China blocks Skype web phone service – Mure Dickie

From the Financial Times:

A local arm of China Telecom, the country’s biggest fixed-line operator, has moved to block access to a computer-to-telephone call service offered internationally by Skype, the European internet telephony .

Skype does not offer the fee-paying “SkypeOut” service to mainland Chinese users of its and the action against it by the China unit has not affected the European company’s free computer-to-computer telephone service.

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