Beijing gets approval to open VPN services to foreign investors

Beijing gets approval to open VPN services to foreign investors

Foreign telecoms companies will be allowed to establish joint ventures to provide VPN services to foreign businesses operating in Beijing. Photo: VCG

The municipal government of Beijing has won approval from the State Council to give foreign investors limited access to virtual private networks (VPNs), a sector the Chinese government has been closely monitoring since 2017 over cybersecurity concerns.

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