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Chinese websites "under maintenance"


The administrators of Chinese websites are putting in a period of inaccessibility on their sites for a period of two to three days starting with the Tıаnanmen anniversary tomorrow., China's knock-off version of, shows this maintenance message: "The Fanfou server is undergoing technical maintenance. Service is expected to resume before dawn on the 6th.", a user-generated service that allows users to download films, music and other material, is also under "technical repair" from June 3rd to June 6th. Dictionary is too, whose message thanks the support of their users, are also calling the period the "Chinese Internet Maintenance Day" (中国网站维护日), probably mockingly.

Other websites and personal blogs have voluntarily shut down their sites: the knock-off version of blogging host and aggregator is "striking" for three days.

Also reported as having minor but not confirmed trouble: cultural social networking site, parts of school-orientated social networking site

Not all can be confirmed, but some Chinese tech-savvy (are tweeting) information about a spreadsheet collating all the data of websites in repair - but take it with a pinch of salt.

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Good to see wordku letting known that it isn't all a coincidence.

google doc stats:

and check this out:

I believe I linked to that spreadsheet, Peter.

you did.


Fu*k GFW

fanfou now has a "matrix" page.

Ah, it's gone.

matrix is gone on their frontpage, but still here:

can someone please explain to me why they would do this rather than do their best to try to carry on as usual? won't people otherwise ignorant of the anniversary wonder what's up?

Is anybody really surprised by this? Does anybody doubt that the tanks would roll, if there were another uprising? China is run by paranoid old men that can't tolerate criticism of any kind.

Just want to note that this article, the spreadsheet link (including a tinyurl redirection to it), the phrase "中国网站维护日" and of course tiananmen are all blocked on Xiaonei with the message: "请不要发布政治敏感内容、色情内容、商业广告或其他不恰当内容"

I can't type in "20th anniversary" in my Xiaonei ( status. If I try, the message I get is: "请不要发布政治敏感内容、色情内容、商业广告或其他不恰当内容" -- translated to: "Please do not issue the political sensitive content, the pornographic content, the commercial advertizing or other inappropriate content"

Everyone with a Xiaonei account try doing it. I have saved the screenshot of the message, because this message will likely not be around anymore after the 20th anniversary of Tiananmen fades away from the public mind.

Even "June 4" itself is blocked on Xiaonei.



六月有 四号吗? 就跟2月没有30号一样。


Your maintenance notice is AWESOME.

The sad truth can be found here. Economic progress has not been matched by political reforms.

[Restored URL. --JM]

This video is what got me fired up about the whole thing: link
Now I'm wondering why the internet community seems to be standing by idly as an observer, rather than finding a way to protest. Protest flash mob anyone?!

Fvck CCP!!!!


If you are Chinese, you should understand, since now you are wiser, better educated, more mature and no longer hotheaded like before.

You certainly do not want the CCP to collapse at this time, and for the foreseeable future. That day will certainly come - by evolution or transformation or revolution. But you don't want to trigger another revolution unnecessarily. Let nature takes its course, as Laozi says.

Democracy and freedom come when the general population is more educated and wealthy. This is the experience of the Four Tigers in Asia. China probably needs another 10-15, or 20 years.

Singapore's former PM Lee Kuan Yew used to rule Singapore with an iron-fist also, arresting people without trial and detaining them without limit. So is Malaysia. And Malaysia and Singapore both ban each other's newspapers up to this day, so that politics in Malaysia do not spill-over to Singapore and vice-versa.

I watch the following video at least 5 times already. This is the most complete video of all that I have seen on youtube.


(Chinese text and video series 1 to 3 )

換個角度看六四 八九天安門事件解放軍縂政治部資料片(一)

由解放軍縂政治部拍攝的珍貴官方片斷,雖然片中官方有意"忽略" 了部隊使用過份武力的片段,但也提醒我們重新思考,支聯會年年反 復播放的片段中,是否也有意"忽略"了部分史實?偏聼則暗兼聼則明,無論大陸抑或港澳臺和海外的華人都應該對所謂"反革命暴亂" 或者"屠城"的偏激看法作一次重新的認識。 is still "under mainten"...

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