Does Surfshark Work in China?
Recently, we received messages like “Does Surfshark work in China? If it works, which server location should you connect for best possible connection?” To provide reliable answer, our colleagues in China signed up a Surfshark plan and tested the services for months. They had tested the service before when we first reviewed the VPN. As the network environment in China is changing all the time, we decided to test the service again to give you real-time test results. At this time, they mainly recorded the performance and ability to bypass the strict Internet censorship. The test results show that Surfshark VPN works greatly in China.
Some users reflected that they had to wait for a while to connect. It is true that it takes some time when you first connect to the server due to the strict Internet censorship in China. Our colleagues in China also had the same issue. They tried for few minutes and failed to connect to the server. It was turned out that the firewall has been updated back then as an important conference took place. They placed the test aside and started it gain after two days. Things started to change. They could connect to the server quickly within few seconds. The uptime was high and the connection was stable.
According to visitors on our websites, they gave up once they found it was difficult to connect at the first day. In fact, even the best VPN take a while to connect as the firewall blocks VPN connection. It is normal that the VPN takes some times to connect. We suggest you try more times to feel the service. The company provides a 30-day money back guarantee. If you don’t like the service, you can cancel the account and get a refund within 30 days. Don’t get a rush conclusion and end up with a sad thought.
For fast and stable connection, we suggest you connect to server in Hong Kong or Taiwan because they are close to mainland China. The firewall only affect Internet user in mainland China. Users in Hong Kong and Taiwan are not effected by it. Our colleagues recorded that they were able to connect to servers in Taiwan quickly. The connection speed was fast and they could access Facebook, Google, YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp, and more websites & apps that are blocked by the firewall. You also can connect to servers in the US and stream videos on Netflix, Hulu and more famous sites.