Your Online China Guidebook

Is Hong Kong A Country?

To many people, Hong Kong is a famous and very interesting place. However, is Hong Kong a country? This question puzzles quite some people. Let me try to answer this very common question about Hong Kong. The short answer is: No, Hong Kong is not a country. It's a special administrative region (SAR) of China. But why do people think Hong Kong it's a country? Well, there are some historical reasons for that. Hong Kong had been part of... [Continue Reading]

GreenVPN Is the New Victim of China's VPN Crackdown

China's VPN crackdown has been continuing. The new victim is GreenVPN, one of the most popular and reputable VPN companies based in China. Recently we learned that GreenVPN is shutting down due to new regulations from the Chinese government, which announced earlier this year that China-based IT company cannot provide VPN services to their customers without the license from the government. This new rule doesn't affect VPN users in... [Continue Reading]

Bitcoin and China

I guess more and more people are familiar with the word Bitcoin these days. Recently the news about the so-called bitcoin ransomware demanding payment in bitcoins has just make bitcoin more famous around the world. In addition, recent days the Bitcoin price has been skyrocketing. If you were likely enough to buy some bitcoins a couple of years ago, you must have made some serious money by now. But what exactly is Bitcoin? Well,... [Continue Reading]

How to Bypass the Great Firewall of China

China is a great country and it's very exciting to travel in China and appreciate the long history and rich culture of this country. Also, China has been developing at a very fast speed recently. When you are in China, you will find people using the latest technology such as mobile phones, laptop computers, iPad and much more. In addition, the internet speed in major China city is very fast these days. No wonder you can do... [Continue Reading]

What You Need to Know About Tai Chi

Many people have heard about Tai Chi or have watched people practicing Tai Chi in China or even in some other countries around the globe. But what is Tai Chi and what's the benefit of Tai Chi? Most people don't know, I believe. There are many benefits of practicing Tai Chi, including both therapeutic benefits and healthy benefits. In addition, do you know that Tai Chi is a special form of Chinese martial art? You see people moving very... [Continue Reading]

China Travel: Places To See

If you are planning a trip to China, you probably know that you want to see some of the major sights—the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. You want to see all of the wonderful historic and cultural landmarks in Beijing, including Tiananmen Square, and you want to travel the countryside and see some of the beautiful scenery. All that goes without saying, but there are some other amazing places you should see while you’re... [Continue Reading]

How to Plan Your 12 Day Vacation in China

China is an amazingly rich country in terms of historical, cultural and natural treasures. In fact, China has twenty-four cultural sites and five natural relics listed on the World Heritage List, and the UNESCO World Heritage List has fifty-eight more locations on its tentative list. As you can imagine, there is a lot to see and do in China, and your vacation will be incredible, no matter what you decide to do. If you’re planning... [Continue Reading]