Re: And that's why...
"any private VPN at work wouldn't be allowed"
I'm pretty sure the commentards here would know how to tunnel their OpenVPN link through port 443. Maybe using stunnel. How is anyone gonna detect, let alone stop, that without banning almost all internet access to https websites?
p.s. Try searching for ways around the Chinese Great Firewall. Plenty of hints and tips there! Merry Xmas!