“In recent months, China’s Internet regulators have further restricted the already limited access that the nation’s 648 million Internet users have to the web. Several Google services, including Gmail and Gchat, have become inaccessible. Virtual private networks, or V.P.N.s, that once let users skirt online censorship have also been blocked.
Tools such as GreatFire.org’s ‘mirrored’ websites and the Internet bandwidth-sharing service Lantern have so far allowed users to access the open Internet. These services use the encrypted hosting of information by so-called cloud service providers around the globe, including in China. Chinese Internet regulators would have to shut down such services, including those run by Amazon and Microsoft, to stop these censorship-evading tools.”
Read the full New York Times article here: https://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/30/q-and-a-adam-fisk-on-evading-internet-censorship-in-china/