It's slow to visit hosted Discourse in China

It’s very very slow to open hosted Discourse in China. We’d love to use the hosted version for our service if this issue could be solved. Is there any solution? Or we have to host it by self :frowning:

Unfortunately it is extraordinarily difficult to host anything in China.

Our CDN does have nodes vaguely in the area but I suppose it depends where you are?

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I am curious, can you have a look at dev tools in chrome and see what assets are slow, is it slow after initial load?

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Big purple there is SSL establishment, it requires multiple round trips to US, and it appears the GFW is impacting this. Can you do one more test, visit a topic or two after loaded, and do a screenshot including the topic.

Can you try also accessing from a VPN and share the difference?

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