Chart: Wikipedia access in China

On October 10, 2006, Wikipedia access started opening up in China, having been blocked almost one year. The English language version (en.wp) is widely accessible while the Chinese version (zh.wp) still has spotty access. I’ve written before about how some news reports have not reported this well.

Monday’s New York Times has a story which mentions this blog’s reports on reachability from the PRC that I reported to CNET. (“Chinese Government Relaxes Its Total Ban on Wikipedia,” Noam Cohen, October 16, 2006)

Here’s an update – bloggers and Wikipedians across the PRC have helped me assemble this chart of Wikipedia reachability. As of October 19, 2006, 3pm China local time, this is the rough state of affairs:

China Telecom is the main landline operator, and provider of DSL service. The Chinese Wikipedia is accessible for a great many folks for Telecom, but still blocked for some. China Netcom (DSL provider for many homes) still consistently blocks all access to zh.wp. For the full version which shows results for academic networks, see this chart.

This shows what many Great Firewall observers know already – blocking is not uniform across the country, and depends on specific municipality and ISP.

Nevertheless, this is encouraging and will certainly allow many more contributions to Wikipedia from China users.

172 thoughts on “Chart: Wikipedia access in China

  1. Useful info. Lucky me I discovered your website by accident, and I am shocked why this coincidence didn’t took place in advance!

    I bookmarked it.

  2. Thanks for a marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading
    it, you could be a great author. I will make certain to bookmark your blog
    and will come back later on. I want to encourage yourself to continue your great job, have
    a nice holiday weekend!

  3. Kids and baby swimsuits don’t have to be
    hard to find. Studies show that skin cancer risk is directly
    related to how many sunburns you receive during childhood.
    Sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 is also vital for covering parts of the skin that are not protected by clothing.

  4. In every company, there will always be some downsides.

    I know some people mix it with oatmeal and make protein cookies out of it.
    Well, mainly because it is tricky to differentiate your products and solutions from other providers this sort of as Herbalife, Pharmanex, Usana,
    Noni, or any of the other hundreds of herbal supplement Multi level marketing companies
    about the planet.

  5. C of Lagos, before representing Nigeria U-17 squad that took part in the 1989 FIFA
    U-17 World Cup held in Scotland. The Technivorm Moccamaster KBTS741
    is an 8 cup coffeemaker. In NASCAR the difference is so pronounced that you can have a 10-second
    gap ahead of the pack with one setup, and be struggling to be at the back
    of the pack and having spent tires with the other.

  6. Unquestionably consider that that you said. Your favourtite
    reason appeared to be at thee web the simplest thing to be mindful of.

    I sayy to you, I certainly get irked even as people think about worries that they plainly
    don’t recognise about. You controlled to hit the nail upon the top and also outlined out the whole thing
    wthout having side-effects , other people could take a signal.
    Will likely be again to get more. Thanks

  7. What’s up friends, nice piece of writing and
    pleasant arguments commented at this place, I am really enjoying by these.

  8. )Do you seriously want to take your Visalus home business to
    a new level. If you want to build a considerable business, you’ll have to be able to come
    up with constant leads. The program is based on nutrition that
    helps you burn fat and keep lean muscle, boosts your metabolism and helps control hunger.

  9. The Vi – Salus is not in the run ofpublicity like the other health products that excites the people and ready togo, but that die away in few weeks because they are physically very difficult tokeep up.
    Most of them are full of sugar and processed flour.
    7 million which was up $ 110 million compared to the year previous.

  10. For newest information you have to ppay a quicck visit thee webb and on world-wide-web I foundd this weeb siote as a most excellent web page for mos up-to-date updates.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>