The People’s Republic of China banned the virtual private networks that hundreds of millions of the 730 million mainland Chinese citizens connected to the internet use to bypass the Communist Party’s “Great Firewall” and obtain truthful information. The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced this crackdown on the use of unsupervised internet connections earlier this week. The Ministry said they would be monitoring all mainland internet service providers, content deliverers, and data centers for “illegal information”. Communists once again are attempting to be thought police as otherwise they would not be able to maintain power.
A slowing Chinese economy and a looming demographic catastrophe threaten the political fortunes of the Chinese Communist Party. The discontinued One-Child Policy was playing Jenga with the multi-generational ponzi-scheme that is socialism. An even more totalitarian Communist state will try to suppress dissent to maintain power as China’s economic growth tapers off.