New York Times Heavily Censored in China
The simple question: Is the New York Times blocked in China?
The simple answer: No, http://www.nytimes.com is not blocked in China.
However, a lot of the content that the New York Times produces for China is in fact blocked.
In June this year the New York Times launched a Chinese-language edition at http://cn.nytimes.com. Unlike http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen and http://www.voachinese.com it wasn't blocked, or at least not fully. However, as our monitoring of individual articles in their China section shows, many of these are fully censored. Our data currently shows that 29 out of 204 articles in the China section are blocked in China.
Adding to this, at least since September 18, the entire front page of the China section of the Chinese edition is blocked. Selected articles can still be accessed from the main front page.
|http://cn.nytimes.com/section/china - outside of China||http://cn.nytimes.com/section/china - in China|
There is a solution
If the New York Times would switch to an encrypted website (HTTPS), the censors of China would not be able to block individual content. This is already a useful option for example on Wikipedia. On https://zh.wikipedia.org (note the S in https), Chinese users can read up on all the articles that are otherwise blocked in China.