Saturday, April 03, 2004

More Blockages in China

The Chinese government has decided to blog the technology news site Slashdot as reported by Glutter. Reporters without Borders has also covered the rise in internet repression by the Chinese government. Typepad has remained blocked and Blogspot is still partially blocked. It looks like things are going to stay this way for a long time unfortunately.

John from Sinosplice has proposed a solution to allow free speech to prevail. His project is called Adopt a Blog, which involves a site that pays for it's domain and space to host another blog that is blocked in China. It's a new idea and I'd like to see how it works out. Another solution could be to use mirrors, but I have no idea how that works and if it's a feasible solution for hundreds of thousands of blogs.