Bring iPad to China?
Good HK urban legend.
I was in China the first time in 1985 and my company sent Hong Kong reps in all the time. They all came back safe and sound ... at least as far as I know. 🙂
For those of you who traveled to China in the early days, remember:
[*]When you had to reconfirm your air tickets at least 72 hours in advance or your reservation went poof.
[*]You received a cheap little trinket of some sort as a welcome gift for flying on CAAC
[*]CAAC stood for cancel at all costs
[*]At night cab drivers in Beijing would only turn the headlights on when driving through an intersection
Or in the Really Old Days, my first trip was in 1979. No hotels, had to stay in sponsors guest house. No taxi, had to be escorted by car, driver, interpreter and escort at all times. Could only get in with official government invitation. Zero traffic, zero tourists. Not a bit like the PVG I am leaving now ( I am in the FC lounge) nor was the travel much like the maglev I just took to the airport. Wildly different, but still China. Nobody has ever hassled me about anything, much less an iPad, unless you forget to remove it from your carryon for security. Now FC domestic any carrier is quite nice, and the bags arrive vey, very quickly. Cannot say that about anywhere else.
The only problem you will have with your iPad is finding an appropriate China Unicom simcard---unless you somehow prefer to roam.
NYC_Gal, post: 499282, member: 1246 wrote: Can you bring an iPad to China? Some of my friends tell me not to, saying custom will confiscate them?
Zero problems, echoing others. I carry mine everywhere including Russia, China and everywhere else I go. My only issues: Saudi and Iranian Customs both have some technologically savvy officers who quickly search the photos for, it seems, prohibited imagery. Luckily I carry nothing prohibited. Despite many trips to China and Russia nobody has ever looked at my bags, not even my computer bag.
My dad lives in China, I bought him iPad to use there. No problemo. He loves that toy. He's got the 3G version and cut a SIM card from 3G dongle to use in iPad.
Shouldn't the title be, "Bring an iPad back to China?" 😉
SC Flier wrote: Shouldn't the title be, "Bring an iPad back to China?" 😉