If you have ever thought about circumvention in regards of the great firewall of China.
Then you have heard of VPN. In fact, a lot of expats that live in China have their lives surrounded by it. It's not just a way to access Facebook, it's also a way to make your internet faster because you want to access a lot of sites overseas.
The usual route is Hong Kong. In fact, even at times it's faster to access websites inside mainland China through a Hong Kong VPN. The reason to all this, is that Chinese are crazy about the internet, yet they lack proper infrastructure.
In other words, the internet scene is way too crowded. And it's because of the Chinese that there are not enough IPv4 addresses. Makes you think!
A warm hello from China,