Blogspot’s been unreachable in China for a while now. And this morning I read from Woai’s blog that it’s been joined by Facebook and Twitter (again, if I don’t remember things wrongly twitter was also blocked in the beginning of June? I personally don’t use it but I heard from others). Apparently it’s now as a result of the riots in Xinjiang. I’m just wondering when the whole net is going to be shut down over there. What’s the point of the Internet when information cannot flow freely?
I’ve been thinking about getting a new blog host for the fall. It bugs me that my blog isn’t accessible from China. Then again, the thought of moving the blog gives me the creeps. And if I get a new host, I bet that host is eventually going t be blocked too… so let’s see. I’m definitely not a computer wiz, so this wouldn’t just be a 1 hour fiddling-with-my-computer-thing.
By the way, a huge trade event between Finland and China is about to take place in Helsinki this Friday. Guess who’s going (according to my Finnish boss because ‘your Chinese is sooooo gooood Jonna!’ ‘Ehhh… but u don’t even understand Chinese?!’ ‘No, but I heard you talk to some Chinese co-worker’ ‘Yeah, but you have no idea if I am asking them about what they had for lunch today or discussing climate change…. To you it all sounds the same?!’ ‘Well, I reckon it is good!!’ Righty-o!).
I told one of my Finnish friends and she reacted with a mix of relief and fear.
-Yeah gosh, that trade event… I’m actually glad that you are going because now you can stop them from buying all of Finland. Will you do that, please?!
I promised I’d do my outmost.