If you’ve ever wondered what Balloon-Juice looks like through the Great Firewall of China, reader Brian sends this screenshot (click to embiggen). Basically, the text makes it through, but YouTube is blocked. On the plus side, there doesn’t seem to be an ad for a sugar daddy matching service. Brian has more about Internet access in China in a post on his blog.
After all the attention given to Foxconn and working conditions in China, Brian’s also working on a series on his experiences in China. Here’s his first post about a young woman he got to know who worked 12 hour days in some kind of tourist trap art gallery. Brian also promised that he would write about a conversation about Michelle Bachmann with a Taiwanese lady he met in Kaohsiung (in the southern part of Taiwan).