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# 208074 25-Jan-2017 19:22
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So I am in China for a month, and do not want to always keep using my Hong Kong SIM to use data in China to access social media sites. Are there any known VPN providers to work efficiently and quickly as possible in China? 

 

I have tried connecting to UnoTelly's VPN services, but either a) they are very slow or b) they don't connect at all.

 

Thanks in advance!





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  # 1709569 25-Jan-2017 19:23
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VPN is now illegal in China without Govt approval..

 

Good luck!

https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/23/china-vpn-illegal-internet-censorship-government-approval/




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  # 1709585 25-Jan-2017 19:54
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Surely that only applies to residents living in Mainland China and not visitors to China?

 

Either way, has anybody got any working providers please?





 
 
 
 


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  # 1709613 25-Jan-2017 20:52
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I used a number of my own IPSEC and PPTP VPN's last year without issue.

 

As pointed out now the use of such a service is now illegal, and it would be very easy for them to block them (and maybe they are now doing this).

 

 


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  # 1709771 26-Jan-2017 09:06
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i setup this one a few months ago for a customer who spent a month in china, they had to try a few different servers but it did work for them in the end

 

https://www.vpnsecure.me/

 

i forgot the name of the setting but in the options for that vpn client was some kind of stealth mode setting meant for China


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  # 1709775 26-Jan-2017 09:14
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I had no problems with putting things over a ssh session to my webserver when there, and others were all using many services fine depending on the connection - different exit routes have different filtering applied. The hotel ethernet port even seemed to go unrestricted sometimes and all my google notifications would happen and mail come in for a brief time and then stop again with no warning.

 

People that traveled up north said it was worse up there. I didnt leave Shenzhen so do not know how true that is. People in SZ were also able to use a dish pointed over to HK and get LTE from there which makes the firewall seem a little pointless when you can do that or just pop over the border and go a few mins up the road to get really fast unlimited LTE, which is how people actually did their youtube uploads.





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  # 1710744 27-Jan-2017 16:36
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Thanks guys, I managed to get Tor browser to work by connecting it through the Amazon bridge. Albeit a bit slow, it works better than before.




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  # 1710797 27-Jan-2017 18:45
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You might want to look into a VPN provider that offers openvpn over ssl, essentially masking the openvpn headers. Would be a lot faster than Tor.


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