List of banned websites in China

Posted: March 16, 2014 in Asian, China, USA
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The world just marked 25 years since the invention of internet.There has been uproar lately due to reports that NSA has been infringing in the privacy of its citizens and those acrosss borders including the heads of states eroding the gains already made.Facebook’s owner,Zuckerburg, recently called President Obama to express his frustrations and concerns over NSA spying.While the US seems suspicious of what people are doing, he worlds number two economy leads the pack when it comes to banning access to certain websites.

More than 2600 websites are or were blocked in mainland China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) under the country’s policy of Internet censorship. This is a list of the most notable such blocked websites. This page does not apply to the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau, where most of the Chinese laws do not apply.

According to a recent report from Beijing, a lot of larger Japanese websites were blocked during the afternoon of 15 June 2012 (UTC+08:00) to the morning of 17 June 2012 (UTC+08:00), such as Google Japan, Yahoo! Japan, Amazon Japan, Excite, Yomiuri News, Sponichi News and Nikkei BP Japan.

Also note that many of the sites listed may be occasionally or even regularly available, depending on the access location or current events.
Google Docs http://www.docs.google.com 2011, May (or earlier) to present
Google Drive http://www.drive.google.com 2012, May to present
Google Encrypted http://www.encrypted.google.com 2011, March to present (or earlier)
Google+ http://www.plus.google.com 2011, July to present
Google Sites http://www.sites.google.com 2011, March (or earlier) to present
Picasa http://www.picasaweb.google.com 2009, July to present
Facebook http://www.facebook.com 2008, July to present
YouTube http://www.youtube.com 2009, March to present
Yahoo! Taiwan http://www.tw.yahoo.com 2011, May (or before) to present
Yahoo! Hong Kong http://www.hk.yahoo.com 2011, March (or before) to present
Mobile Wikipedia http://www.mobile.wikipedia.org 2011, May (or earlier) to 2012
Twitter http://www.twitter.com 2009, June to present
Blogspot http://www.blogspot.com 2009, May to present
Yahoo! Japan http://www.yahoo.co.jp 2012, June 15–17
T.co http://www.t.co 2011, May (or earlier) to 2012
Google Japan http://www.google.co.jp 2012, June 15–17
WordPress http://www.wordpress.com 2011, October to 2012
XVideos http://www.xvideos.com 2011, March (or earlier) to present
FC2 http://www.fc2.com 2011, March (or earlier) to 2012
xhamster http://www.xhamster.com 2011, March (or earlier) to 2012
The Pirate Bay http://www.thepiratebay.se 2012, February (or earlier) to 2012
Rakuten Market http://www.rakuten.co.jp 2012, June 15–17, September ?? to 19?
Amazon Japan http://www.amazon.co.jp 2012, June 15–17
Dropbox http://www.dropbox.com 2011, December (or earlier) to Unknown Unblocked
Vimeo http://www.vimeo.com 2009, October to 2012
Soundcloud http://www.soundcloud.com September 2013 to present
Nico Video http://www.nicovideo.jp Unknown to present
Archive http://www.archive.org 2011, April (or earlier) to 2012
Scribd http://www.scribd.com 2011, February (or earlier) to present
isoHunt http://www.isohunt.com 2012, April to 2012; also previously blocked and unblocked
XING http://www.xing.com 2011, April (or earlier) to 2012
hardsextube http://www.hardsextube.com 2011, April to 2012
drtuber http://www.drtuber.com 2011, April to 2012
Wretch http://www.wretch.cc 2007, August to 2012
Google Appspot http://www.appspot.com Unknown to present
Yomiuri News yomiuri.co.jp 2012, June 15–17
Ustream.tv http://www.ustream.tv 2011, April (or earlier) to 2012
excite (Japan) http://www.excite.co.jp 2012, June 15 to June 17, September ?? – 18
Sponichi News http://www.sponichi.co.jp 2012, June 15–17
Nikkei BP Japan http://www.nikkeibp.co.jp 2012, June 15–17
GeoCities (Japan) http://www.geocities.jp Unknown to present
Technorati http://www.technorati.com 2008, July to 2012
Plurk http://www.plurk.com 2009, April to 2012
Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation http://www.nrk.no 2011, May (or earlier) to 2012
PBworks http://www.pbworks.com 2011, January to 2012
Sony Japan http://www.Sony.co.jp 2012, June 15–17
SBS Radio (Chinese language service) http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/chinese Unknown to present, November 2013
Boxun http://www.boxun.com 2011, May (or earlier) to present
Wikileaks http://www.wikileaks.org 2011, May (or earlier) to 2012
Sony Music Japan http://www.sonymusic.co.jp 2012, June 15–17
OpenVPN http://www.openvpn.net 2011, June (or earlier) to 2012
AllMovie http://www.allmovie.com Unknown to present, November 2013
Strong VPN strongvpn.com 2011, June to present (partially blocked)
Amnesty International http://www.amnesty.org 2011, May (or earlier) to 2012
Radio Australia (Chinese language service) http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/chinese December 2012 to present, November 2013
UrbanSurvival Blog http://www.urbansurvival.com 2013, April 2 (or earlier)
Reporters Without Borders http://www.rsf.org 2011, April (or earlier) to 2012
Falun Dafa http://www.falundafa.org 2011, February (or earlier) to 2012
VPN Coupons http://www.vpncoupons.com 2012, December (or earlier) to 2012[51]
ElephantVPN http://www.elephantvpn.com 2013, December (or earlier) to present
Tibet Post http://www.thetibetpost.com 2010, March (or earlier) to 2012
GayBookSTAR http://www.gaybookstar.com 2012, December (or earlier) to present
Australia Tibet Council http://www.atc.org.au Unknown to present, November 2013
Viet-Nam California Radio (KALI-FM) radiovncr.com http://www.radiovncr.com Unknown to present, November

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