legal status of GnuPG in China?

Zuxy zuxy.meng at
Wed Aug 24 19:03:34 CEST 2005

2005/8/24, Anonymous Sender <anonymous at>:
> Does anyone know the legal status of GnuPG in China?

Yes, it's illegal to use and distribute GnuPG in Mainland China.

> The only information I found was
> But I am unsure if that actually applies, as GnuPG is neither a
> commercial application nor is the intended use commecial.

Actually, Item 2 of "Commercial Use Password Management Regulations"
has defined "commercial" as "non-military".

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