The Beijing City Government received the green light from the Chinese State Council on Monday Allow up to 50% of overseas ownership of virtual private network (VPN) services, commonly used by multinational corporations operating in the country to bypass the Great Firewall and connect to overseas servers.
The policy also lifted the caps on foreign investment for information services for app stores in Zhongguancun Science Park, as well as internet connection services in designated pilot zones.
VPN use is common in large and medium-sized multinational companies or institutions. Employees in branches or outside of these branches can access internal systems via a VPN to ensure security and data protection.
In China, it is not allowed to set up or rent special lines (including VPN) without the consent of the telecommunications authorities. International lines leased from basic telecommunications companies may only be used for their internal office and may not be used for …