China: Bring your own wifi routers with you!

Re: exorbitant prices for internet access in Beijing's Olympic Media Village, one writer on Andrew Lih's “I just can’t believe that not only do I have to deal with the Great Firewall of China, but also pay through the nose to use it!”


  • Kaiser

    Hi John, Andrew spells his surname LIH (a holdover from this wonderful Pinyin variant popular briefly in the 40s and 50s, which included tones in the spelling: a post-vowel H meant 4th tone, doubling the vowel was 3rd tone, adding an R after the vowel was 2nd tone, and just writing a word like normal pinyin meant 1st tone). There are a few holdovers, like Shaanxi, where the doubled a meant third tone. I don’t understand why this never caught on…

  • Hi Kaiser. Very interesting and duly noted. Thanks for pointing out the mistake, correction made.

  • Fi

    I work with Amnesty International Australia, we want reporters to record these frustrations on The Chinese Internet Censorship Index -

    Create a record and log on.

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