wiki:org/meetings/2017Montreal/Notes/TorInChina

# Tor in China

Current situation: if you have a pluggable transport working in China, Tor will work. What is the latency in that respect?

OONI has better data on what is working in China and what isn't.

Lantern's Github forum.

Do we know how the GFW works now?

  1. GreatFire.org
  2. Psiphon & Lantern have their own data points because of their funding base

Learning more about domestic Chinese developers and users - e.g. Shadowsocks.

We should strive not to have a patronizing attitude. How do we help those that are working within China in their own efforts to circumvent censorship.

There are a lot of hackers going to mainland China for hardware production, we chould build links there.

More relays and bridges in Asia, for performance purposes in general. OONI as a network measurement app that could be used in China under the name of a network testing tool.

More funding for domain fronting.

Better communication of mirrors to those who need it.

## Broad Level

There's the human aspect: how to do better outreach and communication. There's also the technical aspect: getting more stats from OONI, mirror reliability, etc.

## Summary

We had a relatively open-ended discussion on Tor within mainland China. How do we increase our accessability within China? We started by acknowledging that we simply need more data - from OONI, as well as user stories from actual Chinese users and keeping lines of dialogue open. On the broad level, we acknowleged we have two aspects: the human aspect, which encompasses how to do better outreach, communication, and translation. And theres the technical aspect: how do we do censorship circumvention better, mirror reliability, etc.

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