What websites are blocked in China in 2020 (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 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? I'll start by saying this: as of December 2020, it is still possible to connect to a VPN in China. It's been … [Read more...] about Do VPNs Still Work in China? (as of December 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. Over the past 3 years 6 years 8 years 10 years … [Read more...] about Best VPNs for China in 2020 (+my strategy to use them)
Is it easy to find WiFi in China in 2020? 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 … [Read more...] about How to Find WiFi in China 2020 | Tips to Stay Connected
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