Getting Started with AWS services in China
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 AWS services in China.

AWS Developer Tools

AWS services in China can be accessed programmatically using the AWS SDKs, the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and other AWS developer tools. The developer tools are designed to help you build and manage your AWS services in China applications.


Currently, the AWS developer tools are available only in English.


The AWS SDKs make it easy to work with AWS APIs in your preferred programming language or platform. The SDKs include sample code, libraries, documentation, templates, sample applications, and other developer tools related to your technology of choice.

To download the AWS SDKs, go to Tools for Amazon Web Services.

AWS Command Line Tools

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), a single tool for controlling and managing multiple AWS services. For those who script in the Windows PowerShell environment, AWS also offers the AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell.

To download the AWS CLI or the PowerShell tools, go to Tools for Amazon Web Services.

Before the introduction of the AWS CLI, service-specific CLI tools were available. Some of the prior, service-specific CLIs are available in the China Regions. If a service-specific CLI is available, it can be downloaded from the appropriate service page. The service pages can be found at Documentation by Service.

IDE Toolkits

The AWS Toolkits provide specialized cloud tools integrated into your development environment. The AWS Toolkit for Eclipse is an open source plug-in for the Eclipse Java IDE that makes it easier to develop, debug, and deploy Java applications using Amazon Web Services. The AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio is an extension for Microsoft Visual Studio that helps you build, debug, and deploy .NET applications using AWS.

To download the IDE Toolkits, go to Tools for Amazon Web Services.