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No firewall for Macao’s new campus [Global Times] #RisingChina #GreatFirewall


On top of a big move from the SAR into mainland, it seems the University of Macau will continue to be exempt from the Great Firewall.

For more, check out the University of Macau’s update on their construction progress here.

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No firewall for Macao’s new campus
By Liu Sha
Source – Global Times, published July 17, 2013

The campus of the University of Macau on the Chinese mainland will be exempt from the restrictions of the Great Firewall, the university’s media officer confirmed to the Global Times Wednesday.

The Internet services on the new campus will be provided by Macao companies, the media officer, surnamed Fok, told the Global Times in an email.

The university is moving its campus from the special administrative region to Hengqin Island, Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, and the new campus will be available in September with more than 10,000 students to be relocated.

“Anything students can access on the Macao campus will be accessible in the new one,” Fok said.

Please click here to access entire article at the Global Times.

Fang Binxing, the Great Firewall’s founder, said he was not informed of this.

An insider told the Global Times since the university is under the administration of Macao and Hengqin is a special economic zone, it is reasonable to follow Macao rules.

A student from the university also said it would be inconvenient for his graduate dissertation if students could not browse certain websites.

Construction of the campus started in December 2009 and it will be 20 times larger than its headquarters in Macao.

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