Wow! I can see this Stack Exchange Imgur image (from this Q) from within China (no VPN, proxy, etc.):

It looks like this was temporary---sometimes blocked sites temporarily work. I now cannot images to download.

While there's still no ping response from imgur.com:

becky@becky-Inspiron-5379:~$ ping imgur.com
PING imgur.com ( 56(84) bytes of data.
--- imgur.com ping statistics ---
27 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 26614ms

Ping response from i.stack.imgur.com:

becky@becky-Inspiron-5379:~$ ping i.stack.imgur.com
PING i.stack.imgur.com.cdn.cloudflare.net ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=50 time=560 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=50 time=890 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=3 ttl=50 time=506 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=4 ttl=50 time=733 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=5 ttl=50 time=962 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=6 ttl=50 time=577 ms

Let's verify...


Chinese firewall test results for i.stack.imgur.com.cdn.cloudflare.net ...

All servers were able to reach your site. This means that your site should be accessible from within mainland China.

(Related Q: If I wanted to include a picture and have it be visible when in China, what are my options?)


Websites blocked in mainland China

69 | Imgur | imgur.com | imgur.com | Image Sharing | English | 2019, March to present | Blocked

Test if a site is blocked in China

Beijing - imgur.com Not Working in China
Shenzhen - imgur.com Not Working in China
Inner Mongolia - imgur.com Not Working in China
Heilongjiang Province - imgur.com Not Working in China
Yunnan Province - imgur.com Not Working in China
This URL appears to be blocked in China.

Yeah, it's blocked.

Apparently you can play with your hosts file and get around it though: How do I access a banned Imgur site?

  • I was rather excited for a short while (: – Becky 李蓓 Feb 3 '20 at 9:30

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