Hi, I have a problem of using Facebook. It always says “The facebook.com page isn’t working ….” This is annoying. I am in China for tourism I have taken a lot of good pictures and want to share them with my friends. Can you help? Thanks.
Please help me with my Twitter. I can’t access it. It is as error page all the time. My internet and computer are working well, I am sure about it. I am now in China on business. I want to use Twitter to contact my friends. Many thanks.
There are many websites or internet services being blocked from accessing in China by the Chinese government with the well-known security tool named the Great Firewall of China. Such popular services as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Dropbox, Gmail, Google search engine etc. are all blocked in different periods of time. It is reported more than 3000 websites or services are not accessible by users in China no matter you are a Chinese resident or just a visitor from other countries. China is one of the most important economies in the world; many people are heading for China either for business or leisure or both. Think about that you use Twitter much in USA to keep in touch with your friends, families, colleagues and any other acquaintances every day; but one day you are dispatched to China as a representative of the company to collaborate with your Chinese partner, and you have to stay for about 3 months before the project is finished without being able to accessing Twitter since it is blocked in China. Yes, life will continue, but there is no doubt that it is not an easy thing to live without the service for 3 months. So, is there an effective and efficient way to solve this problem? How to access blocked websites like Facebook and Twitter in China?
Why such popular services as Facebook and Twitter are blocked in China? There are different assumptions circulating in the air. It is sure that to better ensure the security and stability of the nation is the most important goal the government desires to achieve. Facebook, Twitter and other famous websites or services are so popular as to attract numerous subscribers from all over the world. While it is said the Chinese government should regard that to have Chinese users’ information stored on servers in foreign countries is not a safe consideration for the national security and stability. Well, no matter what the real reason is, the fact that Facebook, Twitter and many other foreign services have been blocked in China is absolutely doubtless. The tool that is applied to carry out the block measure is called the Great Firewall of China. It is the instrument, the combination of legislative and technological actions, used by the Mainland China to regulate the Internet domestically and achieve Internet censorship in China. It can criminalizing certain speech and activities, prevent users from accessing selected services or websites, kicking out sensitive key words out of searches initiated from devices located in Mainland China etc. It is really a powerful measure to regulate the internet and achieve internet censorship; while it is not so watertight as to be unexceptional. Many people in China have managed to access all the blocked websites as if there never exists such a block.
The technology many users are adopted to unblock the websites or services like Facebook and Twitter is called Virtual Private Network, VPN in short. It is a technology that can bypass the GFW by replacing your original IP with a new one. With only one VPN, you can access all the websites blocked by the GFW. The detail guide to use a VPN consists of three steps.
Step 1: First, it is needed to go to sign up for an account from a VPN service provider. Usually there are various service plan available, pick up the one that you think it best for you. After that, you will be provided the options to make the payment. Choose the payment method and fill in all the information to complete. An email will be sent to you to confirm the account upon payment being completed. After confirming, the next step is to download and install the software onto your system.
Step 2: Download and install the VPN software. Usually, a link to download the software will be provided in the confirmation email. You may be presented with a list of software where software for different operating systems or devices are listed. Select the one for your systems to finish downloading. The installation is easy, just click through the procedures as prompted all the way to complete.
Step 3: Connect to a US-based server or other appropriate server location on VPN. When the software is ready, the left you need to do is to start the application and fill in your account detail and choose a proper location. You can select any server located in US. If you like, you can also choose other locations like Canada. It is all up to you. Now everything is done. You can access Facebook or Twitter fully in China with your own account. If you don’t have an account, just go ahead to register a new one.
For users who are looking for reliable brands of VPN services, the following three can be listed among their best choices. Although none of these brands is good enough to be considered as perfect in all aspects, they are very competitive in many aspects compared with their competitors.
Private Internet Access is regarded as one of the most trustworthy VPN service providers in the field of VPN technology. The most impressive aspect of their VPN service is the affordable pricing. They are able to provide the customers with the most efficient services of the most reasonable prices. Apart from reasonable prices, the number of servers and various useful tools like ad blocking and one click termination for all applications connected to the internet in case of a VPN failure are all powerful tools they use to compete with their competitors.
Headquartered in Panama, a country where people scream for freedom from NSA snooping, NordVPN is one of the most popular VPN services in the world. Even though its pricing is slightly expensive, it doesn’t prevent the company from being one of the most favored VPN service providers at all since it is a company that can ease the user’s safety concern to the most degree.
Apart from vast pricing options, multiple server choices and a bunch of impressive tools, KeepSolid VPN is doing better in many aspects compared with other providers. Unless you are looking for a service with faster speed and simpler UI or higher speed of file sharing across all servers, there is no reason to remove it out of your list of best VPN services.
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Published by Sarah Poehler on May 7, 2017 5:34 am and last modified on May 7, 2017 5:35 am.