As the situation regarding Internet freedom in China is constantly changing, mostly for the worse, VPN services need to come up with clever ways to adapt and actually be of use to their Chinese customers. In the past year, we have seen many VPN services that used to work well in China suddenly decrease in functionality, with users being stuck with subscriptions that only take money from their pockets and do not allow them to bypass the Great Firewall of China. However, there is still one service that we gladly recommend to our readers from China and that is ExpressVPN.
While we do not claim that ExpressVPN works perfectly 100% of the time, considering the obstacles that arise all the time, we have to say that it does a pretty good job unblocking the content its Chinese users want to view. Here is some advice that can help you solve any potential issues when using ExpressVPN in China.
Stay Up To Date
Be sure you are using the latest version of ExpressVPN. The service is always coming up with smarter solutions and upgrading its apps, so if you suddenly start experiencing issues that never happened before, check whether a fresher version of the app has come out.
Automatic Is The Way To Go
ExpressVPN experts recommend using the automatic protocol as the safest choice. While this works most of the time, we also found that switching to TCP protocol does the trick; just remember that choosing TCP protocol results in diminished speed.
Finally, here are the servers that currently constitute the best choices: USA – Los Angeles – 3, USA – San Francisco, USA Seattle, Japan – Tokyo – 1, Hong Kong – 4, Taiwan – 1, Singapore – Jurong, and UK – East London.
Keep in mind that ExpressVPN has excellent user support, so if these solutions do not yield satisfactory results, you can always turn to the service’s support staff for help.