By: James | January 24, 2017

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The Chinese government annouced a crackdown against Chinese telecom companies offering unregistered VPN services for cross-border business activities. This was widely mis-reported by the international news media as China making VPN use illegal. There is no law against individuals in China using a personal VPN service - never has been, probably never will be. Carry on, nothing to see here.

If you are a VPN user in China and you follow the international news, you might be expecting the police to knock on your door and take you to jail soon. You can thank the South China Morning Post for causing mass hysteria among expats in China with their irresponsible and incomplete reporting in an article titled China tightens Great Firewall ...

Category: VPN 

Tags: VPN in China illegal