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1,000km trip across China to check for emails


In China people are travelling hundreds of miles to access unblocked internet terminals after the state restricted online activities across large swathes of the country to just a few sites.

Ma Hui and her husband Zhu Meng run a fruit and nut business online, but it has been almost impossible for them to keep their business going.

They travel for more than 24 hours and 1,000 km (620 miles) across Xinjiang's deserts to reach a working internet connection so they can check their orders.

Damian Grammaticas reports from western China.


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