China's VPN Strategy: Potential Opening for Up to 50% Foreign Ownership Under New Plans

China’s VPN Strategy: Potential Opening for Up to 50% Foreign Ownership Under New Plans

Despite the announcement, China’s strict regulations on VPN services remain. VPN companies are required to be based in China, keep their servers within the country, log users’ activities, and provide those records to the CCP when requested. This level of government control contradicts the principles of data privacy, security, and anonymity that VPN services are intended to provide.

The Chinese government’s history of tech governance and data control raises concerns among VPN providers and consumers. State-owned companies in China are known to share data with the government, leading to censorship and surveillance.