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Q: VPN in Shanghai

Hi, looks like I will need VPN in China, a friend of mine uses Express VPN but he said it doesn't work as fast as it used to be and I wonder if anyone in Shanghai (or in China) can recommend something else.

 

Are there any specific to Shanghai options comparing to the rest of China or is it all the same? Which one would you recommend as of today knowing that nothing is perfect and what's good today can be bad tomorrow? But still please recommend. Thanks!

3 years 13 weeks ago in  Web & Technology - Shanghai

 
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Express VPN is a very good one, otherwise you can try Astrill, those are the 2 I'm using on a regular basis.

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I've heard about some other solutions in Shanghai...

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Don't write the names in the forums!  

Also, use the search function.

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Yeah if its free they are going to shut it down in 2 seconds. The people they dont want having access are the people whose only choice is free. The people with international credit cards and $100 to spend probably dont worry the ccp too much about getting on facebook. It can never be truly impossible because big companies need access to the real internet, though they usually route a proxy server through HK or Seoul for all traffic not a vpn. It can never truly be impossible though.

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ExpressVPN is really good and working fine in China so far, However only few vpns that successfully work in China http://www.bestvpnprovider.com/china-vpn you can try purevpn or ipvanish hope it will help.

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Astrill VPN is fast. But it's paid to use.

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If you just need to access Gmail account for using VPN, instead you better download an application of local email client which called YoMail from the website: www.yomail.com/en/ It's easy to use and safe because no registration for the application. I always use it to connect to Gmail because the VPN connection in China recently is very bad. 

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SurfShark is performing great these days. It's an economical service as well. There are certain free options such as Hotspot Shield, and TunnelBear, however you can go extramiles with best premium vpn services for China: https://www.vpnranks.com/best-vpn-for-china/

These would unblock anything and everything for you.

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