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Internet in China

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:30 pm
by inbeijing
China is one of the most connected countries in the world. It is not difficult to access to the Internet there.

China is known to be one of the most connected countries in the world. Internet access is widespread, whether in cities or in villages. Most of the Chinese population is connected to the web due to the high coverage provided by many ISPs. If you are moving there, you will have no trouble in keeping in touch with friends and family in China and abroad. You can choose among different types of connection.

Good to know:

More than 500 million Chinese residents, to date, are connected to the Internet via numerous types of access points: PCs, laptops, Internet cafes, mobile phones, smart phones, tablets, etc.

Types of connection
You can access to broadband Internet in almost all hotels, as well as in hostels and holiday homes. Rates are usually included in the rent for hotels and holiday homes.

Moreover, you can buy a portable modem which is of the size of a USB key if you have a laptop. You can thus connect to the web anywhere in the country. If you have a mobile phone or a smart phone, you can also access to free Internet using Wi-Fi. You can find Wi-Fi sports in most major cities. You can also access to the Internet in public places such as shopping malls, cafes and restaurants.

Internet cafes
If you neither have a smart phone nor a laptop, you can still go to a cyber cafe. Rates generally start at 5 yens per hour.

Censorship
Chinese authorities are particularly vigilant regarding Internet abuse. Pornographic websites are strictly prohibited. Computer vendors should compulsorily install filtering software on PCs before selling. Moreover, social and media websites such as Facebook, Youtube and Twitter are subject to control in China.

Useful links:

China Mobile www.chinamobileltd.com
China Telecom en.chinatelecom.com.cn
China Unicom eng.chinaunicom.com
China Tietong www.chinatietong.com