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Q: VPNs.. will they do it this time?

I know it's one of those things you hear all the time, but what if it's for real this time?

 

 

www.reddit.com/r/China/comments/6mejey/China_tells_carriers_to_block_acc...

 

It would really suck for anyone living in the Guo if it's true, and would probably mean a mass foreigner exodus.

 

 

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haha,,, just had this conversation with chinese friend like 2 nights ago,,,, she brought it up which kind of surprised me. The young generation seems a bit less than thrilled with how things are run here. I sat right there and told her that it's awfully hard to stop progress and that once her generation is in power probably won't have this blocking nonsense in effect anymore. I don't use a VPN but it was fun talking to her and hearing how the young, educated look at information freedom.
But like most folks around here I doubt much happens. But on the other hand seems they did a pretty good job of shutting down WhatsApp.

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Should they, and i doubt they have the capability to successfully block the big name in the long run, there will probably be a lot of one-way tickets at Chinese New Year.

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i use a proxy anyways

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I have a wonderful VPN now, it runs 18 RMB a month and is well worth it. It is fast and has never caused me problems. I use an Ipad (or Ipads) and use the VPN service there.

 

The only two websites I use it for is YouTube and Facebook. To my chagrin, I like Facebook, even though as much as I like (American) Walmart, both Facebook and Walmart are odious in different ways. Youtube is fantastic, I get to see a lot of old movies, TV shows, documentaries, anything I like usually. 

 

Twitter I know almost nothing about. Actually, I do have a Twitter account, but for some reason it has a problem with me using a VPN or whatever the deal is. The rest of it, couldnt care less. Censorship is cowardace as far as I am concerned. How can these two websites be any kind of threat is beyond my understanding.

 

If China is going to block stuff, block these fucking gambling websites. My (Chinese) wife is addicted to them, basically a live camera game of baccarat, 24/7, and to me it is like smoking crack, and this shit has turned her into a crackhead, and the dope man delivers. Maybe hypocritical with my last sentence in the previosu paragraph, but this gambling shit is ridiculous.

 

I think in the end, China will play their games and we will play our games and VPNs will never be stamped out. Actually most Chinese dont know Facebook and Youtube and couldnt care less about either, because they have their own similar websites.

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VPN service providers will always find another way, just like blocked torrent sites, they always come back, but we gotta kind of look at it this way, the more we block and use cyber security features the smarter and more educated we're making hackers. Because we push them to the limit and they create God's and invent new ways to make evil work, and that means VPNs will be back even if one day all banned and blocked, it might have a new name like VPN~S. All we're doing is forcing them to become smarter and create ways to defeat the system that stops them thus the wrong people get their hands on the updates and infect more systems world wide. .

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I pay good money for my VPN which works pretty much all of the time. I read that ALL VPNs will be banned by February 2018. 

 

I think the government has decided on all or nothing... because allowing some is just not working. And I believe they will try to pull it because they make stupid decisions when it comes to censorship. If this new rule comes to fruitation, I have no choice but to leave permanently... which I suppose is exactly what they want when you think about it...

 

Get all the laowai and free-thinkers out of here... they cause trouble!  

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Why block vpns?

 

can someone tell me please 

 

I use face book youtube  and gmail thats not bad is it?

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Official line now is that this was fake news. I doubt that.

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www.echinacities.com/china-media/unlicensed-foreign-VPNs-in-China-banned-from-next-month

 

This from ECC main page. Chinese media are saying from March 31 all VPNs must be licensed by the govt.

 

Who knows what will happen if they aren't, my guess is mostly nothing.

 

 

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haha,,, just had this conversation with chinese friend like 2 nights ago,,,, she brought it up which kind of surprised me. The young generation seems a bit less than thrilled with how things are run here. I sat right there and told her that it's awfully hard to stop progress and that once her generation is in power probably won't have this blocking nonsense in effect anymore. I don't use a VPN but it was fun talking to her and hearing how the young, educated look at information freedom.
But like most folks around here I doubt much happens. But on the other hand seems they did a pretty good job of shutting down WhatsApp.

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I work for a company that leases bandwidth on a fibre optic to create a company WAN. I was talking to the IT manager last week and he told me the WAN is unaffected, but they now need to use a Chinese company to lease the same bandwidth on the same fibre optic.

He told me its a lot more expensive than the UK supplier we used before.

The problem is security. Will companies such as Airbus allow their data to be shared company wide over Government owned networks?

This is not stuff about who uses facebook etc. It is CAD data, test results, industrial plans, finances and so on.

Not only is this info usefull for industrial espionage, its also of use for stockmarket trading.

Of course, I have total faith in the Chinese service providers. No way would they peek at the data and use to for personal enrichment.

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