Access Facebook, Youtube and Twitter in China for FREE!


Last week was the final straw! I was searching for info on Dell hackintosh computers, and found a fair bit, but all the good stuff was hosted on Blogger and WordPress hosted sites unfortunately for me and 100’s of other’s here in China those sites, along with Youtube, Facebook and Twitter have been blocked!

So, after months of Twitterless action I finally decided to get my act together and find a work around. I searched around the forums and sites and came across all manner of ‘How to’s’ but none, not one! worked!
I was about to give in and just pay for a VPN service, when I finally managed to find a working and free way!

One of my friends told me that  www.access-any-website.com is the service that I need and it can solve my problem.

I wasn’t sure if a web based service can be useful since I am a really heavy user of Youtube, Twitter and many Facebook apps, but I gave it a chance.
What a nice surprise I had, it was all working on the first try! Every site that I tried with this service worked. I tried Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Myspace and many others including some video streaming sites.
The interesting thing about this service is that it does not require any installation and still the flash apps seem to be working fine
I have tried a few services that help you access Facebook in China and none of them could really make the flash games work. They all show the text, some better and some worse but none of them can do Games or chat.
So as you can understand, I became a real fan of that service so if you are in China and you need to access Facebook, just go to www.access-any-website.com
Update: The following seems to have stopped working, but give it a try if you like and let us know what happens.

First thing’s first

You’ll need:

  • A Windows machine or have Windows installed on a Mac, hackintosh works too! (We used it through Virtual Box)
  • An internet connection
  • Internet Explorer (argghhhh, but don’t worry once sorted you can go back to Firefox)
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Step 1

From Windows open up that hopeless program Microsoft calls a browser Internet Explorer and head over to:

PacketiX.net

Firefox and Safari won’t work, see Step 2 for why.
This is actually a premium Japanese VPN service but fortunately for us there is a free online version.

Step 2

The reason you need I.E to open the above page is because the quick and easy set up relies on the use of a browser with Active X support.
If Active X is not enabled you’ll get a pop up at the top of the page asking you to enable it. Once Active X is on scroll down the page you you’ll come to a box that says;
“Start VPN connection”
Click on it and sit back as it installs the VPN client and connection settings.

Step 3

Just chill and let it install. Once done you’ll find a new icon on the desk top and in the control bar at the bottom of windows:

Step 4

If the client doesn’t automatically start click on the icon and press connect. This may take a few seconds, but once connected a balloon will pop saying something like:
“a new connection has been made”

Step 5

Open your favourite browser and head over to Youtube, Facebook or Twitter. It might be a little slow and the connection can sometimes be hit and miss but you should now be able to connect 99.9% of the time!

When you close the client and reopen it again a window will pop up asking you to agree to the terms and conditions, click the ‘I agree’ to connect!

Step 7

Enjoy! and now you’re on Facebook become a fan of our site by clicking on the link below!

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Next time I’ll show you how to do the same to your iPhone (if the way I did it still works!)

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114 Comments

  1. RHoltslander
    March 29, 2010

    Hey, what gives? I’m the only fan on your Facebook fan page. You don’t have any info or even a pic of your logo. You could at least be a fan, too.

    • March 29, 2010

      Ha ha yup! Still setting it up! Did the VPN work for you?

  2. R Holtslander
    March 29, 2010

    Hey, what gives? I’m the only fan on your Facebook fan page. You don’t have any info or even a pic of your logo. You could at least be a fan, too.

    • Guest
      March 29, 2010

      Ha ha yup! Still setting it up! Did the VPN work for you?

  3. susukuda
    March 30, 2010

    can u do this with iphone? is it up somewhere? thanks

    • March 30, 2010

      I got a free VPN working on the iPhone for about a day, but then it stopped! I’m looking in to alternatives now.

  4. Guest
    March 30, 2010

    can u do this with iphone? is it up somewhere? thanks

    • Guest
      March 30, 2010

      I got a free VPN working on the iPhone for about a day, but then it stopped! I’m looking in to alternatives now.

  5. Jason
    April 8, 2010

    I have installed client in my machine. But it can’t establish a connection with the server. Error code 3 (Connection is disconnected) is popped up. I refer to the manu. It says maybe the service is shut up temporarily. I will test it later.

    • April 8, 2010

      Hmmm not come across that message before! It’s been working well with Facebook and Twitter for us. Youtube is a bit hit and miss at times though!

  6. Guest
    April 8, 2010

    I have installed client in my machine. But it can’t establish a connection with the server. Error code 3 (Connection is disconnected) is popped up. I refer to the manu. It says maybe the service is shut up temporarily. I will test it later.

    • Guest
      April 8, 2010

      Hmmm not come across that message before! It’s been working well with Facebook and Twitter for us. Youtube is a bit hit and miss at times though!

  7. Jason
    April 9, 2010

    Yes, it works perfect with the DSL connection in my home. It’s really an outstanding system. Thanks a lot!!!!!

    But the vpn not works in the company. We have a ISA there. Maybe the port is hold by the firewall.

    • April 10, 2010

      Awesome! Glad it worked for you!

  8. Guest
    April 9, 2010

    Yes, it works perfect with the DSL connection in my home. It’s really an outstanding system. Thanks a lot!!!!!

    But the vpn not works in the company. We have a ISA there. Maybe the port is hold by the firewall.

    • Guest
      April 10, 2010

      Awesome! Glad it worked for you!

  9. tralala
    May 7, 2010

    I installed it and everything went fine but when I tried to open up Facebook on any of the browsers… it still says this page cannot be displayed and such 🙁

  10. Guest
    May 7, 2010

    I installed it and everything went fine but when I tried to open up Facebook on any of the browsers… it still says this page cannot be displayed and such 🙁

  11. skolche
    May 9, 2010

    tnx man!!!!works gr8…

  12. Guest
    May 9, 2010

    tnx man!!!!works gr8…

  13. Ufuk
    June 6, 2010

    I’ve just tried and it works! Great! 🙂

  14. Guest
    June 6, 2010

    I’ve just tried and it works! Great! 🙂

  15. Jaydok
    June 9, 2010

    Thanks, works to me… I also have another free VPN, they update it every now and then thats why i can still use it here for like 1 year now, cant mention it though, just tell me if you want, will send PM… btw, any free VPN for iPhone?

  16. Guest
    June 9, 2010

    Thanks, works to me… I also have another free VPN, they update it every now and then thats why i can still use it here for like 1 year now, cant mention it though, just tell me if you want, will send PM… btw, any free VPN for iPhone?

  17. me
    July 11, 2010

    I can connect to the server but i can’t access any blocked sites, occupieing china currently

  18. Guest
    July 11, 2010

    I can connect to the server but i can’t access any blocked sites, occupieing china currently

  19. Meep
    July 12, 2010

    It’s not working for me…
    Jaydok, could I have that vpn? gahsicles@gmail.com

    • July 19, 2010

      Yeah, seems it’s been blocked! Sorry guess we’ll have to find another way

  20. Guest
    July 12, 2010

    It’s not working for me…
    Jaydok, could I have that vpn? gahsicles@gmail.com

    • Guest
      July 19, 2010

      Yeah, seems it’s been blocked! Sorry guess we’ll have to find another way

  21. Jade
    August 8, 2010

    i use GoVPNGo. they have fast hong kong servers available. helped me to surf youtube, facebook, twitter without any issue when i was in cn. works on my ipad. lol..

  22. Jade
    August 8, 2010

    oh, forgot to mention, govpngo is at http://www.govpngo.com

    • August 8, 2010

      Cheers we’ll check it out!

  23. Guest
    August 8, 2010

    i use GoVPNGo. they have fast hong kong servers available. helped me to surf youtube, facebook, twitter without any issue when i was in cn. works on my ipad. lol..

  24. Guest
    August 8, 2010

    oh, forgot to mention, govpngo is at http://www.govpngo.com

    • Guest
      August 8, 2010

      Cheers we’ll check it out!

  25. mandy
    October 19, 2010

    it doesn’t work me either, could anyone tell me how to access facebook in china on macbook pro too? thanks!

  26. Guest
    October 19, 2010

    it doesn’t work me either, could anyone tell me how to access facebook in china on macbook pro too? thanks!

  27. VPN
    October 22, 2010

    There is a very fast VPN service, everyone can checkout http://www.VPNing.com

    And i must to tell U every free vpn service are slow or unstable

  28. Guest
    October 22, 2010

    There is a very fast VPN service, everyone can checkout http://www.VPNing.com

    And i must to tell U every free vpn service are slow or unstable

  29. hey man...
    October 27, 2010

    hey that’s not working just installing package not supported its problem my laptop or your programm…………..

    • October 28, 2010

      Yes, sorry it seems to have been blocked!

  30. Guest
    October 27, 2010

    hey that’s not working just installing package not supported its problem my laptop or your programm…………..

    • Guest
      October 28, 2010

      Yes, sorry it seems to have been blocked!

  31. vannie
    November 24, 2010

    @Jaydok can you give me your vpn please?

    • November 24, 2010

      Nice try! but no!

  32. Guest
    November 24, 2010

    @Jaydok can you give me your vpn please?

    • Guest
      November 24, 2010

      Nice try! but no!

  33. Tony
    January 24, 2011

    Works! Can’t believe that proxy actually works. Definitely the best proxy and it’s gaining in popularity. Here’s a step by step guide on how to use Securitales: http://www.squidoo.com/access-facebook-china

  34. Guest
    January 24, 2011

    Works! Can’t believe that proxy actually works. Definitely the best proxy and it’s gaining in popularity. Here’s a step by step guide on how to use Securitales: http://www.squidoo.com/access-facebook-china

  35. J
    February 2, 2011

    @susukuda @jaydok Doesn’t work on iPhone. iPhone does support PPTP VPN though. You can pick up a cheap $1/month VPN at http://onebuckvpn.com More than fast enough for China Mobile. Pick a faster plan for Unicom 3G.

  36. Guest
    February 2, 2011

    @susukuda @jaydok Doesn’t work on iPhone. iPhone does support PPTP VPN though. You can pick up a cheap $1/month VPN at http://onebuckvpn.com More than fast enough for China Mobile. Pick a faster plan for Unicom 3G.

  37. kevin
    February 26, 2011

    Hi I am living in Iran.plase send free vpn for me.thank u

  38. kevin
    February 26, 2011

    Hi
    How can i find a free VPN server in USA for iranian users
    I am living in Iran.plase send free vpn for me.thank u

  39. Guest
    February 26, 2011

    Hi I am living in Iran.plase send free vpn for me.thank u

  40. Guest
    February 26, 2011

    Hi
    How can i find a free VPN server in USA for iranian users
    I am living in Iran.plase send free vpn for me.thank u

  41. Mo.jaber
    March 2, 2011

    It’s very nice

  42. Guest
    March 2, 2011

    It’s very nice

  43. Cheng
    April 8, 2011

    Hi

    I’ve been using Jumpto.com its very fast and stable. Join here

    http://jumpto.com/i/k5XF

  44. Guest
    April 8, 2011

    Hi

    I’ve been using Jumpto.com its very fast and stable. Join here

    http://jumpto.com/i/k5XF

  45. maia
    June 17, 2011

    guys do you have any free VPN for iphone? Please help… Im using HotspotShield before, but 2 days ago its stop working in my iphone. Scree display “The VPN server did not respond” so pitty, cant even open facebook here in Beijing…. Any help please

  46. Guest
    June 17, 2011

    guys do you have any free VPN for iphone? Please help… Im using HotspotShield before, but 2 days ago its stop working in my iphone. Scree display “The VPN server did not respond” so pitty, cant even open facebook here in Beijing…. Any help please

  47. une
    June 23, 2011

    this really helps! tnx!

  48. Guest
    June 23, 2011

    this really helps! tnx!

  49. Andrew
    July 1, 2011

    I opened IE 6.0 and page
    http://www.packetix.net/en/
    Page opened OK.
    I cannot find a button “Start VPN connection” on the page to click.
    Please advise.
    PLUS: iphone 3g ….?

  50. Guest
    July 1, 2011

    I opened IE 6.0 and page
    http://www.packetix.net/en/
    Page opened OK.
    I cannot find a button “Start VPN connection” on the page to click.
    Please advise.
    PLUS: iphone 3g ….?

  51. Billy
    July 12, 2011

    Sniff, i love you

  52. Andrew
    July 12, 2011

    NOT FREE!
    Who are you kidding!
    First thing it asks is for payment….

  53. Guest
    July 12, 2011

    Sniff, i love you

  54. Guest
    July 12, 2011

    NOT FREE!
    Who are you kidding!
    First thing it asks is for payment….

  55. sofia
    August 15, 2011

    Hi
    How can i find a free VPN server in USA for iranian users
    Or anti proxy
    I Living in Iran.please send free vpn for me.thank u

  56. Guest
    August 15, 2011

    Hi
    How can i find a free VPN server in USA for iranian users
    Or anti proxy
    I Living in Iran.please send free vpn for me.thank u

  57. Robert Morrison
    July 14, 2012

    i have another solution to access youtube if it is blocked. You can use AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield free VPN, it bypasses filters & firewalls and you can access every blocked website.

    visit: http://www.accessyoutubefromwork.com and enjoy….

    • July 14, 2012

      Hi Robert, Hotspot Shield has been terrible for us, but thanks for the suggestion anyway.

  58. Guest
    July 14, 2012

    i have another solution to access youtube if it is blocked. You can use AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield free VPN, it bypasses filters & firewalls and you can access every blocked website.

    visit: http://www.accessyoutubefromwork.com and enjoy….

    • Guest
      July 14, 2012

      Hi Robert, Hotspot Shield has been terrible for us, but thanks for the suggestion anyway.

  59. Anju
    July 17, 2012

    hey guys! i’m so sad to tell you ‘THIS DOESN”T WORKS’ i think you should try another one

    • July 17, 2012

      Hi Anju,

      To be fair the article is a few years old 😉

  60. Guest
    July 17, 2012

    hey guys! i’m so sad to tell you ‘THIS DOESN”T WORKS’ i think you should try another one

    • Guest
      July 17, 2012

      Hi Anju,

      To be fair the article is a few years old 😉

  61. creativito
    August 19, 2012

    I am using Leafy VPN for unblocking facebook in China. It is free and just working great.

    http://www.leafy.us

  62. Guest
    August 19, 2012

    I am using Leafy VPN for unblocking facebook in China. It is free and just working great.

    http://www.leafy.us

  63. Evan
    August 20, 2012

    I have been using VPNinja to access the blocked sites in China. It works pretty well compared with others that I have used. They’re at http://www.vpninja.net

  64. Guest
    August 20, 2012

    I have been using VPNinja to access the blocked sites in China. It works pretty well compared with others that I have used. They’re at http://www.vpninja.net

  65. Anna
    October 15, 2012

    it doesnt work, waste of time;//

    • October 15, 2012

      It is an extremely old post….

      • Kari
        March 10, 2013

        any updates for the article on what we could use with Iphone to access twitter in China?

  66. Guest
    October 15, 2012

    it doesnt work, waste of time;//

    • Guest
      October 15, 2012

      It is an extremely old post….

    • Guest
      March 10, 2013

      any updates for the article on what we could use with Iphone to access twitter in China?

  67. BOB
    October 24, 2012

    I NEED TO ACCESS FACEBOOK IN CHINA ON MY IPAD. ANYTHING WORKING NOW? USING CAPS CAUSE LOWER CASE TURNS TO CHINESE CHARACTERS.

  68. Guest
    October 24, 2012

    I NEED TO ACCESS FACEBOOK IN CHINA ON MY IPAD. ANYTHING WORKING NOW? USING CAPS CAUSE LOWER CASE TURNS TO CHINESE CHARACTERS.

  69. kchayar
    January 26, 2013

    If someone still gets around this thread then I would advise them to use “Web Freer”, its a browser made on Chromium. The latest version is 1.0.3.503, I bet you can find it after I told you this much.

  70. Guest
    January 26, 2013

    If someone still gets around this thread then I would advise them to use “Web Freer”, its a browser made on Chromium. The latest version is 1.0.3.503, I bet you can find it after I told you this much.

  71. Cache
    February 5, 2013

    I am using a software to access facebook, youtube all even when the internet is down, it help to open all site as well, Yepeeeeee i am lucky.

  72. Guest
    February 6, 2013

    I am using a software to access facebook, youtube all even when the internet is down, it help to open all site as well, Yepeeeeee i am lucky.

  73. June 18, 2013

    Hey! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to me.
    Anyways, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking
    back often!

  74. Guest
    June 19, 2013

    Hey! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to me.
    Anyways, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking
    back often!

  75. Elipse
    July 24, 2013

    There is an iPhone/iPad app that support access Twitter from China out of box (no VPN required, no extra settings): Bird Unchain – Tweet Anywhere : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bird-unchain-tweet-anywhere/id656190986?mt=8

  76. Guest
    July 24, 2013

    There is an iPhone/iPad app that support access Twitter from China out of box (no VPN required, no extra settings): Bird Unchain – Tweet Anywhere : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bird-unchain-tweet-anywhere/id656190986?mt=8

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  79. Sandrine
    August 12, 2013

    I was in China many times and I have used a lot os software to have access to facebook ( yes I”m a facebook addict^^) but a lot of VPN are very expensive and not always easy to use, so I really advise you to use safer vpn, it’s simple and cheaper and it really works : http://safervpn.com/ ! You can also reach each website all over the world !
    Enjoy your freedom !

  80. Guest
    August 12, 2013

    I was in China many times and I have used a lot os software to have access to facebook ( yes I”m a facebook addict^^) but a lot of VPN are very expensive and not always easy to use, so I really advise you to use safer vpn, it’s simple and cheaper and it really works : http://safervpn.com/ ! You can also reach each website all over the world !
    Enjoy your freedom !

  81. Brandon S.
    October 1, 2014

    I trust http://www.vpntunnel becase they have many functioning servers around the world, low price and 100% money back guarantee if user don’t like their service. But I have no cases of being unsatisfied with their VPN.

  82. Guest
    October 1, 2014

    I trust http://www.vpntunnel becase they have many functioning servers around the world, low price and 100% money back guarantee if user don’t like their service. But I have no cases of being unsatisfied with their VPN.

  83. bob whinkley
    October 8, 2014

    I consider anonine.com to be the best online vpn service to encrypt my data and unblock favourite websites. I have no need to be anonymous and hide my IP.

  84. bob whinkley
    October 8, 2014

    I consider anonine.com to be the best online vpn service to encrypt my data and unblock favourite websites. I have no need to be anonymous and hide my IP.

  85. Lgalaxy
    June 1, 2015

    hi how to use?? i can’t download

    • Patricia Forst
      April 21, 2016

      PureVPN is the most recommended and Popular VPN in China. Allows access to sites like Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and many others. Can also be use for torrenting and security purposes. Cost about $4.16/month

  86. Lgalaxy
    June 1, 2015

    hi how to use?? i can’t download

    • Patricia Forst
      April 21, 2016

      PureVPN is the most recommended and Popular VPN in China which allows access to blocked sites like Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and many others. It can also be use for torrenting and security purposes. Cost $4.16/month

  87. BastaPasta
    December 7, 2016

    Please read this article http://vpnprivacy.services/news/how-to-use-facebook-in-china/ and you will understand what and how you should do to access FB now in 2016 and even 2017.

  88. BastaPasta
    December 7, 2016

    Please read this article http://vpnprivacy.services/news/how-to-use-facebook-in-china/ and you will understand what and how you should do to access FB now in 2017. There is no really free solution.