A major factor that foreign websites need to ascertain is the extent to which Google services are blocked in China. For instance, few months ago, developers spoke about Google’s free font service easy installation, but with it being blocked in China it doesn’t work in the local version of the site. Other than font service, some of the common pointers that obstruct the loading of sites and need to be understood are jQuery from Google’s CDN as well as Facebook, Google, Twitter APIs. Importantly, all of this adversely affects a site’s performance. Acknowledging such hurdles, Jun Lai, general manager, Greater China, Booking.com, says, “We see that some 3rd party content slow down or stop the site loading hence we remove them so our website are quickly accessible by Chinese customers.” Website accessibility is indeed a major issue in China and user experience needs to be monitored. Get the full story at China Travel News