A lot of people outside China ask whether the government there is going to shut down the corporate VPNs of international companies with facilities in China. How will the new Chinese cybersecurity law impact foreign IT operations in the country? Is it safe to transfer information into and out of China?
To answer, let’s start with the Great Firewall of China (GFC), which has a big impact on what information is allowed to move in and out of the country. The GFC is a combination of government policies and advanced telecom equipment deployed by the main Internet Service Providers in China. It is intended to safeguard the national security and the best interests of China.
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