Getting Started with Amazon AWS
AWS services or capabilities described in AWS documentation might vary by Region. To see the differences applicable to the China Regions, see Getting Started with Amazon AWS.

Documentation by Service

The following topics describe the services available in the Beijing and Ningxia (China) Regions. Each topic includes an overview of the service and links to additional documentation for the service. If there are differences between the expected functionality of a service and its functionality in the China Regions, these differences are documented. For services supported in the China Regions, see the Region Table.

Note

Amazon AWS services in the China Regions use a region-specific console. The AWS documentation might show screenshots of the globally available console; changes in service functionality are documented in the topics for each service.

Please note the following Amazon AWS implementation particulars, which are potentially relevant to all services in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions.

  • To use services in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions, you need an account and credentials specific to the Beijing and Ningxia Regions. Accounts and credentials for other AWS Regions will not work for services operating in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions. Likewise, accounts and credentials for the Beijing and Ningxia Regions will not work for other AWS Regions.

  • There are two Availability Zones in the Beijing Region.

  • There are two Availability Zones in the Ninxia Region.

  • In AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), you can grant or deny a service access to resources using the Principal policy element. Service principal values vary by Region.

  • The endpoints for services in the Beijing Region and the Ningxia Region are different from other global endpoints. For an endpoint in the Beijing Region, the Region value should be cn-north-1. For an endpoint in the Ningxia Region, the Region value should be cn-northwest-1. The domain for China Regions should be amazonaws.com.cn. For example, the endpoint for Elastic Load Balancing in the Beijing Region is elasticloadbalancing.cn-north-1.amazonaws.com.cn. Endpoint syntax varies from service to service. For more information, see China (Beijing), China (Ningxia), and the service-specific documentation.

  • The EC2-Classic platform is not supported.

  • AWS Marketplace is not supported.

  • The free usage tier is not available in the China Regions.

  • Currently, the AWS Glossary is available only in English.

  • In the China Regions, the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) syntax includes a cn.

    For example: arn:aws-cn:iam::123456789012:user/division_abc/subdivision_xyz/Bob.

Language Options

Chinese is the default language for Amazon AWS documentation. From a Chinese-language page, you can access the equivalent English page, if available, by adding en_us/ to the URL as shown below:

Chinese-language URL syntax:
http://docs.amazonaws.cn/aws/latest/userguide/introduction.html
English-language URL syntax:
http://docs.amazonaws.cn/en_us/aws/latest/userguide/introduction.html