So, there I landed in Dalian China on April 11 for a 1 month stay. Things turned out differently and now I've been here for 7 months and I will stay for another 8. Yes, it was irritating that facebook, twitter and youtube are blocked here. But... even regular surfing is most of the time a drama. So I tried some VPN services and many just "gave up" after a while and let me feel like I was using a 512kb modem as I did 15 years ago. I was lucky enough to find Astrill and that made working online just like home. Oh well, almost like home. And yes, sometimes the service in China went bad anyway... but then there always was either someone online for immediate support or I got a response to my email from the other side of the world unexpectedly fast. As long as I am in China, Astrill is with me 24/7. Always have it on, even if I don't have to be on blocked websites. It just feels safer to see that 'shining star in a circle' on my task bar. Other good stuff... great pricing! If you are in China just go for Astrill... it's almost like normal.