China Unblocks Youtube


Just 5 minutes ago my colleague managed to open, search and watch videos on Youtube in China! He told me and I quickly turned off my VPN and went to Youtube’s homepage to see that it’s also working for me!!

Has China unblocked Youtube? It certainly looks that way to us!

www.youtube.com

Is it working for you? Leave a comment!

UPDATE

We’ve heard varying stories. It’s still working for us, but other users in China are having difficulty connecting.

For us Ethernet and wifi work, but Edge from an iPhone won’t connect?!

UPDATE 2

Youtube is still working for us, so seems to be officially unblocked.  Strangely Facebook and Twitter are still blocked though!

UPDATE 3

Oh, it seems to have stopped! We’ll keep trying it, but seems it may have just been a glitch in the Great Firewall!

UPDATE 4

Out buddies over at Chinitech.com confirm that YouTube was working early too. Was today’s brief unblock an accident or a test in preparation to this years World Expo in Shanghai?

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1 Comment

  1. Daniel
    May 2, 2010

    They will probably unblock youtube, facebook and the others because the shanghai world expo has started. If they are trying to show the whole world how China developed and advanced is, what kind of an image blow would it be if all foreigners visiting it are facing internets blocks? A big contraddiction that would be.