InShortViral: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales will rush for China in two weeks to discuss lifting the block of the giant online encyclopedia from China mainland Wikipedia.
The Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales will rush for China in two weeks to discuss lifting the block of the giant online encyclopedia from China mainland Wikipedia. In an interview on Wednesday he said he will fly for China to discuss the matter of blocking Chinese version of Wikipedia site.
In 2015 itself May 21 China have blocked English version of Wikipedia which created hard convince to regain the site but again in 2nd December China officials blocked Wikipedia under tight internet security policy, China has blocked over 3000 sites all over the world and Wikipedia Chinese version gets blocked in series after, Facebook is also one of 3000 blocked sites.
Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Rush For China to Unblock Website
As soon as the China blocked Wikipedia Chinese version Jimmy Wales got is a hurried interview with some of the popular reporters and made it clear that within two weeks he will fly to Beijing and will solve the problem as quick as possible.
According to the Channel NewsAsia, Jimmy wales have another plan also with Chinese authorities to develop and more improvement with the Chinese and English version of Wikipedia but, unfortunately, China authority has blocked Chinese Wikipedia. Jimmy Wales to meet with Chinese government with the discuss of the recent issue that unwanted action was taken against his site.
jimmy Wales said, “As far now the site is still accessible in china, all due respects of version such as English and Chinese, I can say it as balanced through this we can widely get authority to visit the sites, the Chinese version site is working well, but some of the artist links have been made blocked such as Artist Ai Weiwei and Tiananmen Square, not only this as it presence we are looking at but also the overall Chinese version of Site presently blocked by the government.”
Also said, “Soon I will be visiting China with my team to meet with the ministers to see what really we can do to save the situation in control.” It is no doubt that Mr. Wales is admitting that soon within two weeks he will fly to Beijing to lift the ban on Wikipedia site, but it’s quite a vision that may not China government allow Wikipedia to stay in mainland China for long, because of its internal surveillance and security.
China already blocked more than 3000 sites including Facebook but this time the situation of China has totaled because of surveilling its citizens, due to the site encryption Chinese government unable to see which specific pages an individual is viewing and which makes the harder choice to stay in China when the monopoly still exists.
Jimmy wales also said – “The specific pages can be blocked from accessing in China is ‘ok’ but surveillance into overall pages of any website is not acceptable. Might be some of the company have agreed upon with the agreement to give authority their site to China government but that’s too risky to handed over our technology to them. But still from our site is in trouble but we will negotiate with the problem with Chinese government.”
also said “The rights of reading is always available but if you will not give a source to read then what’s the value to providing such rights, in today’s date every country must have WiKipedia which helps students and researchers from getting very valuable information from all around the world and now we recently crossed over five million articles in November and now we are trying to reach up to 10 million by 2017.”