The Big List of TV Channels in China

The Big List of TV Channels in China

Whether living in China or just holidaying, your probably going to turn a TV on at some time, so, here’s the big list of local Chinese TV channels. In the apartments where I lived the TV was set up through the internet. With a twelve month package, you could choose from different packages with more expensive packages offering extended channels which often include a select range of subtitled English programs. The different packages really depend on the local provider offerings.

If you are an expat, you will come across many people offering IPTV set-top boxes to access international content that’s not widely available by other means. There’s also satellite packages for sale too. You can also buy set-top boxes on Taobao which provide access to large range of  on-demand movies and TV series. If I was setting up in China again for a long stay, that would be the way I’d choose.

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Cell Phones and Mobile Internet in China

Cell Phones and Mobile Internet in China

It goes without saying that one thing that you will definitely want to have during your travels is a mobile phone, and more than likely a smartphone . Not only for calls, it’s probably also your music player, ebook reader, map, internet connection, translator and so much more. So here’s a guide for getting going:

There are basically three networks:

China Mobile – http://www.10086.cn – is the largest carrier and offers GSM and 3G network (TD-CDMA) and wifi hotspots.  900MHz and 1800MHz GSM/1900MHz and 2000MHz TD-CDMA. And now 4G.

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