Chinese Government Increases VPN Blocking by 300%

A storm of VPN obstruction is raging on in China, and it’s targeting VPN providers once again. Multiple blocks hit VyprVPN and competitors on Friday, Saturday and have continued into the week. 

As with past blocking attempts, VyprVPN engineers were quick to resolve every block and swiftly made our servers available to VyprVPN users in China again. 

With a potential trade war with the U.S. on the horizon and the preparations for the annual Seaside Political meeting, the Chinese leader Xi Jinping is starting to face some real challenges from his own party. His name was eliminated from the front page of the party’s main publication twice within a week, and talks are increasing about a division within the Party’s leadership. His opponents are questioning his propaganda, political policies and the impact of a trade war on the Chinese economy. We believe this political tension is a catalyst behind the blocking wave. China is known to have a strong censorship arm which tends to impose an iron grip on VPN services to block news and information. 

At Golden Frog, we believe in our mission to empower people in China and around the world. We work hard to provide users with access to a free and open Internet to enable the flow of news. Our engineers are prepared to tackle any potential blocks to provide our members in China with the best possible service 24/7. 

The connection activity chart below illustrates the impact of China’s latest attempts to block VyprVPN and how we efficiently implemented our resolution. 

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If you have any questions or residual issues accessing VyprVPN from China (or any other location), please contact our customer support team. You can also view the following page for ongoing status updates on VyprVPN in China. 

Press Inquiries: If you’re a reporter or news outlet seeking additional details about the situation in China and/or VyprVPN’s current status, please send an email to pr@goldenfrog.com. 

 

Sunday Yokubaitis

Sunday has been president of Golden Frog since its founding in 2009 and was recently promoted to CEO as he continues to guide the company's global strategy and vision. He is proud to work with a passionate team that's committed to delivering a secure and open Internet experience to people around the world.

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