There are so many different VPN providers, it’s hard to know which ones to trust. It’s even more crucial to get a stable provider when you’re living in China, otherwise, you may be cut off from the outside world for days at a time.
If you need a little background into what a VPN is and why it’s so important, read this post.
What VPN Do Expats Living In China Use?
There is about 16,000 expats and foreigners here in China that follow me on Instagram (11 June 2019).
167 of my lovely followers responded with what VPN they used.
The results weren’t hugely surprising to me. Express VPN has always been a crowd favorite. And, the majority of expats here in China use it.
The VPN I can personally recommend as I’ve been using it for years, came a close second. Astrill VPN is widely used, a similar price to Express and connection speeds are phenomenal.
Read this post to find out why I’m such a huge fan of Astrill VPN.
Don’t Use A Free VPN
If you are using a free VPN you are accepting a world of headaches because some days you might be able to connect, other days you can’t. If you do get connected it’s likely to drop off without warning or be frustratingly slow.
If you purchase a paid VPN, you’ll be able to connect. If you’re struggling to connect you can switch to a myriad of servers quickly. Plus, you can stream from whatever country you’re connected to.
If you want to find out more about the VPN situation here in China I’d suggest reading the following posts:
- Astrill Vs Express VPN China Cellphone Battle!
- Astrill VPN — The Good And The Bad
- Best VPN For China? Here’s What I Use!
A quick and important disclosure:
Some of the links above are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. I recommend them because they are helpful and useful.
The Great Firewall of China
Want to use the VPN I use for a stable, quick connection in China? I depend on it to upload more than six videos a week and live-stream on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. And here’s my second choice for a VPN. Plus, when you download from either link, they share some of the cost with me, so I can keep creating the videos you love.