legal status of GnuPG in China?

Bill Thompson Billt at
Thu Aug 25 00:05:46 CEST 2005

On Thu, 25 Aug 2005 01:03:34 +0800
Zuxy <zuxy.meng at> wrote:

> 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.

Can you elaborate on this? How recent is your information? I have
colleagues in China who are using GnuPG and have assured me that there is
no current restriction to using cryptography, ether GnuPG or IPsec

Bill Thompson
BillT at
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