I’m glad it was useful! For a rundown of what is and isn’t available to purchase for foreigners in a Chinese supermarket, check out my article.
This is a difficult situation, i can barely believe that some part of the world does not have the same internet i do. I got familiar with vpn’s way before i travelled to china, i bought it for streaming servises but then decided to travel i was glad I had nordvpn already installed. my friend had express and it was much slower then mine so we end up sharing nordvpn, coz u can use it on several devices and it didn’t affect our speeds, but it is a must to have a VPN in China. otherwise, you won’t be able to access your regular news sites or social media.
As for individuals, this rule didn’t **technically** apply to them. We as individuals still have the right to be getting on a VPN. Now, I say . At any point in time, China can change their minds, and they have done so in the past, making trouble for foreigners who use a Virtual Private Network.
Thanks for the feedback, but I disagree. My Shadowsocks connection was the most unreliable connection in China, which was very disappointing since I paid for a whole year. I wasn’t the only one of my friends with the same problem. And my phone was personally blocked because of using a VPN (plus many other foreigners AND Chinese people in Xinjiang).
Do you know how I her my business Authorised to use vpn in china, we want to do everything we can to have a legitimate vpn service for our users who need to access office 365, azure and our internal network
What people didn’t read was the fact that China was being very directive towards . You see, when businesses use a VPN they have to get clearance from the government to do so. They can’t just use a VPN because it’s necessary for business, they have to get approvals from the authorities in China in order to create and use a VPN.
One of the most common questions I receive about VPNs (or “Virtual Private Network”) is this: are most popular in China.
Hey Josh great article! Travelling in China’s capital Beijing last month, actually there is a huge banning on the web. I needed a VPN for some specific sites. I confirm that in China’s Apple store I couldnt even find an actually VPN app!
that might work better where you’ll be visiting or living.