All of the sightseeing in China are very attractive and impressive. Traveling to China is an incredible adventure. One of the major online inconvenience travelers face while travelling in China is the restrictions that the Chinese government places on internet access.
How bad is the censorship?
China not only block website content but also monitor the activities of netizens. Many international sites like Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube are blocked in China. There are more than sixty Internet regulations in China, which have been implemented by all state-owned Chinese ISPs and companies. Each website hosted in China must have its own ICP license, Otherwise any website won’t be able to operated in mainland China. The main purpose is to prevent Chinese people from reading negative things.
If you just want to chat to your Chinese friends, you can simply use QQ(an instant messaging software service) or Weibo(microblogging website). But both of them are monitored by the Chinese government.
Not just China, many countries have their own versions of the Great Firewall. The simple and best solution to all this is to get a VPN.
But don’t think this is over! China is now automatically killing connections to the Internet when a VPN is detected. And they just implemented a GFW upgrade which has killed basically all VPN service. That’s why there are so many topics about VPN China out there.
So what is the best VPN for China now? Which works and which not? We live in China and we have used over 20 VPNs in the past years. Here you can see our review on the Best VPN For China In 2015.
Now most of VPN websites are blocked in China. So don’t forget to install/buy a VPN service before heading off to China. It is harder to do it within China and you don’t want to waste your precious time while traveling.
Also, you can configure FoxyProxy or GoAgent for your browser. They are both advanced proxy management extensions for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. You can manage and switch between multiple proxies quickly and easily.
But remember that free proxies are insecure, and the GFW also make a concerted effort to block known web proxy sites.
Some VPN providers offer a short period of free trial. So if you won’t stay in China for a long time. You can test with VyprVPN free trial account for a couple of days.