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China to Ban VPNs

China to Ban VPNs

China has ordered telecommunication firms to block access to individual Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) by February 2, 2018. These VPNs provide users with encrypted connections which can block China’s vast censorship system. But that system is about to encroach even deeper into the lives of Chinese citizens. Without these VPNs, it would be virtually impossible […]

Government Proposal Against Censorship in China Gets Censored

Government Proposal Against Censorship in China Gets Censored

Among the developed world, China has long been regarded as enforcing some of the strictest rules on Internet access. Now, government advisers, deputies, delegates and lawmakers are calling on regulators to ease restrictions. Even those who agree with China’s basis to censor politically sensitive information are now arguing that China’s digital nets are spreading too […]

China’s Space Ambitions Shrouded in Mystery

China’s Space Ambitions Shrouded in Mystery

While China was disputing over contested land this year, it was trekking territory on another frontier: outer space. China recently completed its longest space mission with the safe return of the Shengzou-11 astronauts. The country also launched a new space lab module, put a new spaceport into operation, and erected the world’s largest radio telescope […]

China Completes Longest Space Mission Yet

China Completes Longest Space Mission Yet

China completed its longest crewed space mission so far with the safe landing of the Shenzhou 11 space capsule on the northern region of Mongolia, according to state media. Two astronauts, Jing Haipeng  and Chen Dong, emerged from the craft after spending 30 days aboard the Tiangong 2, or “Heavenly Palace 2,” space laboratory. China […]