If you have been wondering how to access Facebook in China you will know how to do so in just a few minutes. Recently I traveled to China and I had to find a Facebook proxy for my trip. Before I left on the trip that was taking me half way across the world, I made sure to find a way to unblock blocked sites and get past the great firewall. I found the service that I use while searching the internet for a China proxy that also offers a free trial. I found a service that easily solves the issue of blocked websites here: http://www.proxy-center.com From there on, I was able to unblock YouTube and access Facebook… Which is impossible to do without the help of a web proxy. I kid you not.
Many people don’t realize when planning their trip that the internet in China is censored. Yup, that’s right. You are going to have to find a way to access Facebook in China, unblock YouTube and Twitter, gmail is blocked in China, as well as many other websites which you are used to having the ability to access from home. The question of how to access Facebook in China has come up between us travel expats many times, and therefor, I had to find a reliable China proxy service that will change my IP address to a country where the internet is not censored and blocked. The sooner, the better.
I love travelling and I enjoy posting pictures on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter of the places I have visited. That way, my family and friends back home can see what they are missing out on! I mean… Keep in touch and see all of the beautiful sites I visit while on my China trip.
I did some research before my trip, trying to find the best and most reliable China proxy service.
Here are my suggestions and thoughts when the question of how to access Facebook in China come up:
VPN- Virtual Private Network. I prefer not using a VPN since you have to download and install software programs onto your computer. The number one thought that comes to mind when I hear that I have to download software onto my computer from an unknown source is that it may be a virus. That is risky, and I will not take that chance. The number two thought is that now I have to figure out how to do all of that technical stuff. If I have another way to access Facebook in China, I prefer not using the VPN method.
TOR- A really great group of people run this service, so that people can surf the internet anonymously. Unfortunately, China has tightened its grip on the TOR network, and has made it more and more difficult to use this method in order to access Facebook in China and get around the great firewall.
Free Proxies- *If* you manage to find one that works, it will most likely be extremely slow, and will get shut down quickly. When using free proxies, you should know that there will not be a support team available to help you out with the web proxy when and if a problem occurs.
Secure Proxies- This is the best option for me. After trying the free trial that Proxy Center offers, I decided to sign up and see if the service works as well as the trial. During the trial I was able to unblock YouTube and access Facebook as well as Twitter. I have been using this secure web proxy service for a while already. I decided that it’s time to share the information with my friends who also travel frequently to countries where the internet is censored, such as Dubai, Pakistan, Turkey, Vietnam and Iran for example, so that when you ask yourselves how to access Facebook in China you have the answer. If you are still not convinced- all you have to do is use the free trial!
The service provided by China Proxy Center is excellent, and anyone who uses them, will most likely agree with me. When I have a question, their (friendly) team replies that same day. The internet speed is very good, you don’t even realize that you’re using a proxy to get around the great firewall of China. Now you know how to access Facebook in China and unblock blocked sites! Enjoy your trip!