China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology pledged in January to step up enforcement against unauthorised VPNs, and warned corporations to confine such services to internal use. Photo: EPA

Beijing reportedly orders ban on all personal VPN accounts by February

China’s government reportedly ordered state-run telecoms firms to bar people from using VPNs, services that skirt censorship limits by routing web traffic abroad

Topic |   Censorship in China

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China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology pledged in January to step up enforcement against unauthorised VPNs, and warned corporations to confine such services to internal use. Photo: EPA
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