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Seeing UK websites in China

We have a client we support on IT and they are going to China for an exhibition

They are in the Fine Art industry

The concern is that the Chinese wall will block the users who visit from seeing their website. We don't know if this is the case or not and from what I've heard certain sites are blocked and certain industries

Does anyone have any knowledge about this and is there some steps to follow with the Chinese government to ensure the website is accessible ?
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FarWestCommented:
If it is temporary request then I think you can allow VPN access to their or your LAN so they can access web site as if they reside in UK office

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jcimarronCommented:
DanteAdmin--
In addition to what the Chinese Government may or may not allow, be aware that many UK programs, especially from the BBC, cannot be viewed outside the UK.  The British Government feels that since they charge for them, only those who pay should see them.
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DanteAdminAuthor Commented:
This purely to view a .co.uk website from a privately owned business from within China

One specific website with no streaming, torrents or bad content
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FarWestCommented:
most likely it will not be blocked, but prepare the VPN as suggested in case something prevent you from viewing the sites during the exhibition and consider it as plan B
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DanteAdminAuthor Commented:
The concern is more for the thousands of visitors that will see a link to their website - will they be able to visit the site or is there a block

IF the normality is that the sites of normal companies are not blocked then we are fine

If there is a risk, are there steps to take to ensure its a free flow of traffic to the url ?
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FarWestCommented:
so you want to make sure your sites are accessible by Chinese Public,
in this case the best way to know is to pay a visit to Chinese Embassy in UK,
the should advise you with accurate information or facilitate the granting permission if it is blocked by default
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DaveCommented:
Its been a while since I have been, but in general UK websites were accessible from the public WiFi I used. SSL was generally blocked in many cases, I was more concerned about my passwords and data being sniffed and key droppers and Trojans being installed on my kit whilst out there.

If I needed access to business mail I might set up a separate mailbox on Google and get my mail forwarded to that...
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