Knowing China (3)
It is inconvenient for foreign business people to come to China because they cannot use Gmail, Google, Facebook messenger, and many useful tools. You may watch this video.
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Hello everyone, this is Marco, and as you can see, I'm speaking to you from beautiful Shanghai. Or am I? Because to the youtube servers, this video was uploaded from Korea. Why, why is that, why?
Censorship is not the correct word to describe the firewall's purpose. A much better word is protection.
I am very honored and proud to introduce you to three great YouTubers from China Mainland - Liziqi, Dianxi Xiaoge, and Ms Yeah. By Oct. 12, 2020, their subscribers are 12.8M, 6.28M, and 9.38M. The most conservative estimate is that their monthly income from YouTube directly is more than $50,000 a year, which is a significant amount of money in China. They may even have income from other sponsors!
Ironically, according to Chinese rules, YouTube is not allowed in China. It is extremely difficult to visit YouTube.com in China because of GFW - Great Firewall, and the fear of the law(I do not want to discuss whether they break the laws of China, it is a bigger topic.)
So, how they are so successful?