World Routes 2016

The 22nd World Route Development Forum

Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
24 – 27 September 2016

Internet usage in China

General internet usage in China

Before the event

  • We recommend that all delegates download their presentations and marketing collateral to their devices ahead of travelling to the event.
  • We recommend that all delegates download our app to their devices ahead of travelling to the event.
  • We recommend that all delegates download any videos they wish to stream from YouTube to their devices ahead of travelling to the event.
  • Connectivity to VPN networks can be unpredictable, some work and others do not. Any information that is critical to event attendance should be downloaded by delegates and stored locally on a device prior to travelling to Chengdu.
  • 3G/4G networks can operate differently to the World Routes event venue WiFi (some route via Singapore and therefore bypass the China Firewall.) These hotspots are not suitable for general exhibitor usage, and should only be used in an emergency.

During the event

  • The internet at the venue is provided by China Telecomm and will be impacted by the Great Firewall of China.
  • We expect that websites that do not appear on the blacklist may be accessible but could also be susceptible to performance related issues. It has been noted that performance is especially poor at weekends and after 8PM Beijing time.
  • Many popular websites and internet services will be restricted/blocked – the following list is not exhaustive

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat, Picasa, WordPress, Blogspot, Blogger, Flickr, SoundCloud, Google+, Google Hangours, Hootsuite

Google Play (This means android users will not be able to download apps), WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger

Search Engines
Google, Yahoo, Baidu, Duck Gogo

The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Bloomberg, Reuters, Le Monde, L’Equipe, Netflix, YouTube, Vimeo, Daily Motion, Google News, Wikipedia

Workflow Tools
Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail, Google Calendar, Dropbox, Shutterstock, iStockPhotos, WayBackMachine, Scribd, Xing, Andriod a lot of VPN service.

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