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Old 01-30-2017, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Just wanted to circle back - my boss is in China now. We set up to receive Gmail through Yahoo and it is currently working (well, was working as of Friday). Haven't heard from him today (YAY!).
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Old 01-31-2017, 10:51 AM
 
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Just wanted to circle back - my boss is in China now. We set up to receive Gmail through Yahoo and it is currently working (well, was working as of Friday). Haven't heard from him today (YAY!).
Is your company in any kind of tech field? Fair warning for your boss - expect no privacy, assume that you are being monitored, that includes in his hotel room. When he gets back from China have his laptop checked for spyware.
This is from experience...
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Old 07-29-2019, 08:00 AM
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Location: Los Angeles
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One can use [url]http://vpnprivacy.services/news/how-to-open-gmail-in-china/[/url]Gmail in China? but it works very slowly there. It is best to use a different email account if possible while in China.
Sorry for bringing up an old topic.
I am planning to visit China next month. Is Google services still blocked there?

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[url=http://vpnprivacy.services/news/how-to-open-gmail-in-china/]How to open Gmail in China? - VPN Privacy Services 2019[/url]

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Old 07-29-2019, 12:58 PM
 
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Sorry for bringing up an old topic.
I am planning to visit China next month. Is Google services still blocked there?



Google is blocked and if I remember correctly you click on google it will lead you to a chinese web search engine which is pretty much useless.
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Old 07-29-2019, 01:29 PM
 
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If you get data by your mobile plan 4g, you can bypass some of the blockage
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Old Yesterday, 08:47 AM
 
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My #1 rule in China - use a VPN for everything.
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Old Today, 04:14 AM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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With all of the ways to get around China's internet controls, it is a bit amusing that China goes through all the trouble. Perhaps it was one thing when dealing with more seasoned (age-wise) folks who weren't as hip to internet technology), but younger folks seem to know all the tricks of the trade to get around things. When I was in China a decade ago, I was definitely able to find a workaround, too.
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Old Today, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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With all of the ways to get around China's internet controls, it is a bit amusing that China goes through all the trouble. Perhaps it was one thing when dealing with more seasoned (age-wise) folks who weren't as hip to internet technology), but younger folks seem to know all the tricks of the trade to get around things. When I was in China a decade ago, I was definitely able to find a workaround, too.
It still seems pretty effective. I mean, yes, it's not like North Korea where they can control 99% of the information flowing in/out of the country, but large portions of the Chinese population including millions of young people are still very unaware of many aspects of Chinese history/culture and even current events that the government would rather them not know about. It isn't about not having the ability to access this stuff, but the extra layers and inconvenience keeps the numbers to those who really care to find out.
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