Is My Website Banned In China?

Photo: Chinese flagThe Chinese government operates the Golden Shield Project, a massive firewall and content monitoring initiative. The project reportedly employs 30,000 staff with a funding in excess of 800 million dollars. A broad range of sites are censored, and this provides a platform for surveillance of network traffic in China. So, how can you find out if your site is censored in China?

Several services such as websitepulse provide free testing services to validate your site from proxies inside China. Since blocking happens at a regional level, the tool allows testing from three major Chinese cities.

3 Responses to "Is My Website Banned In China?"

  • Stuff

    April 27, 2009

    Chinese people are prudes. And yes I’m half Chinese and I’m ashamed of it.

  • wo

    July 28, 2009

    i am in china. sportsillustrated (cnnsi.com) is gone. so is mlb.com.

    i guess baseball scores are subversive.

  • Anonymous

    December 27, 2011

    I am in china and I am Chinese, it frustrates me how I can’t get on Facebook at the moment, I can’t wait to get back home. They are also a bit racist on it, they blocked unnessery sites like Singapore Restaurant and churches, mainly they are english sites.

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