Censorship in China Mainland authorities who have long sought to limit access to information have reinforced the so-called Great Firewall of China, internet firms say, frustrating businesses and raising concerns among activists. The firewall - the country's system of internet limits and restrictions - has stepped up its targeting of virtual private networks VPNscommonly used to bypass controls on websites the government considers a threat. By using proxy servers located overseas and data encryption, VPNs let users reach sites blocked because of their content or sensitivity, among them Facebook and Twitter, and are also vital to firms by enabling secure communication. At the same time they have compounded authorities' difficulties in seeking to shape public opinion and limit independent social organisation in the country's online community of million, the world's largest.
Superseding the political ideologies of the Cultural Revolutionthe reform led China towards a market economy and opened up the market for foreign investors. Nonetheless, despite the economic freedom, values and political ideas of the Communist Party of China have had to be protected by "swatting flies" of other unwanted ideologies.
As availability of the Internet has gradually increased, it has become a common communication platform and tool for trading information. The Ministry of Public Security took initial steps to control Internet use inwhen it issued comprehensive regulations governing its use. The key sections, Articlesare: Individuals are prohibited from using the Internet to: Users are prohibited from using the Internet to create, replicate, retrieve, or transmit information that incites resistance to the PRC Constitution, laws, or administrative regulations; promotes the overthrow of the government or socialist system; undermines national unification; distorts the truth, spreads rumors, or destroys social order; or provides sexually suggestive material or encourages gambling, violence, or murder.
Users are prohibited from engaging in activities that harm the security of computer information networks and from using networks or changing network resources without prior approval. The first part of the project lasted eight years and was completed in The second part began in and ended in On 6 Decemberpeople in charge of the Golden Shield project from 31 provinces and cities throughout China participated in a four-day inaugural "Comprehensive Exhibition on Chinese Information System".
It is estimated that around 30, police are employed in this gigantic project. This part of the project includes the ability to block content by preventing IP addresses from being routed through and consists of standard firewalls and proxy servers at the six  Internet gateways.
The system also selectively engages in DNS cache poisoning when particular sites are requested. The government does not appear to be systematically examining Internet content, as this appears to be technically impractical.
This project was planning to finish within five years, separated into two phases. Phase I[ edit ] The first phase of the project focused on the construction of the first-level, second-level, and the third-level information communication network, application database, shared platform, etc.
The period was three years. In other words, the information of 1. Cisco Systems from the United States of America has provided massive hardware devices for this project, and therefore was criticized by some members of the United States Congress.
There were many western high-tech products, including network security, video surveillance and face recognition. There was a multi-level system to track netizens violating the provisions.
It is called a public security automation system, but it is actually an integrated, multi-layered, internet blocking and monitoring system, involving the technical, administrative, public security, national security, publicity, etc. The features are known as: The main task was to enhance the terminal construction, and the public security business application system, trying to informatize of the public security work.China plans to lift part of its “Great Firewall” and give foreigners access to Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter on the holiday island of Hainan.
China wants to transform the island, which is the.
The Global Times has previously quoted Fang Binxing, credited with designing the Great Firewall of China, as saying he knew of no upgrades to the system. Mainland authorities who have long sought to limit access to information have reinforced the so-called Great Firewall of China, 'Great Firewall of China' upgrade hits VPNs VPN in business.
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[Photo. The Great Firewall of China, officially known the Golden Shield project, employs a variety of tricks to censor China’s Internet and block access to various foreign websites.
We’ll be looking at some of the technical tricks the firewall uses to censor China’s Internet.