While in China I could post blog entries, but I could not read my blog afterward. It turns out that the Chinese government really does have a national firewall that filters access to subversive and immoral content. Apparently, all of blogspot fits at least one of those categories. I had to use Google page caches to even find an article to confirm that they do in fact block blogspot.com.
(I would wax political editorial at this point, but in the interest of not mixing politics and religion with work, I save that junk for my “personal” blog.)