In less time than it took Chinese netizens to strip their supermarkets of common table salt, China ended its live-and-let-live policy with regards to the most commonly-used tools for evading the country's Internet restrictions. Recent weeks have seen an unprecedented crackdown on virtual private networks along with direct denial-of-service attacks by the government on Google itself, and infiltration efforts targeting foreign journalists.This week on Sinica, Kaiser Kuo is joined by Gady Epstein of Forbes and Kathleen McLaughlin from Global Post for a discussion that might help you make sense of what is happening to your Internet. We are also joined by Jonathan Watts, Guardian journalist and author of When a Billion Chinese Jump. Fresh back from a trip to cover the ongoing disaster efforts in Japan, Jonathan helps bring perspective to our discussion of how China is reacting to Japan's nuclear crisis.Want to be notified whenever a new episode of Sinica is released? For a more convenient way to listen, subscribe through RSS by creating an account on Popup Chinese and adding the Sinica show in your list of preferred podcasts. Follow our easy instructions to get Sinica delivered fresh to your mp3 player every time a new episode is released. Those seeking less commitment are of course still invited to download our standalone mp3 file directly from our site. Enjoy!