Why some social networks still aren’t blocked in China

This week, another one bit the dust in China. Medium has been blocked throughout the country a few days after announcing plans to expand from being a simple blogging platform and developing relationships with major American news publishers.

The number of foreign-hosted social media networks accessible in mainland China has dwindled to a meager handful, proving that the country’s dead-last ranking on Freedom House’s Freedom on Net report is well deserved.

But a small number of international social networks have managed to escape the banhammer – so far. How come?

[Read on Tech in Asia]