Beijing is adding new Wi-Fi hotspots to public areas like shopping malls and stations in an effort to promote internet usage and create a ‘wireless city’. A  series of new Wi-Fi hotspots have be launched in major public areas in Beijing. City officials say they want Beijing to be a leading “wireless city” on the world stage.The city of Beijing has already set up more than 5000 Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the city.

Mao Dongjun, a director at the Beijing Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology, says:

“The telecom operators have developed so many networks, we hope that users can experience and enjoy them”

You must be wondering about the security concerns right? To tackle security issues  users are required to register with a mobile phone, giving them access to a password that gives them three hours of network use.

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Source: zdnet