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How to Use Blogger in China?

Hi, there? I need your help. I can’t use Blogger since my first day in China. Everything was good while I was in United States. I am sure the Internet connection is no problem. I can use it to visit other websites fast. Every time I try to access it, it takes a long time to respond only an error page which says something like “This site can’t be reached www.blogger.com refused to connect…” This is really weird and annoying. I have to stay in China for more than two months, I can’t live without it. Please help me! Thanks a lot!

More information about Blogger.

Blogger is a service that allows users to publish their blogs on the Internet. One of its wonderful features is that it permits muti-user blogs with time-stamped entries. Pyra Labs developed Blogger while Google acquired it in 2003. In general, the users’ blogs are hosted at blogspot.com by Google Company. But you can also have it hosted at a registered custom domain of the blogger. For one account, you are allowed to own about one hundred blogs. Compared with the WordPress.com platform, which allows users to use custom domains at costs about thirteen dollars; Blogger is much user-friendly in this aspect. You can use your own domain free of charges. But you need to apply DNS facilities to redirect a custom URL to a blogspot domain. Blogger can’t be used on a web server. Blogger is now available in tens of languages. The versions of such importantly used languages as English, Chinese (Hong Kong or Simplified), French, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Spanish etc. are all provided by the service. Blogger is also very user-friendly in designs. You are allowed to select your favorable templates and edit them. If you master CSS very well, you can create your own templates. You can also reach Blogger by using Google Toolbar, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office 2007, AdSense, Amazon, Window Live Writer, Google+, etc. Because the Blogger tools are integrated in these services. There is no doubt that Blogger is one of the best platforms in the industry and many people all around the world are using this service. But when you try to use Blogger in China, you will find it completely blocked by the government. So, how to use Blogger in China? Read the rest of this post »


Published by Sarah Poehler | How to Guides

How to Access Viber Messenger in China?

Hey. Need help to access Viner in China. I came to China couple days ago. I found Viber Messenger is blocked here, but I need it to contact home. Is there a way to unblock Viber Messenger in China? This is very important for me. Please reply soon.

Brief Information of Viber Messenger

Viber Messenger is free service that lets users make calls, text and share photos with friends, family and others. No registration, alias or invitations required when using Viber Messenger. It is one of the most popular apps and considered as best-quality mobile calls using 3G or Wi-Fi. It has app for Android, IOS, Windows, Mac and Linux device. That means you can connect your friends and family on all of your computer and mobile device anytime you want. It is an effective communication app. Some of you may not know about Viber Messenger, especially users in China. It is because Viber Messenger is blocked by the Great Firewall of China. Viber Messenger is blocked in China since 2014. Many Viber Messenger users from China confirm this. Users can’t use it even though they know it. The Internet censorship in China is very strict and powerful tools are used to stop users from accessing the blocked services and websites that are considered as harmful to the government and people.

Is There a Way to Access Viber Messenger in China?

As we all know, the national firewall is so power. It is one of the most advanced tool in the world. Is it possible to defeat it and unblock Viber Messenger in China? Yes, it is possible. You should know that your connection to Viber Messenger is blocked because the firewall and ISP know that you are located in China. They know who you are and where you are located according to your IP address. In this case, you need a new IP which will show that you are living in somewhere outside China. So, where can you get such a new IP while you are in China? You need to contact a VPN provider. They will provide service which you exactly need. With the new ID, you can use Viber Messenger in China whenever you want. Read the rest of this post »


Published by Emerson L. Sullivan & last modified on July 23, 2017 2:24 pm | How to Guides

How to Use Google Drive in China?

I’m going to be spending about two months in China in early August and I’ll be checking in for work regularly. I heard that many websites and services are blocked in China. However, almost all of the major tools I use for work are Google-based. Our email is Google Apps and I use Google Drive regularly. I am concerned about access to these tools from my computer. What do I do to use Google Driver to access my important files in China?

Why can’t I Use Google Drive in China?

Google Drive is a free service from Google that allows you to store files online and access them anywhere by using the cloud. It also gives you access to free web-based applications for creating documents and spreadsheets etc. As one of the most commonly used cloud storage services in the world, Google Drives offers 15GB of huge storage space. It can take up all of your important files. No matter where you are when time it is, you can access them as long as you have an internet connection. Besides, there is no need to worry about losing precious files. They are totally safe with Google Drive. Not like other regular hard drives, you don’t need a USB or an e-mail anymore to share with your partner. It is a very convenient and safe way to store and share your files online.
However, Users in China can’t use Google Drive. It is because websites and services based on Google, such as Google Drive, Gmail and Google search engine are blocked in China. If you live in China or travel to China a lot, you may notice that many famous websites and services like Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are blocked there. The great Firewall of China was built to prevent users in China from accessing Google. It is the most powerful, strict and advanced firewall in the world. It helps the Chinese government block popular websites, social networks and services. At the same time, it is used to extensively monitor internet activity of its Internet users. Read the rest of this post »


Published by Emerson L. Sullivan & last modified on July 23, 2017 2:24 pm | How to Guides

What Is The Best VPN Service?

Hi, there? I am going to China on a business trip for about 2 months. This will be my first time to China. I have heard a lot about this nation. It is said to be a country with amazingly different traditional culture and civilization from other western nations’. I feel excited about this trip. But I also heard there is strict internet censorship and surveillance in the country. Users in China can’t access Facebook in China. Is it true? If yes, how can I solve this problem. I want to use Facebook during my stay there. Please help! Much appreciated!

How Many Websites Are Inaccessible in China?

China is not only one of the four great ancient civilizations in the world, but also one of the most important economies on earth. It has a long history of about five thousand years with the largest population. After more than thirty years of reform and opening up, the nation has played a very important role in many respects on the global stage. Nowadays, more and more people are traveling to China for various purposes. But when you stay in China, you will find it impossible to visit many well-known websites from there. Such popular websites or services like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Gmail, Google Search, Dropbox, Vimeo, New York Times, The Washington Post, etc. are blocked and inaccessible in China. That is why the users will only receive the error page saying something like “This site can’t be reached…www.facebook.com took too long to respond…” when they try to access the website from China. For websites which implement geo-restricted policy like Netflix, China is also a nation where users are blocked from accessing the content. Fortunately, the problem can be fixed by using the VPN technique. So, how to apply the VPN to access the blocked or geo-restricted content websites in China? What is the best VPN service?

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Published by Sarah Poehler | How to Guides

How to Listen to Google Play Music in China?

Hey. I would like to listen to Google Play Music in China. I have stored all of my favorite songs there so that I could listen to them when traveling. However, Google is blocked in China. It is so boring because I have no friends here and even can’t listen to my songs. Please help.

What is Google Play Music & Why It Is Blocked in China?

Google Play Music is a music and podcast streaming service which allows you to store up your favorite songs for free. You can upload your own song collection, create playlists and listen to them on Android, iOS, and the web anytime no matter where you are. If you have a subscription to Google Play Music, you can stream over 30 million songs and skip as many songs as you want when listening to music offline. It has the family plan which allows your family to share the same plan at a low price. Google Play Music also makes it possible for you to transfer music to a specific device. Besides, you can listen to the radio for free which is cataloged by users’ mood, activity, or favorite popular music. You can get what you want quickly on Google Play Music.
Google Play Music is very useful and popular among music lovers. It is the default music player on Samsung Galaxy S8. However, not everyone can listen to Google Play Music. Why is this happening? It is because this service is blocked in some countries and regions. As we all know, Google Play Music is operated by Google. In which country and region Google is blocked, Google Play Music is blocked. For example, Google Play Music is not available in China because Google is banned by the Chinese government. The Great Firewall of China has been built to prevent users in China to accessing some foreign websites and services which have been considered as harmful to Chinese government and people. That includes Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and many other famous services. Does that mean it is impossible to listen to Google Play Music in China? If it is possible to use it, it is legal to access Google Play Music, Facebook and other banned services in China? Read the rest of this post »


Published by Emerson L. Sullivan | How to Guides

How To Use Tinder Without Facebook In 2017?

Hey. I would like to use Tinder in China. I can’t use it because I am not able to create a Facebook account to set up Tinder because Facebook is blocked in China. Can I use Tinder without Facebook? If not, how can I access Tinder here?

Brief Information of Tinder

Tinder is an excellent social dating application that has taken the world by storm. It’s the amazing place where people meet. There are about 50 million users on this dating platform. That’s a lot of fish in the sea to choose from! Lots of couples find each other on this platform every day. You can view others’ profile and learn about your date briefly on Tinder. The profile on Tinder is authentic. If your profile quality is good, someone will just swipe right on you. You will get a date you always want soon. Most users choose Tinder because it is such an effective way to meet people. You will find cool people, users nearby and other interesting people there anytime you want.
Unluckily, it is not so easy for users who live in China to use Tinder. It is blocked in China. You may notice that you are required to link your Facebook account to Tinder when you first install Tinder. Also, Facebook is blocked in China. You have to bypass the Great Firewall of China and unblock Tinder and Facebook. Why you have to link to Facebook? That is a shield against abuse and also prove that you are a real person. Tinder loads your profile on Facebook and learns more about you to raise the success rate. However, someone thinks it is not good for their privacy and tries to find a way to set up profile without Facebook account. So, is it possible to use Tinder without Facebook? We will talk about it later. Read the rest of this post »


Published by Emerson L. Sullivan & last modified on July 9, 2017 1:39 pm | How to Guides

How to Access Kakao Talk in China?

I am unable to receive or send anything using Kakao Talk anymore. I thought something wrong happed to Network, but other apps are working fine. It seems like the general consensus is that Kakao Talk service is blocked in China. I used it solely to talk to my wife back in Canada. Real pain, considering FB is blocked as well. How can I use Kakao Talk again here in China? It is awful that I can’t talk to my wife frequently as we live so far away from each other. Please help me access Kakao Talk in China. Thank you!

What is Kakao Talk & Why is it Blocked in China?

Kakao Talk is a free mobile instant messaging application for smartphones with free text and free call features which is developed in Korean. It has been very popular among the Internet users since it was launched. People use it to call and text friends and family for free no matter how long the distance between the users. You can share photos, videos, music, document and location etc. with your friends. You can create a group chat to invite your friends to the join the chat freely. There is no limit of the users in one chat group on Kakao Talk. Now, there are Kakao Talk apps available for iOS, Android, Bada OS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Nokia Asha and Personal Computer.
However, the bad news is that Kakao Talk is blocked in China. The Great Firewall of China was built to prevent users from using foreign-messing apps, social media platforms and other similar services. The Chinese authorities stated that the ban of those apps and services is in the interest of national security and to block the unsavory aspects of cyberspace. They block Kakao Talk as part of the efforts to fight against terrorism because they believe that the messaging app is the place where terrorism-related information is circulating. They demand users to abide by laws and regulations, the socialist system, national interests, the legitimate rights and interests of citizens, public order, social morality and ensure the authenticity of the information they provide. This is the reason why Kakao Talk is blocked in China. Read the rest of this post »


Published by Emerson L. Sullivan & last modified on July 4, 2017 12:09 pm | How to Guides

How to Access Flickr in China?

Flickr is classified one of the best photo/video hosting services in the world. Many people are using this service all over the world. But when you have a journey to China, you will find that it is impossible to access Flickr again in the country. Flickr is blocked by the Chinese government. No matter who you are, citizens or visitors, the access will be refused all the same. While there are still many users freely accessing the website. How can they make it?

More information about Flickr.

Flickr is a well-known image and video hosting website on the globe. The service is established by Ludicorp in 2004 and available in languages of Chinese, English, French, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean, Italian, German, etc. Yahoo acquired the website on March 20,2005. The website has become more and more popular since then relying on the worldwide famous brand. The website is also a community on the Internet. You can use the service to share photos with your friends and embed pictures in your blogs or other social media. For users who just want to access images and videos, they don’t need to register an account. But if you want to upload images or videos onto the site, an account is a must. You can create your own profile page and add other users as your contacts with an account. Many users all around the world are using the website. It is reported in 2013 that the number of registered members of the website is more than 85 million in total and over 3.4 million new photographs were uploaded every day. In 2011, the site claimed that over 6 billion photographs were hosted on its platform and many more images are added continuously and steadily. If you want to use a mobile device to access the service, you can download and install its mobile apps for Android, IOS, PlayStation Vita or just go directly to visit its optimized mobile website. Read the rest of this post »


Published by Sarah Poehler & last modified on July 7, 2017 1:46 am | How to Guides

How to Access Google in China?

There is no doubt that Google is one of the most famous search engines in the world. Apart from the search engine, other services of the company like Gmail, Google Drive etc. are also widely used all over the world. But unfortunately, Google search and many its services are not accessible in China. How to access Google in China?

Know More about the Google Services.

Google is a leading subsidiary of the conglomerate Alphabet Inc., which is established in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in California. It is an American multinational technology corporation which is expert in Internet-related products and services such as mapping and turn-by-turn navigation (Google Maps/Waze), services designed for work and productivity (Google Docs, Sheets and Slides), scheduling and time management (Google Calendar), social networking (Google+), instant messaging and video chat (Google Allo/Duo), the development of the Android mobile operating system, the Google Chrome web browser, Chrome OS, email (Gmail/Inbox), language translation (Google Translate), video sharing (YouTube), cloud storage (Google Drive), notetaking (Google Keep), and photo organizing and editing (Google Photos). Hardware is also a part of the company’s business scope. Daydream View virtual reality headset, Wifi mesh wireless router, Home smart speaker, and Google Pixel smartphone are all hardware products released in 2016. Controlling the end-to-end user experience is one of the most outstanding features of their hardware devices. Google Fiber was announced in 2010, and Project Fi, which integrates Wi-Fi and cellular networks from various providers, Google Station, which is a ambition to make public Wi-Fi worldwide, launched respectively in 2015 and 2016. Yes, Google are trying to become an Internet carrier. Read the rest of this post »


Published by Sarah Poehler & last modified on July 1, 2017 1:54 pm | How to Guides

How to Read the New York Times in China?

The New York Times is a well-known American daily newspaper in the world. Many people around the world are reading the paper to get to know about the world. But when you travel to China, you will find it impossible to read the news on the website of the paper again. The New York Times has been blocked by China since 2012 to present. So, is there any way to access The New York Times in China?

Get to Know More about The New York Times.

The New York Times is also named NYT or The Times in short. It is one of the most famous American daily newspapers, which has established by the New York Times Company and continuously developed in New York City since September 18, 1851. Many people are reading The New York Time to get to know about the world. In 2013, it was reported that The Wall Street Journal ranked 1st in circulation of the paper’s print version and The New York Times followed. At the same time, The New York Times did better in circulation compared with other metropolitan newspapers in USA. The New York Times is ranked within world top 20 by circulation. “All the News That’s Fit to Print” is the motto of NYT. You can see it in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. The paper is trying hard in hope to be able to make you well informed of the whole world. It can be one of the reliable sources for you to gather information.

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Published by Sarah Poehler & last modified on July 7, 2017 1:43 am | How to Guides

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