i at blue
May 10, 2012, 8:50 PM
Post #2 of 2
Yes, I've just come back from Hong Kong, and I can visit Twitter, Facebook,
Youtube, etc. directly when I was in HK.
On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 4:35 AM, Deryck Chan <deryckchan [at] gmail> wrote:
> Dear all,
> It has come to the attention of the Wikimania 2013 Hong Kong organizing
> team that there may be confusion over the situation of internet censorship
> in China and whether it affects Hong Kong. 
> We would like to clarify that, although Hong Kong has been nominally part
> of the People's Republic of China since 1997, the city-state of Hong Kong
> retains complete independence over civilian affairs. This, of course, means
> that internet regulation in Hong Kong is completely separate from that of
> Mainland China, and therefore internet censorship in Mainland China (the
> "Great Firewall of China", ) does not apply to Hong Kong.
> We would like to reassure all Wikimedians, especially those considering to
> attend Wikimania 2013, that *Wikipedia has never been censored in Hong
> Kong*. Visitors to Hong Kong will enjoy, among other things such as
> exuberant local cuisine and efficient public transport, uncensored internet
> connection and unhindered access to Wikimedia projects.
> We hope to see you all at Wikimania 2012 in Washington DC and Wikimania
> 2013 in Hong Kong.
> With best wishes,
> Deryck Chan
> Global engagement coordinator
> Wikimania 2013 organizing team / Wikimedia Hong Kong
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Firewall
> (cross-posted to wikimania-l, internal-l and wikimedia-l)
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