Just managed to get back into this site after the Chinese internet meltdown. Its amazing how an earthquake far, far away near Taiwan can have such a huge influence on the internet connections up here in dongbei. For the last week all sites not on Chinese servers have been almost inaccessible to people with connections on China Telecom or China Netcom -which is almost everyone outside the educationet.
MSN doesn’t work and keeps on crashing my computer! Apparently, some underwater cables were damaged but its amazing just how crippled the system has become here in Changchun. Ironically, my ultra-slow university connection is seemingly unaffected and so I still have access to at least my email! 🙂