The Golden Shield : 金盾工程; jīndùn gōngchéng, aka The GREAT FIRE-WALL of China .. what to do?
A few folks have asked so here is my current approach:
I gave up on using “Proxy Servers” too quirky. I now use a Global Edge Card. This provides independence from local server / connectivity foibles. Expense? Yes, but worth it when you are on the road a lot. Verizon wireless is my provider and so far no problems in China and Europe.
For the Geek squad:
Novatel, Merlin XU870 ExpressCard, GPRS/GSM Data, SMS