In Pictures: Some of the Hundreds of Websites Blocked in China

    More than 2,700 websites are or were blocked in mainland China under the Communist Party’s policy of Internet censorship. The list below includes some of the most notable ones, but doesn’t apply to the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau, where the Chinese government has less control.

    Many political websites in other countries are also blocked. According to a report from Beijing, numerous Japanese websites were blocked in June 2012, like Google Japan, Yahoo! Japan, Amazon Japan, ExciteYomiuri ShimbunSponichi, and Nikkei Business Publications.
    A lot of the sites listed may be occasionally or even regularly available, depending on the access location or current events, and the Great Firewall can often be circumvented using a proxy, such as greatfire.org or blockedinchina.net.

    • gmail.com
    • google.com
    • maps.google.com
    • docs.google.com
    • drive.google.com
    • encrypted.google.com
    • *.googleapis.com
    • plus.google.com
    • sites.google.com
    • picasaweb.google.com
    • www.facebook.com
    • www.youtube.com
    • tw.yahoo.com
    • hk.yahoo.com
    • mobile.wikipedia.org
    • festival.cultureunplugged.com
    • twitter.com
    • blogspot.com
    • yahoo.co.jp
    • t.co
    • google.co.jp
    • bing.com
    • wordpress.com
    • www.xvideos.com
    • www.fc2.com
    • www.xhamster.com
    • thepiratebay.se
    • rakuten.co.jp
    • amazon.co.jp
    • www.dropbox.com
    • www.vimeo.com
    • www.soundcloud.com
    • nicovideo.jp
    • www.archive.org
    • scribd.com
    • isohunt.com
    • www.xing.com
    • www.hardsextube.com
    • www.drtuber.com
    • www.wretch.cc
    • appspot.com
    • yomiuri.co.jp
    • www.ustream.tv
    • excite.co.jp
    • sponichi.co.jp
    • nikkeibp.co.jp
    • geocities.jp
    • www.technorati.com
    • www.plurk.com
    • www.nrk.no
    • pbworks.com
    • Sony.co.jp
    • http://www.sbs.com.au/chinese
    • boxun.com
    • www.ntdtv.com
    • wikileaks.org
    • sonymusic.co.jp
    • www.openvpn.net
    • www.allmovie.com
    • www.strongvpn.com
    • www.purevpn.com
    • amnesty.org
    • www.radioaustralia.net.au/chinese
    • www.urbansurvival.com
    • www.rsf.org
    • www.falundafa.org
    • www.vpncoupons.com
    • www.elephantvpn.com
    • thetibetpost.com
    • www.gaybookstar.com
    • www.atc.org.au
    • www.radiovncr.com
    • waselpro.com
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