Here are the Top websites and services banned by Communist regime in China

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Here are the Top websites and services from all over the globe that are banned by the Communist regime in China

In today’s day to day life, a user owning smartphones, gadgets, accessories, electronics, household items, etc is familiar with the Chinese brands, but you should look at the country itself (China). China has banned products, websites, and services from all over the globe. Well, any product that challenges the Chinese regime or brands is banned in the country.

Last week, we saw an app named Remove China Apps was uploaded on Google Play Store, but unfortunately, Google has now removed the app from the play store. A few days back we also reported how YouTube is barring the Chinese equivalent of the communist bandit” (共匪) from comments.

Well, you may feel sorry about not using Chinese products but take a look at the other side. The Chinese communist regime doesn’t require even a flimsy reason to ban websites, services, or products that are made in the United States, Europe, India, Japan, or South Korea. Here is a list of the top websites and services from all over the globe that are banned in China.

Top services and websites banned by the Chinese regime

1. Search engines

  • Google (text and voice)
  • Amazon (Alexa)
  • Wikipedia
  • Yahoo
  • DuckDuckGo

2. Social Media

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Snapchat
  • Pinterest
  • Quora
  • Tumblr
  • Reddit
  • AO3

By the time don’t forget to read Boycotting Chinese Smartphones? here is a list of Non-Chinese smartphones that you can buy

3. Media companies(News websites)

  • New York Times
  • BBC
  • Financial Times
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Reuters
  • CNN
  • TIME

4. Messaging Apps

  • WhatsApp
  • Facebook Messenger
  • Telegram
  • Line
  • Signal
  • KaKao Talk (Korean)

5. Business products

  • Gmail
  • Dropbox
  • Google Apps (Drive, Docs, Calendar, Maps, etc.)
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Slack
  • Google Play (i.e. no downloading Android apps)
  • Hootsuite

6. Streaming apps/websites

  • YouTube
  • DailyMotion
  • Vimeo
  • Twitch
  • Periscope
  • Pandora
  • Spotify
  • Soundcloud

7. Blogging Platforms

  • Medium
  • Blogspot
  • WordPress.com (can be only used on own servers)

8. Video calling Apps

  • Skype (although it sometimes works, it’s not reliable)
  • Google Hangouts
  • Viber

Not only this, but the Chinese communist government has also banned the use of VPNs and Tor in the country. After looking at the list of blocked services and websites in China what’s your view? Isn’t it a tit for tat response when other countries in the world start a movement to ban Chinese products?

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