Amazon Virtual Private Cloud - 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.

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) lets you provision a logically isolated section of the AWS services in China cloud where you can launch AWS services in China resources in a virtual network that you define. You have complete control over your virtual networking environment, including selection of your own IP address range, creation of subnets, and configuration of route tables and network gateways.

Region Availability

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud is available in the following regions in China:

  • Beijing Region

  • Ningxia Region

Feature Availability and Implementation Differences

The AWS services in China implementation of Amazon Virtual Private Cloud is unique in the following ways:

  • No VPN—In the Beijing and Ningxia Regions, you can't connect your VPC to your own network using a VPN connection.

  • IPv6 is supported. For more information about IPv6 support for Amazon S3 and other services, see Getting Started with AWS services in China.

  • You cannot assign a private DNS name to a VPC endpoint service.

  • AWS Site-to-Site VPN integration with AWS Global Accelerator is not available.

Guides and References

AWS services in China user guides are available in HTML and PDF, in both Chinese and English. API references are available in HTML and PDF. Some API references may be available only in English. Currently, not all API references are available in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions. Links to some API references will take you to the global AWS site. Note that some features and functionality described in the guides and references may not be available in the current AWS services in China release.

General Information About AWS services in China

The following information applies to all AWS services that are available in the China Regions.

AWS Accounts in the China Regions

To use services in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions, you need an account and credentials specific to each of those Regions.

  • Accounts and credentials for other AWS Regions will not work for services operating in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions.

  • Accounts and credentials for the Beijing and Ningxia Regions will not work for other AWS Regions.

  • For more information, see Signup, Accounts, and Credentials

Domain for AWS services in China

The domain for AWS services in China is www.amazonaws.cn.

Endpoints & Amazon Resource Names (ARNs)

For information about endpoints and ARNs in AWS services in China, see Endpoints and ARNs for AWS services in China

Availability Zones for the China Regions

  • In the Beijing Region, there are two Availability Zones.

  • In the Ningxia Region, there are three Availability Zones.

General Information for AWS services in China

The following applies to all AWS services that are available in the China Regions. For detailed information about specific AWS services, see the service-specific topic in this guide.

  • 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.

  • EC2-Classic Platform

    • The EC2-Classic platform is not supported.

  • Free Usage Tier

    • The free usage tier is supported in the Ningxia Region.

    • The free usage tier is not supported in the Beijing Region.

AWS Console

The console for AWS services in China is unique to China. The screenshots in the AWS guides might differ from what you see on your console. For information about differences in service functionality, see the topics for each service in this guide.

Code Examples

The AWS documentation might include endpoints and ARNs in code examples that are not specific to the Beijing and Ningxia Regions. When using examples, verify you are using the endpoints and ARNs for your Region.