Archive: Jul 2017

How to Access Instagram in China?

Hey. I would like to know how to access Instagram in China. Some of my colleagues are from US and UK. They find interesting videos and photos on Instagram all the time. I want to join them, but I found that I am not able to load Instagram. Why can’t I use it while my colleagues can?

Brief Information of Instagram

Instagram is an Internet-based photo-sharing application and service. You can use it to post photos and videos on mobile and desktop. You can keep your photos and videos as private content online. You also can share them with your friends or strangers on Instagram. People can watch amazing videos shot by ordinary people even though they don’t know each other. It is a good way to learn people lives in different places. However, it is difficult for users in China to have such experience. Instagram is blocked for the same reasons most other western social networks are censored in China. Facebook was blocked by the Great Firewall of China long ago. Later, Instagram was owned by Facebook. Hence, China has a reason to block Instagram officially. On one hand, they think Instagram has bad influence on its people. On the other hand, they are trying to create a vacuum to be filled by a homegrown Chinese competitor. After banning Instagram, they create similar apps to replace it.

How to Access Instagram in China?

However, they are not Instagram though they are similar. Some Chinese users or visitors who come to China used Instagram before in other countries. They found it was totally different from them and preferred Instagram. How can they access Instagram in China? Most of them use VPN to bypass the censorship and over the Operation Golden Shield.
VPN stands for virtual private network. It creates secure and private tunnel for users. The VPN servers provide various IPs for your need. You can select local server where Instagram is available when connecting to Android or Windows VPN. It makes your Internet use look like it’s outside China. The government and ISP do not know who you really are and where you are located. The firewall only can see the IP you get from the VPN server. It is not able to detect your China-based IP and will not stop you from accessing Instagram. Continue Reading

Billy V. Jones

How to Access Dailymotion in China?

Can you use Dailymotion in China? Is it blocked in China? How to watch videos in Dailymotion in China? In this article, we will talk about how to access Dailymotion in China.

What is Dailymotion?

Dailymotion is a video-sharing website which was found by Benjamin Bejbaum and Olivier Poitrey in France. It is one of the most popular sharing videos platforms in the world where users can watch, upload and share videos. With lots of fans all around the world, Dailymotion is written in 18 different languages and 35 localized versions. Its search system also learns what you like and introduces results based on other users’ searches. Lots of different videos are available. You can stay current with music, news, and culture that matter on Dailymotion.
However, Dailymotion is not available in some countries. For some reasons, it is blocked in some great countries, such as China and Russia etc. If you live in China, you may notice that Dailymotion and YouTube is not accessible because of the Great Firewall of China. On one hand, the Chinese government blocks it because they consider it as a threat to their people and the governing party. They think bogus news and incident report that have bad influence on their country can be spread widely while they can’t control it. On the other hand, they block Dailymotion so as to promote other video sharing platforms that owned by China. That means the ISP, national firewall and the Chinese government will not allow you to access Dailymotion if you have a Chinese IP. Continue Reading

Billy V. Jones