China’s “Wall” Hits Business

Fredrik Bergman ran into a problem when a client in Sweden tried to transfer files to his firm’s headquarters in Beijing: Each time, the firm lost its Web connection for an hour or so.

After several weeks of multiple outages a day, he says, the firm solved the puzzle: the files were named for the Swedish town of Falun, where the client was working. Mr. Bergman says his firm thinks the name triggered the filters China’s online censors use to block discussion of Falun Gong, a religious group long banned in China.

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