I am in Hefei Metropolis, about 400km away from Shanghai.
So…it appears that instead of outright blocking access to certain websites, the Chinese gov*ernment is just capping the download rate of certain websites. Or something like that. Because I am having great difficulty in signing into my Flickr account, which had all my photos sitting patiently waiting to be displayed in the ten or so days worth of blog posts that I have not been able to write.
Is this a way of the Chinese gov*ernment getting around criticism that they are being too harsh on cen*soring information coming into the country?
“No, we are not blocking access to websites,” they could legitimately argue. What they won’t tell you, is that they have made access to certain websites so infuriatingly slow, that no one will bother waiting for the information to load.
The last two weeks have had their ups and downs. Notable highlights include:
Anyway…here are some photos.