Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Atomic Punk
    Join Date
    dirtland, usa
    Favorite VH Album

    the classic 6 pack
    Favorite VH Song

    hmmm...everybody wants some
    Last Online

    10.23.16 @ 07:00 PM
    Liked 538 Times in 201 Posts

    check this shit out...this is one scary country imo...


    BEIJING (AP) - China has blocked access to popular U.S. Internet search engine Google amid government calls to tighten media controls ahead of a major Communist Party congress.

    Attempts to look at the site through Chinese Internet services on Tuesday were rejected with a notice saying it couldn't be found. Users and technical consultants who monitor the Chinese Internet said the site has been blocked for several days.

    There was no immediate explanation for the blocking and spokespeople for Google, based in Mountain View, Calif., were not immediately available for comment.

    The government is preparing to hold a congress in November that is expected to begin shifting power to a new generation of leaders. China routinely tightens controls on news and information around politically sensitive dates, and state media quoted President Jiang Zemin in August as telling propaganda officials to create a "sound atmosphere" for the meeting.

    Google is hugely popular among China's 45 million Internet users because of its wide-ranging search capacity. A search in English for Jiang's name turns up links to 156,000 Web sites mentioning him.

    By contrast, a search on, another portal that is popular in China, turns up just 1,600 mentions of Jiang. The Chinese-language service of American search engine Yahoo! turns up just 24 results.

    Nor does Google weed out material that the Chinese government blocks as subversive.

    A search for Jiang on Google turns up a Web page posted by the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement entitled "Exposing the crimes of Jiang Zemin." The group accuses Jiang of killing its followers in the course of a crackdown aimed at eliminating the group, viewed as a threat to communist control.

    China promotes the Internet for economic use and to spread the communist government's views. But it has worked hard to muzzle the Internet as a forum for free information and discussion.

    Authorities apply blocks to prevent Internet users from viewing sites run by Falun Gong, human rights groups and some foreign news organizations.

    Police monitor chat rooms and personal e-mail and erase online content considered undesirable. Internet portals have been warned they will be held responsible for sites they host.

    Nevertheless, many users find ways to get around the blocks, said Duncan Clark, a technology analyst for consulting firm BDA China.

    They often involve using "proxy servers" - Web sites abroad that let users reach blocked sites. Such techniques are routinely posted online in China or exchanged in chat rooms.

    "The restrictions only make people more creative," Clark said.

    "you can't change JMJ, it's legendary"- Brett Norton 9/24/07

    "It's the "JMJ" everyone had grown to love, man! Time to blow the roof off this place!"
    -Zachenfoot 2/23/10

    "The links just look a little better with JMJ. Always has, always will." -Hurricane Halen 2/24/10

    "I'm doin' the victory dance. Told ya I'd be back. Tell me ya missed me. Say it like ya mean it" - Blood and Fire. =VH= 2012. Welcome back boys :headband:

    "I don't give a flying fuck about Motley Crue. I give about a half a fuck about Rush. I like Van Halen and don't give a flying fuck how many tickets they all sell. Any questions?"- jimmyw

  2. #2
    Sinner's Swing! el_jalepeno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Favorite VH Album

    Van Halen
    Favorite VH Song

    Hot for Teacher
    Last Online

    10.28.15 @ 04:22 PM
    Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts


    Fucking Communists...

  3. #3
    Baluchitherium Lead Synth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Afar (well, Chicago)
    Favorite VH Album

    Last Online

    02.22.16 @ 07:29 AM
    Liked 4 Times in 1 Post


    Geez. That's WORSE than censorship.

    "VH rocked Staples like a foot rocks grapes in Naples." - mistere

  4. #4
    Atomic Punk
    Join Date
    Carmel, Ca
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    You\'re Kidding,right?
    Last Online

    05.31.14 @ 07:17 PM
    Liked 1 Time in 1 Post

    It could be worse...they could make AOL the exclusive internet provider.
    "Nothing is ever what it seems but everything is exactly what it is." - B. Banzai

    My Blog:



Similar Threads

  1. Who's in China...
    By voivod in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09.13.05, 02:56 PM
  2. Taiwan and China conflict.
    By ebmm_axis in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 06.24.05, 01:39 PM
  3. baseball cuts down on fan websites
    By JMJ in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09.04.02, 07:59 PM
  4. The China Government has...
    By Roshambo in forum World Trade Center/Pentagon Attacks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10.15.01, 05:26 PM
  5. No cuts for NEA, yet
    By Van Gully in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03.21.01, 07:09 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts