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Post time 2016-4-21 08:14:55 |Display all floors
futsanglung Post time: 2016-4-20 09:32
Please explain why Google Maps is banned then

I'll tell you this, because ppl need an excuse for their mistake, this the excuse could be they need to protect the local maps services ...

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Post time 2016-4-21 12:11:23 |Display all floors
Invest in a reliable VPN. End of...
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Post time 2016-4-21 17:12:11 |Display all floors
animalfarmer Post time: 2016-4-21 08:12
hahaha

No, that does not explain, please try harder

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Post time 2016-4-21 17:14:12 |Display all floors
animalfarmer Post time: 2016-4-21 08:14
I'll tell you this, because ppl need an excuse for their mistake, this the excuse could be they ne ...

But the local map services work badly ( Baidu Maps fails to find the Hangzhou Bay Bridge) and many sites based out China link to Google Maps, I am now in Japan on business, the hotel has its webpage linked to Google maps so I could not work out how to get to the hotel till I arrived in Japan.

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Post time 2016-4-21 17:14:45 |Display all floors
wowzers Post time: 2016-4-21 12:11
Invest in a reliable VPN. End of...

Illegal unless registered for a business

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Post time 2016-4-21 17:52:18 |Display all floors
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futsanglung Post time: 2016-4-21 17:14
Illegal unless registered for a business

My understanding it is a grey area. And there are no specific laws against them. If you can find a law I would be happy to look at it. But quite frankly I couldn't care less, I am willing to face the consequences should the authorities come knocking at my door. Been using the same VPN provider for at least 5 years or more..

Some years back, we had a statellite dish mounted on an outside wall. My wife was contacted by the authorities and we were told to take t down. She said just to ignore them, so we did. Never heard back from them...
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Post time 2016-4-21 17:54:19 |Display all floors
wowzers Post time: 2016-4-21 17:52
My understanding it is a grey area. And there are no specific laws against them. If you can find a ...

I do not have the rule to hand as I am in Japan not in my office but my company in Shanghai had to apply for the right to use a VPN and prove a need, we got authorisation. I am told that a residence permit can be removed from a law breaker.

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