2021 China VPN Speed Testing Blog

Hello and a very belated welcome to the 2021 China VPN blog. Here is where you will find the latest China VPN speed tests and tips to optimize your VPN connections in China. 2021 Changes Remarkably, after almost 2 years, I still find myself unable to return to my home in China due to the … Read more

How to connect to ExpressVPN using manual OpenVPN configurations

In today’s tutorial I am going to show you how to connect to ExpressVPN using manual OpenVPN configuration files with third party OpenVPN clients for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. This can be very useful if you are using ExpressVPN in China because the manual OpenVPN server IP addresses are different from the ones used … Read more

How to Use a Computer as a Virtual VPN Router

Virtual VPN Router text over graphic of 3 computers

Warning If your purpose for setting up a virtual VPN router is watching USA Netflix on devices such as Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, Smart TV, iPad, Android, etc then make sure you are using a VPN service that supports Netflix on all devices. Many VPN services are “browser only” for Netflix which means that they … Read more

China Accessible VPN Website Links

China Accessible VPN Website Links

Most VPN websites are blocked in China. Use these links for alternative/mirror VPN websites that are accessible in China. WannaFlix China Website China Accessible Link Support Email – admin@wannaflix.com Special Offer – 30% off NordVPN China Website China Accessible Link Support Email – support@nordvpn.com Special Offer – Check here for the latest offers Surfshark China … Read more

VPN discounts, coupon codes, and free trials

Best VPN Discounts; Special Offers; Coupon Codes; Free Trials

Here you will find the best available discounts for ExpressVPN, Surfshark, WannaFlix, 12VPN, VPN.ac, NordVPN, VyprVPN, and TorGuard. This page only lists coupons codes, discount codes, promo codes, free trials, etc. If you are looking for a VPN for a specific purpose, you may want to check these pages first. Best VPN for China Best … Read more

FAQ About Using a VPN in China

Using a VPN in China - Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find answers to common questions about using a VPN in China in 2020. Real answers from a real VPN user in China. Are There any Free VPNs That Work in China? There are various free VPNs that might work in China from time to time, but I do not recommend using any … Read more

How to watch Netflix in China with a VPN (2021 Update)

Netflix (the most popular paid video streaming site in the world) is now available in every country in the world, with only 4 exceptions – China, North Korea, Syria, and Crimea. Does that mean you can’t watch Netflix in China? Of course not. You can still watch Netflix in China with the right VPN. But … Read more

Best VPN for China

Best VPN for China

What is the best VPN to use in China? As someone who has lived in China since 2005 and uses VPNs every day, this is a question that I am qualified to answer. Here are the top VPNs for China that are still working well in July 2021. Latest China VPN Updates China’s VPN crackdown … Read more

ExpressVPN Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale

ExpressVPN Black Friday Deal

The annual ExpressVPN Black Friday & Cyber Monday sale is not currently available. Check back here again next year. 2021 Update – Although the Black Friday sale is not on right now, you can currently get the exact same offer (extra 3 months free). To claim your 3 months free, just click on the “Claim … Read more

How to download VPN apps on iOS in China

Recently, Apple has removed all VPN apps from the China App Store. But there is a workaround to get these apps installed on your iOS in China! So, what can you do to download the VPN if you are in China? The answer is quite simple actually. The restriction can be bypassed by using a … Read more

StrongVPN Alternatives for China

StrongVPN used to work very well in China many years ago. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case today. Here is the good news. There are several alternatives to StrongVPN that work better in China. All of these StrongVPN alternatives come with a money back guarantee so you can try all of them risk-free! WannaFlix … Read more

How to set up VPN.ac Manual OpenVPN on iOS

Important Update (2021) This article was originally published in 2016 when VPN.ac did not have an iOS app available. VPN.ac now has an iOS app, which is also now the only way to connect to VPN.ac in China. VPN.ac no longer allows OpenVPN connections from China. If you are outside of China, then you can … Read more

2020 China VPN Performance Testing Blog

Happy new year and welcome to the fifth annual China VPN testing blog. This is the page where you can find real VPN speed tests done in China using my top recommended VPNs for China. Archive of previous China VPN testing blogs: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. Unless stated otherwise, all tests are done from my … Read more

How to get a 7 Day Free Trial for Astrill VPN

Latest Update – Astrill is no longer offering a free trial (nor a money back guarantee) for customers in China. Read this blog post for more information. If you are outside of China then you should still be able to get the free trial. As it is no longer possible to get a free trial … Read more

ExpressVPN Review for China Users

Review Summary Speed (2.5) Reliability (2.0) Support (1.5) Security and Encyption (5.0) Money Back Guarantee (5.0) Overall Rating 3.2 ExpressVPN was once the best VPN for China, but unfortunately that is no longer the case today. Although ExpressVPN still works in China, the overall performance has been getting worse and worse throughout 2020. Since ExpressVPN … Read more

Astrill VPN Alternatives for China

Here is a list of good alternatives to Astrill VPN that work well in China. Unlike Astrill VPN, which does not offer a money back guarantee for users in China, all of these VPNs for China come with a money back guarantee so you can get a full refund if you are not satisfied. WannaFlix … Read more

How to tunnel OpenVPN over Shadowsocks with ExpressVPN

How to tunnel ExpressVPN (and other VPNs) over a Shadowsocks proxy (OpenVPN over SOCKS5). Instructions for Windows and Mac. Import Update ExpressVPN ended support for OpenVPN TCP manual configurations on June 30, 2019. As it’s not possible to tunnel UDP over Shadowsocks, that means it is no longer possible to tunnel ExpressVPN over Shadowsocks. If … Read more