How to Avoid Media Censorship When You Travel To China

March 21/2016

How to Avoid Media Censorship When You Travel To ChinaTravels to China might not be as great as it used to be because the Chinese government has now created a Great Firewall that blocks out tons of websites and social media sites. Many journalists, activists, bloggers and residents who have tried to access these restricted sites have been jailed after their private accounts have been hacked to get access to ‘proof’ that they were in violation to the government laws. One of the best parts of traveling to China is the fact that you can share some of your adventures with friends and family, but not anymore since you won’t be able to access a lot of sites, including Facebook and Gmail.  

Is this freedom of speech?

Those who suffer under this new regimen cry foul play because their privacy rights were cast aside when the Great Firewall accessed personal conversations and browser URLs to prove their guilt. On top of that, journalists and bloggers may say anything they like unless it goes against the government’s security regulations, which means they are only allowed to say what the government is allowing them to say.

Regain internet freedom with a VPN

VPN services are specially developed to create a networking tunnel on the secure internet that allows you to access just about any information that you want. Here are some of the top benefits of a VPN service:

Freedom – By connecting through a VPN you can access Geo-restricted websites and regain your freedom to communicate with friends on social sites that are restricted and access your accounts that are blocked. VPN services like HideMyAss and Overplay have specially developed software that can provide you with access to these sites because your physical location will be untraceable on the internet.

Security – No one likes to be arrested in a foreign country which is why it is so important to use a secure network. Top VPNs like ExpressVPN, VyprVPN and IPVanish uses only the best security protocols for their virtual tunnel so all your online activities will be encrypted and all the downloads you do will be untraceable.  

Fast connectivity – A lot of secure VPNs have to compromise internet speed for added security, but top VPNs like StrongVPN and PureVPN can provide you with the fastest internet network speeds while still providing you with great security from the censorship groups.

Be careful when selecting your VPN

A lot of VPN services have also been banned in China which is why it is so important for you to do your homework properly before choosing a VPN service. Firstly, you need to find a VPN service that is available in both foreign country and yours. Next you should also read some reviews to establish if the service is actually proficient in China and if the clients are obtaining any problems when they are using these services. It is also important to invest in high quality VPN services to ensure that your online activities are encrypted with the best protocols so you can avoid a sticky situation while you are abroad.  

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