Reporters Without Borders: The Chinese authorities seem to have stopped blocking access to the
international version of Google’s search engine, Google.com. Tests
carried out by Reporters Without Borders show that it is again
accessible in Beijing and Shanghai. Google’s unblocking tends to
confirm the theory that online censorship was stepped up for the
anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on 4 June.
IT blogger Keso says Chinese laws are like Zen–reaching enlightenment will take a long time. Especially for foreign companies, who keep thinking that there is some clearcut set of rules to follow. Keso joins other bloggers in posting the “denied access” doll whose heart gets pierced every time someone tries a Google.com search and gets a blank page.
Rebecca MacKinnon says: The text on the top left says: “This person has made it impossible to access Google.” The text on the bottom right says: “A click on this website equals one needle prick.”
At the bottom, Keso adds: “I’m an atheist, but I do believe that there’s a hidden force that can help us. That force is true public opinion.”