When Internet Blocking Fails
An internet not coming to a computer near you …
CCP gets more paranoid than usual around June 4 of every year, particularly those years a multiple of five from 1989. This year is 30 years since the Tian’anmen massacre.
I was in Chicago around June 4 of 2009, but I made the 2014 anniversary. Internet blocking began early in May. Every foreigner in China gets accustomed to internet and social media blocking, but in 2014 the online ban was nearly total. It was a lesson in how particular the censorship could be. You know, it’s China – it’s complicated.