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Newcomers to China may be faced with the question of "How can I open Facebook in China?" There is a pretty simple solution to this, but just how you go about opening Facebook in China will depend on how long you're going to be here. Here are some ways to access your Facebook account in China.

If you're going to be in China for a short amount of time - a few days to about two weeks, I would suggest a free proxy. The problem with free proxies is that they're hard to find, and if you find one, it won't necessarily be all that great. I just did a search for Hotspot Shield, and was blocked from Google. In China, stuff like this happens all the time. You may get lucky however, as free proxies come and go, you might get Google search on a good day and be able to open Facebook in China with a free tool.

The level of security proxies provide is not that great, and when compared to other Internet anonymity tools your at a higher risk for running into problems, as proxies are easy to set up, so you never know if it's a site you can really trust. However, 95% of the time this isn't a problem. Again, this is only a temporary solution to open Facebook in China.

If you're going to be here for a month or more, the most reliable way to answer the, "How can I open Facebook in China" question is to get a VPN. Virtual private networks are the most powerful anonymous surfing tool out there. This is just what you need to bypass Internet censorship in one of the most restricted and monitored Internet zones in the world. VPN's both encrypt and tunnel you IP information, making it virtually impossible to track your Internet activity. let alone block it. I live in Fujian, and use a VPN in China for about 90 percent of my Internet surfing activity.

In China isn't not just Facebook that is blocked. Youtube, Twitter, and thousands of other micro blogging, blogging, video blogging, and new sites are completely off the radar here. Even more sites that are not officially blocked are slow and frequently time out or get redirected by Chinese ISP's. "How can I open Facebook in China?" should actually be, "How can I open anything in China?".

A VPN that will unblock sites in China is going to cost you a monthly fee, which is why I only suggest it for those here for a month or more. However, if you're traveling and want to open Facebook in China to upload pictures from your travels while you're here, the ten dollars for a month of service might be worth it.


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