Improbable Wifi

I’d love to see a list of the most improbable places that have wifi in China. I had lunch at this little hole in the wall the other day, and snapped these pictures:



Unfortunately I didn’t notice the wifi until I was on the way out. I do wonder how good the wifi was.


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. Randy Alexander Says: October 3, 2014 at 10:44 am

    I’ve actually noticed a lot of these kinds of places. Very surprising. I guess the owners realize that lots of customers see this as a draw.

    • The little Lanzhou Lamian on the way to my work has a visible wifi router in the corner, although I’m not sure if it’s just for personal use or if they let customers use it. I’ve never bothered to ask.

  2. Beyond the wifi, what I find more interesting in this photo is that the tables in that little joint are pretty much exactly the same as the tables found throughout various places here in Tianjin.

    Literally, there are so many products that seem “universally” used throughout China.

    How a country so massive has seemed to “standardize” the production and utilization of so many various goods is incredible.

  3. be careful of hackers though

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