Originally posted by orion25
oh come on! do you really think that most people in china have a computer? let alone internet! not even 10% of chineese have a computer, I'd bet you a million on that. And russians aren't that wellfaring either, shure the country is rich, but so is Saudi-arabia! heck even here in portugal only some 80% have a computer. Not everyone lives like kings, as we do!
from a traveling website:
Today, China is one of the easiest country in the Asia to make internet accessible to businesses, homes, travellers and students.
If you are a business traveller or tourist, you will be pleasantly surprised that almost all hotels, down to 3 stars hotels, even in more remote Chinese cities offer broadband internet access in their hotel rooms. Most rooms will have an ethernet port for you to hook up to the hotel's broadband. Access is mostly automatically DHCP with dynamic IPs but in certain Chinese hotels, you may need to call the reception to allow access from your room.
You can also visit a cybercafe or 'wang ba' as they are known in China. Cybercafes are everywhere in China and can be a dingy 5 computer setup to large cybercafes with hundreds and hundreds of computers. Most cybercafes in China are patronized by young people whose sole purpose are computer games or online-chatting. These youngsters can spend days in the cybercafes without going home. If you find them too noisy for your liking, you can even request for a private VIP room to surf in peace and comfort!
and russia? you must be kidding! the home turf of hackers and online crime!