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The cat-and-mouse game between China’s internet users and its censors – sometimes called the internet nanny – has been fiercer than ever, says Danwei‘s Jeremy Goldkorn to the Wall Street Journal:

“This year has been tighter than for many years,” said Jeremy Goldkorn, founder of, an English-language outlet that translates Chinese news.

He said that most of the blocked sites are social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, which posted anti-government texts or videos during the July upheaval of the Xinjiang Uygur minority group.

Danwei has been blocked since July 3. Other sensitive sites such as Reporters Without Borders and Amnesty International were taken down this week. To date this has become the longest continuous blockage in the nation’s history.

Jeremy Goldkorn is a speaker at the China Speakers Bureau. When you need him at your conference or meeting, do get in touch.

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