Resources

  • Lonely Planet (www.lonelyplanet.com/china) Destination information, hotel bookings, traveller forum and more.
  • WeChat Messaging and social media app used by virtually all Chinese.
  • Sup China (https://supchina.com) Chinese news stories and home of the Chinese current affairs Sinica Podcast. New York–based.
  • Microsoft Translator Excellent and very handy voice-activated translation app. Good for Cantonese too.
  • Pleco Chinese Dictionary Versatile and useful dictionary app.
  • Air Pollution (http://aqicn.org/city/shanghai/) Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) for Shanghai and cities across China.