World Internet Conference and the Presence of Xi Jinping from China

Xi Jinping China Censorship

Xi Jinping from China will be attending the second World Internet Conference, despite the heavy censorship applied by Chinese Government.

When it comes to online freedom, China cannot take pride in being among the first countries in ranking. Actually, the opposite is true about the Chinese Government. To be more specific, they have ranked last at the recent survey regarding online freedom and this does not come as a surprise. Continue reading “World Internet Conference and the Presence of Xi Jinping from China”

The Great Firewall Gets an “Upgrade”, Causing Distress to VPN Users

The notorious Great Firewall strengthens its hold over the people in China, blocking off access to a number of prominent virtual private network (VPN) services in the country. The Chinese government has long been locked in a struggle to suppress what it deems to be inappropriate content stemming from the Internet, but recent actions have shown the government making stringent efforts to bring censorship to a whole other level.

That’s where VPN comes in — serving as the most common way to get around China’s “Great Firewall”, a nickname for the country’s sophisticated censorship tool until last week, when widespread reports of the blocking of popular VPN services including Golden Frog, StrongVPN and Astrill came about.

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