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Old 01-05-2013, 06:13 AM
 
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I was wondering what good VPN services expats that have lived/worked temporarily in China have used to access Facebook, Twitter, etc. that are blocked by the Chinese Government censors. Any recommendations?
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:10 AM
 
Location: Nanjing, China
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I have trying several VPN, and I found one is good, and always can connect successfully. But the operation is all Chinese, and, the most importantly, it need payment per month or per year.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:12 AM
 
Location: Nanjing, China
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I forgot to tell you the software is 5uproxy
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:47 AM
 
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I forgot to tell you the software is 5uproxy
Is there any information at all in English about it and can one use just for a few months without pre-installation?
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:33 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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What the best, least likely to get ban-hammered one changes with some frequency. You can go on sites like shanghaiexpat or the like and scan those forums as they'll have exactly what you're looking for with current expats in china. Hope that helps.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:55 AM
 
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The govenment authorities are finding ways to block or monitor these VPN's with the improved technology (ironically, that they get from the US) as well so what works today may not work tommorrow. Face it - internet in China will always suck. I've had the citydata forum blocked by "The Great Firewall of China" in my business trips out there.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:22 AM
 
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The govenment authorities are finding ways to block or monitor these VPN's with the improved technology (ironically, that they get from the US) as well so what works today may not work tommorrow. Face it - internet in China will always suck. I've had the citydata forum blocked by "The Great Firewall of China" in my business trips out there.
When I was in China, I didn't have any problem using City-Data forum.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:29 AM
 
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When I was in China, I didn't have any problem using City-Data forum.
It's spotty and, almost without reason, they may block a site one day and open it up the next. This is common with "The Great Firewall" and part of it's nature. One day it worked, the next day it didn't, the day after it did, etc. Sometimes it's individual - try entering "free tibet". Worked for me a few times and then *block*.

Also, as I understand it, they have all internet traffic routed through only two central "servers" - one operating out of Bejing, the other Hong Kong. Each has it's own security protocols.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:21 PM
 
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It's spotty and, almost without reason, they may block a site one day and open it up the next. This is common with "The Great Firewall" and part of it's nature. One day it worked, the next day it didn't, the day after it did, etc. Sometimes it's individual - try entering "free tibet". Worked for me a few times and then *block*.

Also, as I understand it, they have all internet traffic routed through only two central "servers" - one operating out of Bejing, the other Hong Kong. Each has it's own security protocols.
I never had trouble with City-Data forum while I was in China. But I did have trouble forwarding email from a yahoo account that had in it links to my Shutterfly photos. (When I sent the link direct from Shutterfly there was no problem, but it wouldn't let me forward or reply to such a link from my yahoo account.)
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:56 PM
 
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China has its own version of youtube, facebook, google, twitter...almost everything.
Ordinary people do not really feel uncomfortable.
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