Entry #43

Newgrounds UNBLOCKED in China

2011-07-17 09:57:17 by Kenzu

Greetings from China!

I am currently in Shanghai a modern city with a population of over 25.000.000 people. And I have great news for you!

As you all might know Newgrounds was blocked for a couple years in China. I made efforts to have Newgrounds unblocked in China, by writing to the department responsible for internet control (internet censorship). It was probably only a drop in the bucket, and definitely not pivotal in their decision to unban it. However it happened and now I proudly announce:

Newgrounds is no longer blocked in China!

However youtube and facebook which were not banned in 2008, are banned now.
Then again Wikipedia, which was banned before has also been unbanned, and google can be used without problems too (but your search engine will stop working immediately if you look for certain words or phrases, which I rather not mention right now.)

And below a photo of me and my wonderful wife.

Newgrounds UNBLOCKED in China


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KenzuKenzu

2011-07-17 09:58:55

I welcome your comments and will respond to any questions as soon as possible.

Leave a comment you want to share with the world, or ask if you are interested to know something about China.


popyeapopyea

2011-07-17 10:06:22

i remember you and your rigid enthusiasm for this site.
i'll admit it's slightly disconcerting actually.

Kenzu responds:

In what ways?


FireSwordXFireSwordX

2011-07-17 10:07:36

That's a nice picture, lots of pottery in the background. Your wife looks pretty, you tapin' that?

Kenzu responds:

Have I mentioned she's my wife? ;)


WingDemonWingDemon

2011-07-17 10:14:08

you helped get newgrounds unblocked in china, have a HOT wife, and are one of the few people who speak more languages then me.

you are awesome.

did i mention your wife looks hot?

Kenzu responds:

Thanks for the compliments, and she is hot indeed!


Celx-RequinCelx-Requin

2011-07-17 10:23:49

That picture is way too fucking saccharine for my tastes, I don't think I'd have it in me to dress up in something like that ever...

Kenzu responds:

Maybe one day you will.


NonPlusUltraNonPlusUltra

2011-07-17 10:41:42

Because Newgrounds' tongue isn't as sharp as it used to be.

Kenzu responds:

Maybe that, or because they realised that Newgrounds isn't what they believed it is.


NeoncrotchNeoncrotch

2011-07-17 10:56:26

whatever

Kenzu responds:

revetahw


AigisAigis

2011-07-17 10:59:32

Dude.

That is not how you hold a book.

Kenzu responds:

That's how people held Chinese books at that time.
As you can see the clothing style is one from the past. No one wears such clothes nowadays. The whole room as well as the way I hold the book resembles the same era in Chinese history.


SergeantLukeSergeantLuke

2011-07-17 11:18:07

YouTube is still blocked in China? Odd. I seem to remember seeing quite a few Chinese videos on the "Most Viewed Today" list a while back. Maybe I was mistaken.

Kenzu responds:

Maybe they have been watched in Hong Kong. I believe youtube is not blocked there, and it also counts as China.


IncognitusIncognitus

2011-07-17 11:22:32

I think it was only a matter of time. A number of sites for creative submissions have slowly been unblocked in China during the last few years. I think they wanted to sift through and evaluate the biggest ones like DeviantArt first.

Still, good news. Looking forward to seeing the results of an unblocked Newgrounds in China thanks to your help.

Kenzu responds:

Deviant Art is also not blocked. But was it ever blocked?


PlanetZPlanetZ

2011-07-17 11:38:20

Good job mate. Keep up it up.

Kenzu responds:

Thanks!


CaptainCaptain

2011-07-17 11:59:58

Still holding out that ponytails will come back in style? You gotta admire that kind of persistence.

Kenzu responds:

tbh I don't care if it becomes fashionable or not. But I see guys with long hair quite often. I don't think it's that special anyway. At least 1% guys has it.


MurrayMurray

2011-07-17 12:04:15

You, sir, have BALLS!

Kenzu responds:

you mean cohones?


bocodamondobocodamondo

2011-07-17 12:40:11

woah..nice work

Kenzu responds:

Thanks!


JoSilverJoSilver

2011-07-17 12:53:31

All Governments keep secrets from it's people, But China takes the cake! :D

Kenzu responds:

Please explain!


ouendanagentouendanagent

2011-07-17 14:24:30

Your wife is hot. ;)

Kenzu responds:

Yeah!


AngrypitfiendAngrypitfiend

2011-07-17 14:33:03

You look like you belong in nobleman's clothing from the Renaissance. But seriously, that is an excellent picture. Good luck in all your endeavors.

Kenzu responds:

You guessed it pretty close, except that there was no Renaissance in China (as far as I know, maybe their renaissance was at some other time, and they surely called it differently).


ThundaboomThundaboom

2011-07-17 14:40:44

I love it how 70% of all the comments on here are about your HOT, SPANKING GOOD WIFE.

Good job though!

Kenzu responds:

Wait until you see the other pictures. We got hundreds of them and I will show some of them, one by one, when writing frontpage posts.


kidd25kidd25

2011-07-17 14:54:25

yah two look so cute together. :3

Kenzu responds:

Thanks!


Neophyte-RoninNeophyte-Ronin

2011-07-17 14:54:42

Interesting. Now we can look forward to the Kitty Krew or some other organization releasing a string of E-Rated cartoons and games that are, consequently, pornographic slide shows or other offensive spam, just so China can re-ban our ugly phuggin' faces again.

Still, thanks for your trouble in the matter. May you have many long years with your sweetheart.

Kenzu responds:

Thanks!

Somehow I think they will not ban Newgrounds again. But then again, one can never be sure. If there is one thing that's predictable, it is that they are unpredictable.


ORLYOWLORLYOWL

2011-07-17 16:06:37

You unblocked Newgrounds in China? You should be a Newgrounds saint! Hope you and your wife have many happy years together!

Kenzu responds:

I did not unblock it. I merely contributed to unblocking it. It was the work of many people that lead to it. And most importantly it depended on the department itself. If they would not want to agree with it, it would have remained blocked.

It's a constant battle over what is blocked and what is not.


keeth33keeth33

2011-07-17 16:12:15

you look like a great couple

Kenzu responds:

Thank you!


kardonskullkardonskull

2011-07-17 16:23:17

Time for Instant 20 Million new Newgrounds accounts :D


SnawsSnaws

2011-07-17 18:50:08

my soup. theyres a confusing ethnic mess in my suop


brycebryce

2011-07-17 19:09:08

i wasn't like my peers -- they thought i was weird because i spoke chinese.... i was crushed......... they went to movie theatres while all that i watched was anime and foreign kung fu movies. i felt so different that i simply had to change my name(kenzu-san-chan) and move to asia. there i met my Beautiful WIFe lin-lin on chineseladies.net it wasn't Long before we got married and i paid for her schooling and expenses TRAGEDY struct when i found out she was talking to 20+ men via multiple yahoo.cn emails....... it was then i put my horrible life to an end


ZullzeeZullzee

2011-07-17 20:07:44

Why do you like China so much compared to western countries? Considering it's so full of censorship and (according to my government) communism is bad. Is it just because your wife lives there?

Kenzu responds:

It's because all the good things outweight the censorship and the other bad things.

So let's look at the good things:
-People extremely nice
-It is very safe. Crime is very low (Ignore the theft of wallets and valuables of tourists who are asking for it.)
-There is plenty of awesome food!
-Daily things are extremely cheap (Food, clothes, service)
-You can eat in a restaurant all the time, not eating a single time at home, for the whole year and it will not make a hole in your budget.
Eating in my favourite restaurants costs between 20-50 Yuan (3$ and 8$) per person (It can be a chinese restaurant like hotpot, italian ones like Babela or Saliya, or US franchise like Mc Donald's Burger King or KFC). And if you dont mind eating in a stall that is outside, then it will cost you less than 1$ and you will like it and also get full.
-Transport is cheap
Travel 3 km with a taxi for 2$ and for each additional 1km you pay 0.15$
If you take a subway across the city, no matter if you change lines or not, it will cost you less than 1$
If you take a bus across, no matter how far you travel you will pay 0.3$ for a ride.
Usually you can get anywhere you like for about 1$. And if you take taxy it will usually cost you somewhere between 2$ and 4$.
-There are thousands of restaurants for any taste.
-There are hundreds if not thousands of clubs, bars, shows, and other entertainment to visit, including Karaoke, and massive Arcades.
-The nightlife is lively, shops have long opening hours, including on sundays. And it's no problem to buy something in a convenience store even on sunday midnight after partying all night long.

btw, China has not much in common with communism. If I had to place China somehwere on a scale between socialism and capitalism. I would put it on the far right end together with USA. In fact, it is possible that USA is more socialist than China. If China was a real socialist country, then health care and education were free for example, but they are not. In all other socialist countries that have ever existed, these two things were always free, and in most socialist countries there was 0 unemployment and 0 homeless people. In China things are different and on top of that there is a huge income disparity between rich and poor. All European countries without exception are without doubt more socialist than China. Although I do see progress and Chinese government is trying to improve the living standards for everyone, right now they are very far from reaching what most people would consider a socialist country. But they have the potential and I believe it's possible for them to achieve it one day.


frysayshi2frysayshi2

2011-07-17 20:23:23

nice, newgrounds should be everywhere. by the way nice picture *cough hot wife cough*.

Kenzu responds:

Yeah, she looks awesome!


frysayshi2frysayshi2

2011-07-17 20:27:02

wait you said you speak "chinese" that is not a language! which launguage do you speak?

Kenzu responds:

Chinese is a language. There is only one official Chinese, all other "Chinese languages" are merely dialects, just like there are many dialects in German or France.

I speak Mandarin, in China it's called "Putonghua"


metalr1metalr1

2011-07-17 21:06:17

hehe, well alright!
welcome to Newgrounds dude, both of you!


YDUPHANFYSYDUPHANFYS

2011-07-17 21:23:11

wow not everyone can help unblock something in china!
u must of missed all the kinds of flash newgrounds haves to offer
and to that i congrats you on this epic thing u just helped china to.
im from mexico and the internet is totaly unblocked,
causing problems that they cant see or avoid.

anyways
next time i go to china, borement will not be an answer!
ps: i do go there for business.

man i hope u dont get bothered a lot with the "your wife is so" comments xD

Kenzu responds:

nah I won't


boodemonboodemon

2011-07-17 22:32:59

i have a ponytail too

and id sell my soul for those sideburns


GhosthostGhosthost

2011-07-18 00:57:11

LOL.I am in china to ,in Beijing, Just to let you know,you should hold the book with
one hand

Kenzu responds:

ok

nice to know


Ef-XEf-X

2011-07-18 01:25:33

Good news everyone!


TokingFireTokingFire

2011-07-18 02:03:37

Congrats and ganpai.

Kenzu responds:

Ganbei!


Burner1Burner1

2011-07-18 06:10:09

Congratulations on making NG not banned anymore. It proves how even a ordinary person can do something amazing. Also, you loom so happy with your wife.

Kenzu responds:

Again I say, it is not me who is responsible for it. I didnt even get a response to my mail. I merely helped it happen.


LurianLurian

2011-07-18 07:05:21

Das ist großartig, ich freue mich wirklich für euch!
Ich hoffe das sich bald die politische Situation in China ändert, viel Glück und Freude euch allen.

Schönes Bild übrigens, ihr seht gemeinsam toll aus. =)

Kenzu responds:

Danke sehr!

Man bekommt nicht oft ein Kommentar in Deutsch.


DunsoDunso

2011-07-18 07:28:28

China is a beutiful place to be.

Kenzu responds:

It sure is


piecaptinpiecaptin

2011-07-18 10:08:28

-People extremely nice
depends where you are
-It is very safe.
depends where you are
-There is plenty of awesome food!
not all is clean
-Daily things are extremely cheap (Food, clothes, service)
is that suprising?

you think too positively
i wish they would stop censoring utub

Kenzu responds:

It's more than an opinion. Afterall there is a big difference if you merely say what you like more without having to live there, or if based on the decision you actually go to live in that country for a long period of time.

If it was not good enough, then I wouldn't like it.

Like food for example, you say not all is clean. Well you can never be sure, even in the west. The cook might have not washed his hands after a visit to WC. But its impossible for you to check. And even though its less likely to happen in the west, that's not going to stop me from going to restaurants in China.


JomJom

2011-07-18 20:45:36

I love you. <3 <3


XythurrXythurr

2011-08-01 01:56:23

I just returned after 3 years away, and I am very happy for you. I hope things continue to go well for you, and your wife. P.S. I was wondering when you were married?

Kenzu responds:

Summer 2009


JomJom

2011-09-25 10:52:11

you have the biggest dick in china!


MindChamberMindChamber

2011-10-03 01:42:25

thank you! we owe you our lives


NeNeNeNe

2011-10-27 22:56:31

shanghai is one of my favorite cities, i was over there earlier this year, i did notice newgrounds was unblocked. THANKS.

Kenzu responds:

Glad you enjoyed it!


King-DuckfordKing-Duckford

2012-01-04 22:10:30

You do know, communism killed 100,000,000 people, and doesn't work in real life. Dont' you?

Kenzu responds:

Really? I thought it killed 100,000,000,000,000,000 people.


hhz0916hhz0916

2014-04-04 09:22:47

haha,I am Chinese,my grandfather and my maternal grandfather are communist,but I am not