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China just going from undemocratic to dictatorial in on move or two.

 

 

WHAT YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE UNDERSTOOD ABOUT CHINA CENSORSHIP, IS THAT IT IS NOT INNER TO THE COUNTRY BUT BAN CHINESE FROM SAYING WHAT THEY THINK BUT NOT ONLY. THE IT GREAT WALL OF CHINA BANS THOUSANDS OF FOREIGN WEBSITES (AS HUGE AS GOOGLE, WIKIPEDIA, TWEETER, THE NEW-YORK TIME AND YOUTUBE, ALL BLOGS, AND ALL VIDEOS- AS IN VIDEO YOU CANNOT FISH FOR PARTICULAR LEXIC AND LINGUISTICS YOU WANT TO SEE DISAPPEAR).

 

THE NOVELTY IS THAT NOW YOU COULD GO TO PRISON TO TRY TO CIRCUMVENT THE CENSORS IN ORDER TO ACCES WHAT EUROPEANS OR AMERICANS CAN VIEW AND READ.

 

 

 

 

In fact, I have lived and worked in China, all Google and therefore Youtube are out of reach, and all videos as Chinese cannot cipher foreign videos for censoring them as content cannot be censored via automatic digital censoring websites using certain words (all foreign blogs are banned in China). I am very worried as people could, when I first came there, found free VPN online, enabling them to register their computer IP in another country and therefore circumvent censorship. Six months upon my arrival, you still could use a VPN but for money, the same amount of money you need to have an unlimited internet connexion (huge amount for a working class Chinese citizens). Personally, I decided not to take one, and ended up working hours; wasted as I could not access sites still listed in search engines, even ‘English teaching site’, TFL sites, educational sites, etc…

Even more worrying now the Chinese governments officially said that they can punish the use of VPN (only way to access foreign blogs, youtube, all videos, etc !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!–) with computers ‘use bans on individual charge with browsing forbidden foreign internet material or by imprisoning them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.ET: AS A FURTHER NOTE: these past few weeks the news could not dry on how Shi, the Chinese president became the one figure of the party, comparing him to Marx and Mao.

But 2 years ago, Shi became at the same time as president, chief of the army, while treating their neighbors of land grabs- not talking of the Tibet that the English has given to them when they leave the colonial.

 

 

If today, Brexit might make a point of being royal, China gets along in clothes imperial.

And now with America, that elected the ones that said ‘America first’ perhaps wanting war or cooperation, go on with how American have been socially neglected, just maybe to appeal for some sort of economic or else conflict, thinking of how WW1 and WW2, permitted it to reach the top through being a creditor not a loaner like nowadays.

Mayo is the vote in Chinese that means null- the opposition dictatorship will have in their midst.

 

 

 

 

China crackdown: VPN vendor gets prison

Nine months for letting punters bypass Great Firewall

By Richard Chirgwin 5 Sep 2017 at 03:07

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/05/china_crackdown_vpn_vendor_gets_prison/

 

After China’s crackdown, now Russia is banning VPNs too

https://qz.com/1041927/after-chinas-crackdown-now-russia-is-banning-vpns-too/

 

China just made VPNs illegal

The Great Firewall just got more impenetrable.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/23/china-vpn-illegal-internet-censorship-government-approval/

 

 

 

In Putin’s Russia, the hollowed-out media mirrors the state

Alexey Kovalev

The Russian government has spent years consolidating its control of the media. Now it sees reporters as public servants first and journalists second – if at all

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/24/putin-russia-media-state-government-control

 

C.ET: mirroring how in the west, one could spend one’s life listening to media without knowing anything of what is really happening.

 

 

 

https://medium.com/project-syndicate/chinas-new-emperor-151d14161e6b

China’s New Emperor

In another country, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s concentration of power might trigger accusations of latter-day totalitarianism.

By Chris Patten

Zhou Enlai, Mao’s dutiful number two, is said to have responded to a question about the lessons of the French Revolution by saying that it was too soon to tell.

https://medium.com/project-syndicate/chinas-new-emperor-151d14161e6b

 

 

Table of high-ranking websites blocked in mainland China[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Websites_blocked_in_China

 

C.ET: Here wiki is very wrong, it is true for Facebook and google, but BBC is not under censorship

 

 

Internet censorship in Russia – Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_censorship_in_Russia

Internet censorship in the Russian Federation is enforced on the basis of several laws and ….. Instances of censorship[edit]. A number of websites maintain lists of websites currently blocked in Russia, based on different sources of information.

Agencies · ‎History · ‎Monitoring · ‎Internet blacklist

How the Russian Internet Censor Banned Itself – Bloomberg

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/…/how-the-russian-internet-censor-banned-itself

13 Jun 2017 – Censoring the internet is as difficult as it is futile, and Russian internet users … Instead, internet providers are required to block the sites on the …

Russia is trying to copy China’s internet censorship.

http://www.slate.com/articles/…/russia_is_trying_to_copy_china_s_internet_censorship.html

4 Apr 2017 – I quickly found that Russia and China had very different attitudes toward the web. The Great Firewall of China blocked overseas sites such as …

Google removed from list of banned sites in Russia that led to its …

https://www.rt.com/business/393593-google-russia-ban-lifted/

22 Jun 2017 – Russian regulator Roskomnadzor has removed Google Russia from a list of prohibited information resources in the country.

Russia follows China in VPN clampdown, raising censorship concerns

https://www.cnbc.com/…/russia-follows-china-in-vpn-clampdown-raising-censorship-…

31 Jul 2017 – Russia follows China in tightening internet restrictions, raising fresh … Various websitesare banned under Russia’s internet restriction and child …

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How to Unblock Blocked Apps and Websites from Russia

https://www.hotspotshield.com/…/how-to-unblock-blocked-apps-and-websites-from-r…

Whether you live in Russia or not, knowing what is happening with your favorite apps, as well as how to unblock those if need arises, gives you more control.

Russia’s secret internet blacklist | Media | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com › Media › Press freedom

6 Nov 2012 – The Russian state has created a blacklist of blocked websites and internet addresses – but the list itself is secret. It was drawn up following the …

Russia censors media by blocking websites and popular blog | World …

https://www.theguardian.com › World › Russia

14 Mar 2014 – Media watchdog adds Alexei Navalny blog and opposition news sites to banned list amid ongoing Ukraine crisis.

Russia to block access to cryptocurrency exchanges’ websites – report …

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/10/10/russia_to_ban_cryptocurrency_exchanges/

10 Oct 2017 – Updated Russia has announced a ban on the websites of cryptocurrency exchanges.Russian Central Bank First Deputy Governor Sergei …

Ukraine blocks access to Russia websites – Financial Times

https://www.ft.com/content/118bd84c-3a39-11e7-821a-6027b8a20f23

16 May 2017 – Ukraine says it warned Facebook of Russia fake news … did not reveal how they planned to technically block traffic to the Russian sites.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBGB712GB712&ei=88r-WdegNYH_aKelqqgM&q=websites+blocked+in+RUSSIA&oq=websites+blocked+in+RUSSIA&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0.55578.57676.0.58728.10.7.0.0.0.0.160.573.6j1.7.0….0…1.1.64.psy-ab..3.7.572…0i22i30k1j0i13k1.0.9VBOUkBYg9E

 

Websites blocked in mainland China

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Websites_blocked_in_mainland_China

 

9 incredibly popular websites that are still blocked in China

http://uk.businessinsider.com/websites-blocked-in-china-2015-7?r=US&IR=T/#pornhub-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.ET:

In china thousands of sites cannot be accessed. However, for years people had been able to download VPN (for free or after more assaults only by paying) that allowed them to access sites with the help of VPN- even if you are in china, your computer can browse as if it was in another country (a country without undemocratic, abusive censorship).

THAT WAS BAD, BUT NOW IF YOU ARE CAUGHT USING A VPN? IT HAS BEEN MADE ILLEGAL.

 

AMAZINGLY ENOUGH, I heard on the BBC radio how your searches recorded by the party and the state at large will influence how Chinese will have access to jobs, and even to services- as banks, phone and internet companies, etc, are nationalized. What is doubly amazing is that I cannot find for the moment discussions about it on the web. It might be a very recent unlocked news… see you later.

 

 

PS: SO CHINESE,                  TO NOTE, the interests that people have in freedom of expression is similar in the west. You may not censor a whole site but people will censor actors, agents there. For a beginning.

PS2: the only reason I am aware of that, is thanks to my having worked there. I listened to the news all the time, I would never have understood the seriousness of the situation through that, guess it proves I am a slow one.

PS3: I don’t know how it works in Russia, but from what I gleaned it has similar hues.

 

 

 

 

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21H20 / 3:20 p.m. Friday November 20, 2015. In Solidarity.

The song , “Noir et blanc” by Bernard Lavilliers (France), is interpreted in this video by the great Salif Keita (Mali)… A translation rarely does a song justice (and, as usual, I’ve taken some liberty with it), so the original French follows.  Lavilliers’ original performance is amazing as well, and can be viewed here. I had the opportunity to see Lavilliers in concert a few years ago at the Grand Rex Concert Hall, located just down the street from La Place de la République.

Black and White

I know that city
I know that song that I used to sing
There is blood on the sidewalk

That’s his voice, like burnt dust
Those are the marks of his fingernails on the armored tank
They killed him, he is cold and afraid
I hear his beating heart

He could be…

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