Several weeks ago an earthquake in Taiwan, occurring on December 26th, destroyed underwater telecommunication cables, severely crippling the internet connection from China to other countries. Consequently accessing foreign websites has been extremely difficult over the past few weeks.

The cables were repaired over the weekend and one can really feel that the speed is back to normal. According to China Telecom most of the damages have been dealt with. China Netcom seconded this statement, assuring that notably the connection to North America has been fully restored.