Uncensored Google search in China, without a VPN or proxy
At the time of writing, we're monitoring 59 Google searches that are all blocked in China. This means that when in China, unless you're on a VPN or proxy and you try to search for any of these words in Google, you'll be presented with a blank page. However, there's currently a glitch in the firewall which can be used to get complete uncensored Google search in China on a standard internet connection.
It's done using Google SSL. Google SSL is hosted on an encrypted server meaning that anything that is sent or received is out of reach of the Great Firewall. This is a good reason for the Chinese authorities to block the service altogether. They have of course, but there's a loophole. Here's how to do it:
1. Go to www.google.com/ncr
2. Type in google encrypted and click "I'm Feeling Lucky"
3. Search for anything, including searches blocked by the Great Firewall
Searching using Google SSL seems to be slow and unreliable in China, but it does work, at least while this is written. It may be just a question of time before the glitch is fixed. Meanwhile, we hope you find it useful. Don't know what to search for? Check out our list of blocked searches.