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The Great Firewall Of China Tightens Up

The People's Republic of China is a bit of a dichotomy in at least one noticeable way; while it appears to embrace a sort-of-capitalist economy, and can appear very modern in many aspects, it remains a secretive, controlled country. So much so that a "great firewall of China" is in effect to frustrate attempts of people living and working in China to access "the rest" of the Internet; only the "approved" stuff is widely available.



A firewall is a means of sequestering or filtering network content - the Internet is a big computer network after all - and the Chinese Internet providers are now making that firewall even less porous by apparently actively blocking encrypted connections such as VPNs. This used to be a possible way to circumvent the enforced boundaries, but it seems that avenue is also now closing.
TheGuardian


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