Hello. I need help in accessing facebook and gmail. I came to China to attend training for 6 months. However, I found that I can’t access my facebook and email account in Shanghai. Does that mean I have been hacked? I don’t know what’s going on here. What should I do to login my account? I have important email there. Besides, I must check the email every day. My boss may send me important email in any minute. It’s emergency. Please respond soon. Thanks.
If you go to China, you may find that you are not able to visit most of your local websites, such as google.com and facebook.com. It’s not the problem of your device or the network provider. It is because the Chinese government blocks most of the foreign websites with the Great Firewall. As we all know, the Edward Snowden scandal made Internet users consider their online privacy and security more seriously. More and more countries started looking for alternative ways of protecting their citizens. China is a country with high levels of overt censorship and monitoring. In the first half of 2015, people still could visit Wikipedia and google.com. However, many websites have been blocked. No matter you are a Chinese or foreigner, you will meet problem in accessing Google Service, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other websites outsides China. That brings inconvenience for people who do business oversea. Therefore, the businessmen use VPN Service for China to bypass the Great Firewall.
VPN is short for virtual private network which extends across a public network or internet. After you install a VPN, it hides your initial IP address. New one from the VPN provider will replace the real one. This method will help you attain a new IP address which will not limit your browsing activities any longer. You can use Facebook, Gmail and other google service freely.
With the development of Internet, network plays an important role of international business. People between different cities or countries can transmit confidential data via network easily. Of course, the condition is that network connection can be established. With VPN service, people can send Gmail and use Facebook to contact each other freely. The most important thing is VPN helps you transmit data in secure way. The VPN can secure and encrypt customers’ communications when they’re using an untrusted public network like coffee house or airport’s network. The hackers will not be able to intercept the private communication. Besides, the businesses use VPNs to connect remote datacenters, and individuals can use VPNs to get access to network resources when they’re not physically on the same LAN (local area network). They can share resource easily and safely.
Many people found that they still could not use foreign websites with VPN service in China. It is because not all of the VPNs work in China. Especially since January, 2015 when the Chinese government updated the Great Firewall. Many VPNs have been disabled. Though you signed up a VPN service, you still could not use Gmail or Facebook in China. Hence, it is very important to choose the right one. Otherwise, you may pay money in vain.
Before you travel to China, you had better sign up a VPN service first because you can’t use Google store in China. You may have ask a friend who has VPN service for help. Hence, choose the right VPN beforehand. First of all, you need one that suits your operating system. Then, learn the Protocols, Home Country, Logging Policies and other detail carefully. If you have question about how to choose the best VPN service for China, please contact our Expert for help. They are 24/7 available for you.
Published by David MicKinney, last updated on September 15, 2016 2:50 am | How to Guides