February 14, 2018 – FRN –
The Chinese authorities have lifted the ban on access to Russia’s social network “VKontakte”. The site, which has remained blocked since January 2016, is now available throughout the country, including full and mobile versions, as well as applications for smartphones.
According to company representatives, VKontakte complies with the laws of the countries in which it operates. The service expressed its readiness to cooperate with local authorities and “respond to signals from state regulators.”
In particular, VKontakte agreed to block materials that are contrary to local legislation.
China practices independent cyber politics, irrespective of the criticism from abroad. Facebook remains blocked in mainland China (except Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong.)