The Economist Recommended Reading: Tiananmen Papers – More Nanny Nonsense
I clicked on Suggested reading and surfing in the Beijing Insider tips section of The Economist. The page partially loaded and then died. When I clicked on The Economist’s review of the Tiananmen Papers, which states that “The general feeling is that the papers are genuine, although the Chinese government dismisses them as fake,” the page timed out immediately. If they truly are fake, the Chinese government sure isn’t doing a whole lot to persuade me of this by censoring this review.
I tried a few more times, and had similar results. Sometimes both pages would load, sometimes, they would partially load, sometimes they would timeout. More of the automated “Uh-oh, Kevin’s doing a no no” punishment from the GFW I posted about earlier, from the looks of it.
On the other hand, tests on Greatfirewallofchina.net consistently show that the URL is not censored. As Andrew Lih points out, though, “there are a number of flaws to their methodology (a single test cannot give the full picture).”
Anyone else in China interested in verifying this?China, Technology