What websites are blocked in China in 2020 (Updated August) This is a question that gets asked a lot, particularly among people who are planning to travel or move to China. It helps knowing what to expect, which is why I'd like to give you a comprehensive (and constantly updated) list of blocked websites in China. Starting in the late 1990s, China began monitoring and censoring the internet … [Read more...] about List of Websites and Apps Blocked in China for 2020
One of the most common questions I receive about VPNs (or "Virtual Private Network") is this: Is it legal to use a VPN in China in 2020? Since China censors the internet using the "Great Firewall of China" to keep people inside the country from accessing different websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google, Gmail, etc., it's no wonder the popularity has surged for the best VPN for … [Read more...] about Is it Legal to Use a VPN in China? The Answer May Surprise You.
Do VPNs still work in China? If you are currently in China, you're probably aware of how difficult it is to connect to a VPN right now. Don't worry - you're not alone. This is a problem people are having all across the country. So what has happened? Do VPNs no longer work in China? Special Note: These past few months have been particularly hard on VPN users in China. With COVID-19, … [Read more...] about Do VPNs Still Work in China? (as of August 2020)
What is the best VPN for China in 2020? That's a loaded question that often gets met with simple answers from people who have never even lived in China. While there are plenty of options to choose from, I'm aiming to not only let you know what works, but also my exact strategy for how to use a VPN and stay connected in China. August 2020 UpdateAs you may be aware, China has recently been … [Read more...] about Best VPNs for China in 2020 (+my strategy to use them)
If you're like me, you've wasted plenty of time searching for live streams of NFL football games and college football games online. You've thought to yourself, There's got to be a better way to watch a high-definition football game in China, right? Thankfully, there is. During the 2020-2021 American football season, you can experiment with a number of these excellent paid and free ways to … [Read more...] about Best Ways to Watch the NFL in China | 2020-2021 Season
Are you a traveler or expat wondering how to set up WeChat Wallet? Perhaps you're frustrated by the process or you haven't even started, but you know that WeChat is the preferred way to buy things in China. In this guide, I'm going to walk you through the WeChat Wallet set up process and troubleshoot why it may not be working for you. For folks currently living or planning to move to … [Read more...] about How to Set up WeChat Wallet in 2020 | China Expat Guide