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hgdcjq 08-17-2012 10:06 PM

how can I connect to YouTube in China under linux
I am now in mainland China ,but government doesn't allow connect to YouTube, facebook, Twitter,I really appreciate it if someone can help!!! Now I am using slackware

abrinister 08-17-2012 10:49 PM

How did you get to LQ? Is it not blocked?

Alex Brinister

hgdcjq 08-18-2012 12:22 AM

Yeah,usually websites work fine,except YouTube, facebook. are there any softwares can help me ?

Gleylancer 08-18-2012 07:56 AM

China blocks certain sites such as Facebook and Youtube. They have their own stuff like QQ, Sogou, PPS and a dozen of others, all of them heavily monitored by the government. One chance you could do this is to obtain a foreign IP through a VPN connection, such as in Hong Kong. They might block well known VPN too though, haven't tried when I was in China last year.

Celyr 08-18-2012 08:04 AM


abrinister 08-18-2012 10:10 AM

And Privoxy to go with that? I use them in combination. Look here and here.

Alex Brinister

NyteOwl 08-18-2012 02:22 PM

TOR, assorted anonymous proxies, shell account/ssh tunnel ...

Note: PROC government does not usually take kindly to those cicumventing their filtering. Just a cautionary heads up.

jefro 08-18-2012 05:35 PM

I would hesitate to tell you how to bypass laws in your country. China may be the wrong place to break a law. Think prison.

hgdcjq 08-18-2012 11:43 PM

Thanks , however, actually there is no such law that says we cannot connect to YouTube, etc. It is due to some political reason. So, waiting for help.
Hongkong is part of China ,but it can ,why not me in mainland.

jefro 08-19-2012 10:23 AM

Maybe you should follow the laws of the country or change them by peaceful means. (I mean force if necessary but that may be inappropriate.)

Hong Kong is a special district.

jschiwal 08-19-2012 10:31 AM

The OP already explained that the sites are blocked, but viewing the sites is not illegal. I heard from someone who travelled to China, that sites like are intermittantly blocked when a story is running that the censors don't approve of.

Using Twitter or social networks to arrange a gathering is one thing that the Chinese Gov. is touchy about. Critisism on forums are often not censored.

craigevil 08-19-2012 11:31 AM

use a proxy
use tor
use a vpn
use a firefox or chrome extension
ProxTube - Unblock YouTube :: Add-ons for Firefox :
Chrome Web Store - Unblock Youku :
use a website like

hgdcjq 08-20-2012 05:10 AM

well,I shall have a try !!

jschiwal 09-12-2012 09:06 PM

This thread seems finished but it keeps being reported. Allthough I think it technically isn't in violation of the LQ rules, I'm closing it.

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