(The Hosting News) – A new area in China’s city of Chongqing will allow data centers and cloud businesses to have unlimited internet access. The move was recently approved by the city’s municipal government.
Unlimited internet access allows foreign companies to work outside the country’s internet filtering system.
Meanwhile, a new report by IDG News Service shows that some have seen the move as unfair to the country’s citizens.
A critic of the move is Phelim Kine of Human Rights Watch. IDG News Service recently cited Kine as arguing against the move because it gives foreign companies internet access that isn’t afforded to actual citizens of the country.
China’s government blocks access to particular websites by its citizens. For example, China has had petition site Change.org blocked for some time now. The site faced downtime earlier this year due to a breach of its systems. The breach was said to be related to China’s arrest of artist Ai WeiWei.
In the past China has blocked other prominent sites including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Meanwhile, the country has received criticism over its human rights record from other nations including the United States.
You can view the entire report by IDG News Service at ComputerWorld: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9218048/Chinese_city_draws_ire_with_controversial_cloud_zone