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AWS helps millions of customers worldwide transform their business, enabling digital transformation that unlocks innovation and customer success. The AWS China Gateway provides information that helps customers of all sizes to get started in using AWS to grow their business in China.
The AWS China (Beijing) Region and the AWS China (Ningxia) Region are located within mainland China. To provide the best experience for customers in China, as well as to comply with China’s legal and regulatory requirements, AWS works with Chinese partners that possess telecom licenses required for delivering cloud services in China. The service operator and provider for the AWS China (Beijing) Region is Beijing Sinnet Technology Co., Ltd. (“Sinnet”). The service operator and provider for the AWS (Ningxia) Region is Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology Co., Ltd. (“NWCD”).
If you wish to use the AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, or the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD (collectively, the “AWS China Regions”), you must request a separate set of account credentials. « Show Less
AWS China Regions Highlights
Compliant with China’s legal and regulatory requirements
- Infrastructure tailored for China.
» AWS China Regions are located within mainland China.
» AWS China Regions are physically and logically separated from other AWS Regions.
- Fully certified to Chinese cloud standards.
» AWS China Regions have attained necessary certifications for operating cloud services in China.
- ICP Recordal support
» AWS partners Sinnet and NWCD can support customers requiring ICP Recordals for their top-level domain names in China.
Seamless connectivity between AWS China Regions and those located outside of China
Using services provided by leading Chinese telecommunication carriers, customers can easily establish connectivity between resources in AWS China Regions and those located outside China.
Bandwidth can be flexibly configured, based on business requirements.
Globally consistent experience
AWS China Regions have the same console experience as other AWS regions. Developers won’t need additional training to use AWS services in the AWS China Regions, which use the same APIs, SDKs, and CLIs used in other AWS Regions.
Write code once and deploy globally with ease.
Easily migrate your applications to AWS China Regions
- AMIs and data can be easily copied into AWS China Regions.
- Select from a wide variety of global and local third-party tools and solutions to help your migration.
Robust partner ecosystem and deployment best practices
• Network of APN-certified partners with years of experience in bringing global businesses to China.
• Solution Architects that can provide best practices for optimizing your architectures for China.
• Get expert advice on information security and compliance.
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Scenarios for Opening an Account
If you have a legal entity or representative office in mainland China
You can register an AWS China account by providing the following information:
- A scanned copy of your Chinese business license.
- An email address for registration.
- A local China contact person.
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What is the official website for AWS China Regions?
Who is operating AWS China (Beijing) Region and AWS China (Ningxia) Region?
Beijing Sinnet Technology Co., Ltd.("Sinnet") operates and provides AWS services from the AWS China (Beijing) Region, and Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology Co., Ltd. (“NWCD”) operates and provides AWS services from the AWS China (Ningxia) Region. Both Sinnet and NWCD are in full compliance with Chinese regulations.
How do I get access to with the AWS China (Beijing) Region or AWS China (Ningxia) Region?
Please request an account at https://www.amazonaws.cn.
Can I use my existing AWS Inc. Account to access the China (Beijing) Region or AWS China (Ningxia) Region?
Customers who wish to use AWS China Regions are required to sign up for a separate set of account credentials unique to AWS China services. Customers with existing AWS, Inc. credentials will not be able to access resources in AWS China Regions, and vice versa.
Can I migrate the non-marketplace image (Amazon Machine Image (AMI)) I used in AWS global regions to AWS China Regions?
Yes, you can. Please submit a request for an AWS China account and a representative of AWS China Regions will contact you to guide you on how to do the migration.
What are the requirements to register for an AWS China account?
In accordance with Chinese laws and regulations, companies that want to register for an AWS China account need to provide  a valid Chinese business license issued by the Bureau of Industry and Commerce or a valid license or permit issued by the qualified Chinese governmental organization that can evidence your due incorporation and valid existence and  valid contact information. Once you have completed the registration form, a representative will contact you to follow-up on the registration process.
Will credit card be required during the AWS China account registration process?
A credit card is not required at this time.
Can individuals apply for an AWS China account?
No, AWS China accounts are only open to customers who have established Chinese legal entities.
AWS China Hotline?
AWS China (Beijing) Region Hotline: 1010 0966 .
AWS China (Ningxia) Region Hotline: 1010 0766 .
What services are available in the AWS China (Beijing) Region and AWS China (Ningxia) Region?
For services available in the AWS China (Beijing) Region operated by Sinnet, or AWS China (Ningxia) Region operated by NWCD, please visit http://amazonaws.cn/about-aws/regional-product-services/.
For services available in other AWS regions, please visit https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/global-infrastructure/regional-product-services/.
What is the pricing of the AWS China Beijing region / Ningxia region and where can I find it?
What if I have questions about my account?
After you have completed the AWS China account sign up process, you can contact the Customer Support team online or by calling 1010 0966 for AWS China (Ningxia) Region, 1010 0766 for AWS China (Beijing) Region. Working hours are from 9AM to 6PM Monday through Friday (Beijing time).
Are AWS China account invoices in Chinese or English?
You will receive an invoice in Chinese for each month’s usage. To request an invoice in English, please contact AWS China Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will AWS China provide customer support in English?
Yes, you can receive customer support in English.
Any information regarding technical support and additional support resources for an AWS China account?
What currencies will AWS China (Beijing) Region or AWS China (Ningxia) Region accept?
Chinese Yuan (CNY) is the only accepted currency.
Do I have to pay from a Chinese bank account?
No. You can pay your monthly invoice using overseas bank accounts that handle Chinese Yuan.
What payment methods do you support?
The payment methods accepted for an AWS China account invoice is online payment and wire transfer. Unlike AWS global accounts, credit card payments are not supported at this time.
What is ICP recordal?
An ICP (Internet Content Provider) recordal is registration procedure that certifies a publicly accessible website/mobile app located in mainland China is deployed on a server or CDN located in mainland China.
Is having an ICP recordal necessary in order to utilize AWS China Regions?
If you would like to host a publicly accessible website/mobile app under AWS China Regions, an ICP recordal is needed. Sinnet is responsible for ICP recordal applications of AWS China (Beijing) region. NWCD is responsible for ICP recordal applications of AWS China (Ningxia) region. You can refer to the SINNET website or NWCD website for ICP recordal application information.
What is ICP License?
Enterprise websites that are established for the purpose of generating income through publishing information, advertising, setting up e-mail accounts, conducting business activities, and providing a platform for others to perform such activities through a website and linked domain name structure hosted in mainland China are required to apply for an ICP License. Before you apply for an ICP License, you must have an ICP recordal number.
Do I need to file for an ICP Recordal or apply for an ICP License if I want to host public content on AWS China Regions?
Yes. In accordance with Chinese laws and regulations, if you use AWS China (Beijing) Region operated by Sinnet or AWS China (Ningxia) Region operated by NWCD to host a website providing non-commercial Internet information services, you must undertake filing procedures for a non-commercial website (an “ICP Recordal”) at the relevant government authority. If you use AWS China (Beijing) Region operated by Sinnet or AWS China (Ningxia) Region operated by NWCD to host a website providing commercial Internet information services, you must obtain a value-added telecommunications license for a commercial website (an “ICP License”) from the relevant government authority. You may be required to procure your ICP Recordal or ICP License, as applicable, before you use any of the AWS China Regions to host public content.
Sinnet is responsible for supporting and verifying ICP Recordals and ICP Licenses for content hosted in the AWS China (Beijing) Region. NWCD is responsible for supporting and verifying ICP Recordals and ICP Licenses for content hosted in the AWS China (Ningxia) Region. Both Sinnet and NWCD provide this support service at no additional charge, but customers are responsible for any fees imposed by the applicable governmental authorities. Please go to either Sinnet at http://www.Sinnet.com.cn/en/service.aspx?PartNodeId=150, or NWCD at http://www.nwcdcloud.cn/ICP.aspx to learn more about their filing process.
I already have an ICP recordal, and I would like to change my hosting provider to Sinnet or NWCD so that I can utilize AWS China Regions. What do I do?
You can log on to our ICP Management System (SINNET ICP Management System or NWCD ICP Management System) and apply to transfer your ICP recordal to Sinnet or NWCD. As this system is only available in Chinese, you may need to seek assistance from a Chinese speaker. For reference, this process is referred to as “新增接入” (Add a new website for ICP Filing) in Chinese.
What are the SLAs for AWS China Regions?