Shanghai Donghan Telecom Management Co., a partner running the zoom China website, said that from May 1, individual free users could no longer host the meeting at zoom, but could still join the meeting. Only paid business accounts and individuals that have been upgraded prior to the deadline can host the meeting.
At the same time, zoom will only allow businesses with business registration certificates and corporate bank accounts to purchase their services, and personal purchases will no longer be accepted. Donghan Telecom said restrictions on Chinas personal accounts stemmed from Chinas regulatory requirements, and zoom declined to comment on recent changes in China.
Yuan Zheng, founder and CEO of zoom, stressed that zoom is an American company listed on NASDAQ. He became a U.S. citizen in July 2007 and has lived in the United States since 1997, he wrote.
Zoom has been attacked for security issues. Its simple and easy-to-use design allows users to join the conference just by clicking on the link, without requiring an account or password. This has led to the recent proliferation of so-called zoombowing harassment, that is, uninvited participants disrupt the conference by publishing offensive content.
Since the outbreak of the new crown outbreak, zoom has become one of the most popular choices for Chinese business professionals to work at home and host meetings. It is also widely used by individuals to hold online seminars and courses. According to data from sensor tower, a market research company, zoom has been at the top of Apples App Store rankings in China since mid February. (small)