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China's internet censorship is throttling software development

Basic building blocks that you use for product development are suddenly beyond your reach, reports Tech in Asia

Eva Xiao 

If you’ve ever been to mainland China, chances are you’re familiar with the Great Firewall, the country’s all-encompassing internet censorship apparatus. You know the despair of not being able to open Facebook, the pain of going mute on Twitter. But with a good VPN, you can magic many of these inconveniences away – at least temporarily.

For software developers based in China, however, it’s not that simple. You’re not just censored from certain websites. Basic building blocks that you use for product development are suddenly beyond your ...

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First Published: Wed, November 09 2016. 12:35 IST
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