Foreign-Run VPNs Are Officially Illegal In China, Apparently
This paragraph is simply THE WORST. It comes from Global Times, of course, in a story headlined, “Foreign-run VPNs illegal in China: govt” (emphasis mine):
Residents in China have found logging into their Facebook and Twitter accounts increasingly difficult in recent days, after several popular VPN (virtual private network) companies have alleged that China’s Great Firewall (GFW) has been upgraded. However, officials and experts in China’s Internet industry have said that it is illegal for foreign companies to operate a VPN business in China.
However. Adverb. Used to introduce a statement that contrasts or contradicts a previous one. Example: It is hot; however, I am cold. And: Global Times does good work; however, it gets no respect in wider media circles due to its harebrained editorials that add nothing to any discussion whatsoever.
However, as used by Global Times: “But go fuck yourselves, because.”
Residents in China have found logging into their Facebook and Twitter accounts increasingly difficult in recent days…
…after several popular VPN (virtual private network) companies have alleged that China’s Great Firewall (GFW) has been upgraded.
But go fuck yourselves, because officials and experts in China’s Internet industry have said that it is illegal for foreign companies to operate a VPN business in China.
God damn you. To Hell. You fucking nit.
No. Fuck YOU. FUCK.
…designer of the GFW, told the Global Times Thursday he did not know of any upgrade to the firewall.
“As far as I know, companies running a VPN business in China must register with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. I haven’t heard that any foreign companies have registered,” Fang said.
You fucking fuckhead. I want to punch you through a wall.
An executive at a large foreign technology multinational corporation in China, who is also a VPN user, told the Global Times most people can survive without Facebook…
Oh THANK FUCKING GAWD.
…but lacking a VPN could seriously influence business operations.
Ah yes, there we go. Hit them where it hurts. You know what happens when business operations are influenced seriously? Imports and exports go down. And what then? Trade relationships are damaged. And then? A loss of respect in the international community. And…? Hurt feelings. And then??? Riots on the streets. Amplification of negative China overage in Western media. Misunderstanding. Hostility. Xenophobia. Isolationism. WORLD WAR III. Nuclear holocaust.
Don’t block our VPNs, China. They’re all that’s left standing between you and the end of the world.