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Top Ten Popular Websites blocked in China

More than 2600 websites  are blocked in mainland China (excluding Macau and Hong Kong) under the country’s policy of Internet censorship. The number of sites added to the block list continue to grow. On June 15, 2012 a large number of Japanese websites were added to the blocked list including: Google Japan, Yahoo! Japan, Amazon Japan, Excite, Yomiuri News, Sponichi News, and Nikkei BP Japan.

10

Scribd

www.scribd.com

The online website Scribd has been blocked by the Chinese government since February of 2011.

9

Vimeo

www.vimeo.com

Vimeo has quickly become a popular hosting account for music videos and a variety of other videos. Unfortunately this site has been blocked in China since October 2012.

8

Internet Movie Database

www.imbd.com

IMBD is the largest online database of movies. This popular site has been blocked since January of 2012.

7

WordPress

www.wordpress.com

Since WordPress is the number one blogging platform on the internet and has been becoming increasingly popular it was blocked in October of 2012.

6

Blogspot

www.blogspot.com

The online blogging platform Blogger has been blocked in China since May of 2009.

5

Twitter

www.twitter.com

The popular online micro-blogging site is denied for people in China. Twitter along with many of the other websites on this list enable the rapid sharing of ideas across the world.

4

Mobile Wikipedia

www.wikipedia.com

The mobile version of Wikipedia is blocked by all major ISPs in China. Wikipedia is the definitive open source online encyclopedia of knowledge.

3

YouTube

www.youtube.com

The popular video sharing site has been blocked in China since March of 2009.

2

Facebook

www.facebook.com

The popular social networking site has been blocked in China since July of 2008, right after the popularity of the site began to skyrocket.

1

Google Apps

docs.google.com

drive.google.com

encrypted.google.com

plus.google.com

sites.google.com

picasaweb.google.com

Since early in 2011, all Google app services have been blocked in China. This includes Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Encrypted, Google +, and Google Sites.