Posted by Joel Martinsen, July 14, 2009 9:57 AM
Danwei.org has been blocked on the Chinese mainland since around 4pm on Friday, July 3.
Initially, the block was against the IP address, which made the entire server unreachable. Hoping that the block was triggered by some other website on our shared host, we had our service provider switch our IP, at which point we discovered that the string "danwei.org" in the URL was keyword filtered. This means that any page on our website causes a "connection reset" error, rendering Danwei.org inaccessible on the mainland no matter where it is hosted.
A mainland-accessible mirror is now located at Danwei.TV. Read Danwei main-page posts there, or use one of the following options to get your Danwei fix:
Unfortunately, as images are still hosted on Danwei servers, none of the above options comes with illustrations. Danwei.TV comes with images, although both comments and links for recommended reading are not available on that site.
This post will be updated if the situation changes.
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