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[liberationtech] All Google products are now blocked in China

Travis Biehn tbiehn at
Sun Jun 1 19:19:20 PDT 2014

So, uhh, how do we implement these protocols without paying you anything?

On Jun 1, 2014 6:07 PM, "Percy Alpha" <percyalpha at> wrote:

> *Google disrupted prior to Tiananmen Anniversary; Mirror sites enable
> uncensored access to information <>*
> Google started to encrypt search by default in China in March and
> currently nearly all users will be redirected to the encrypted version
> automatically. But prior to the anniversary of Tiananmen incident,
> GFW(Great Firewall of China) began to severely disrupt Google search
> <> by disrupting TCP
> connections to Google IPs.  The block is indiscriminate as all Google
> services in all countries, encrypted or not, are now blocked in China. This
> blockage includes Google search, images, translate, Gmail and almost all
> other products. In addition, the block covers  Google Hong Kong
> <> (China’s version of
> Google), <> and all
> other country specific versions.
> We made unblockable mirror sites and Apps <> that
> can be accessed without any special tools or configuration. Currently, the
> mirror sites include FreeWeibo
> <>, our own project that
> collected and publish censored Sina Weibo and its unblockable Android app
> <>. GFW failed to
> block our iOS app, but Apple voluntarily took it down. China digital times(
> English <>/Chinese
> <>) and Pao-Pao
> <>, all of which produce
> highly sensitive content but cannot be blocked (of course, all original
> websites are blocked) without causing serious economic damages. Microsoft,
> Amazon, and Github have to be blocked, creating serious problems for
> companies located in China. If our mirror sites are not blocked during this
> year’s June 4th, it's fair to say that our collateral freedom approach
> passes one of the most rigorous tests of censorship and we're on the right
> track to defeating GFW and make information accessible to all.
> Percy Alpha(PGP <>)
> Team
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