List of websites blocked in the People’s Republic of China

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More than 2600 website urls are blocked in the People’s Republic of China under the country’s policy of Internet censorship[1] . This is a list of the most notable such blocked websites. This page does not apply to the special administrative regions of Hong Kong, (which has its own internet legal system) and Macau. Also note that many of the sites listed may be occasionally or even regularly available, depending on the access location or current events.




[edit]Social Networks, Blogging Platforms, Video, Image Sharing and Web Hosting Services

[edit]Non-governmental organizations

[edit]Political organizations

[edit]Other websites

  • Isohunt[23]
  • Most websites hosted by
  • Most major pornography sites


Chinese Wikipedia (,, other language versions of Wikipedia (aside from certain articles) were unblocked for a period of time in 2007. On 31 August 2007, all languages of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia sites were once again blocked inMainland China.[24] They could reportedly be accessed through secure connections.[25] On July 31, 2008, the BBC reported that the Chinese Wikipedia had been unblocked that day in China; it had still been blocked the previous day. This came within the context of foreign journalists arriving in Beijing to report on the upcoming 2008 Summer Olympics.[26] It is currently more accessible with repeated clicks on taboo matter causing the user to be locked out. However, this page is blocked.

Since late July 2009, all images on Wikimedia pages have been removed by certain ISPs in China.[25]

[edit]See also


  1. ^ “ – Bringing Transparency To The Great Firewall Of China” . Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  2. a b c d Zittrain, Jonathan; Edelman, Benjamin (2002). “Sites Blocked in China – Highlights” . Empirical Analysis of Internet Filtering in China. Harvard.
  3. ^ “Words with meaning HQ” . WWM HQ.
  4. ^ “Words with meaning” .
  5. ^
  6. ^
  7. ^ “YouTube blocked in China” . HerdictWeb. 2009-05-18. Retrieved 2009-05-18.
  8. a b c Branigan, Tania (2009-06-02). “China blocks Twitter, Flickr and Hotmail ahead of Tiananmen anniversary” . London: Retrieved 2010-05-11.
  9. a b “Blocking of Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Blogger deprives Chinese of Web 2.0” . Reporters without Borders. 2009-06-02.
  10. ^ Schwankert, Steven (2007-10-18). “YouTube blocked in China; Flickr, Blogspot restored” . IDG News. Retrieved 2008-01-26.
  11. ^ [1] , Shanghaiist
  12. ^ “Reports: China blocks Web sites ahead of Tiananmen anniversary” . 2009-06-02. Retrieved 2010-05-11.
  13. ^ Wauters, Robin (2009-07-07). “China Blocks Access To Twitter, Facebook After Riots” . Retrieved June 3, 2010.
  14. ^ [2] , Shanghai Tech Writer


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