Why You Need VPN to Get Online in China

Many first time travellers to China are surprised or chocked to find out that they can’t access popular websites such as Google, Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube etc. in this country. Welcome to the People Republic of China! You might have heard of the Great Firewall of China (or GFW). In short, it means that a lot of western websites are blocked in China.

That sucks, isn’t it? Especially if you depend on Gmail and are addicted to social media posting on Twitter or Facebook. Not to mention a lot of business related services or website are not accessible either.

The good news is, there are a number of solutions for this problem. One of the popular way of bypasssing the Internet blocking is to use a VPN service.

VPN stands for virtual private network. Basically, it can help you bypass Internet censorship and visit blocked site anonymously.

However, since many people in China use VPN, many big VPN providers are blocked in China. Therefore, choosing a good VPN service is a little bit tricky. The good news is, there’re some VPN monitoring and testing websites in China that keep an eye on which VPNs work in China and which ones are blocked. One of such services I would recommend is called VPN大大, or VPNDada.com. This website not only reviews VPN services, but also  recommend VPNs that work well in China.

If you plan to travel to China and plan to stay there for a while, be sure to be prepared. Signing up for a good VPN service before the trip might save you a lot of trouble.

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Promo Code for Best of the Web Directory (BOTW)

One way to attract links to your website or blog is to submit your site to web directories. Another benefit of directory submission is that with more incoming links to your site your Google pagerank will be boosted.


One of best web directories is Best of the Web Directory (BOTW). If you are interested in submitting your site to BOTW, you can use the following promo code (coupon) to save 20%.  

To use this promo code, click here to visit Best of the Web Directory (BOTW) and in the checkout step, enter the following promo code:


This BOTW promo code expires on October 31st, 2008.

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Welcome to Colorwalk.com!

Welcome to ColorWalk.com! This is a website/blog mainly for graphic design, web design, web programming, etc.

This site is maintained by me, Colorwalk, a programmer/designer who’s currently living on earth. Don’t want to give away too much about myself. However, I can tell you that I speak English and Chinese. So this site is supposed to be bilingual. To contact me, send email to:Thanks to the UTF encoding, I can freely choose whether to post in English or Chinese without too much hassle. If you see something in Chinese, don’t worry, that could be something that you wouldn’t care too much anyway.

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