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 … [Read more...] about Is it Legal to Use a VPN in China? The Answer May Surprise You.
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. It's happening all across the country right now. So what has happened? Do VPNs no longer work in China? SPECIAL NOTE: Starting with the National Day celebration in October, China has been clamping down particularly hard on VPN … [Read more...] about Do VPNs Still Work in China? (as of December 2019)
What websites are blocked in China in 2019 (Updated December)? 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 What Websites and Apps are Blocked in China in 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 December 2019: As you … [Read more...] about Best VPNs for China 2019 (with Discount Codes)
Is the internet censored in Hong Kong? With all the protests that have happened this past year 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 over to Chinese rule, the small … [Read more...] about Do I Need a VPN in Hong Kong? Internet Censorship and China’s Big Brother Rule
Is it easy to find WiFi in China? Unless you are paying for international data roaming on your phone, knowing how to easily find WiFi in China will be helpful for when you need to connect to the Internet. These are some ideas for how and where to find Wifi in China. Considering how much we use our computers and mobile devices for things like email or even getting directions on Google … [Read more...] about How to Find WiFi in China 2019| Tips to Stay Connected