Question: Is YouTube Blocked In China?

Even though YouTube is blocked under the Great Firewall, many Chinese media including CCTV have their official YouTube account.

In spite of the ban, Alexa ranks YouTube as the 11th most visited website in China.

Why is YouTube blocked in China?

China has blocked the video-sharing network YouTube after Beijing denounced footage appearing to show security forces beating Tibetans in Lhasa last year as “a lie”. The authorities have blocked the service on previous occasions and, more frequently, have prevented access to specific videos.

What sites are blocked in China?

Table of high-ranking websites blocked in mainland China

Alexa rankWebsiteURL
1Googlewww.google.com
2YouTubewww.youtube.com
7Facebookwww.facebook.com
9Mobile Wikipediam.wikipedia.org

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Is Google banned in China?

“The block is indiscriminate as all Google services in all countries, encrypted or not, are now blocked in China. This blockage includes Google search, images, Gmail and almost all other products. In addition, the block covers Google Hong Kong, google.com, and all other country specific versions, e.g., Google France.

Is VPN banned in China?

Government use

Chinese internet users started reporting unstable connections in May 2011 while using VPNs to connect to overseas websites and services such as the Apple App Store. In 2017, telecommunications carriers in China were instructed by the government to block individuals’ use of VPNs by February 2018.