HighWire Press, Stanford University's electronic journal development and hosting service, has recently opened a direct pipeline Internet connection with CERNET, the China Education and Research Network. Online content from all 361 HighWire-hosted journals are now fully accessible through a locally-hosted broadband connection authorized and supported by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. Because of this pathway to HighWire-hosted journals, readers affiliated with China's academic institutions are able to access journal content online without being charged for Internet traffic to "foreign" Web sites. Chinese academic librarians can activate their online subscriptions and run COUNTER-compliant usage reports directly through each journal's subscriber help pages. The connection also allows Chinese researchers and students to use the free full-text searching and alerting features on the HighWire Portal without incurring access fees.