Internet Censorship in China
All URLs as well as all network packages are filtered for unwanted keywords. After a certain amount of such keywords are located the connection to the server gets terminated and the web site is blocked. Many web sites are blocked permanently and are not reachable at all (e.g. wikipedia.org, news.bbc.co.uk, etc.).
Invoked web pages get blocked in China, this can happen in one of the following ways:
- The connected server is not responding and you get a timeout error from your webbrowser after a long wait.
- The connection is reset.
- Your call gets redirected onto another web page.
Different types of inaccessibility of websites
There are different types of website inaccessibility in China. Mostly you get a timeout for the webpage you’re trying to load. For some pages we got a reset of the connection (most probably because this webpages contain blacklisted keywords). Some other pages are simply redirected to another page, or replaced by another page.
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