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I am going to China for two weeks. What software and services should I investigate to prepare myself?

Get a local 3G SIM card from China Unicom (中国联通). Just ask someone where the nearest store is.

Subscribe to a VPN service (or rent a cheap VPS and set up your own).

Install these apps on your phone:

- Pleco (chinese dictionary)

- Baidu Maps (百度地图)

- WeChat (微信)

Email me (address in profile) if you want specific advice on VPN etc. or if you want to grab a beer in Beijing

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