I come from mainland china, where we can not access wikimedia directelly.
However we can access https://secure.wikimedia.org instead, and it works well.
Unfortunately, the interwiki links always link to the normal wikimedia sites. It
is not enough security for users that uses ssl login. It also a bad user
experience for Chinese users behind the GFW， because we have to manually modify
the links shown in the address bar of the browser.