VoIP decision means Skype now illegal

December 30, 2010, 08:35 PM posted in General Discussion


"The Chinese regulator has declared Internet phone services other than those provided by China Telecom and China Unicom as illegal..."

Oi. What does this mean for chinesepod?


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December 30, 2010, 09:21 PM

Wa, what an unpopular decision that would be. The key sentence from that article in the interim is:

The ministry gave no timetable on when the ruling takes effect

How do the 百姓 protest such decisions in China?

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That's the chinese way to promote the VoIP solutions of China Telecom and China Unicom. But why the end of the holiday season ?

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=CHA :o|

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=CHU ;o)

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December 30, 2010, 10:36 PM

First youtube, then facebook and twitter, and now skype...sigh.

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December 31, 2010, 12:47 AM

At this point, I'd say this is round 1.  This reminds me of the entire flap around the "Green Dam-Youth Escort" software.  I guess we can only hope that this decision around VoIP evolves the same way.


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December 31, 2010, 01:01 AM

Eh, lots of things are illegal... 上有政策,下有对策。