Credit cards are only accepted within China from large businesses & hotels. Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and UnionPay are the most widely accepted. Discover and American Express are less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. JCB and RuPay are unknown.
Note that even if you have appropriate card type, international credit cards (issued outside China) have low acceptance within merchants.
Internet speed in China is on average 4.1 Mbps which is 66% slower than in Spain (12.1 Mbps).
WiFi coverage in China is low. It is not as easy to find one.
Majority of the websites (including Google, YouTube and Facebook) are blocked in China meaning you will need to use special software called VPN to access those blocked sites. Read more to get the most popular ones.
China uses similar GSM mobile networks (GSM 900 and GSM 1800) as Spain so you should be able to normally use your mobile phone.
If you don't want to buy SIM card in China upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call China from Spain, dial + or 00 (exit code for Spain), then 86 (the country code for China), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.
For local calls within China, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 10 .
The following vaccinations listed for this country are recommended for your protection and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
These apply only to select travelers or persons on work assignments.
In China you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).
Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on motorways, 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on expressways, 30-60 km/h (18-37 mph) in all built-up areas and 60-80 km/h (37-49 mph) on undivided highways.
Right turn on red lights is allowed unless a sign explicitly forbids it.
It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.02%.
You cannot drive with an International Driving Permit (IDP) in China. You need a local China license to drive.