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China firewall VPN blocking goes into force

China’s Great Firewall just got 10 feet higher

July 11th, 2017

Starting in February, China will force telecoms companies to block individual access to VPNs, Bloomberg has learned. Although VPNs are technically illegal in China already, getting ISPs to block them is a major escalation in enforcement, and will make it substantially harder for Chinese residents to skirt the Great Firewall.