Thanks to a tip from vadaga, Shanghaiist learned that now you only have one option to login to your existing
MySpace 麦斯贝 account page in mainland China – use of an anonymising proxy.
At the time of writing, any attempts Shanghaiist has made to access its existing myspace account using myspace.com are met with time-out errors and the classic connection error response caused by the Great Firewall of China.
Users can still view their myspace profile page using the myspace.cn portal, however any attempt to login to your existing myspace.com account through myspace.cn have been fruitless.
Shanghaiist has heard similar reports from other Shanghai-based myspace experiencing similar problems. This situation really blows.
The Chinese myspace portal also has the link to the localised International versions of MySpace. When we could connect to this page, the stylesheet is all out of whack, and Shanghaiist couldn’t access the country localised sites that include France, Germany, Australia, Japan, the U.K., New Zealand.
Shanghaiist attempted several times to login to its existing account using the Chinese version of MySpace – myspace.cn. Each time, using our existing account’s login details brought us to the MySpace.cn New Member registration page for new accounts. Like vadaga mentioned, you are then asked to register your account and comply with a series of information sharing policies to access MySpace.cn.
Here is one of the notices we discovered…
关于用户信息和数据的披露：MySpace.cn 受中华人民共和国法律法规的管辖。选中该复选框表明您同意MySpace.cn的服务条款 和 隐私保护政策，这些文件规定了对您个人数据的使用方式。
Care of Google Translate…
On the user’s information and disclosure of information : MySpace.cn subject to the laws and regulations of the PRC jurisdiction. Select the check box shows you agree MySpace.cn terms of service and privacy protection policy, These documents provide for your personal data use.
Entering our old account’s details gave the response that this account already existed, which makes you think how much thought went into the mySpace.cn launch for existing myspace.com account holders. Essentially we are now unable to change our existing myspace account through a standard Chinese internet connection. Is this a control ploy that has been employed by Rupert, Wendi and the Chinese government? Or is Shanghaiist being frozen out of its old account by some kind of bug in the MySpace.cn system?
Sure, it is a new system, but one major blanket decision irks Shanghaiist. What is clear about this is that you no longer have a choice on how you want to access your MySpace page if you are on Mainland China. Thanks Wendi Deng. Thanks Rupert. Thanks a bunch. We hope the money is worth it.
Previously on Shanghaiist
26th 27th: MySpace China goes online.
麦斯贝 coming in two days!.