Why Tech Giants Are Not Allowed In China

why facebook and google are banned in china

The Chinese government is highly strict on web security.  Rules and regulations are not easy to follow by any western company in China.

Before knowing why China has blocked many popular websites, here is the list of blocked website in mainland China.

List of Blocked Websites in Mainland China:

  • Social Media  – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest, Blogspot, WordPress, Tumblr, Picasa.
  •  News & Media – Youtube, Netflix, Wikipedia, The New York Times, Bloomberg, The Economic Times, Wall Street Journal, Daily Motion, Vimeo.
  • Search Engine – Google Inc. And DuckDuckGo.
  • Daily Tools – Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail, Google Maps, Dropbox, Shutterstock.
  • Porn – Most of the porn sites are blocked By Chinese Government.

5 Biggest Reasons Why Facebook and Google are Banned in China:

1.) The main reason to block all the tech giants is to create a strong Chinese Economy.

2.) Young Chinese entrepreneurs are creating their own startups which are mostly copied from global technology giants. They don’t want to show anything to the world.

3.) People in China want to use more and more technology which developed in their country. Cybersecurity of the Chinese server is batter.

4.) The internet speed is faster in China because of blocking various big companies and websites daily. The price of land in China is too much expensive to buy for foreigners.

5.) China has more than 731 million internet users (as per TechInAsia.com) which can easily compete with which American Tech Giants.

What China Have

The most important thing they have is public support because of the communist party. Chinese people are very hard-working than any other countries.

They also a large number of daily internet user. There are lots of billion dollar companies in China which are totally similar to western companies.

Companies Which Are Replaced In China

  • Facebook – Tencent
  • Google – Baidu
  • Twitter – Weibo
  • PayPal – AliPay
  • eBay – Taobao
  • Skype – QQ
  • Yahoo – Sina
  • Youtube – Youku
  • Amazon – JD
  • WhatsApp – WeChat
These are the most popular examples…

Once you check Wikipedia these Chinese companies are providing better service. And that’s why Chinese people don’t need any other companies.

 VPN Method:

In a simple way, using a VPN(Virtual Private Network) one can hide his/her identity and location. So if you change your place From China To the United States, you can reach any site easily.

Some VPN(Virtual Private Network) sites are also blocked in China. But you can use any site by using VPN easily.

Disclaimer: I am not qualified to give legal advice. Use VPN services at your own risk.

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About Anuj Vohra

Hi , I am Anuj Vohra. Founder of Itsfacile.com & Saral Investment.

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