In the latest move dashing Western internet company hopes of breaking into
China, it was announced that all internet phone calls were to be banned
apart from those made over two state-owned networks, China Unicom and China
Websites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are already blocked in China
and Google closed down its Chinese servers last year after heavy government
China on Thursday announced that it had made illegal the use of Skype, the
popular internet telephony service, as the country continues to shut itself
off from the rest of the world.