How to Access TikTok from China


Surprisingly, even though TikTok is a 100% Chinese app it’s actually blocked in China.

How can I login to TikTok from China?

Let me explain: TikTok has two versions, one exclusively for use in China (called Douyin, 抖音), and one for the rest of the world.

If you find yourself in China you can download and use the Chinese version, Douyin without a problem, but it is in no way interconnected with the international version, which you won’t be able to download.

Chinese Laws are very strict with social media platforms, this is why the company that owns Douyin and TikTok resolved the issue by creating two separate versions of the app.

If you already had a TikTok account before entering China, once you enter the country it will no longer work.

But don’t worry, there’s still a way to access TikTok from China.


Once the VPN is activated and works, you can then access TikTok and other sites blocked in China.

Important: TikTok checks your cell’s SIM card at startup and if you are using a Chinese SIM it will block the access.

To use TikTok with a Chinese SIM card you must follow these simple steps:

  1. Close TikTok
  2. Remove or deactivate the Chinese SIM card
  3. Connect to a Wifi network
  4. Activate your VPN
  5. Start TikTok’s app
  6. Insert or activate your Chinese SIM
  7. Use TikTok without restrictions

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