Danwei reports (via GVO) that Hecaitou’s two blogs have been blocked by the net nanny, but our (very unoffical) tests indicated it was accessible in Harbin, China, as of 1:20 PM Sunday, January 3rd (Beijing time). Can those of you in China confirm or deny that the sites are still accessible? Herdict, as of that same time, had no reports of Hecaitou being blocked.
Danwei also reported that Lian Yue’s site was blocked, but that didn’t load for us even in the United States, so perhaps there is another issue there.
If this is true, not an auspicious start to the new year for those interested in free speech. Still, it seems as though perhaps the sites aren’t blocked (or aren’t blocked anymore). We await your reports (please be sure to note where you are in China, as well).