Chinese Internet for foreigners

    On Tuesday, Anton Nosik flew to China, which is notorious for its Golden Shield or the Great Chinese firewall. In principle, the facts of Internet censorship are well known, but the way it looks in everyday life is likely to be interesting.

    Spout stayed at The Regent Beijing Hotel. In order to access the Internet, you must agree to the rules for using the Internet:

    By using the Internet services provided by The Regent Beijing, I unconditionally agree to the following conditions: the

    Internet is a public network and the hotel has no control over any of the Internet providers, information service providers, network operators, content providers and others similar or equivalent systems and services. The hotel cannot be held responsible for any actions or omissions of the above.

    My use of Internet services (including all communications and information posted and transmitted during the use of services) can be verified for all authorized state purposes, and the hotel does not provide any guarantees of confidentiality or inviolability of such messages or information transmitted by me in the process of using these services .

    I acknowledge that such communication or information may be reviewed, recorded, stored, copied and used for the stated purposes and the hotel will not be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of information, email addresses, registration and identification information, disk space, communication, confidential or commercial -secret information or any other content accessible or transmitted by me in the process of using these services.

    I use the Internet at my own risk. The hotel cannot be held liable in the event of any (a) electronic, mechanical and information damage, or (b) for damage to my computer resulting from the use of these services or due to the suspension, termination or non-functioning of these services.

    While every effort will be made to make these services available, I acknowledge that these services may not be available if the hotel so decides at its discretion.

    Internet services are provided and can be used only under the following conditions:

    I accept full responsibility for all claims, losses, damage or any consequences of using these services.

    I agree that the hotel will not be liable for any damage (direct, indirect, incidental, special), including, but not limited to, loss of profit, the possibility of using data and other intangible losses.

    I agree to protect and fully compensate the hotel for all other third party claims, losses, damage and consequences (including, but not limited to, a reasonable attorney's fee) for using this service.

    The hotel expressly disclaims any warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and no violation of property rights.

    As you can see, it is stated directly and without hesitation that “the use of Internet services can be verified for all authorized state purposes, and the hotel does not provide any guarantees of confidentiality or inviolability” and “communication or information can be reviewed, recorded, stored, copied and used for established purposes, the hotel will not be responsible for maintaining confidentiality. "

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