1 min readHongkong ISPs release urgent statement to prevent China from implementing the Great Firewall

Hongkong ISP companies object to the implementation of China’s Great Firewall in the region. Will their joint statement convince the Chinese government?

The Chinese government is taking steps to contain the Hongkong protest, but Hongkong’s Open Internet policy has become a major road block. To address the problem, Chief Executive Carrie Lam suggested the use of the Emergency Regulations Ordinance which will grant sweeping powers to the city’s authorities. The move was immediately blocked by the Hongkong Internet Service Provider’s Association (HKISPA). Attached below is a copy of their urgent statemen addressed to the Executive Council.

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