China Cracking Down on Unauthorized VPNs

By That's, January 24, 2017

1 0

Circumventing the Great Firewall is about to get much more difficult.

According to the Global TimesChina's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced on Sunday that it would launch a series of rules aimed at regulating the Internet access services sector and cracking down on 'illegal' or 'unlicensed' business activity.

Among the regulations is one which prevents domestic telecom companies and Internet service providers from setting up special lines such as virtual private networks (VPNs) without prior government approval.

The regulations are effective immediately and will run through March 31, 2018.

more news

12 Awesome Ways to Celebrate Chinese Valentine's Day in Beijing

Enjoy a great Chinese Valentine's Day in Beijing with offers from our editor's picks!

2 Great Kids' Party Venues in Shanghai

Make it a celebration to remember.

WATCH: Frenchman Braves Heat, Enjoys Great Wall All to Himself

A French tourist's audacious decision to charter a visit to the Great Wall has captured the hearts of netizens, earning him the coveted title of "Man of the Year."

Man Detained for 5 Days for Vandalizing Great Wall

The man used a key to carve his name on the Badaling Section of the Great Wall in Beijing.

Bali Police: Death of 2 Chinese Nationals was 'Murder-Suicide'

Denpasar Police gave a press conference on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

Mystery Shrouds Deaths of 2 Chinese Nationals in Bali

The couple was found dead in the early hours of May 1.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at thatsonline for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in China With

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Magazines!

Visit the archives