China Firewall Test

Test if the Great Firewall of China blocks your site in real time.

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How does our test works?

How China Firewall Test Work?

We have servers inside the Great Firewall to access the URL you enter in the above input box. If your site is not blocked, our servers can go thru the Firewall and visit your site, and you should be able to see green checkmarks ✅ in our report. On the other hand, If you see some ❌, your site could be blocked (not accessible inside the Firewall) or not operate in compliance with Chinese Laws.

Why are some sites blocked in China?

There is a long history. The Golden Shield Project (or in Chinese 金盾工程) was initiated in 1998 and began operations in November 2003. They build the "Great Firewall of China" (GFW), which is a censorship and surveillance project that blocks data from foreign countries that may be unlawful in the PRC (People's Republic of China). Some popular websites, platforms, and apps used in the west have been blocked, such as Google, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Reddit, Wikipedia, GitHub, and many more.

How to make your site work in China?

The golden rule is to host your site inside the Great Firewall of China. So every time a visitor in China visits your site, they will be at best possible speed. To achieve that, the Chinese government has outlined five obligations that companies must follow when hosting their websites go live. The legal permit you need to host your site in China is to have an ICP license. If all that sounds daunting, reach out to us; we'll give you a free consolation call to help you get your site working in China with full compliance.

How to unblock blocked sites in China?

The Great Firewall of China has its rules (dynamically updated regularly) to monitor keywords or phrases in webpages and domain names. So they decide if the site is blocked, and once it's blocked, it's rare to get it unblocked. Suppose you are looking for solutions that get your domain (websites) unblocked in China. The golden rule is to get a new domain in China (the .CN domain) and stay compliant with Chinese laws.