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    I am now living here and successfully use Google translate regularly. Google itself isn't actually blocked in my experience. It's just that if you want to see a particular page or site that isn't "approved", it just won't load. That's it. Things are relatively open these days. We even have Dish TV! That is subject to change of course. over 4 years ago

    Answered by Cindy via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Isreal over 4 years ago

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    Google translate is often used by the Chinese. A receptionist in an hotel in Nanning and I spent an hour conversing by way of Google translate. Facebook is banned in China. Not google. over 4 years ago

    Answered by Fartandbelch via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    I have lived in China since 2010. At that time google services still worked, but would cut out intermittently, sometimes for days at a time. However, since June 2014 google is totally blocked, I used to use google translate all the time, now it NEVER works. Even google earth doesn't work anymore. The only way I can access them is via circumvention technology. over 3 years ago

    Answered by Anonymous via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    you can use bing or I donwloaded this software called Pleco, but it is mostly for ppl studying chinese...
    I would say google is pretty slow in china over 3 years ago

    Answered by Ela via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Google services are mostly blocked at the moment. You can try the Chinese equivalent, Baidu.com which offers similar services and will also translate, though you may need a Chinese friend to help you navigate. But better still just pay for a VPN, a virtual private network, which unblocks the firewall and lets you access all sites including Facebook, Twitter and Google. Astrill is one of the best, and you can just sign up for the short period of time you'll be in China...just Google it. over 3 years ago

    Answered by via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Google translate still works out here over 3 years ago

    Answered by TeresaMill via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Well, does it work now, as per October 2014? Teresa says that it worked 8 days ago... over 3 years ago

    Answered by Krzysztof Januszkiewicz via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    It doesn't work as of July 2014. Google has been completely gone from mainland China since July 2014. Anyone who says it still works is either lying, or hasn't tried using it since then. over 3 years ago

    Answered by Nathan via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Nathan is right! No google related services!
    Not even Gmail works properly. Some hotels might use a VPN but in general its a no go today! over 2 years ago

    Answered by William via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Google translate is the best because you can use the camera function and scan the Chinese directly. All you have to do is download the offline version before you get to China, or with a VPN once in China, and then you're set to go. The translations are so fast! about 1 year ago

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