It’s a well-known fact that a VPN will encrypt all your traffic through the VPN tunnel gateway. But if you want to secure only your browser traffic, or a bittorrent client and any software that’s capable of using SOCKS5, then SSH+SOCKS5 is what you’re looking for.
VPN protocols that work in China (Updated in May, 2020)
Getting around censorship in China is a never-ending battle and the Great Firewall is constantly evolving. These are some of the VPN protocols that are still working in China.