Express VPN and CE compatibility in Mainland China

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Hello everyone, 
I'm studying abroad in Mainland China this Spring 2018. I wanted to ask y'all to see if anyone knows if Covenant Eyes would work in China with the governmental internet restrictions.Is anyone using it in China right now? Any tips on how to navigate with it? Will the program work with a VPN, like "Express" VPN specifically? I'm leaving soon in February and would like to make sure I'll still be able to access the internet using Covenant Eyes because I have several online classes while I'm studying abroad in China. 

Thank you, 

Alyssa
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Alyssa,

Thanks for asking! Without being overly technical, here is an answer:

1) China has at different times allowed web traffic to CE's API. If/when they block such traffic, you will experience a block that will keep you off the web. In that case, you would have to uninstall CE in order to get back online.
2) If you have a contact over there right now, ask them to try loading, https://api.cvnt.net and http://api.cvnt.net. If those pages load in China, then it's likely (but not guaranteed) that CE will work on your device when you get there.

Thanks again for asking. Hope you have a great time!

Robert
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Hi Mr. Robert, 

Thank you for your reply! I don't know anyone over in China right now so I can't use your test, but thank you for suggesting it.

In the case that I need to uninstall CE while I'm in China, should I request/download the uninstall code from CE now before I depart for China? Would I need separate codes for each device? For example, would I need one uninstall code for my iPhone and then another for my laptop? 

Thank you kindly, 

Alyssa
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Alyssa,

Let me encourage you to email support@covenanteyes.com and tell them who you are. I will also reach out to them because, should something come up, they will be the best ones to help you. The Email team will make things as easy as possible for you during your time in China. I appreciate your preparation!

Robert