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Old April 17th, 2010, 01:20 PM posted to rec.travel.asia
Peter Webb[_2_]
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I'm travelling to Yunnan province in China next week.

China famously blocks Google. Will I be able to access my @gmail.com email
address while I am there?

Peter Webb

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Old April 17th, 2010, 09:19 PM posted to rec.travel.asia
PeterL
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On Apr 17, 5:20*am, "Peter Webb"
wrote:
I'm travelling to Yunnan province in China next week.

China famously blocks Google. Will I be able to access my @gmail.com email
address while I am there?

Peter Webb


China does not block Google. However, Google seems to have decided to
exit the China market. I had no problem accessing my gmail acct.

Facebook, on the other hand, is blocked in China.
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Old April 17th, 2010, 10:27 PM posted to rec.travel.asia
Spehro Pefhany
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On Sat, 17 Apr 2010 22:20:49 +1000, the renowned "Peter Webb"
wrote:

I'm travelling to Yunnan province in China next week.

China famously blocks Google. Will I be able to access my @gmail.com email
address while I am there?

Peter Webb


I don't recall any trouble with gmail in a couple of trips in the last
six months. If you do run into issues you can always sign up with a
proxy. So far they don't seem to have a probem with foreigners using
them. Most recently (January) the main thing I noticed that was
blocked was Facebook, and some google searches choked. I happened to
use Skydur, which worked splendidly, but shop around, there are
others. Not expensive. Enjoy Yunnan.


Best regards,
Spehro Pefhany
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Old April 18th, 2010, 08:38 AM posted to rec.travel.asia
Eric[_6_]
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Default gmail access in China

On Apr 18, 5:27*am, Spehro Pefhany
wrote:
On Sat, 17 Apr 2010 22:20:49 +1000, the renowned "Peter Webb"

wrote:
I'm travelling to Yunnan province in China next week.


China famously blocks Google. Will I be able to access my @gmail.com email
address while I am there?


Peter Webb


I don't recall any trouble with gmail in a couple of trips in the last
six months. If you do run into issues you can always sign up with a
proxy. So far they don't seem to have a probem with foreigners using
them. Most recently (January) the main thing I noticed that was
blocked was Facebook, and some google searches choked. I happened to
use Skydur, which worked splendidly, but shop around, there are
others. Not expensive. Enjoy Yunnan. *

Best regards,
Spehro Pefhany
--
"it's the network..." * * * * * * * * * * * * *"The Journey is the reward"
* * * * * * Info for manufacturers:http://www.trexon.com
Embedded software/hardware/analog *Info for designers: *http://www.speff.com


What then is the Chinese equivalent of Facebook?
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Old April 18th, 2010, 10:30 AM posted to rec.travel.asia
Lauren Orda
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"Eric" wrote in message
...
On Apr 18, 5:27 am, Spehro Pefhany
wrote:
On Sat, 17 Apr 2010 22:20:49 +1000, the renowned "Peter Webb"

wrote:
I'm travelling to Yunnan province in China next week.


China famously blocks Google. Will I be able to access my @gmail.com
email
address while I am there?


Peter Webb


I don't recall any trouble with gmail in a couple of trips in the last
six months. If you do run into issues you can always sign up with a
proxy. So far they don't seem to have a probem with foreigners using
them. Most recently (January) the main thing I noticed that was
blocked was Facebook, and some google searches choked. I happened to
use Skydur, which worked splendidly, but shop around, there are
others. Not expensive. Enjoy Yunnan.

Best regards,
Spehro Pefhany
--
"it's the network..." "The Journey is the reward"
Info for manufacturers:http://www.trexon.com
Embedded software/hardware/analog Info for designers: http://www.speff.com


What then is the Chinese equivalent of Facebook?

FlaceBlook!!!, or FraceBrook!!!!!



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