“Thank you for your report. We have had other reports of users in China being unable to access the site, and LiveJournal system administrators have investigated this problem. They have determined that access to the site from China is not being blocked by anything on LiveJournal’s end of the connection. As such, we recommend that you contact your internet service provider about this situation, as they can provide more information and determine if the block is on their end; we don’t have any information about whether this is a government block or whether it was a block placed by a specific ISP. I apologize for the inconvenience.”
Rather than contact the local ISP, Shanghaiist tested LiveJournal’s homepage at the useful website, Great Firewall of China. Created by a team of “creatives”, the site allows users to test any website to see if the Net Nanny is blocking it. The picture does not look good, literally. This screengrab (above) of the test results spells it out, loud and clear: Net Nanny killed LiveJournal.
China blocks LiveJournal (WIRED)