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VPNs continue to provide access to websites blocked in China Despite the rumors, VPNs continue to be the best way to get around the Great Firewall of China.
Nonetheless, due to an intense campaign during the second half of 2017, many VPNs have stopped working or their services have been affected substantially.
In this article, which we update monthly, you will be able to see which VPNs continue to work in China.
Currently, Whats App does not work in China Since June 2017, Whats App had been suffering intermittent problems, until it was definitively blocked at the end of September.
It is still unsure whether this will be a permanent blockage, but the service remains inaccessible in China without using a VPN.
Skype continues to work in China In December 2017, the Skype app disappeared from the App Store and other app markets in China. VPN apps for Apple are not blocked in China The apps have not been blocked.
Even so, the App Store has blocked downloading these apps for users who are located in China, which means that you will not be able to download the apps or update them unless you have a VPN active on your phone (manually configured or by downloading the app in advance).´ Google maps is still blocked in China Recent news pointed to the possibility that China may release the block to Google Maps for users in Mainland.
But what about the other hundreds of web sites that we normally use? One of the most frequent questions we receive is if a certain website or app, such as Dropbox Google Play, is blocked in China.In this article we’ll list all web sites, which at the moment, don’t work beyond the Great Firewall of China, or the system developed by the Ministry of Public Security, (MPS) to control access to websites considered “dangerous” for Chinese citizens.Here’s a list of the most popular websites which, at the moment, are blocked in China: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Snapchat, Picasa, Word Press.com, Blogspot, Blogger, Flickr, Sound Cloud, Google , Google Hangouts, Hootsuite.Google Play (this means that without a VPN you won’t be able to download any apps from Google Play), Whatsapp, Telegram, Line, Periscope, Ka Kao Talk.Google (both and the majority of local versions like hk, Google.fr, etcetera), Duck Duck Go, various foreign versions of Baidu and Yahoo.Youtube, Vimeo, Daily Motion, Nico Video The New York Times, Finacial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist Bloomberg, Reuters, The Independent, Le Monde, L’Equipe, Netflix, Google News, many pages of Wikipedia, Wikileaks.Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail, Google Calendar (generally all Google services), Dropbox, Shutter Stock, Slideshare, Slack, i Stock Photos, Way Back Machine, Scribd, Xing, Android, and many VPN sites.Porn sites are almost all blocked; I don’t know of any exceptions.Chinese sites, in general, all work and moreover are extremely fast.Note that, if you’re using a VPN, some Chinese sites will not work correctly (for example many of the videos on Youku won’t be available).This is caused by the fact that some sites work only in China and, by turning on a VPN, you are “masking” your Chinese IP address with that of another country.