What websites are blocked in China in 2019 (Updated March)? 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 What Websites and Apps are Blocked in China in 2019?
Do VPNs still work in China? This is one of the most common questions I have been getting from people who are looking to travel or move to China in 2019 - particularly right now since China has been cracking down on VPNs this early part of March. A lot of the concern stems from reports last year that China would be cracking down on VPN usage, specifically the ban that was supposed to happen in … [Read more...] about Do VPNs Still Work in China? (as of March 2019)
What is the best VPN for China in 2019? That's a loaded question that often gets met with simple answers from people who don't even live in China. I've been living here for 10+ years and I've personally used over 20 different VPNs. While there are plenty of options to choose from, I'm aiming to let you know what works here in China...and what doesn't. UPDATE MARCH 2019: As you may … [Read more...] about Best VPNs for China 2019 (with Discount Codes)
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? 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 that some of the best VPNs are most popular in China. The question … [Read more...] about Is it Legal to Use a VPN in China? The Answer May Surprise You.
Is it possible to use WhatsApp in China in 2019? Even though WhatsApp has been blocked in China since June of 2017, I still remain connected on WhatsApp, so I can tell you from experience that it's entirely possible...as long as you're prepared. Here's a quick explanation of what you need to know and how to make sure you can access WhatsApp in China. When it comes to being censored within … [Read more...] about How to Use WhatsApp in China | 2019 Guide
Is it possible to use Yahoo Search in China in 2019? Yahoo Search has been one of the only Western search engines easily accessible from within China in recent years. But that all changed after its blocking in September 2018. Here I share all you need to know about Yahoo Search’s blocking and how to access the search engine in China. It’s probably not news to you that China actively … [Read more...] about Is Yahoo Search Blocked in China? (Yes and Here’s What to Do)