that set off the firewall.

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