Circumventing China's Great Internet Firewall
(Minghui.org) “Do you know about the programs to get around the Great Internet Firewall?” asked a woman warmly one morning while I was working at a chain restaurant in Liaoning Province, China.
“I don't know about it,” I answered.
“I'd like to give you a small present, a CD. Put it in your computer at home and install the program. You will then be able to access Chinese websites overseas. You will be able to access important news before most people in China. For example, people who knew the stock market would drop in 2007 didn't suffer big losses. Also, in 2003, information about the SARS epidemic was posted on websites before Chinese government media reported about it.”
The customer's introduction drew my interest. I asked her why the CD would give me the ability to get all this information. Suddenly, she hid, then gradually stood up from behind the counter. I laughed, “This CD is like a ladder. The counter is like China's Great firewall. Only by climbing up a ladder can I see you.”
I installed the Dynaweb software from the CD after going home. The information I found online was very interesting. I didn't know until then that the communist regime was on the verge of collapse, even though it appeared stable on the surface. Internal struggles among factions in the Communist Party are so intense. This reminded me of crickets that I had caught and placed in a jar. Only one was left intact after fighting with the others. I asked my grandmother why. She said that crickets are prone to fighting and they fight to the death.
The most interesting news was about Falun Gong. I have known that Falun Gong was good for two years now, thanks to a customer at my shop who gave me a calendar that helped me understand the persecution. Using Dynaweb, I was able to view the website for quitting the Chinese Communist Party. I learned that those who quit the Party and its affiliated organizations will not be implicated when the Party dissolves. I can now read real news and many stories about those who avoided disasters after coming to believe that Falun Dafa is good.
Dynaweb is now a part of my life. It is like a golden ark of freedom, and one can breathe fresh air after boarding it. People can also learn how to stay safe in the face of natural and manmade disasters. I am grateful to the customer who gave me the CD.