As an expat living China, I found the Chinese state firewall very inconvenient while using the internet and after a year of putting up with it I decided to finally use a VPN service. Reliablehosting/StrongVPN delivers everything they promise; convenience, speed and reliability. Speed - At least 500kb/s. Image or video intensive sites such as Facebook and Youtube works flawlessly. Reliable - I can stay connected for days without disconnecting. Convenience - This is the best part; all the sites that would normally be blocked by the state are now accessible with no limits! I have already recommended 4 other expat friends to their satisfaction - so will you.