Aw man, before some of us even realized we could purchase wall-jumping services on Taobao, the practice has now been banned! According to a statement by Taobao, they no longer allow the consumer-to-consumer sale of VPNs or IP proxies, or any other software/service designed to scale the Great Fire Wall. Here’s a rough translation of their statement, via Penn Olson: “VPN software, or any service that helps to access overseas sites, to jump over the wall, is prohibited from sale on Taobao. Now banned products include VPNs – domestic or foreign (including games) – IP proxies, and VPN software. All those are covered in the new restrictions, so please remove the relevant VPN products from your stores. We encourage members to report all types of contraband/illegal goods. We will deal with your concerns promptly. Thank you for your support and cooperation of/with Taobao. Taobao is more exciting because of you!” And now your internet browsing is less exciting because of Taobao.