The Cloudflare China Network

Give your users in China a fast, secure online experience.

Traffic bottlenecks, poor interconnection between local ISPs, and an active threat landscape can create web performance, reliability and security challenges for websites operating in China. Cloudflare and our strategic partners in China have created a global network that offers a fast experience for visitors inside and outside of China — with DDoS mitigation, web application firewall (WAF), and other security services built in.

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How the Cloudflare China Network works

China’s Internet architecture differs from the rest of the world. Three major ISPs control the network, but due to limited peering, traffic congestion is frequent. Congestion also occurs when traffic leaves and enters China — resulting in high latency and packet loss.

To optimize delivery of content throughout China, it’s important to have geographically dispersed data centers across China, and connectivity to the major ISPs in each region. This is what the Cloudflare China Network provides. We’ve partnered with JD Cloud to launch a network that will grow to 150 mainland China locations by the end of 2023.

Performance and security services on the Cloudflare China Network:

Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Serve static content from data centers that are dispersed across many cities in mainland China and connected to the major ISPs in every region.

In-country DNS resolution

Further reduce website load times with the option to resolve DNS requests within China.

DDoS mitigation

Stop the largest attacks with unmetered, always-on protection that operates at the network edge, reducing time-to-mitigate and eliminating web performance penalties.

Web Application Firewall (WAF)

Build and deploy custom rules in minutes, and draw on threat intelligence automatically curated from protecting approximately 25 million websites.

Encryption

Protect data in transit by uploading your own custom SSL certificate, use a universal certificate, or let Cloudflare manage dedicated certificates specific to your business.

Serverless computing

Build and deploy serverless code instantly across the entire Cloudflare network (including China) to give your applications exceptional performance, reliability, and scale.

Our local partner in China

The Cloudflare China Network is run in partnership with JD Cloud, the cloud computing arm of the Chinese eCommerce giant JD.com. JD Cloud was named a 'Strong Performer' in Forrester's Wave for public cloud platforms in China.

The Cloudflare difference

Resilient and reliable

Every security and performance service runs in each data center in the Cloudflare China Network, giving it the capacity to withstand the largest attacks and function as normal in the event of isolated outages.

Threat intelligence

Cloudflare continually analyzes incoming attacks and automatically applies this threat intelligence across the entire network, including data centers in China. Stopping an attack on one customer makes all customers safer.

Easy to manage

Manage your traffic and security posture inside and outside of China from a unified control plane — no separate dashboards, support, or billing. Changes propagate across the entire network within minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Cloudflare China Network resources

Solution & Product Guides

Cloudflare China Network 2-pager

Learn how the Cloudflare China Network can improve web application performance, reliability, and security for users in China.

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Whitepaper

Optimize website performance and security in China

Network complexity and the threat of cyber attacks can make it hard for a website to perform quickly and reliably users in China. This whitepaper offers solutions.

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Blog

Announcing a Partnership Between Cloudflare and JD Cloud

Our partnership with JD Cloud will allow international businesses to grow their online presence in China without having to worry about managing separate tools with separate vendors for security and performance.

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