Google is a great cooperation. It has an effective search engine and many popular web services, such as Google Docs, Google Reader, Gmail and so on. Many people like to use Google services not only because it is free of charge but also it has comfortable experience. But at these days, Google service was banned without any reasons in China. It is hardly for users to connect to Google's servers except using proxy server. Maybe some users think Google service is not enough stable. The fact is that Google's servers are still running well.
Some people guess that there are three things to ban Google services: Great Firewall, Internet Service Provider, and Baidu. Unluckily, No one can prove which is the banner.
The most possible banner is GFW(short for Great Firewall) in people's opinion. Developed by Chinese government，GFW costs Chinese government a lot of money. In order to ban bad information to get into China mainland, China buy a great mount of hardware firewall fro Cisco and rewrite firewall software system. GFW, officially named as Golden Shield also have an optimist influence. It has intercepted many blue websites successfully. In my opinion, it is necessary to do for protecting children because unhealthy messages is too bad for children. However, the problem is that sometimes GFW is abuse to use. GFW is designed for blocking unhealthy information originally, nevertheless, GFW blocks some normal websites by mistake. For example, Blogspot and Wikipedia. We do not exactly know whether GFW operator blocks these websites on purpose or not. But we can not bear GFW blocks a normal website without any reasons. And If a website is blocked, you must wait a long time for reopening this website. Just like sourceforge and FreeBSD official site, they had been blocked for more than a month. Later they are reopened again. No one including the officers of government explain why they are blocked. This is still a mystery. Though history shows that GFW often blocks some websites by mistake, I believe that it is not a banner to block Google services. My main reason is that all Chinese users will not connect to that server if GFW blocks a website. In fact people in some area can survey Google normally, but some people are hardly to connect to that websites. So I think the main reason is not GFW and there are another things to block Google.
Internet Service Provider
In China, ISPs(short for Internet Service Provider) are hooligans. And China Telecom is much more hooligans than any other ISPs. CT, short for China Telecom has the most Internet export bandwidth in China. If some companies want to sell their Internet service, they have to hire bandwidth from CT except CU(short for China Unicom). Or their clients can not connect to foreign servers. The report shows that CT had blocked Google and other websites related to Google such as Blogger and Gmail. Users can not know why. It seems that CT did not want to pay too much money for export discharge fee to ISP partner in USA. And CT get a little of import discharge fee from other countries. They think they give too much and obtain too less. Also CT service is the most expensive in China. Why do Chinese users choose CT to be their default static ISP? Because of monopoly. CT takes up more than 70 percent bandwidth market spaces and controls most of Internet export bandwidth. Though another ISPs except CU provide cheaper services, users prefer to CT's service rather than another's for the reason that another ISPs can not make sure that they can provide enough stable connection. They do not know when their service was cut or decreased by CT. They have not enough time to adjust their connection to satisfy the need of their users. No user would choose unstable service ,however cheap they are. So we can say, users pay the most money to CT for the worst service. In the past few days, some operator removed Google's record on their DNS server. all of the CT's user had not been able to google anything. Luckily Google recover their service. This is why I say CT is the most hooligans ISP in China.
As we know, Baidu is the most popular search engine in China. Many netizens are using Baidu as their default search engine. But in fact Baidu do a lot to prevent Google getting into China. From 2001 to 2003, Baidu collected many evidences that Google provides search result containing sexy, reaction and politics. And then, Baidu often wrote a report to GFW. GFW operator blocked Google search according to their rule. As a matter of fact, netizens can more easily search sexual information and photos on Baidu than Goolge. Many netizens often can get sexual pictures on Baidu image search engine, nevertheless, It is more hard to get them on Google's engine. Because Robin Li is a Chinese and Baidu's founder, government still tolerate that Baidu do it. In addition, Baidu often copy other website's products, such as Baike copied from Wikipedia, Spaces copied from Blogger and Live Spaces and Ditu copied from Google Maps and so on. Baidu is just good at mocking and bad at creation. The worse thing is that search result of Baidu is based on money. If you pay more promoting fee, users will more easily to click into you site, no matter how bad your site is. If you pay the most promoting fee to Baidu, your site will stay in no.1 space on Baidu. This is paid placement as we say. Paid placement will put sponsor's advertisements and normal search results together, so users can not recognize which are sponsor's advertisement and which are nomal search results. users often click into a website full of untrue messages. These messages would do harm to ordinary users. CCTV reported that Baidu had carry mendicant advertisement so that the patient got wrong treatment. The worst is that If an organization happen scandal and it paid enough money to Baidu, Baidu will block all bad message about this organization. All Chinese has known that Three Deer Milk had paid 3 million RenMinBi to block all negative message on Baidu. But netizens can search these message on another search engine including Google, Yahoo, Live Search and Sogou. Unlike Google , Baidu tries to modify search result manually. And search results of Google are based on natural merge sort. That is the greatest difference between Google and Baidu. And this is why I do not like to use Baidu and why I think the most possible blocker is Baidu.
Other things about Google
As people all over the world except an announcer of China Diplomacy Department know, Youtube is still block by Chinese government. some netizens told me that they can directly connect to Youtube without proxy server. But unluckily I still can not connect to Youtube normally. Why is Youtube blocked? Because a monk assigned his partner to upload some sensitive videos to Youtube. But these videos are not true and they are modified. I hate that monk. He causes that we can not watch Youtube's normal videos. He do a lot to separate an area from China. I am a Chinese. I am not tolerant that someone separate an area from my mother country. I hope he will be killed by a killer. It is too selfish for him to make all Chinese get away from Youtube. I think all Chinese would hate what he does.
The Solution of Google:
We do not know what Google will do. We hope Google will give us a perfect solution. We can guest that the first step is cleaning up all sensitive videos and requesting to reopen Youtube in China. I consider this is an effective method now, nevertheless, I do not think that is a palliatives method. So the second step is setting an mirror for all Google services in China and adding up a keyword-censoring feature for Chinese users. It will cost Google several million dollars but the investment is valuable in my opinion. Although global financial tsunami seems to be more and more serious, and it is quite hard for Google to invest a great mount of money to build a new enormous datacenter, Chinese users will obtain a stable user experience. What does it mean? More and more users they will have, more and more clients they will have. The more clients they have, the more profit will they have. Why don't they do it?
We just wish that Google had more and more stable services. Google is still do for it.But the problem is... As we know...
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