Is the internet censored in Hong Kong in 2020? Considering the protests and the new security laws in Hong Kong, the relationship between Hong Kong and China has been international news. Most people are aware that China heavily censors its internet, but what about Hong Kong? Do you need a VPN in Hong Kong? Prior to 1997, the year that Hong Kong was handed back over to China, the small … [Read more...] about Do I Need a VPN in Hong Kong? Internet Censorship and China’s Big Brother Rule
VPN Reviews & Tips for China
Learn everything you need to know about VPNs in China, including which VPNs work, whether they're even legal and which are the best VPNs for China.
So you've landed in China and realized that you want to use a Virtual Private Network, or VPN for short. Unfortunately, all the VPN websites that are supposed to help you bypass censorship are, well...censored. So what do you do? How can you install a VPN from within China? Don't worry, you're not alone. Getting stuck in China without a VPN is a common problem that many people face. I get … [Read more...] about How to Install a VPN from within China in 2020 (2 Methods)
What websites are blocked in China in 2020 (Updated September) 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 … [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? I'll start by saying this: as of September 2020, it is still possible to connect to a VPN in China. It's … [Read more...] about Do VPNs Still Work in China? (as of September 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. Over the past 3 years 6 years 8 years 10 years … [Read more...] about Best VPNs for China in 2020 (+my strategy to use them)