Hi guys, just to make it clear in this post I am simply asking if this is technically possible, i am not saying if it’s going to happen or is likely to happen.
So my question is, can the Chinese government, if they wanted, block all encrypted traffic from any device connected to the internet by ordering the ISPs to do so? For privacy concerns, they can permit encrypted traffic to certain servers, such as for example, WeChat is like WhatsApp in China and everyone uses it to message others, so the government can basically work with that company and only allow encrypted traffic to that company’s servers, and lets just say everyone is expected by the government to trust that company will not leak any private information, so any privacy concerns are solved that way by making people able to use encrypted connection to connect to a few trusted companies that offer certain services.
If they do this - i.e. block all encrypted traffic to none-government approved servers, they will essentially block all the chinese from being able to access the safe network, is it correct? And is it technically possible for them to block all encrypted traffic?