All Comments for China to Block Overseas VPN Services From End of March

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Anonymous Reader :

I'm in Beijing now and I can confirm VPNs are already blocked, I can't even access the VPN server on my homerouter.

I have no idea how they block, domains, IP, ports but when I return home I'll set up a computer with OpenVPN using non-default ports to see if that helps.

Meanwhile I've found Freegate to work fine, at least so I can use Teamviewer to access my work PC. Just make sure to download Freegate before you enter China.

Mar 11, 2018 05:42 AM

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Anonymous Reader :

Tor blocked ? show some proof of that, I doubt it.

Mar 07, 2018 01:33 PM

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Anonymous Reader :

It would be very helpful if you would link to the source for official statements.
"Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) chief engineer Zhang Feng said VPN operators must be licensed by the government, and that unlicensed VPNs are the target of new rules which come into force on March 31."
In January it was supposed to be the end of February. Now it's the end of March. Please provide documentation.

Feb 12, 2018 12:56 PM

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anon from Hong Kong :

China would benefit so much from opening up from intranet to internet, I think it'll take Xi Jin Ping's successor to actually achieve this, though. Unfortunate!

Feb 06, 2018 03:25 AM

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Ruben from Sydney :

"Man surfs the web"
No, he doesn't. Look at the screen.

Feb 05, 2018 04:17 PM

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