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Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by Crownofwealth(m): 8:49am On Jan 02, 2015
1. FACEBOOK
China turned out the lights on Facebook
( ) in 2009, and there are no signs that
Beijing plans to restore access to the U.S.-
based social media platform.
Some analysts trace the ban to riots that
broke out in July of that year between
Muslim Uighurs and Han Chinese in the
restive western region of Xinjiang.
But others also cite a protectionist
commercial motive.
China-based social media sites are allowed
to operate in the country, which helps to
promote the domestic tech industry. Still, these platforms are heavily censored. Domestic
operators accept this as a fact of life, while western tech firms are much less likely to give
up control.
2. FOREIGN FILMS
Chinese regulators allow only 34 foreign
films to be shown in theaters each year,
severely limiting access to the latest
Hollywood blockbusters.
Approved films still face the heavy hand of
government censors, who cut anything the
Communist Party considers offensive or
subversive.
Chinese audiences love the slimmed-down
foreign films, and Hollywood is eager for
regulators to expand their quota.
Despite the commercial advantage it gives
them, Chinese filmmakers are likely to continue to bump heads with Beijing over
censorship. China heaped praise on Taiwan-born director Ang Lee when he won the
Academy Award for Best Director in 2005. His film, Brokeback Mountain, was never shown
in China.
3. CASINOS
Beijing outlawed gambling in 1949, and
casinos are not allowed to operate in
China. Yet many Chinese have an
inclination toward games of chance, a
tradition that dates back thousands of
years.
Today, the blanket ban doesn't stop
entrepreneurial Chinese from setting up
underground gambling operations and
private lotteries.
The policy has also given rise to a ring of
casinos that operate just outside Beijing's
reach. The most notable of these territories
is Macau, which boasts a casino industry that is seven times larger than Las Vegas.
4. WEBSITES
Beijing blocks access to thousands of
websites at any given time, including
social media platforms and websites that
host pornography.
Censors also prohibit Internet users from
visiting sites that criticize the Communist
Party or address sensitive issues such as
human rights.
Search results and social media chatter are
also censored, forcing Internet users to
come up with a clever alternate language
to discuss news or historical events like
the Tiananmen Square protests and
crackdown.
The massive censorship project has been dubbed the Great Firewall of China, and using a
Virtual Private Network or secure proxy are the only ways to access forbidden websites
5. BOOKS
China's General Administration of Press
and Publication screens all books before
publication in China, and censorship is
standard procedure.
Critical talk regarding human rights, Tibet
or the Communist Party is off limits.
Reporting on the wealth of Chinese officials
is also forbidden.
Publishers that skirt the rules are quickly
shut down, leaving authors with a choice:
Agree to censorship or forfeit access to 1.4
billion potential readers.
Books are often smuggled into China from jurisdictions including Hong Kong, where
publishers enjoy more freedom. Bookstores in the city overflow with works on everything
from President Xi Jinping to the devastating Chinese famine that killed upwards of 45
million people during the Great Leap Forward.
6. SNAPCHATS
Facebook and Twitter aren't the only social
media platforms blocked in China. Chinese
users are unable to access Snapchat,
either.
Keeping western firms out has given
Chinese tech companies ample time to
develop their own networks.
A few of those homegrown platforms are
now flourishing.
Related: China tech companies on
spending spree
7. TWITTER
Change is afoot in China. Its leaders have
promised a decisive role for markets in the
huge economy, and a litany of economic
reforms are underway. But in many areas,
there's still a long way to go.
Try using Twitter ( ), for example. Too
bad!
The social media platform can't be
accessed from within the so-called Great
Firewall of China, a censorship project
operated for more than a decade by the
Communist Party.
Thousands of websites cannot be viewed inside China either, but social media platforms
draw special attention from censors.
8. GOOGLE
Gmail is the latest Google service to be
severely restricted by Chinese regulators.
Other Google ( , Tech30 ) offerings
including Search, Sites, Picasa and
YouTube are also currently disrupted,
according to the company.
Google has for years engaged in a running
battle with Beijing over censorship. In
2010, Google redirected search traffic from
Mainland China to its uncensored Hong
Kong arm and largely pulled out of the
market. The relationship has improved little
since then.
Determined users can still access Gmail using a Virtual Private Network (VPN), which for a
fee allow subscribers to circumvent the Great Firewall.
Meanwhile, homegrown streaming video sites Youku, Sohu and iQiyi are very popular in
China.

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Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by gede7744(f): 8:56am On Jan 02, 2015
wish same can be done in nija where some kids will hid behind their phone cos they ve free mb and be insulting someone old enough to be their grandpa

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Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by theunusualmoon(m): 9:02am On Jan 02, 2015
Wow.To be honest some of these bans will turn some chinese entrpreneurs to millionaires but I still sense that the chinese government is just ensuring people do not unite for causes like protets etc,and that is the major reason behind the ban on social media.

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Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by Crownofwealth(m): 9:02am On Jan 02, 2015
Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by Crownofwealth(m): 9:09am On Jan 02, 2015
These are the problems associated with communism.some fundamental human rights are usually restricted. bt then am a stunch supporter of Karl Max. whethering away of the state and law.
Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by tdayof(m): 9:22am On Jan 02, 2015
[size=15pt]Facebook is allowed in China![/size]
Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by yoged(m): 10:20am On Jan 02, 2015
gede7744:
wish same can be done in nija where some kids will hid behind their phone cos they ve free mb and be insulting someone old enough to be their grandpa
1000likes

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Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by Crownofwealth(m): 11:43am On Jan 02, 2015
gede7744:
wish same can be done in nija where some kids will hid behind their phone cos they ve free mb and be insulting someone old enough to be their grandpa
hmmmm
Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by Crownofwealth(m): 11:49am On Jan 02, 2015
gede7744:
wish same can be done in nija where some kids will hid behind their phone cos they ve free mb and be insulting someone old enough to be their grandpa
hmmmmm
Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by justwise(m): 11:59am On Jan 02, 2015
gede7744:
wish same can be done in nija where some kids will hid behind their phone cos they ve free mb and be insulting someone old enough to be their grandpa

Move to China.

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Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by Crownofwealth(m): 12:03pm On Jan 02, 2015
justwise:


Move to China.
lolzzzzzz
Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by justwise(m): 12:04pm On Jan 02, 2015
The ban is all about control and protection of Chinese version of those protects, China has their own version of twitter, news source and other social media platforms and they want their people to use it rather than foreign ones

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Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by gede7744(f): 12:33pm On Jan 02, 2015
justwise:


Move to China.



did l struck a nerve young man
Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by justwise(m): 12:34pm On Jan 02, 2015
gede7744:




did l struck a nerve young man

No because you are incapable of doing that.
Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by gede7744(f): 12:36pm On Jan 02, 2015
justwise:


No because you are incapable of doing that.



hmmmmmm

then don't take my post personal
Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by dridowu: 12:45pm On Jan 02, 2015
Indirectly this will make their economy to grow, so i suppport

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Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by justwise(m): 12:47pm On Jan 02, 2015
gede7744:




hmmmmmm

then don't take my post personal

To think that you are even nursing the idea of supporting a ban on social medial and other news platforms in Nigeria so as to stop kids insulting adults is insulting.
Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by gede7744(f): 1:14pm On Jan 02, 2015
justwise:


To think that you are even nursing the idea of supporting a ban on social medial and other news platforms in Nigeria so as to stop kids insulting adults is insulting.



ignore
Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by Crownofwealth(m): 4:25pm On Jan 02, 2015
easy guys
Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by iwriterng(m): 1:14am On Jan 03, 2015
gede7744:
wish same can be done in nija where some kids will hid behind their phone cos they ve free mb and be insulting someone old enough to be their grandpa

If you want to be respected online, give your younger ones your moniker and tell them to follow you and say "yes ma" whenever you make a post. Nonsense!

To think an educated fellow made this type of comment makes me me wonder what Nigerians are being taught in school!

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Besides internet connection is very poor in China, they throttle the heck out of bandwidth usage, you'd just get frustrated trying to watch a video online, and probably hit your PC, the same thing applies to North Korea on a larger scale.

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Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by Crownofwealth(m): 9:57am On Jan 03, 2015
communist tendencies
Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by gede7744(f): 1:24pm On Jan 03, 2015
iwriterng:


If you want to be respected online, give your younger ones your moniker and tell them to follow you and say "yes ma" whenever you make a post. Nonsense!

To think an educated fellow made this type of comment makes me me wonder what Nigerians are being taught in school!

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Besides internet connection is very poor in China, they throttle the heck out of bandwidth usage, you'd just get frustrated trying to watch a video online, and probably hit your PC, the same thing applies to North Korea on a larger scale.



ok bros l don hear u

but am entitle to my opinion. l saw a topic and l posted my comment l don't expect someone to carry chair, sit and make it his mission to be quoting me and finding fault.

am a yoruba lady and in my land respecting one's elder is Paramount. if d elder is wrong there isa way u put across ur point without being rude.

but with free internet u will see a boy of 15 insulting an old man of 70 just because u believe iit s internet age and u can talk without being checked.

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Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by Crownofwealth(m): 1:28pm On Jan 03, 2015
may i refer my learned friends to dis case https://www.nairaland.com/2073757/7-ways-avoid-bans-e-fights
Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by holyboss(m): 2:22pm On Jan 03, 2015
Nah Nah Nah! undecided

Is a big lie. undecided

I use all those stuffs listed here in china

Sorry I mean chinese village in lagos Nigeria

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Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by Crownofwealth(m): 7:54pm On Jan 03, 2015
holyboss:
Nah Nah Nah! undecided

Is a big lie. undecided

I use all those stuffs listed here in china

Sorry I mean chinese village in lagos Nigeria
lolzzz funny dude

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Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by tdayof(m): 8:58pm On Jan 03, 2015
iwriterng:


If you want to be respected online, give your younger ones your moniker and tell them to follow you and say "yes ma" whenever you make a post. Nonsense!

To think an educated fellow made this type of comment makes me me wonder what Nigerians are being taught in school!

-------

Besides internet connection is very poor in China, they throttle the heck out of bandwidth usage, you'd just get frustrated trying to watch a video online, and probably hit your PC, the same thing applies to North Korea on a larger scale.
I hail
Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by iwriterng(m): 10:32pm On Jan 03, 2015
tdayof:
I hail

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Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by tdayof(m): 10:43pm On Jan 03, 2015
iwriterng:


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source?
Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by iwriterng(m): 3:24am On Jan 04, 2015
tdayof:
[size=15pt]Facebook is allowed in China![/size]
You're so uninformed. You can't access Facebook.com in China except you're on VPN.
Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by NellyGhenghen(m): 4:25am On Jan 04, 2015
iwriterng:

You're so uninformed. You can't access Facebook.com in China except you're on VPN.


Bruuh calm down, your ITK is too much, its not that deep. Maybe he is on VPN and meant to say it was accessible in China ? I have chinese mates who have ways to access facebook from China.
Re: Banned! 8 Things You Won't Find In China by iwriterng(m): 6:16am On Jan 04, 2015
NellyGhenghen:



Bruuh calm down, your ITK is too much, its not that deep. Maybe he is on VPN and meant to say it was accessible in China ? I have chinese mates who have ways to access facebook from China.

ITK my foot! There is a clear difference between affirmative statement and conditional statement. Do you need my help to point that out?

It make no difference to me if your mates access Facebook in China or North Korea (pun intended).. Its better not to say something than confuse others. His comment rendered the effort of the original poster useless.

OP took his time writing an epistle on what is not available by default in China, and with just a single line of his uninformed comment, he destroyed the credibility of the writeup.

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