An increasing number of hotels offer fax facilities but are often
only for incoming faxes. Rates are usually high. Internet cafes
also have Fax capabilities.
ISPs include Eastnet
China Ltd. There are Internet cafes located in main towns.
GSM 1800 and 900 networks offer
coverage in Beijing, Guangzhou
(Canton) and Shanghai; GSM 900 networks also service
most other major urban centres in the southeastern and eastern regions
including Chengdu and Chongqing.
Networks are run by China
Mobile and China
Delivery to Europe takes anywhere from 2 days to1 week. Tourist
hotels usually contain their own post offices. All postal items
to China should be addressed ‘People’s Republic
The main English-language newspaper is the China
Daily and China Travel. Also there is
the weekly news magazine Beijing Review,
with editions in English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese.
National newspapers include The
Worker’s Daily and The Guangming Daily,
and many provinces have their own local dailies as well.
World Service and Voice
of America is received. Occasionally, the frequencies change
and the current can be found online.
Country telephone code: 86
Outgoing international dialing code: 00
IDD is available. Antiquated service with public telephones located
in hotels and shops displaying a telephone unit sign. It is usually
easier to place international calls from China than it is to make