Architect of China’s ‘Great Firewall’ Bumps Into It
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"During a presentation on digital security on Sunday at his alma mater, the Harbin Institute of Technology, Mr. Fang was forced to employ a VPN when he could not reach websites in South Korea. "
"He has openly backed China’s online controls, which he said in a 2011 speech were necessary to prevent “democracy advocates” from stirring chaos. That year he told Global Times, a newspaper run by the Chinese Communist Party, that he had six VPNs, which he only used “to test which side wins: the GFW or the VPN.” And maybe to take an occasional peek at what’s over the wall in South Korea."
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