Do you have any problem in reading International news in China? For example, can you access Wall Street Journal on your device? Do you get any error when trying to visit its website or open the apps? If you have problem in using it in China, it is normal because Wall Street Journal is blocked in China.
Wall Street Journal is one of the most popular news providers all over the world. It offers a wide range of news and articles like WSJ. Magazine and special reports on topics. The news about media, marketing, arts, health, personal technology, social media and real estate are updated every day. This newspaper has been published in many languages and read by lots of users. It is the biggest newspaper in the United States and caters news to many countries including Asian countries like India. The web version is more popular due to the world being run on the Internet. They don’t need to carry the newspaper everywhere. If you don’t want to install an app on your device to take up space, you can just read it on the website. It is useful and famous newspaper for numberless readers. However, users in China are unable to read this newspaper due to the government. It has been blocked there.
Wall Street Journal is one of the news websites whose Chinese version has been blocked in China. Just like Wikipedia, you can view the Chinese version in China. The main reason is to stop the foreign publishers to publish something bad about China on their websites in their language. The Chinese Government is building up their game in restricting certain foreign websites in their country, and this does include certain world news and controversies that are considered as harmful to their unity. They are trying to stop the people from affecting by western people’s thought which can make them create chaos in China. If you find any news that has something offensive about the Chinese government that can provoke the people of China. Things can be out of control. The Chinese government is not able to demand the newspaper to delete the content, then they will only block that news and its source. For this reason, there are many foreign news websites and mobile applications that are blocked in China. They are not allowed to be accessed by the Great firewall of China. If you are a reader of the Wall Street Journal and want to get access to it on the Chinese mainland, you need to do some efforts to make it available for you. You are not able to use it with the Chinese servers while you have to connect to the server which allows you to read this newspaper.
In order to unblock Wall Street Journal in China, a new IP address is necessary which is used to hide your China-based one. It is because your IP address tells the firewall and others where you are located. You should not let the firewall know that you are in China, but in a country where Wall Street Journal is available. You may ask how and where you can get such an IP. Good question. The answer is a VPN. It helps you bypass the firewall effectively. What is a VPN? VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It creates an encrypted and secure connection between you and the website you are visiting. The VPN server plays the role of a middleman between you and the website that you are visiting. Given that the network traffic between you and websites is encrypted like a tunnel, the ISP will have no idea of your traffic emerges without signs of who you are or where you’re connecting from. The VPN server provides new IPs to replace your real IP. With the help of VPN, you will be able to safely access Wall Street Journal any time when traveling in China.
Before you read the steps, let us tell you something important. Some VPN websites are filtered by the Chinese government almost every day, and hence there may be a possibility that some of these websites are not working anymore. So make sure that you have seen the updated VPN list before choosing one.
How to access Wall Street Journal on Samsung S8 in China
To use it on your Android device you need to make a VPN connection between you and VPN server. You do not need any additional software or applications. All you need is make a few simple steps:
1. Tap Settings
2. Select Wireless & Networks and tap on VPN
3. Add VPN Network
4. Input connection name (Sahrzad VPN), select the type of your VPN connection – PPTP VPN, input VPN server address from your account data.
Please be carefully – don’t use any additional symbols like spaces, http://, www, / …etc in the server address.
5. Input your Username and password that you received from VPN account service in e-mail.
Save it and tap Connect
How to safely access Wall Street Journal on iOS in China
Below you can see simple instructions how to access it in China.
1. Click Settings > General > VPN
2. Tap Add VPN Configuration
3. Select L2TP VPN and enter you VPN account data. You will receive your VPN server, username and password in the e-mail
Server address must be exactly as in your account data (without http://, www or any other symbols).
4. Save your VPN configuration. Once you have created VPN connection you can switch it ON and OFF on the main settings screen
When you are connected to VPN you can access Wall Street Journal without any restrictions.
For connection to vpn server:
1. Select Home > Menu > Settings
2. Tap Wireless & networks
3. Tap VPN settings
4. The VPN connections you have added are present in the list
5. Tap the VPN you wish to connect to (Sahrzad VPN)
6. A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and click connect
When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.
1. Always choose the server that is near China so that one can get the fastest possible results.
2. These VPNs are not free of cost hence ready to pay some affordable price to get the access to the Telegram and other blocked websites.
3. Moreover, never search or do something that can be offensive to Chinese authorities something traceable by GFW.
How VPN works while you are trying to access a website?
In order to let you know the functions of VPN, let’s talk about how it works in detail. You run VPN and click on link you want to visit. The browser sends encrypted your account & password and request to your VPN service first. Then, VPN service decrypts the communication and sends it to the targeted website. After the website receives data, it generates session cookie and send it to your VPN service. VPN encrypts the session data it received and then sends it back to your device. In this way, you can view the website you like after your browser received the session cookie. You may think that the process is too complicated and it will take a long time before you can access the targeted website. In fact, everything we mentioned above happens at an amazing and unbelievable speed. In the blink of an eye your request will be sent and everything will respond. Your Internet connection is secure, encrypted and extremely fast with VPN service.
Problems that you may meet while using VPN service
Problem 1: I can connection VPN service via 4G mobile data on my phone, but I can’t connect it via WiFi hotspot? I saw WIFi signal bar there while it still used my mobile data.
The problem may be that WiFi hotspot sets limits on VPN connection. NAT of VPN, namely PPTP/L2TP has been limited. WiFi hotspot refuses to transfer your data to the VPN service.
Problem 2: I failed to visit some regular websites after I turned off VPN. I could access those websites before I first used VPN. I am a Chinese user and I use VPN service to access Google, Tinder, OneDrive,Dropbox, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter and watch Youtube. Now, I can’t visit my favorite Chinese websites in a normal way. I have to run VPN so that I can access them.
Firstly, there may be something wrong with your routing tables. Check your default route and VPN gateway.
Secondly, your DNS may have been hijacked. Check your DNS and scan your computer for malicious programs
Thirdly, it may be the mechanism network problem or Internet proxy. Check your Internet settings.
Fourthly, it may be caused by non-normal exit. Next time, remember quit it in a normal way.
Problem 3: I can’t access local area network after I connect to VPN.
It may be caused by IP address conflict. Check your network line and correct the settings. Find your original gateway address via command.
Problems 4: Why I have blue screen after I run VPN?
Probably, your drive is not compatible with the VPN service you use. Besides, some anti-virus programs, game protection drive and bank security controls will bring blue screen when you use VPN.
It is very inconvenient that Wall Street Journal and other famous websites like Facebook, Google and YouTube are blocked in China. Not only the foreigners, but also the Chinese readers would like to read news written by foreigners and get to know their different views. Luckily, Wall Street Journal can easily be accessed by using a VPN. The network of VPN lets its user browse a website or use an app through a private network, which is done by creating an almost untraceable proxy IP address not belonging to the country of the user or the device used. The IP can be from anywhere around the world, the person residing in China may find the IP to be from the UK, which in turn will let them access the desired website. The good VPN helps you avoid the censorship and protect your Internet privacy. For Wall Street Journal readers, you need a VPN which makes the connection fast and runs smooth. You will not know how useful a VPN is until you get one. Get one to help you access Wall Street Journal in China.
Kindly Reminder: If you have any question regarding how to safely access Wall Street Journal in China on Samsung S8 and how to Set up VPN on your device, please live chat with YooCare online expert for help.
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on November 11, 2017 3:48 pm and last modified on November 20, 2017 4:47 am.