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China fortifies Great Firewall leaving global businesses stranded

Foreign companies and embassies brace for further disruption of communication

Foreign companies worry about an intensified crackdown on unauthorized network services for smartphones.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- China tightened its grip on the internet in the months before Saturday's deadline to abandon network services that can bypass the government-enforced roadblocks of the Great Firewall, leaving foreign businesses and embassies struggling to communicate with headquarters.

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