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Best VPN for China, which one to choose ?

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Best VPN for China, which one to choose ?

Hello,

I am going to Shanghai in a couple of days for a Business Trip.

I am wondering which is the Best VPN to use while in Shanghai?

I've heard many VPN are not working due to the censorship. Seems like some protocols like Open VPN are blocked?

My work requires access to Gmail and Facebook.

Thanks for your suggestion.

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1. Re: Best VPN for China, which one to choose ?

Hello,

I am living in Shanghai.

I would recommend you to read a bit before making a choice.

For example this guide is very well done as they did the test from China so i consider it accurate : https://anonymster.com/best-vpn-china/

You have to read through the line when you choose a VPN for China so refer to some reliable guide about the topic from people who actually tested them within China as some of them are indeed blocked.

The great firewall of China is getting stronger in 2017 as China has passed some new laws related to VPN.

Have a good trip !

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5. Re: Best VPN for China, which one to choose ?

Hello,

Thanks Marc for your answer.

I ended up reading this guide you shared and getting for a month membership of: https://goo.gl/uA4ObL (express)

I asked my colleague in Shanghai to try this VPN and it seems to work fine, seems i will be covered once i have arrived.

I will report once I am there.

Thx !

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6. Re: Best VPN for China, which one to choose ?

I was in Beijing last October,

I can confirm what is being said in the Anonymster guide.

I also did the mistake of getting a VPN which has not been tested within China and it wasn’t working.

Seems you need to really to follow the advice of people testing VPN within China as what is working outside of China will not necessarily work inside China.

The Internet in China is more like an Intranet they control everything.

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This thread needs to be taken with a grain of salt.

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9. Re: Best VPN for China, which one to choose ?

I know for a fact that if you have Avast, there is a built-in VPN you can use for free for a week if you need. Otherwise, google is your friend when finding this info. However the one you chose is one of the top VPN's in the country, you should be fine.

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10. Re: Best VPN for China, which one to choose ?

Hello Meredith, actually that two VPN are blocked in China. I tried and it doesnt work. The article above was right actually. Listed VPN are working well.

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