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Blogspot & Google Cache unblocked? Sleeping on the job during Spring Festival or the crumbling of the Great Firewall?

Last week, in Beijing, I was able to access a site on free blog platform Blogspot.com without using a proxy server to get around the Great Celestial Nanny, aka the Great Firewall.

A few hours later it seemed to be blocked again. But today, Brian Ruckle (of Tennessee and Beijing, and also of Soapboxjams.com) reports that Blogspot is indeed unblocked. Then I find that Google's Cache function is suddenly available too. The Google Cache has been blocked for quite a while, apparently because it has the side-effect of making the content of other blocked sites available.

Is somebody sleeping on the job or is the Great Celestial Nanny just chilling out?

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