Jul 03 2009

Why the attack on Chinese censors failed

Published by at 4:52 am under Censorship

If you don’t read Chinayouren, you should.  Hell, I didn’t even know that “anonymous” netizens had planned an attack on Chinese censors.  Chinayouren is one of those people who is not only a fantastic linguist but also very well  attuned to the current social issues on the Chinese net.  He certainly knows more about the mechanism of censorship inside of China than just about anyone I know.

The article on the failed attack on Chinese censors is a must read and his analysis of those “anonymous” netizens will probably surprise you.  Click the links inside the post to get the full story.

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Why the attack on Chinese censors failed”

  1. blackd0ton 03 Jul 2009 at 6:48 am

    Was the Chinayouren blog brought down just several minutes ago? I read the articles, went to eat and when I got back the site was down.

  2. Ulnon 03 Jul 2009 at 8:55 am


    Thanks for your kind words. I am especially happy that guys like you find my tech-writing useful, because I don’t have an IT background and sometimes I am afraid my notions in this field might be wonky.

    I don’t know if my tone in writing makes me sound like an “expert”, but that is not my idea at all. I am happy to share these thoughts and get corrections and comments from people that know more than me in the field, so I can update the posts accordingly. So if you or any of the readers here see errors, or else have some interesting suggestion for my posts, please don’t hesitate to write it in comments.

    In particular my last post about the “unblockable blog” where I have stretched my little knowledge of internet infrastructure well over the limits of reasonable.

  3. Ulnon 03 Jul 2009 at 8:55 am

    @blackd0t – I have been fiddling with my host today and trying to get an IP swap. That probably explains the downtime today.

    I finally bought a dedicated IP for my blog, and it is already running. The reasons why there is still no visible result is that it takes some time to update the DNS servers around the World, the hosting company says it will take some 24 hours.

  4. Heikeon 03 Jul 2009 at 3:49 pm


    I’ve never let my lack of ability or knowledge stop me from spouting off on a subject, so I certainly will not be correcting others. :)

    Love your work and thanks for stopping by!!

  5. BeatUpPrideon 05 Jul 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks for the link, Heike!

    I absolutely agree with the author. “it will be a Chinese initiative”–quoted, yes! Every time I was trying to mention something about GFW and other related issues to average Chinese people, I would be automatically labeled as something close to “a non-patriotic one” or, in severe case, “a traitor”.

    The current mind-set and mentality of average Chinese are not ready for any kind of intervention to their system by “westerners”.