Development in Project ArkC has suspended for months due to the following reasons:

  • Changes in the political environment in China to suppress the civil society since late 2015 exposed developers to potential personal threats.
  • Moves from major Chinese ISPs (provide end users with Internet service behind NAT) limit the application of the project from the technology aspect.
  • Other personal concerns of team members

The first reason is most important to the suspension of ArkC. Therefore, developers of ArkC usually refer to “Change in Regulatory Environment” as the reason for suspension.

However, similar as the two ways of expression may seem, they are fundamentally different because the regulations should be bound by law. Certainly Not the political environment in China mainland.

A collection of all open-source code of ArkC is available on a new Github repository: projectarkc/collection.