What is a VPN?
Virtual Private Network
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a service that allows you to establish a secure, private internet connection, from anywhere in the world. Once you’re connected to a VPN server via the app on your computer or mobile device, you can securely access all of the websites and apps that you normally use.
VPN for China
VPN services that work in China
The top recommended VPNs support all devices and deliver good support in China. However, from time to time, all VPNs experience difficulties in delivering access in China. Our recommendation is to download and start using a couple of different VPNs before you travel to China so that you have a backup in case one of them stops working. This is especially important when you use free WiFi in your favorite coffee shop or when you stay in a hotel as free WiFi networks are known for their security vulnerabilities and we highly recommend to activate your VPN prior to any use of a public WiFi in order to keep your personal information private and secure.
Benefits of using a VPN
Privacy and anonymity
Using a VPN conceals your physical location. Since you are connecting to the internet via a VPN server, the websites you visit (and anyone monitoring you) will identify your physical location as that of the VPN server and not your real location. If your Internet Service Provider (ISP) logs user browsing history, a VPN will also keep you off their logs.
Protect your personal information
A VPN gives you an added layer of security protection because your data is encrypted between your device and the websites and apps you use. This means that it’s almost impossible for anyone to intercept your private information when you’re connected to a VPN.
Your digital privacy
A VPN is essential for people who travel frequently or work remotely from public locations and regularly connect to free WiFi. Even if you don’t fall into these categories, a VPN is also the essential for anyone who wants to protect their privacy at home, work or school.