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Old Jun 4, 17, 2:12 pm
Loren Pechtel
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Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 34,593
Actually, most foreign websites work in China. It's just the ones that don't include many big sites. If it's well known and produces news or accepts user content it's probably blocked.

I looked at the Astrill VPN that noble is suggesting, for a tourist it has the really big drawback that the smallest amount you can buy is three months of service.

Our last two trips I ended up going with ExpressVPN. No problems with it being blocked but lots of configuration hassles--I couldn't get it to handle things over about 1mb without poking in the configuration at the guidance of their tech support. On my laptop this wasn't that big a deal (I'm quite technical, though), I didn't get it set up on my android because it required a fully manual configuration--no ability to choose the best server at the time.
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