What websites are blocked in China in 2020 (Updated July) 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
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.
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 July 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. July 2020 UpdateAs you may be aware, China has recently been … [Read more...] about Best VPNs for China in 2020 (+my strategy to use them)
Is it possible to access Google in China in 2020? Even though Google has been blocked in China since early 2011, I still remain a regular user of all 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. Let's start with one simple question that needs to be … [Read more...] about How to Access Google in China (& All Google Services)
Is it possible to use Google Maps in China to navigate while traveling? Although all Google products are currently blocked in China, there are still some creative ways to use Google Maps in China. There are also plenty of alternative China map apps from which to choose. In this article, I'd like to explain both options for you and let you decide what's best for your trip. Being able to … [Read more...] about How to Use Google Maps in China (+ the Best Alternatives)