Chinese netizens who have relied on Freegate software to circumvent the censors now have a new version of the popular programme available for down load.
The updated version, Freegate 7.12, includes a wide variety of new features and improvements making it more user friendly, secure and versatile. It is currently only available for Chinese users.
Freegate was intially created by dissident Chinese associated with the outlawed religious movement Falun Gong, it also has received funding from the Broadcasting Board of Governors which oversees Radio Free Asia.
Freegate’s parent body DIT has made this a reasonably low key launch but is expecting 7.12 to have wide appeal