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The Great Firewall of China

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 Question by Kurt: How does Internet work in China?
Can people in China get around “The Great Firewall of China?”

Best answer:

Answer by Bball77
China censors what their country can view on the Internet. If they find a website not up to their standards then they will block it. They do all of this based on a persons IP address which shows they are located in China. A way to get around this is to use a private proxy service that has servers outside of China which will show a US IP address where we are not censored when on the Internet. I know of people that have worked oversees in China that needed to access US websites and were unable to until they used a private proxy service. I’m not saying this always works but you have a pretty good chance that it will.

The only catch is that you need to get the service from outside of China before going there because once you are there, China has pretty much censored all proxy websites because they don’t want you to get around their censorship.