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Best VPN for China 2019 (that still works despite the ban)

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Update June 2019: As
you may know, China spent a good portion of last year cracking down on VPN usage
throughout the country and even threatened to ban all non-state sanctioned
VPNs
. Obviously, that hasn’t happened (expats are still using VPNs today).
So what’s the deal? Do the best VPNs for China still work? As
an expat who has spent over a decade in China, I’d like to offer my thoughts and
recommendations.

What is the best VPN for China?

Sadly this website, like many others, has been blocked
in China since 2009 under what is affectionately referred to as “The Great
Firewall” (i.e. China’s censorship). Some websites, Like Facebook, Twitter and
even Instagram in China, are blocked
because the government can’t control the sharing of ideas on the platforms.
Others, like the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal, are blocked because
they are labeled “western media”.

I have no idea why FarWestChina was blocked – other
than the fact that I’m talking about Xinjiang, one of the most sensitive regions
in China. And there’s nothing I can do to unblock the site. Trust me, I’ve
tried everything short of knocking on a government official’s
door.

The only way I’ve been able to work online from in
China is through what is known as a VPN, or a Virtual Private
Network
.

Because I have over 8 years 10 years of
first-hand experience with over 20 different VPN services, I get more than
a few emails every month from people asking me what I recommend as the
best VPN for China in 2019. It’s an obvious need for
anybody living in China but more and more people are realizing that online
security is something netizens in every country should consider.

I’m not trying to hard-sell anybody here…more than
anything I just want to provide some helpful information for those people
who need to get a new VPN. A few of the links here and in the video are
affiliate links which means that at no additional cost to you I will be
compensated if you purchase the service
. I have continually used each of
these services from my home here in China over the past year, so I’m confident
about my recommendations.

When it comes to the best VPNs for
China
, I’ve given you three ways to hear my thoughts: watch the video,
check out the comparison chart or read my person reviews for each VPN
below.

Best
VPN for China 2019 | Video Reviews

Click below to hear my thoughts and see each of these
best VPNs for China in action.

Subscribe to the FarWestChina Youtube
channel

Best
VPNs for China 2019

  *Recommended
VPN*
Other Excellent Virtual Private
Networks
  ExpressVPN NordVPN VyprVPN PureVPN
 
ExpressVPN, a recommended VPN for China
VyprVPN Logo
UK Post Box virtual mailbox service
  Rating
Rating:
5 stars for ExpressVPN
5 stars for NordVPN
4 stars for VyprVPN
4 stars for PureVPN
  Established:
Established: 2009 2012 2009 2007
  Torrent?
Torrent? ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
  Phone App?
Phone App? ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
  Simultaneous
Connections?
Simultaneous: 3 6 5 5
  Servers
Servers 1500+ 4000+ 700+ 750+
  Money Back
Guarantee?
Guarantee ✔* ✔* ✔** ✔**
  Learn More
 
ExpressVPN
Learn
More

*Recommended*
NordVPN
Learn
More
VyprVPN
Learn
More
PureVPN
Learn
More

*Both ExpressVPN and NordVPN offer generous 30-day
money back guarantees.


**VyprVPN and PureVPN offer 7-day and 14-day money back guarantees
respectively.

As I mentioned in the video above, there are
literally hundreds of VPNs to choose from on the market
and there are quite a few good ones that didn’t make this list.

These, however, have stood the test of time (they are
all at least 5 years old), have made a specific effort to reach the China
market, they’ve been reliable and consistent over the past 3
years (that’s important)
, they all offer hundreds of servers
across the globe and they all have unlimited bandwidth.


1.
ExpressVPN in China (Editor’s Choice + 3 Free months)

ExpressVPN
is my go-to VPN for China in 2019. I’m a huge fan of their overall design (which
was just updated in January) – the website, desktop app and mobile app are all
beautiful, quick to install and easy to use.

I always recommend ExpressVPN
to anybody I know who doesn’t consider themselves tech-savvy for a couple
of reasons.

  1. It’s super easy to set
    up!
  2. Their software is some of the best in the
    industry.
  3. They offer a no-hassle, 30-day money back
    guarantee.

For those who desire simplicity and ease, ExpressVPN
has been a solid option here in China for the past few years. You can check out their pricing
here
and if you use this link (which is an affiliate link), they’ll
give you 3 months free on any annual plan!

Click
for 3 months FREE on ExpressVPN


2.
NordVPN in China (w/ Discount)

NordVPN
has been a surprise addition to my VPN arsenal over past two years. They’ve
purposefully entered the China market and are aggressively tackling the blocking
issues that plague all the best VPNs in China.

There are a number of reasons I’ve come to like the
NordVPN software and service.

  1. The software is well-designed, both on
    computers & mobile devices.
  2. They allow 6 simultaneous connections (most
    VPNs give 3-5)
  3. They also offer a no-nonsense, 30-day money
    back guarantee.

In many cases, I often tell people to purchase both
ExpressVPN and NordVPN (I have both) to figure out which one works best in your
China location. They’re very competitively priced and run specials throughout
the year. I always keep this link up-to-date so click here to learn about the
latest deal:

Save 75% on NordVPN


3.
VyprVPN in China (68% Discount)

I was turned on to VyprVPN about
4 years ago and have been incredibly impressed with the transparency of the
company (just compare their about page with any other VPN).

Here’s what I love about VyprVPN:

  • Proprietary “Chameleon” connection protocol
    for added security
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Simple-to-use software
  • A 3-day FREE trial (but no 30-day money back
    guarantee)

VyprVPN has been around since 2009 but their parent
company, GoldenFrog, has been around for even longer than that providing online
services. I’ve spoken at length with some of their representatives and really
like their focus on the China market, which is comforting considering how much
the Chinese internet landscape changes.

If all of this sound good to you, they have given me a
special link that will allow you to give
them a try for free for 3 days
and then get 68% off their 2-year
plan.

Save
68% on VyprVPN


4.
PureVPN in China

*Note: PureVPN
consistently offers some of the lowest prices. Currently you can get two years of VPN for the price of one
with PureVPN
, which includes up to 5 devices connected!

Try PureVPN in China

PureVPN
is another popular option here in China. They boast over 1 million users
world-wide and their market share in China seems to be growing at a rapid
pace.

While I wasn’t a big fan of their software at first,
thankfully they have since updated the design and it functions much better.
Their speeds are excellent and I found them to be the best in terms of streaming
– at least for me out here in western China.

What you might find useful is their “Server Selection
Tool” where you tell the software what you want to do (download, stream US
content, stream UK content, etc) and it will tell you which servers best suit
you needs.

Considering the price – which is often one of the
lowest around – PureVPN is an excellent VPN option
for the price conscious buyer.

Save
73% on PureVPN


5.
12VPN in China (10% Discount Code)

I’ve been a 12VPN customer since 2013
and in many ways it’s been my go-to VPN on my phone. Why? It’s simple and it
just works…every time
.

The software isn’t flashy and they don’t have a
dedicated iPhone or Android app but setup for both was an easy download of
one file that took me all of 5 minutes.

One of the things I’ve truly appreciated about 12VPN is
their commitment to communication. I get periodic emails informing me of changes
in the VPN and changes in the Great Firewall. For example, two years ago
one of the submarine cables that connects Asia with North America was severed.
Out of the 10 VPNs I had running at the time, 12VPN was the only one that let me
know what was happening and why I should expect slower speeds on the Los Angeles
servers.

In addition to VPN services, 12VPN is also one of the
few companies that offers SmartDNS as part of their package (ExpressVPN does as
well). I won’t go into details about what SmartDNS is (read about Smart DNS here), but suffice to say I
use it to watch Netflix on my Apple TV in
China
and it is so much faster than connecting on a
VPN.

Best of all, I have a 12VPN Discount
Code
that you can use! Just enter FWC10 to get 10% off your
order.

Save 10% on
12VPN


VPNs
to Avoid in China

Here’s the thing about the relationship between China
and VPNs – every year China making changes that affect the landscape of VPN use
within the country. If the VPN you choose doesn’t devote resources to adapt
to these changes, that spells trouble for you.

This rules out most small VPN services such as
Buffered or all the free services such
as Hotspot Shield. Neither seem to have the manpower or
resources to play the constant game of cat and mouse with China’s internet
censors. I’ve had a difficult time connecting to their servers from within
China.

Finally, despite its popularity in China, I
personally don’t recommend Astrill VPN. My biggest problem
was their customer support but the deal breaker was that they require users to
provide their phone number for authentication.
In
China, that kind of connection between my VPN and my phone number is a big
no-no.

Conclusion
| Best VPN for China 2019

So that about covers it! Obviously there are plenty of
VPN services which have been left out of this list, but I stand by the fact that
if you’re coming to Asia, these are the best VPNs for China
2019
.

If you’re here in China and using a VPN, leave a
comment below to let me know what you use.

原文:https://www.farwestchina.com/tips/best-vpn-for-china-2019/

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如果不能使用,请上传反馈信息。谢谢。

专业版:
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http://dongtaiwang.com/loc/software/fg/767/fg767p.zip

原文:http://forums.internetfreedom.org/index.php?topic=23612.0

安卓版: 无界一点通4.7测试版(2019年4月10日)

无界一点通4.7测试版,请帮忙测试并反馈:

1. 增强安全性, 禁止在5.0以下使用代理模式,禁止在4.4上使用无界一点通(有不安全因素);
2. 解决安卓7以上不能自动升级的问题。

http://wujieliulan.com/download/um4.7a.apk

md5: a1ec7e0c5e845b6207a0a1701fa19cfb
sha512: 844e11e839182a519cc890a991952eab08f604624a63f3076b9b7b547a6b6cd4f383e4eddfb9dd32ef7a40280aeb70e85d7061575b4c8a76d66c4e42133155fe

只支持安卓4.0以上。

谢谢!

—————–

“无界一点通”是安卓版的翻墙软件, 让您看到没有被过滤的真实讯息。适用于安卓手机/安卓机顶盒等安卓平台。

安装”无界一点通”:

1。需要首先对手机进行设置: 按“菜单”键 –> settings(设置)–> Applications(应用程序), 钩选”Unknown sources”(未知源)。
注: 有的版本是: 按“菜单”键 –> settings(设置)–> security (安全) 里面, 钩选”Unknown sources”(未知源)。

在安卓9上设置如下: 首先使用原生自带浏览器Chrome 下载um.apk, 然后按“菜单”键 –> settings(设置)–> Apps&Notificatins(应用与通知) –>Special app access( 特殊应用) –> “Unknown sources”(未知源), 选择Chrome 点击进入, 再勾选Allow from this source 。这样安装完毕后,再取消勾选Allow from this source。

2。将下载的um.apk文件拷贝到手机SD卡(或内置SD卡)上。如果下载的为压缩文件, 无须解压, 直接将文件扩展名 .zip 更改为 .apk 。
在安卓手机上点击um.apk文件便可安装。如与已经安装的无界一点通旧版有冲突,请先卸载旧版, 再安装新版。

3。详细说明见网址: 《网址》m.wujieliulan.com/userguide.html 《网址》

4。 注: 如果在VPN模式下使用其他浏览器(而不是无界一点通自带的浏览器),请使用其浏览器的“隐私模式”, 或退出无界一点通之后,请将浏览器的历史记录清除,否则在没有VPN的情况下无意中点击了这些历史记录,会有安全隐患。

原文:http://forums.internetfreedom.org/index.php?topic=23619.msg80466#msg80466

无界浏览19.02正式版 (2019年2月15日)

谢谢大家测试反馈, 无界浏览测试版19.02b升级为无界浏览19.02正式版

执行版:
http://wujieliulan.com/download/u1902.exe
SHA512: 9e401bc562f797a1f82fe71f6c5635f9691120bddd3454a13fae5496ad315d13e55e3fc742d198150f364e0d8f36c471bb5f6c2b6e075fe405ac29918b9907d3
压缩版:
http://wujieliulan.com/download/u1902.zip
SHA512: 8f00e8cdb900b7efbc8ce6e80f40253bdc7c6499b5e2dfe77c20b98a84ba2a9e56b3e68f36b9d1278bbf2f125603303fb53790616983f4b3125c68b8ddfa88d3

原文:http://forums.internetfreedom.org/index.php?topic=23492.0

安卓版: 无界一点通4.6正式版(2019年2月12日)

无界一点通4.6c升级为正式版。

http://wujieliulan.com/download/um.apk
md5: 981f7d67af4b6b9b2194b431c8942ba2
sha512:
75c6e2c776764187536dc5e95fa4fbdbefe18166c827faf2f85cc65a84b5bf174c451fafa46656d40c2ba0c2cc93283205aef85c14ba28269504c70109ea713c

只支持安卓4.0以上。
谢谢!
—————–
“无界一点通”是安卓版的翻墙软件, 让您看到没有被过滤的真实讯息。适用于安卓手机/安卓机顶盒等安卓平台。

安装”无界一点通”:

1。需要首先对手机进行设置: 按“菜单”键 –> settings(设置)–> Applications(应用程序), 钩选”Unknown sources”(未知源)。
注: 有的版本是: 按“菜单”键 –> settings(设置)–> security (安全) 里面, 钩选”Unknown sources”(未知源)。
在安卓9上设置如下: 首先使用原生自带浏览器Chrome 下载um.apk, 然后按“菜单”键 –> settings(设置)–> Apps&Notificatins(应用与通知) –>Special app access( 特殊应用) –> “Unknown sources”(未知源), 选择Chrome 点击进入, 再勾选Allow from this source 。这样安装完毕后,再取消勾选Allow from this source。

2。将下载的um.apk文件拷贝到手机SD卡(或内置SD卡)上。如果下载的为压缩文件, 无须解压, 直接将文件扩展名 .zip 更改为 .apk 。
在安卓手机上点击um.apk文件便可安装。如与已经安装的无界一点通旧版有冲突,请先卸载旧版, 再安装新版。

3。详细说明见网址: 《网址》m.wujieliulan.com/userguide.html 《网址》

4。 注: 如果在VPN模式下使用其他浏览器(而不是无界一点通自带的浏览器),请使用其浏览器的“隐私模式”, 或退出无界一点通之后,请将浏览器的历史记录清除,否则在没有VPN的情况下无意中点击了这些历史记录,会有安全隐患。

原文:http://forums.internetfreedom.org/index.php?topic=23493.0

Shadowsocks视窗版客户端(v4.1.5)

@ celeron533 celeron533 发布了这个 4 days ago · 自本次发布以来,有 5次提交要掌握

  • 更新nuget包
  • 更新PAC javascript以更好的方式支持用户规则
  • 其他小错误修复和改进

如果您遇到任何问题,请参阅https://github.com/shadowsocks/shadowsocks-windows/wiki/Troubleshooting

如果遇到任何问题,请参考首先https://github.com/shadowsocks/shadowsocks-windows/wiki/Troubleshooting


Shadowsocks.exe的信息

  • MD5: AFAC1EA3C4FFC912207EF8F5AE5F3FDE
  • SHA1: 306775F7CA36C9E5D90026833C278B7504315E32
  • SHA256: 15FB7C38AF77E927EFD3B21B8A460D0B0737C11D9916130F93A00FA4D86849E4
  • SHA512: 5F5338D8EE6E44F7B57F81BE812C1BBBD3772244E439260CD7D840AD0F2630B35B0188F2CBE13A1F445F9B346E5EC4D9105B91BB1B3E6B14948D9ACB4BB53E3F

Shadowsocks-4.1.5.zip2.12 MB

源代码(zip)

源代码(tar.gz)

原文:https://github.com/shadowsocks/shadowsocks-windows/releases/tag/4.1.5