legal status of GnuPG in China?

Zuxy zuxy.meng at
Thu Aug 25 03:41:27 CEST 2005

2005/8/25, Bill Thompson <Billt at>:
> 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
> tunneling.

It's *illegal* judged from the law mentioned above, but as far as I
know there's no trouble in using GnuPG, at least for now. Anyway, the
number of people who know of GnuPG is still quite small, maybe too
small for the govt to care about.

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