Moving around in the cities of China can be difficult due to communication problems and the difficulty of reaching a taxi during harvest time or on rainy days.
A must-have for the local app called “Didi”, a Chinese version of Uber, with a new English-language interface that allows users to reach drivers and communicate with them anywhere in China. Different choices, from Pool to Luxury Car, are offered according to customer needs. Prices are extremely competitive.
In a country, especially in small or inland cities, where English language skills are not yet in compliance with international standards, communicating with the locals is essential.
An app developed by Microsoft, called Microsoft Translator “must be downloaded before any trip to China. A new update also allows you to translate into English / another language from an image.
Widely used Western social media and apps can not be used in China due to government restrictions. At the moment Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, Google and Gmail are blocked throughout the territory. Yahoo is the only Western search engine that can be used.
A new regulation issued by the Chinese government allows foreigners to obtain “Visa upon arrival” at major Chinese airports and stay up to a week.