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. January 2020 UpdateAs you may be aware, China has recently been … [Read more...] about Best VPNs for China in 2020 (+my strategy to use them)
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.
Do VPNs still work in China? If you're in China right now, 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 right now. 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 the Hong … [Read more...] about Do VPNs Still Work in China? (as of January 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 that some of the best VPNs are most popular in China. The … [Read more...] about Is it Legal to Use a VPN in China? The Answer May Surprise You.
What websites are blocked in China in 2020 (Updated January)? 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
Many folks email and ask me, "How can I watch Chinese shows outside of China?" Having watched many Chinese shows myself in recent months in the US, I'd like to share three primary ways that you can stream Chinese TV online. When trying to stream Chinese TV from apps like Youku, you always encounter an error reading "This content is not available in your region." Put more simply, much of … [Read more...] about How to Watch Chinese TV Shows in Your Home Country
Can you access WhatsApp in China in 2020? The fact is that WhatsApp has been blocked in China since June of 2017. However, I still use WhatsApp andI 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 China, … [Read more...] about How to Use WhatsApp in China in 2020 | Expat Guide