Internet Security

How to Access Popcorn Time in China?

Do you have problem in accessing Popcorn Time in China? How to bypass the Internet filters? In this article, we will talk about how to unblock Popcorn Time in China.

Why Popcorn Time is Blocked in China?

Popcorn Time is a multi-platform which combines torrent site with media player all in one. You are allowed to gather up your favorite content and watch it at the same place. You can watch the movie instantly because Popcorn Time is able to find the best possible version and start steaming soon. Popcorn Time is based around torrenting which catches a bit of controversy. Hence, it is blocked in some countries and regions due to the copyrights. At the same time, it is not accessible in some countries because of the Internet filters. For example, there are geo restrictions in China and United Arab Emirates. It is considered as inappropriate, politically sensitive, or otherwise disruptive to society, thus being blocked by the Great Firewall of China.
Though Popcorn Time is blocked in China, many users in China still want to access Popcorn Time to watch new and classic videos. They can watch precious videos that are not available on other video-sharing platform. Best of all, it is free. How can they bypass the powerful firewall and strict Internet censorship to make Popcorn Time available in China? In China, the most effective and popular way is using a VPN.
VPN is Virtual Private Network. It helps you access Popcorn Time in China by masking your real IP with a new fake one. When you try to visit Popcorn Time, the ISP only can see the new IP address which is provided by the VPN provider. Your IP is hidden so that others do not know who and where you are. You will not be blocked on Popcorn Time for having a China’s IP. It creates encrypted private connection for users. The snoopers, ISP, Firewall, and the government can not monitor your activities and intercept your session. They do not know what you are doing on the Internet. You are anonymous and your Internet privacy is well protected. Continue Reading

Billy V. Jones

How to Store Files on Dropbox in China?

Hi. I have problem in storing files on Dropbox because Dropbox is blocked in China. I used it to store my important files all the time. I need to access my files and store new files on it while traveling in China. Please help!

Dropbox is Blocked in China?

Dropbox is a useful file hosting service. You can store your photos, docs, videos, and other files on it and access them any time you want. Once you upload important files on it, there is no need to worry if you deleted important files on the computer by accident because you still have one copy on cloud. It also helps you save space on desktop and mobile device. For example, you love shooting videos and photos and have lots of works. With time goes by, they are huge and occupy lots of space on your memory card and device. Luckily, you can upload them to the cloud. It is a safe and convenient way to store your files online. However, Dropbox is blocked by the Great Firewall of China. You need a VPN to unblock it.

Why Dropbox is Blocked in China?

As we all know, many western websites and services are blocked in China. The Internet censorship in China is very strict. They built golden shied to prevent users in China to access the content that they think are not good to their development. Dropbox is one of the blocked internet services in China. Not like Facebook and YouTube, the reason why Dropbox is blocked is not because it can trigger the social misbehavior among the Chinese society. In fact, they block this application in order to promote the local Internet cloud and allow it hold a good position in the market. That has given the local internet company a chance to spread in the domestic market because the people have only these local websites and application to use. This is one of the strongest reasons why China is not allowing all the critical applications to run on the internet.

With the strict Internet censorship and powerful golden shield of China, Dropbox which is known as your personal internet cloud cannot be used with the help of the Chinese ISPs while you are located in China. It seems that you have to require to either get out of the Chinese border or to avail the services of the different servers that are belonged to a place near but not in China. However, is this possible? Yes, it is possible. You need a VPN to make it possible. VPN is short for Virtual private network. It connects you with the outside servers secretly. Continue Reading

Billy V. Jones

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

How to Use DuckDuckGo in China

Can’t load DuckDuckGo in China. I don’t know what’s going on here. I come to China for work. Lately, I found it was not able to use DuckDuckGo here. I came to China 3 years ago and it worked back then. Is there a way to help me access it again in China? Please help!

Brief Information about DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo is a search engine that does not track you on the Internet. It is very popular among Internet users all over the world because it protects users’ search history and other privacy from others. In this media society, people pay more and more attention to their online privacy as the cyber criminals are trying to steal users’ personal data for illegal money by taking advantage of the advance technology. DuckDuckGo helps to protect them. Named on the famous child game Duck, duck, goose this search engine has grown tremendously, thanks to the different type of services that have provided to lure the new users daily With the achievements like being recognized by Apple on Safari browser and Firefox, this search engine is growing day by day. DuckDuckGo meets people’s need. It is first introduced in China in 2008. However, it is blocked in China. You can’t access it in a simple way. The Internet censorship and firewall is supper power in China. You need extra help to use it.
“Virtual Private Networks are the Key to accessing DuckDuckGo and other blocked websites behind the Great Firewall of China. VPN (virtual private network) encrypts your session and hides your China-address IP to bypass the complicated firewall. Use VPN, select the server from outside China and enjoy surfing on the Internet. Continue Reading

Billy V. Jones

How to Access OneDrive in China?

Hello. My OneDrive never load. Is there any one has the same experience? This account worked when I first created it in New York, but now it doesn’t work anymore. By the way, I live in China now. I want to know what the problem here is and how to fix it. Anyone can help?

What is OneDrive and Why I can’t Load it in China?

OneDrive is file-hosting service owned by Microsoft. No matter where you are, you can share your documents, photos, and other files to your partner to stay productive and work together all the time. It works on Android device, computer and any other devices you use. If you have an OneDrive app on your mobile device, you can easily work with your personal and work files when you’re on the go. It has been very popular among users. It makes our works become easier. However, OneDrive is blocked by the Great Firewall of China. That means users in China can’t access OneDrive with the help of ISP in China. The good news is you still can use it in China. What you need is an IP which does not belong to China. You connection is blocked due to your Chinese IP. So, how and where you can get a new IP? Just a VPN! The VPN server will provide IPs that you need.
What is a VPN?
VPN is the virtual private network. It creates encrypted connection within public Network for users. With the help of a VPN, the ISP, national firewall and government do not know what you are doing online. Besides, you are anonymity online with the new IP provided the VPN server. That means you can be living in any other countries online while you are in China. Continue Reading

Billy V. Jones

How to Use Facebook in China on Android?

Is it Possible to Use Facebook in China on Android?

Android has widely used thanks to its ease of use and fantastic user interface. However, if you are in China, this mobile OS will be just like any other mobile OS that is unable to get you in touch with the Facebook. Is there a way to use Facebook in China on Android? Yes. There is a way.
In this article, we will elaborate how one use Facebook on Android phone staying in China. However, why is it so hard in China but not anywhere else? Well, the reason is simple. Facebook is one of those blocked social sites in China that are considered to a threat to the Chinese society. The great firewall has not only blocked the Facebook but many other websites, search engine, video channels and much more. There are around 1.4 million of the websites that have been blocked by the Chinese government.
So if you are immigrant in China for a while, then let us tell you the Chinese internet service providers will not let you access the different websites that you might have been using from ages because Chinese internet works completely different than the web around the globe.

Access Facebook on Android by Using VPN in China

VPN is one of the most common solutions that are used by the people in China to run Facebook. Not only the fact that the VPN is completely legal, but it is also a fast, reliable, secure and robust mode of getting access to the different type of blocked website in China.
The working of the VPN is entirely straightforward and based on the fact that VPN will hide your data request and result with the help of the encryption of the data.
Thanks to this facility, people in China widely use these VPNs but if the government comes to know about what you are using VPN for, then that VPN website will be blocked for forever. However, let us tell you another fantastic point that if once you have stated to use the VPN, then it does not matter if the site is blocked or not you can get access to the blocked site via VPN very easily. Continue Reading

Billy V. Jones

How to Use YouTube in China?

YouTube is Blocked in China?

YouTube is one of the most widely used websites that is flooded with the different channels and different and exciting videos. However, if you are in China you will be missing all these interesting videos.
The GFW (Great Fire Wall) of China have not only blocked the Google and the websites that may cause problems with the society of the Chinese people, but also have blocked the most widely used website, video host, social sites and application. YouTube is also one such application which is not employed in China. Not on the browser and the not on the phone application, you cannot use YouTube with the help of the Chinese servers. Extra help is needed to make YouTube available for you in China.

Reason why YouTube don’t work in China

YouTube is one of those social media applications that were considered harmful during the 2009 riots in the China. Hence, along with Facebook and other social media application, YouTube is also banned in China. The government of the China stated that this application and the rest of the social media applications were the reason behind the increased tension in the 2009 riots. This is the reason why YouTube is not accessible in China.
Therefore, if you are moving to China then, be prepared because many applications will not be working on the Chinese internet as the GFW have blocked them. Though you try the different internet service providers, it will not be able to give you the access to all these applications. The Great Firewall of China is much more powerful than you can image. Continue Reading

Billy V. Jones

How to Use Google in China?

Hi. I am going to live in China for years. I would like to know which VPN is the best choice to use Google in China. Any advice would be appreciated.

Why Google is Blocked in China?

If you are preparing to go to China for a long time and are not aware of the fact that there are many, actually almost every service from Google, are banned. That mean you can’t access anything that involves Google in China.
History of the Google and the Great Firewall of China
In 2009, when Google had taken over almost one-third of the search market in Chain, it was the time when the dispute started. It was the time when China demanded some of the overseas websites to be removed from the and the Google denied it. It was the first and then come the second allegation by some of the alleged Chinese sponsors stating that Google serves were trying to hack the accounts of some of the Chinese protester. Then, in 2010 Google decided to stop all its activities in China and redirected all of its services on, the Hong Kong server of the Google. Soon all the remaining Google services like Gmail, Hangouts, Maps, etc. were banned by the Chinese government.
Now whenever someone tries to search something on Google while staying in China, the data will be accessed from the Hong Kong server and most of the sites that are related to information regarding China will show error or no data. Continue Reading

Billy V. Jones

How to Use Netflix in China?

Can You Use Netflix in China?

The road to success in China for the Netflix will never be easy as the Chinese government will never permit nudity, sex and violence in the content that will be shown to the people via the creation Netflix. It was not the Chinese government but the Netflix authority itself that haven’t launched the service in China. The stated reason was that there are many complexities in getting the permission to show the multimedia content to the Chinese people. The censor board is quite strict and will not pass any content that might hurt of spoil the minds of the Chinese people. However, even now in China the Netflix have failed to get the authority. Although the first series of Netflix got an incredible response from the Chinese audience yet the government felt it not right. This is the reason, the Netflix is still surveying about the content that should be shown to the Chinese public, and the government is still strict toward the censorship on the viewable content.
Hence if you are Netflix lover and moving to the mainland of China make sure to be prepared that you will not be able to get access to the Netflix in China. Continue Reading

Billy V. Jones