#1 Posted by moffattron9000 (352 posts) -

http://www.greatfirewallofchina.org/index.php?siteurl=giantbomb.com

Turns out that you can access the site in China so I guess that, well China Don't Care

#2 Edited by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

I wonder what search engine the Chinese use. Not using Google to search for stuff must be a hellish existence.

#3 Posted by TheFakePsychic (191 posts) -
#4 Posted by Brendan (7734 posts) -

@TheFakePsychic said:

It's Baidu.

http://www.baidu.com/

Yup. I go to Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada; and since we have a high population of international students from China I see advertisements for that website all over the place. It seems weird that it would have to be posted everywhere, but there you have it.

#5 Posted by RollingZeppelin (1956 posts) -

Giantbomb's not a political website, so I guess there's no reason for their government to censor it.

#6 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2021 posts) -

I wonder if there's a Chinese gamebomb.ru

In fact, I'm surprised the Russians came up with that before the Chinese had any kind of knockoff.

#7 Posted by JOURN3Y (230 posts) -

I'm Chinese, I can confirm that yes, CHINA DON'T CARE.

#8 Posted by Zomgfruitbunnies (766 posts) -

Hi, currently posting from Shanghai. Giantbomb has never been blocked in China as far as I know. Google.com is blocked, and you will be automatically redirected to Google Hong Kong. Google Canada is, however, not blocked. I've started experiencing Gmail login problems recently, so maybe that's a sign of what's to come in the future.

Also, I don't really understand OP's point.

#9 Posted by TooWalrus (13156 posts) -
@Zomgfruitbunnies

Hi, currently posting from Shanghai. Giantbomb has never been blocked in China as far as I know. Google.com is blocked, and you will be automatically redirected to Google Hong Kong. Google Canada is, however, not blocked. I've started experiencing Gmail login problems recently, so maybe that's a sign of what's to come in the future.

Also, I don't really understand OP's point.

He's trying to be clever... we should probably ignore him.
#10 Posted by TruthTellah (8725 posts) -

@Zomgfruitbunnies said:

Also, I don't really understand OP's point.

It appears to be a meaningless joke centered around a local GiantBomb meme. So, there isn't really a point beyond that.

Thanks for trying to make this semi-informative though!

#11 Posted by moffattron9000 (352 posts) -

@TruthTellah said:

@Zomgfruitbunnies said:

Also, I don't really understand OP's point.

It appears to be a meaningless joke centered around a local GiantBomb meme. So, there isn't really a point beyond that.

Thanks for trying to make this semi-informative though!

Pretty much.

Being serious though, out of wonder what is the internet situation like over there, and how if at all has the leadership transition affected your access.

#12 Posted by Zomgfruitbunnies (766 posts) -

@moffattron9000: Well, the censorship situation remains unchanged for the most part other than the periodical blocking of free and some paid VPNs, with the latest happening roughly a month ago. Inputting sensitive keywords into search engines will often result in the website showing "page has been reset" errors for a short while. For example, searching for porn sites will lock you out of the search engine for a short while. Sometimes the search results will display, but once you click on the links you will see the reset error and you will be unable to access that specific search engine until the "lockout" expires (usually a couple of minutes). This is better than a few years ago where the reset will lock you out of internet access for a period of 10-15 minutes. Google searches, regardless of region, are heavily censored, and triggering a keyword can easily lead to site-wide lockout for a short while. Yahoo searches are less heavily restricted, but domain blocking exist, nonetheless. The Great Firewall used to heavily employ DNS cache poisoning where you will be periodically redirected to Chinese search engines instead of your preset homepage. This does not appear to be the case anymore, but the phenomenon may be ISP specific.

Interestingly, 4chan and reddit both remain unblocked.

The above is, of course, entirely anecdotal experience. There may be regional differences with regard the internet situation in China.