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Paul thomas Ford is off-lineSilver Member
25 April 2015 17:26
paulford
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paulford
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South Yorkshire
Doncaster

Off to Beijing in June wondering what web sites are available, ie search engines, From last year found that Google seems totally off limits, Although was possible to get on here! but need to get reasonable internet access if possible. Will be in a hotel that has free "internet" access, Whatever that means. would like to get on facebook but been told it can be a bit of a pain.


Paul thomas Ford is off-lineSilver Member
25 April 2015 17:26
paulford
Photographer
paulford
Location
United Kingdom
South Yorkshire
Doncaster

Off to Beijing in June wondering what web sites are available, ie search engines, From last year found that Google seems totally off limits, Although was possible to get on here! but need to get reasonable internet access if possible. Will be in a hotel that has free "internet" access, Whatever that means. would like to get on facebook but been told it can be a bit of a pain.


gaffer is off-line
26 April 2015 02:35
gaffer
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gaffer
Location
United Kingdom
East Yorkshire


Baidu is the main search engine in China but is heavily restricted and difficult to use unless you understand Chinese. My advice would be to use a good VPN. Free internet us usually quite slow.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are not available and many photo websites are also restricted. I am able to open Purestorm and PP but everything is very slow. Skype is available although QQ is more popular in China. Almost anything to do with Google is unavailable including Google Mail. Hotmail works fine. Dropbox and other similar sites are not available.

Whatsap works ok but WeChat is the more popular Chinese equivalent. For Cheap (free) phone access install Voipraider (available for Android). A $10 subscription will give you 90 days free (UK) or cheap phone calls to anywhere in the world.

Let me know if I can be of any help (Chinese partner)




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