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Post time 2009-10-30 21:40:46 |Display all floors
Chinas government has blocked its citizens from logging onto a German website celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall because Chinese bloggers were using it to voice civil rights concerns in their own country, the site announced on Thursday.

The Berlin Twitter Wall site was blocked in China on Monday afternoon Beijing time, according to the KulturProjekte Berlin, the non-profit arts organisation running the site.

Because it uses the micro-blogging site Twitter, users in China can still post comments, but their fellow Chinese internet users cannot read them.

"When we launched it on October 20, we got a lot of worldwide attention, so naturally Chinese people have seen it as a way to voice their opinions about internet censorship in their own country," Carsten Hein, the project co-ordinator for the site, told The Local.

The site asks users to voice their thoughts on "which walls in the rest of the world should in their opinion now fall."

Part of the Berlin governments official celebrations for the 20th anniv ersary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the site has been bombarded with comments in Chinese, Hein said.

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One of the comments was
"long live the great wall, death to the electronic one."

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Funny. Now more than half of the comments are in Chinese
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Post time 2009-10-30 21:45:18 |Display all floors

Oh your know that...

... the 50CP is going to SPAM that site but good now - in Chinese and English.  Set proxies to fabulous!
China's Eccentric 'Uncle Laowai' from Chicago, IL

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Post time 2009-10-30 22:47:39 |Display all floors
While the rest of the world celebrates, China hides behind another wall, the Great Firewall Of China.
Just read here about expats not willing to stay here and this is certainly one of the reasons behind it.
Talked to a few Trade Fair visitors that couldn't believe the restrictions and couldn't wait to get out of here.

Now I understand the reasons, nation building, harmony and all but at some point these policies are going to have to be re-examined.
Even the natives are getting restless.

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Post time 2009-10-30 23:02:32 |Display all floors
China just can't face up to the less desirable aspects of the Communist era.
Defender of sanity.

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