China says it doesn’t block VPNs, despite allegations


Following a report claiming it was banning personal VPNs, Chinese officials are hitting back with cries of “fake news.” Bloomberg reported earlier this week that Chinese telecommunications carriers were ordered to block access to virtual private networks (VPNs) by February 1 next year. However, according to The Paper (as translated by The Shanghaiist), China is doing nothing of the kind. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology denied a call to ban personal VPNs. They went so far as to call the Bloomberg piece “false.” The same source says the only measures the government has so far taken this year is a directive…

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