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Partnership boosts usage over China's firewall

CloudFare, Baidu's unified network service makes foreign sites accessible

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The virtual joint venture could prove a groundbreaking model for US tech firms eyeing China. Companies such as Uber (above) have recently sought to expand in China by using the political connections and clout of Chinese investors to clear a path for their businesses.

Hong Kong

IT is one of the best-guarded borders in the world, and one of the most time-consuming to cross. Yet in the past few months, a new agreement has let people speed over it billions of times.

The border is the digital one that divides China from the rest of the world. It is