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 2011, May (or earlier) to present
Google Drive 2012, May to present
Google Encrypted 2011, March to present (or earlier)
Google+ 2011, July to present
Google Sites 2011, March (or earlier) to present
Picasa 2009, July to present
Facebook 2008, July to present
YouTube 2009, March to present
Yahoo! Taiwan 2011, May (or before) to present
Yahoo! Hong Kong 2011, March (or before) to present
Mobile Wikipedia 2011, May (or earlier) to 2012
Twitter 2009, June to present
Blogspot 2009, May to present
Yahoo! Japan 2012, June 15–17 2011, May (or earlier) to 2012
Google Japan 2012, June 15–17
WordPress 2011, October to 2012
XVideos 2011, March (or earlier) to present
FC2 2011, March (or earlier) to 2012
xhamster 2011, March (or earlier) to 2012
The Pirate Bay 2012, February (or earlier) to 2012
Rakuten Market 2012, June 15–17, September ?? to 19?
Amazon Japan 2012, June 15–17
Dropbox 2011, December (or earlier) to Unknown Unblocked
Vimeo 2009, October to 2012
Soundcloud September 2013 to present
Nico Video Unknown to present
Archive 2011, April (or earlier) to 2012
Scribd 2011, February (or earlier) to present
isoHunt 2012, April to 2012; also previously blocked and unblocked
XING 2011, April (or earlier) to 2012
hardsextube 2011, April to 2012
drtuber 2011, April to 2012
Wretch 2007, August to 2012
Google Appspot Unknown to present
Yomiuri News 2012, June 15–17 2011, April (or earlier) to 2012
excite (Japan) 2012, June 15 to June 17, September ?? – 18
Sponichi News 2012, June 15–17
Nikkei BP Japan 2012, June 15–17
GeoCities (Japan) Unknown to present
Technorati 2008, July to 2012
Plurk 2009, April to 2012
Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation 2011, May (or earlier) to 2012
PBworks 2011, January to 2012
Sony Japan 2012, June 15–17
SBS Radio (Chinese language service) Unknown to present, November 2013
Boxun 2011, May (or earlier) to present
Wikileaks 2011, May (or earlier) to 2012
Sony Music Japan 2012, June 15–17
OpenVPN 2011, June (or earlier) to 2012
AllMovie Unknown to present, November 2013
Strong VPN 2011, June to present (partially blocked)
Amnesty International 2011, May (or earlier) to 2012
Radio Australia (Chinese language service) December 2012 to present, November 2013
UrbanSurvival Blog 2013, April 2 (or earlier)
Reporters Without Borders 2011, April (or earlier) to 2012
Falun Dafa 2011, February (or earlier) to 2012
VPN Coupons 2012, December (or earlier) to 2012[51]
ElephantVPN 2013, December (or earlier) to present
Tibet Post 2010, March (or earlier) to 2012
GayBookSTAR 2012, December (or earlier) to present
Australia Tibet Council Unknown to present, November 2013
Viet-Nam California Radio (KALI-FM) Unknown to present, November

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