Alibaba helps Chinese students overcome the “Great Firewall” to study abroad online

Tram Ho

According to the sharing of many universities in the world, Alibaba Cloud Company is providing a network between mainland Chinese universities and students. This circle can be established for schools within 48 hours.

Many Chinese students are staying home due to a pandemic that has forced schools to close. Despite this, they had difficulty viewing live lectures or accessing classroom materials online because of the Great Firewall, aka the “Great Firewall” (adapted from “Great Wall”).

Great Firewall is the Chinese government’s Internet control system. The system not only blocks websites that the government considers sensitive like Google and Facebook but can also slow down the loading speed of foreign websites.

Breaking the Great Firewall through connected services such as virtual private networks (VPNs) is illegal in China without a license, while only a small number of licensed VPN vendors operate. However, the US Fortinet is licensed and cooperates with Alibaba.

The Australian Council of IT Universities said 30 of its 47 member universities use Alibaba Cloud. The UK’s Linked Information System Committee, which provides network services to UK universities, said four schools have tested the service.

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Alibaba Cloud is providing a network between mainland Chinese schools and students in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the latest statistics, the total number of Chinese students studying abroad is about 662,100. Alibaba provides networking services for foreign schools, though relations between China and the West are tense.

“In the wake of the Corona virus pandemic, cloud-based technologies play an important role to help people get used to the new normal conditions. This should not be confused with any political issues, ”Alibaba Cloud asserted in his statement.

Other competitors in the cloud technology market in China, such as Huawei and Tencent, have not yet provided equivalent services to foreign universities.

According to Reuters

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