Bian Kong, or border control, is now a buzzword in reports about restrictions on Chinese tycoons and prominent political dissidents. Photo: Xinhua
Bian Kong, or border control, is now a buzzword in reports about restrictions on Chinese tycoons and prominent political dissidents. Photo: Xinhua

China’s mysterious ‘Bian Kong’ system that can bar anyone from entering or leaving the country

  • The controversial border control system is based on ‘vague’ laws and has been accused of being subject to political overreach
  • Cryptocurrency billionaire Justin Sun was placed on the list in June 2018 but still somehow managed to leave China and travel to the US in October

Bian Kong, or border control, is now a buzzword in reports about restrictions on Chinese tycoons and prominent political dissidents. Photo: Xinhua
Bian Kong, or border control, is now a buzzword in reports about restrictions on Chinese tycoons and prominent political dissidents. Photo: Xinhua
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