blog service designs limits of posting

.. according to distant national rules – yet the blogger still attempts to find a way through …
The story around the chinese blogger Zhao who’s blog anti (link for those able to read chinese) had been shut down by MSN was taken up on the 3rd by RConversation

Microsoft’s MSN Spaces continues to censor its Chinese language blogs, and has become more aggressive and thorough at censorship since I first checked out MSN’s censorship system last summer. On New Years Eve, MSN Spaces took down the popular blog written by Zhao Jing, aka Michael Anti. Now all you get when you attempt to visit his blog at: is the error message pictured above.

After almost a week these news found the way into offical press:

Microsoft has shut the blog site of a well-known Chinese blogger who uses its MSN online service in China after he discussed a high-profile newspaper strike that broke out here one week ago…. (read)

Despite these policies the concerned bloggers tries to find ways to work around but with having to fight other (internal) limitations …

Anti has re-started his old blog on Blog-city. It is hosted in the U.S., and it’s unlikely that Blog-city administrators would respond to Chinese government appeals to take his blog down given that they do not have a Chinese business. But still, the Blog-city URL is blocked by Chinese ISP’s so nobody inside China can see it without using a proxy server. … (read)
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