ExpressVPN Review for China Users

Review Summary Speed (2.5) Reliability (2.0) Support (1.5) Security and Encyption (5.0) Money Back Guarantee (5.0) Overall Rating 3.2 ExpressVPN was once the best VPN for China, but unfortunately that is no longer the case today. Although ExpressVPN still works in China, the overall performance has been getting worse and worse throughout 2020. Since ExpressVPN … Read more

How to set up VPN.ac Manual OpenVPN on iOS

Step 1 – Load this page that you are viewing now (www.tipsforchina.com/vpnacios.html) on your iPhone or iPad using the Safari browser. Step 2 – Download the OpenVPN Connect App by OpenVPN Technologies. Step 3 – Open the VPN.ac repository page using the iOS Safari browser. You can find the repository page by clicking the link on the iOS OpenVPN Connect … Read more

2020 China VPN Performance Testing Blog

Happy new year and welcome to the fifth annual China VPN testing blog. This is the page where you can find real VPN speed tests done in China using my top recommended VPNs for China. Archive of previous China VPN testing blogs: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. Unless stated otherwise, all tests are done from my … Read more

How to get a 7 Day Free Trial for Astrill VPN

As it is no longer possible to get a free trial of Astrill if you are in China, here are some Astrill alternatives that are working well in China and offer either a free trial or money back guarantee. ExpressVPN – 30 Day Money Back Guarantee + 3 Months Free WannaFlix (V2ray proxy) – 30 … Read more

Tips for hosting a Shadowsocks or V2ray server on Alibaba Cloud (Aliyun) Hong Kong

Aliyun starter packages used to be a great way to get a 30Mbps CN2 server in Hong Kong or Singapore for a very reasonable price. Unfortunately, these starter packages are no longer available as of July 1, 2020. Instead, Alibaba Cloud is now offering a similar package with free data transfer called SAS (Simple Application … Read more

Astrill VPN Alternatives for China

Here is a list of good alternatives to Astrill VPN that work well in China. Unlike Astrill VPN, which does not offer a money back guarantee for users in China, all of these VPNs for China come with a money back guarantee so you can get a full refund if you are not satisfied. WannaFlix … Read more

How to tunnel OpenVPN over Shadowsocks with ExpressVPN

How to tunnel ExpressVPN (and other VPNs) over a Shadowsocks proxy (OpenVPN over SOCKS5). Instructions for Windows and Mac. NOTE – If you are just looking for fast internet connection in China, it is not necessary to do all of this. Rather, you can carefully choose a one of the best VPNs to use in China. But … Read more

How to Set Up and Use Surfshark VPN in China

Surfshark is one of the best VPN deals that you will find anywhere. Ok, so it’s a great deal. But here is the big question… Does Surfshark VPN work in China? Yes, Surfshark does work in China. In fact, it is currently rated #2 on the Best VPN for China page. However, it can be very tricky … Read more