Some websites and Internet services are blocked in China, most notably Google, including apps that use Google services, for example translation apps that rely on the Google Translation service. The Google of China is Baidu 百度, so several apps from Baidu can help you in your daily life. Apps hosted in China can be more challenging to use without English menus, but this actually helps you learn Chinese faster.

To download these apps to your mobiles devices, search for the app names on your device’s app store, e.g. Apple App Store, or Google Play Store. Unique Mandarin provides these links for your information only and does not rate, endorse or recommend any specific app, website or product. Send us your suggestions for other helpful websites and apps to


Beijing Information

The Beijinger,


Links and Apps for Chinese Learning



Baidu Translate,

Microsoft Translate,

Train Chinese,


Links and Apps for Life in Beijing

Baidu Search Engine,


Baidu Maps,

Baidu Food Delivery,



Jing Dong,


Ofo Bike,