Re-evaluate the Chinese rate-limiting

Back in October some rate limiting was added for certain traffic from Chinese sources, can we re-evaluate that rate limiting? Is it still needed? Can it be relaxed?
I realise the blocking was added due to significant abuse at the time with little other options, I’m just hopeful that that’s no longer the case.

There’s been several complains over the last few months, and as it turns out, there’s now some Chinese clones/proxies of WordPress.org to work around it.

Some relevant threads:

  • https://wordpress.org/support/topic/china-cannot-access-wordpress-org/
  • https://wordpress.org/support/topic/all-chinese-user-429-too-many-requests-unfair/
  • https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5106
  • https://wordpress.org/search/429/?forums=1

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