Since the 2000s, the Chinese government has been blocking foreign social networks and services. But during the Winter Olympics, athletes will be able to use Instagram and Twitter. The International Olympic Committee made such a statement.
Access to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Telegram and other major foreign social networks and messengers, as well as Google services, is blocked in mainland China. Initially, there were no penalties for bypassing blockades. However, in 2019, a resident of Guangdong province was fined one fifth of his salary for using a VPN service.