How long is a flight to China?
Flight duration from Australia to China is influenced by the use of direct flights, the city you are flying from, and the airport you are travelling to. A direct flight from Australia to Beijing Capital International Airport would take anywhere from just under 10-hours, to a little more than 12-hours.
Can I use WhatsApp in China?
You might be able to use WhatsApp in China, but don’t depend on it. WhatsApp joined a long list of other blocked websites, messenger apps, and social media platforms in China in October 2017. Some visitors to China have reported being able to send and receive simple text messages (no images) via WhatsApp when using international roaming on their regular SIM card, but this doesn’t always work, even when using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). If you want to try anyway, be sure to activate international roaming – and install and setup a VPN on your mobile device – before you leave. All VPN apps were removed from Apple’s app store in late 2017 too. Alternatively – since you won’t be able to use popular social media platforms either – you can ask the people you want to stay in contact with back home to install and use WeChat, a messenger app that isn’t currently blocked in China.