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I searched both English and Russian language sites for this info yet couldn't produce anything definitive. The website of Russian Border Control does have some info about Russia-China border crossing in the Amur region, but, again I couldn't find anything specific. They do have information in Chinese and in English. Again, nothing definitive about ...


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In general, the big social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc) are blocked from within China. This applies to mobile devices too. (I'm not sure about Whatsapp, I didn't try it when I was there last year, and it might have changed since then anyway.) Gmail worked, and most other web-based email provides probably will too. Most foreigners who spend a lot of ...


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I travelled for 2 weeks all through Xinjiang and talked a lot with University professors and other native Uighur during the Anniversary of the first unrestes, in July 2011. The issue is that the Chinese Government is trying their best to "get rid" of the Uighur culture there. They want people to live in modern housing, intermingled with Han-chinese people. ...


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Taiwan has almost no embassies left, having lost the battle with the PRC for recognition (with very few, mostly insignificant, exceptions). What are usually present are offices that provide consular services with names such as "Taipei Economic and Cultural Center". China (The People's Republic) has nothing to do with Republic of China (Taiwan) visas, so ...


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The quick answer is "Yes, but you'll need to do different things depending where you're from". Hong Kong has different entry/visa requirements from China, in general it's much easier to get into Hong Kong. You can see the different country requirements on this page. So the chances are you will be able to get into Hong Kong. Then you can get the train, ...


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There are several border regions in Russia where neighboring residents enjoy relaxed border crossing rules. They range from possibility to get a long-term visa when otherwise only a short-term one would have been granted, to complete visa-free travel in the specified region (never in the whole country). In all these cases, the relaxation applies only to ...


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My experience is that social media and major news sites are normally blocked. Likewise, Wikipedia. You can usually get the news from a newspaper's website that isn't one of the big newspapers, although the filter will sometimes decide a certain page isn't to be had even then. Note that I have also encountered an internet cafe that was running something ...


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I haven't been to China, but I have visited Iran and the filtering technology is similar. For the entirety of my world trip, before arriving in IRan, I was using a personal VPN from AnonyProz to secure my connection when eg using public wifi. I was surprised to find that this VPN did not work at all in Iran, despite being run over port 443 (HTTPS/SSL). This ...



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