How to Set Up and Use Surfshark VPN in China

Surfshark is one of the best VPN deals that you will find anywhere. Ok, so it’s a great deal. But here is the big question… Does Surfshark VPN work in China? Yes, kind of, but it’s complicated. Surfshark used to work very well in China with the Shadowsocks protocol. However, they recently discontinued support for … Read more

2023 China VPN Speed Test Blog

The latest VPN speed test results and tips for using a VPN in China in 2023. All testing is done on a cloud computer in Shenzhen with a China Telecom 100Mbps connections unless stated otherwise. June 14, 2023 – Surfshark vs vs WannaFlix Hello and welcome back to the Tips for China VPN testing … 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

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

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 – Special Offer – 30% off NordVPN China Website China Accessible Link Support Email – Special Offer – Check here for the latest offers Surfshark China … 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 September 2021. Latest China VPN Updates China’s VPN crackdown … 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

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

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

How to use DNSCrypt to prevent DNS spoofing in China

China uses DNS spoofing to block access to websites and prevent connections to VPN servers. This can be prevented by securing your DNS with DNSCrypt. What is DNS? DNS stands for Domain Name Systems. It is like a “phonebook for the internet”. When you use the internet, you do so through domain names. For example, … Read more

2019 VPN in China Blog – Real VPN speed tests

Happy New Year and welcome to the 2019 VPN in China blog page. This is the page where you can find real VPN speed test results and performance testing using top recommended VPNs for China and tips for getting the best performance when using a VPN in China. I have been testing VPNs in China … Read more

How to Flash the ExpressVPN Router App Firmware

Image of the ExpressVPN logo beside a router

Step-by-step instructions to flash the ExpressVPN router firmware app on a cheap Linksys EA6200/XAC1200 router available on Taobao or eBay. March 2019 Update ExpressVPN has released a new v2 router app that might offer better connectivity for users in China. If you are having trouble connecting in China, you can ask the live chat support … Read more

Does WireGuard work in China?

Wireguard in China graphic

Today I am going to test the WireGuard VPN protocol in China. WireGuard is a fairly new protocol, which is not yet offered by many VPN providers. I managed to find 3 VPN providers offering WireGuard that work in China. I will be comparing the performance of WireGuard in China using 12VPN,, and TorGuard. … Read more

2018 China VPN Blog Page

The China VPN blog page is the place where I post regular VPN speed test results from China, and share tips for finding the best servers and settings the best VPNs for China. 2019 Update For the latest VPN tests, go to the 2019 VPN in China blog page. Previous Blog Pages 2016 VPN in … Read more

2017 China VPN Blog Page

See this page for FAQ about using VPN in China See this page for VPN promotions, discounts, and free trials About This Page This page is a journal style blog where I just talk about whatever VPN servers are working good for me or just my random thoughts about using VPNs in China. It’s highly … Read more