Mario asked in TravelAsia PacificChina · 7 months ago

Is it legal to use a VPNs in China?

I'm going on vacation to China for three weeks. Can I have legal problems if I use a VPN to use WhatsApp and Instagram?

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  • 7 months ago
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    I think you won’t have as some of my friends did it before

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  • 7 months ago

    There was a news report published in early 2017 that talked about China really clamping down and making it illegal to use a VPN. When businesses use a VPN they have to get clearance from the government to do so. They can’t just use a VPN because it’s necessary for business, they have to get approvals from the authorities in China in order to create and use a VPN.

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  • sam
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    7 months ago

    the gov tries to block them, it's a cat and mouse game.

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