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Q: Best VPN service for China?

So I have subscribed to VpnOneClick Pro and it really sucks because of the fact that it disconnects usually twice each hour. I haven't had this problem until I was in China so I wonder which is the most stable one out there someone had suggested HideMyAss but I heard it can be tracked by anti-piracy companies but as far as I am concerned China don't bother with privacy but blocking. Please advice any other with good price plans. P.S. I am located in Shenyang (located in Liaoning province of China)

4 years 47 weeks ago in  Web & Technology - Shenyang

 
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you can load many vpn's on torrent websites with passwords and authentification codes, including the one your using now, because trolls lurk everywhere, we dont usually give names on the forum. why screw up a good thing.

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you can load many vpn's on torrent websites with passwords and authentification codes, including the one your using now, because trolls lurk everywhere, we dont usually give names on the forum. why screw up a good thing.

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I have a continuously updated article that answers this question: The Best VPNs To Use In China 2014. I also provide tips for connecting there, because it can be difficult to get things to work consistently.

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I was in China January. Both hidemyass and PIA worked just fine. PIA seemed faster than Hidemyass. If you're concerned of Hidemyass's  privacy, take a look at these hidemyass alternatives, esp PIA and IPVanish

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Free VPNs are not good if you don't concern about the tracking then you should concern about how Free VPN earn ?? They log your activity and sell your data or show advertisement which slow down your Internet speed.. China has a great firewall and its not easy to bypass the restrictions with free VPNs.. There are many Cheap VPN service for China you can use them such as PureVPN, HMA, PIA, Astrill etc.. they also offer free trail so try them.. best of luck

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I tried a few and settled on expressvpn.....  expensive but a least  reliable . get kicked off once in a while.... suspect they all do that....  what time of day is a big thing to where to connect to .

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I think the article by Greyone mentioned above is a good one. ExpressVPN is a service I've used as well as HMA, VyprVPN, 12VPN and others. I think the trick is that you need to find a VPN service that specifically caters to the China market. If not, that means they're not actively avoiding detection by China's censors and will more than likely get blocked at some point.

 

Plenty of good lists have been mentioned here but I'll add one more just because it does a good job of "showing" the VPNs instead of just describing them:

 

http://www.travelchinacheaper.com/best-vpn-2014-options

 

The video reviews here are a fresh change from the usual and it's written by a guy who lives here in China.

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Hmm interesting how a bunch of new accounts are the ones posting the  specific names of VPN's. Does anything seem fishy here? 

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I have tried few VPNs and at-last pick PureVPN as my favorite. It is affrodable + reliable VPN service http://www.purevpn.com/china-vpn-service.php

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I'm glad noone has mentioned my VPN here.  I'm not stupid enough to expose what I use.

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Astrill vpn

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Simple search for the question you are asking in Google, you will find hundreds of answers and vpns. Use then and pick the best one.

Thanks,

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was this another admin account pushing controversial posts of the front page?

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theres a bunch of very good ones out there. some free, some paid.

among the leaders are Express VPN, vyprvpn, Astrill.

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Thank you sallycroft,

I had used pure VPN it was good but pretty slow that is why I recently bought NordVPN it is one of the best Torrent VPN i had ever used.

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I have been in China for 4 years and their government is very much restricted in banning VPN. Not every VPN works in China. I recommend you to use surf shark vpn. It's quite awesome to use and can unblock geo-restricted content in China. You can also read reviews of surfshark vpn for your satisfaction.

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When I left China in April, you could find decent ones on the Apple App store. However, as soon as one becomes popular it would be blocked, so it's a struggle to stay ahead of the game. 

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I recommend you to use this VPN for China

They provide SSL based service that can't be identified as VPN connection. This is very important feature for China.
When you connecting it look like you are using https web protocol.
Many web sites use https (banks, government, email services) to secure data that transferred between website and user. It is 100% untrackable.

It works through your regular Internet connection and it encrypts all transferring  data.
This means that anyone can't sniff what you are doing in Internet
So you don't worry about leaking your personal info when you connected to SSL VPN server.

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https://download.cnet.com/Tor-Browser-Bundle/3000-2356_4-75660251.html

 

The free Firefox-based Tor Browser Bundle integrates the Tor network's enhanced privacy and security. If you would have thought Onion Routing involved wooden crates and flatbed trucks or maybe a sandwich order, you might be surprised to hear it's actually an online security technology. Think of an onion's layers: in Onion Routing, layers of encryption make it impossible to trace messages back to their point of origin. Once a secret project of the U.S. Naval Research Lab, it's now the concern of the Tor Project, an open-source community devoted to developing Tor, the software implementation of second-generation Onion Routing technology, and to maintaining the Tor network.

It includes the Vidalia network connection utility, but it's much less fiddly than previous Tor implementations. Basically, the Tor Browser does it all for you. Both the Tor Browser and access to the Tor network are free.

 

We extracted and opened the Tor Browser, which includes the Vidalia Control Panel, a small dialog box for configuring and managing your connection to the Tor network. But the software did it all itself, connecting and opening the browser in a Tor start page. Though the browser uses a green globe icon, it's basically Firefox 10 with Tor-specific features added to the toolbar. The Tor Browser's extras include NoScript, which by default is set to Forbid Scripts Globally. The green onion icon is called the Torbutton; it's the key to Tor's features and settings. Its menu let us create a New Identity, open the Cookie Protections manager, and set the program's Preferences on three tabs: Proxy, Security, and Display settings. The Security Settings offers by far the most choices, with eight submenus of options.

In use, we found the Tor Browser to be just like other Firefox clones. We know what you're asking: did the Tor Browser slow down our surfing? Yes; there's no doubt that some familiar pages loaded more slowly than usual. Was it annoying? Hardly. Most users will see similar slowdowns on a daily basis. Bottom line: the Tor Browser Bundle makes it easy to take advantage of Tor's proven benefits.

 

 

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Guys Guy's Guys
Talking about VPN's on open forums is akin to talking about Masturbating...we all have done it but we don't talk about it.
So when your VPN gets blocked you can only blame yourself

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Using VPNs in China is really frustrating. Don't expect a VPN that works well elsewhere to work in China. That's because the so-called Great Firewall blocks VPN servers in China as well. Especially during recent years, there has been a number of VPN crackdowns in China. Some Chinese people even got into legal troubles for using VPNs in China.  With that said, if you need to use a VPN in China, be sure that it'd work in China. If you can't test it yourself in China (for example, you're shopping for a VPN before your China trip), you can read VPN review articles that talks about VPNs in China. For example, this website claims to do VPN testings from China and they provide a list of VPNs that work well in China:  Hope that helps!

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I use Express vee pee en and it has completely stopped working today. How about you guys? Any veeps working at all?

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The situation with VPNs in China is always changing. I recommending checking the Tips for China website for the latest info. You can check the Best VPN for China article for some good recommendations, I'm currently subscribed to all 3 of the top recommendations from there. ExpressVPN is the main one I normally use, but it can get unstable during sensitive dates and during government meetings. It's always good to have at least 1 backup VPN.

 

You should also check out the China VPN testing page to see actual performance tests if you want to know the best servers to use.

icnif77:

Thanks for your insight, buTT ... whatever name you post here, it will get into the block soon after. surprise

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Dear old china hands and gurus, why do websites load faster with a enpeevee that without one?

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