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Old 10-08-2019, 09:38 AM   #1
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China Firewall? How to avoid it?


Hi there,

I will probably go in China or t least one year. Due to communicate with my amily and to navigate the internet, I am minding how to avoid China Firewall.

I know I can buy a VPN to do so, but I would like to know if there are some others cheaper ways to do it.

For example I know about Linux Tail, that gaves a coplete hidden navigation using Tor web browser. But I also know that in some ways the China Firewall can reconize Tor and stop it from the network.

Can you guys tell me if tails is a good option to avoid the firewall? If not, there are some other options? Need I just to buy a vpn?
 
Old 10-09-2019, 08:34 AM   #2
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Doubt if you can. A nation can control what comes in and out of its communication system. Plus I think they are a state that does monitoring on steroids. In fact, maybe all of states are. So encryption would be what you want.

Best advice...Don't do what they don't like. So that you don't wind up in jail. I would say that if you are a foreigner to them, then it's likely that they will monitor you more than anyone.
 
Old 10-09-2019, 04:59 PM   #3
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When in Rome (or China) its best to abide by their rules otherwise don't go, however, there are options:
https://blog.tortugabackpacks.com/ho...rnet-in-china/
https://www.topchinatravel.com/custo...t-in-china.htm
 
Old 10-09-2019, 10:58 PM   #4
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Why would you even need to bypass the Firewall? Internet in China is the same as everywhere else except they censore some things and you can't use Google. So you should still be able to email and I assume Video Chat.
 
Old 10-10-2019, 03:15 PM   #6
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So basically what I read glancing at these articles is what I said and that is China has some things censored, and just don't insult the Government.
 
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Old 10-12-2019, 05:36 AM   #7
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What I've heard it is common practice for many Chinese to use VPN and other tools to bypass restrictions online. Not sure about the consequences if the government finds out, but it's seemingly widespread practice.

Keeping traffic encrypted is probably important. Keeping what you do obscured is probably important. The way TOR works, the Chinese government should not be able to block website X for you, since you actually browse it through a range of other people not based in China and share traffic with them. Still I think VPN is the "normal" way to do it, but if the Chinese know about a VPN, nothing stops them from blocking access to it if they want to do so.

Satellite internet is an option to avoid the whole thing. I mean from a foreign provider who serve the area with their satellites.
 
  


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