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?
What are the best VPNs for China in 2018? 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 October 2018: As you may be … [Read more...] about Best VPN for China 2018 (with Discount Codes)
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 2018. 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 on March 31, 2018. So what has happened? Do VPNs no longer work in China or what? I'll start … [Read more...] about Do VPNs Still Work in China? (as of October 2018)
Is it possible to watch Twitch in China? As the world's leading live-streaming video service, content streamed on Twitch is popular not only with expats but even with local Chinese people. But is Twitch blocked in China? If so, is it possible to still use the service? China has a tendency to censor its internet, a measure it says helps to protect its citizens from outside … [Read more...] about Is Twitch Blocked in China? (Yes, and here’s what you can do)
Is it possible to use Amazon in China in 2018? You might be under the impression that an Amazon Prime membership is worthless in China. Surprisingly, it's not! It may not guarantee you 2-day shipping, but you can order items on Amazon for delivery in China; you can watch Prime Video on your Fire TV; you can listen to Amazon Music. This guide is meant to show you how. You've probably read … [Read more...] about How to Use Amazon in China (Prime Music, Prime Video & Fire TV)
Is it possible to access Google in China in 2018? Even though Google has been blocked in China since early 2011, I still remain an regular user of all the Google services, 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 prepare yourself. When it comes to being censored within … [Read more...] about How to Access Google in China (and all the Google services)