Use a VPN for China and Dodge Censorship Online

PIA has the uncompromising privacy focus you need in a Chinese VPN.

  • Shield your browsing data with unbreakable encryption
  • Change your IP address to one in 91 countries
  • Enjoy buffer-free streaming on our blazing-fast network
Dodge Government Censorship and Surveillance with a China VPN
Why You Need a VPN in China

Why You Need a VPN in China

The Chinese government operates the Great Firewall, blocking unapproved content and monitoring its citizens' internet use. Authorities regularly imprison users who violate online regulations.

To safely access the internet and protect your identity online, you need a VPN in China.

However, China sometimes blocks VPN networks and IP addresses indiscriminately and without warning, which means you may not be able to connect to PIA 100% of the time.

What to Do If You Can't Connect

If you find yourself unable to connect, here are some things you can try:

  • Switch to the WireGuard® protocol — sometimes this is enough to restore your connection
  • Try using OpenVPN Connect — a free piece of software for setting up OpenVPN connections
  • Generate a configuration file — this allows you to specify an IP address to connect to

For more information, visit our support page on connecting to a censored region.

What to Do if You Can't Connect

How to Get a VPN for China in 3 Steps

Reclaim your anonymity and sidestep surveillance with PIA VPN. In 3 simple steps, you’ll get a Chinese IP address, robust privacy protection, and more freedom online.

Step 1

Sign up for Private Internet Access

Step 2

Set up PIA on any device

Step 3

Choose China & click to connect

Complete Protection on All Devices

Complete Protection on All Devices

  • Download PIA on Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android devices
  • Install PIA on your router to protect any connected device
  • Connect to unlimited devices with a single subscription

Open Source Transparency

  • Check out our app source code on our GitHub repository
  • Trust in our open-source WireGuard® and OpenVPN protocols
  • Enjoy enhanced security — open source lets us quickly fix vulnerabilities
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Ultimate Privacy and Security

Ultimate Privacy and Security

  • Prevent data leaks with our advanced Kill Switch
  • Enable multi-hop to obfuscate your VPN connection
  • Choose which apps to protect with advanced split tunneling

PIA’s Top China VPN Features

A VPN for China is up against world-class surveillance and censorship. PIA VPN gives you all the features you need to protect yourself online.

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The Chinese government is known for regulating the use of VPNs. Its systems could recognize that you’re using a VPN and block you. If you’re using PIA, you can change your VPN protocol to WireGuard®, which may help restore your connection.

If you’re still having trouble, reach out to our Customer Support team. We’re available 24/7 via live chat or email and always happy to help.

You need a high-level VPN for China. PIA VPN uses military-grade encryption to keep prying eyes off your traffic. Better still, our strict No Logs policy prevents us from saving – or sharing – your search history. That means if the Chinese government demanded to see your traffic history, we’d have nothing to show them.

Our built-in Kill Switch ensures your traffic and your IP never leaks even if unstable Wi-Fi (or anything else) interrupts your connection.

The Chinese government has blocked social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and X (formerly Twitter). It has also blocked news and information sites like the New York Times, Financial Times, Google News, and Wikipedia.

Google is also blocked. That includes YouTube, Google Search, PlayStore, Gmail, and Maps. However, you can use PIA’s China VPN to change your IP address and unblock websites.

While a VPN will slow your connection down slightly, you won’t notice it when using a fast VPN. PIA has a lightning-fast geo-located server for China with unlimited bandwidth. We’ve optimized the server for 10-Gbps speeds, so your connection will never lag even during peak hours.

Yes, but using a VPN for personal use is a legal gray area in China. If you'd prefer to conceal your VPN use, you can enable multi-hop obfuscation for maximum anonymity.

You can use a VPN to protect your privacy online, but we never condone breaking laws, with or without a VPN.

Yes! Connect to our Chinese VPN server and instantly get a Chinese IP address, even if you’re traveling or living abroad. Stay up to date on your favorite iQiyi and Youku shows from anywhere in the world.

No, getting a Chinese IP address only disguises your location from the websites you visit. Connect to a PIA server to automatically encrypt your data, which does hide your activity from your ISP or government.

Upgrade your protection with our advanced VPN features. Our advanced Kill Switch stops your data from leaking out the secure tunnel, even if you’ve turned off the VPN.

You can, but it’s a bad idea. Given the state of internet privacy in China, you don’t want to skimp out on protection. Free VPNs often don’t have a No Logs policy, so they’ll hand your data over to the government. They're usually also too slow for high-bandwidth activities.

PIA is one of the fastest VPNs on the market and has the cutting-edge security features you need in China, like our No-Logs policy, which has been tested and proven in court. Give us a trial run with our 30-day money-back guarantee.

The Chinese government operates the Great Firewall, a vast censorship and surveillance program that controls what citizens see and do online. Chinese users are at risk of the government using their data as evidence in court to prosecute and even detain them.

PIA VPN automatically encrypts your data and masks your IP address to give you access to the unrestricted internet. Our strict No-Logs policy means we will never record any or your online activities or hand them over to anyone.

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