The Deputy Director of Beijing’s Information Technology Office, Zhang Yu, shared his plans to provide free Wi-Fi access across the whole city and its suburbs, by the year 2011. The plan was announced at the Wireless City Summit 2008 in Beijing.
Although this news would be a surprise for the western world, it will not be the same in Beijing. The city already boasts a decent presence of free Wi-Fi access across it’s many parts. For example, Tsinghua University already hosts 500 hot-spots in Beijing.
So if you are making a trip to Beijing any time soon, don’t forget to check out the free Wi-Fi.