I’ve recently went on a school trip to Beijing China in December. While most days were spent visiting companies and attending presentations and business sharings, I had my fair share of free time especially during the few days I extended after all the school stuff were over. If you know China, you know about the great firewall that blocks the great Google from being used. Yes, you can bypass it but in China, Google isn’t all that useful, especially when compared to other services like Baidu, the Chinese’s Google.
I’ve just came back from China, Beijing, and had to find a way to work around the great firewall of China as I needed access to my email (Gmail) and other sites that I usually frequent. I did not want to spend money on a VPN service just for the short 2 weeks trip. I chanced upon Shadowsocks and it worked great for me. Continue reading