The future of the social networking app whatsApp started shaking since July when the Chinese Government blocked users of the app from sending photos and videos with the app.
just Recently,WhatsApp has being blocked in China in an attempt to tighten censorship as the country prepares for a major Communist party gathering next month.I will say this is quite pathetic.
This has not being the first time China is blocking services that are being own by western companies,in fact they have a long history in doing this and limiting of access to web services,especially when it comes to social networks and western own sites through their firewall”.
It will surprise you to know that they have blocked 171 of the world’s leading websites,which include Wikipedia,Twitter,Facebook,instagram,and many Google services In mainland China.
Then now,whatsApp have being included.
And it has cause many in China to go offline.The only avenue that whatsapp can be accessed is through VPN’s that can circumvent China’s Great firewall.
For your information,China Government has begin a 14-month-long crackdown on VPN’s and proxy services in China and will make it mandatory for all VPN providers to have a license from the Government to use such service.
In addition China now expect its citizens to use wechat that provide the Chinese government with data of it’s citizens.