People in China face some of the strictest censorship of the internet in the world.

The so-called Great Firewall of China blocks access to some of the top world news agency sites as well as Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, MySpace, Flickr, Gmail, etc.

People in China have tried proxy servers but they are both unreliable and slow and the same applies to proxy DNS servers. Proxies don’t necessarily encrypt your connection either, leaving it open to eavesdropping.

The primary reliable solution is a VPN, but only those that offer SSTP/SSL VPN or SSL/Open VPN protocols.

Below are the best VPN services for China based primarily on server locations and protocols:

1

ExpressVPN

Our Rating – 81.6%
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2

AirVPN

Our Rating – 96.6%
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3

VyprVPN

Our Rating – 78.4%
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4

PrivateInternetAccess

Our Rating – 85%
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6

HideMyAss

Our Rating – 93.4%
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Chinese Firewall Test

Check whether a website can get around the Great Firewall of China. Select one of three different locations in China. Enter a website (e.g. bestvpnforyou.com) in the search field and press ‘Test it’.

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