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)

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

In-country DNS resolution

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

DDoS mitigation

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)

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

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

Serverless computing

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

Who can use the Cloudflare China Network?

The Cloudflare China Network is available to Cloudflare Enterprise customers. To learn more about Cloudflare plans and sign up for an Enterprise account, please visit our plans page.

I’m an existing Cloudflare Enterprise Customer. How do I use the Cloudflare China Network?

Turning on the Cloudflare China Network for your web properties only takes a few steps. Please contact your Cloudflare account team, and we’ll walk you through those steps.

Do I need an ICP license to use the Cloudflare China Network?

Yes, you need an ICP license or filling in order to use the Cloudflare China Network.

What is an ICP license?

ICP is the short name for "Internet Content Provider". According to Chinese regulations, all websites hosted in Mainland China or content served from Chinese data centers (which is true for our China Network service) needs to obtain an ICP "BeiAn备案" or "License 证" number for every domain that serves content to your pages. This number needs to be displayed on the footer of your pages.

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