Chinese Officials Say the Great Firewall is Too Strict

Posted on May 18, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Over the last few years, China has become renowned for not only its strict culture but its highly-regulated online world too. The most notorious part of this online regulation being the ‘Great Firewall of China’ –the Chinese government’s firewall which regulates its domestic internet.

Two decades after its implementation, the government believe it has protected Chinese internet users’ privacy and national interests. However, some officials are now suggesting the regulation and censorship has gone too far.

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The UK and China Agree on Cyber-Security Coordination

Posted on April 13, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

In a meeting of minds on the 17th February 2017, China and the UK agreed to cooperate on the cyber-security issues that face both nations.

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Which of Your Favourite Websites Are Blocked in China?

Posted on March 03, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

It’s no secret that many websites that the average Westerner visits on a daily basis are blocked in China. With its strict online censorship, the nation believes it is protecting national security, as well as preventing ‘dangerous’ Western ideologies, fashions and anti-state sentiments from being viewed or discussed on the internet.

Read more:Is the Great Firewall of China Threatening Business?

Here we’ve created a brief outline of the types of sites you may struggle to access when visiting the nation:

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The Problem With Email Communication in China

Posted on October 13, 2016 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Email security is a big issue right now. Hillary Clinton may be the most famous (or infamous) story concerning the safety of email messaging, but across the world individuals and organisations are finding that email communication isn't as safe as it needs to be.

In China, data security is always somewhat of a hot potato. It's an open secret that Chinese Government officials spy on internet traffic and analyse emails (although they officially deny this), while terms such as 'Ferrari', 'democracy' and 'Tianenmen Square', among hundreds of others, are blocked from search results in the country's version of Google, Baidu.

And when it comes to email, the People's Republic has a number of issues with that too. I take a look at China's problems with email: Continue reading →

The Biggest Fears of the International IT Manager

Posted on July 22, 2016 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

For all the opportunities IT developments bring when it comes to storing or transferring sensitive data internationally, they naturally bring challenges, too. We’ve rounded up a few of the fears international IT managers are facing at the moment.

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Solving Your China File Transfer Problems

Posted on July 07, 2016 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

The great firewall of China is no secret. Our experts have been blogging about it and providing data sharing solutions for years, but some people are still struggling to complete online business or use the internet for private use while in the People’s Republic.

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How to Avoid the Risk of Transferring Data to/from China in the Future

Posted on June 30, 2016 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

The complications of file sharing with China are commonly known and solutions like our FTP-Stream China are an effective way of circumnavigating this. But, as the largest developing nation and the second largest economy in the world, China has a constantly developing tech industry and has legislation updates on a regular basis, so what does the future hold for file sharing with China?

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Why Maytech’s FTP-Stream China is the Answer to Great Firewall of China Woes

Posted on June 26, 2016 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

From Dropbox to Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive to Yunio, a number of file sharing applications are blocked by the People’s Republic of China. So, how can your company complete business deals and trade successfully with customers and suppliers from the region? Enlisting the services of a local data partner, like Maytech, may be the answer to your Great Firewall of China woes.

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VPNs in China – What’s the Problem? Your Essential Guide

Posted on July 28, 2015 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

For many millions of people in China, VPNs are the method that’s used to bypass the Great Firewall of China and access information online from across the world.

Sites such as Google, Facebook and Twitter, alongside countless others, are blocked by the Ministry of Public Security’s Golden Shield Project, while it’s also very hard to send business data safely and efficiently.

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How the Great Firewall of China Affects Chinese Innovation

Posted on July 19, 2015 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

China invented the compass, papermaking, alcohol and football – it’s fair to say that there’s a lot that we have to thank its innovative forefathers for.

But today there’s a sense that state web censorship is stifling a sense of creativity in the world’s richest country.


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