According to the report, it seems that someone has been stamping the Chinese currency, the Yuan, with a QR code. The bills then become scattered throughout Chinese society. For those that scan the code, it takes them to files that are stored on the cloud through Amazon services. By accessing the link users are able to access parts of the internet that are blocked by the Chinese government-built firewall. Because the link is through Amazon’s cloud, the only way that Chinese authorities would be able to block access to the sites would be by shutting down access to Amazons’ website. This would have significant political repercussions both domestically and internationally. Chinese users that have accessed the link have commented how they can now see the whole word through sites like You Tube.
Centuries ago the Chinese built a great wall to keep invaders out of their country. This wall has stood the test of time. Today, the great firewall they have built in order to prevent an “information invasion” is being breached by a creative integration of print and electronic media.
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