Life in China must be different with life in your own country, the website you use at home may not be available anymore, therefore you need to know some useful Chinese websites. Here are 5 useful Chinese websites that will help your life become easier in China.
Useful Chinese Website NO.1: CUCAS
CUCAS presents over 30,000 programs offered by more than 300 Chinese universities located in 54 cities in China. On CUCAS, you can find various courses for language students and programs for bachelor, master and doctoral degree. Students who visit CUCAS Homepage come from over 150 countries and regions. On every continent there are students who have applied to China’s universities thru CUCAS. Over the past 6 years, every 32 minutes there was a student who registered as a CUCAS member. By the end of the year 2013, the number of CUCAS registered users reached over 80,000.
Useful Chinese Website NO.2: Baidu
Baidu offers many services, including a Chinese language-search engine for websites, audio files, and images. It provides an index of over 740 million web pages, 80 million images, and 10 million multimedia files. Baidu is the No. 1 search engine in China, controlling 63 percent of China's market. To be honest, Baidu is like a Chinese version of Google, you can still use Google in China, but Baidu is way faster than Google in China mainland.
Useful Chinese Website NO.3: Renren
Are you a big fan of Facebook back in your own country? If the answer is yes, then you will need to know this website Renren, it is the Facebook of China. Renren is the most popular social networking site among college students. If you want to make friend with Chinese college students, Renren is the right Chinese website you can use. If you want to share your thoughts with your Chinese friends, you can also use Renren.
Useful Chinese Website NO.4: Taobao
Taobao is a Chinese website for online shopping similar to eBay and Amazon. Is is one of the world's top 10 most visited websites according to Alexa.com. On Taobao, you can find absolutely everything you want, and the price is much cheaper. Also, Taobao is a platform you can sell second hand stuff. So if you got some useless stuff, put it on Taobao second hand market, somebody else may want it, and you can get some pocket money.
Useful Chinese Website NO.5: Youku
Youku sounds like YouTube right? Well, it is a video hosting service website based in China. Unhappily, you can't use YouTube in China, then why not try Youku, Youku has partnered with over 1,500 license holders, including television stations, distributors, and film and TV production companies in China that regularly upload media content on the site. Surely you can find funny video, TV series and TV show that you like on this website.
Hope your life in China turn to be more convenient after knowing these useful Chinese websites.
The CUCAS team is always happy to provide useful information and quality advice for International students in China. Stay tuned for future updates and more handy advice.
Written by Tina Ma, editor of CUCAS team