by Antonius Wiriadjaja
Staycations are all the rage these days. Thanks to tools like Google maps you can tour the world even during a sedentary holistay. And what better way to extend your virtual tourist experience than to browse the internet as if you were in another country, such as the People’s Republic of China?
Well with China Channel’s Firefox extension, you can do just that from the comfort of your own uncensored home computer.
“The Firefox add-on China Channel offers internet user outside China to surf the web as if they were in China. Take an unforgetable [sic] 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.”
China’s Internet Police employs an army of 30,000 to scour the internet, arbitrarily deciding whether or not a website’s content should be blocked. Information regarding Tibetan independence, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, or even Playboy are deemed undesirable and made unavailable.
A google search for Falun Gong, for example, leads to a page that reads “Connection Interrupted,” and incapacitates your connection to the web for 10 - 15 minutes.
But China’s 1.3 billion inhabitants can bypass The Great Firewall of China by utilizing tools that enable them to freely surf the web. The China Channel Firefox extension does the reverse, allowing users outside of China an authentically censored experience.
Act now! Certain internet technology companies and Human Rights initiatives are trying to persuade governments to allow all citizens free access to the internet. Download the China Channel Firefox extension and experience the China web, in all its censored glory, today!