The Economist has an article that discusses the proposed US shutdown of WeChat. This caught my eye:

Foreigners in China have long relied on virtual private networks (vpns) to jump the great firewall. Now, Oscar Li, a postgraduate in Colorado, plans to do the reverse. After his mother in China heard the news about a possible WeChat ban, she called him, frantic with worry. He reassured her that he would download a vpn to circumvent the new great firewall of America.

A sign of the times.

Readers interested in China should also checkout a longer article in the same issue of The Economist, which provides an excellent discussion of recent changes in Chinese economic policy.

PS.  Here’s a bit more from that famous Robert Frost poem:

Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offense.
Something there is that doesn’t love a wall