Despite China’s ban taking effect last March 31, several virtual peer network providers have recently revealed that their services are still working in the country.
China initiated a crackdown on unauthorized VPNs which began in 2007, culminating with the removal of all VPN apps from the Chinese Apple App store. The government also ordered ISPs such as China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom, to block access to VPNs a month before the scheduled ban.
However, VPN provider NordVPN says that the ban has not yet been implemented, and there had also received no updates from authorities. The company also reiterated that while they understand the concerns of local and international businesses in China, they still believe that everyone should have the freedom to do business, to study or to do scientific research without restrictions.