In the 20-year-old’s case, he was remorseful enough to drop out of college and write apologies to the victim and her family.But the image of him sticking his tongue out at a party is far more likely to color a judge’s (or anyone’s) perception—a phenomenon that’s been proven by more than anecdotes.
In one instance, a prosecutor showed the court a Powerpoint presentation of party photos that had been posted on Facebook by a 20-year-old defendant after he nearly killed another driver in a three-car collision.
The pictures depicted him at a Halloween party dressed as a prisoner in an orange jumpsuit labeled “Jail Bird.” The judge slammed him with a two-year jail sentence.
Tip: Many VPN websites are blocked in China, even though the VPN itself will work, so it is best to sign-up to your chosen VPN before visiting China if you are not currently residing there.
Express VPN is possibly the most popular VPN in China, particularly since Astrill’s ability to evade the Great Firewall has been patchy since early 2017.
The goal of the authorities is to censor, not to punish.
Our main considerations when curating this list include factors we believe are of utmost importance to VPN users in China.The Express VPN app works across all major desktop and mobile platforms and is very simple to use.That includes Windows, Mac OS, i OS, Android, Linux (command line), and compatible routers.The VPNs that persist in the face of repeated efforts to stifle them find favor among foreigners.Using a VPN is not technically illegal in China–in my three years of living there I’ve never heard of a single person being arrested for using one.Last updated: January 22, 2018China’s advanced online censorship system, known as the Great Firewall, has made it a hotspot for VPN users.