While I was still in Shanghai (eARTS festival) our Firefox add-on ChinaChannel went finally online. Being in China this tool is kind of useless because the web there is just like that. It feels kind of normal and sometimes slow but it is very hard to tell the difference between ‘real’ or censored timeouts while you surf on political limits.
But after 10 days of Shanghai I recommend everybody not just to take a virtual but a real trip to China. It is kind of easy to sit in Europe/America and to discuss the problems of Asia/China without having experienced these countries. There is a lot to talk about. Go there and take a look.
The Firefox add-on China Channel offers internet users outside of China the ability to surf the web as if they were inside mainland China. Take an unforgetable virtual trip to China and experience the technical expertise of the Chinese Ministry of Information Industry (supported by western companies). It’s open source, free and easy.
Become a Chinese Internet tourist:
A new project by Evan, Tobi and myself, with input from Michael, and Jamie.