China has partially lifted a ban on the Internet in western Xinjiang province, imposed earlier this year during riots between local Uighurs and ethnic Han Chinese.
However, users will only have access to Web sites of the state-run Xinhua news agency and People's Daily newspaper.
Officials said restrictions on other telecommunications services, including text messages, would be gradually restored.
Fighting between the mainly Muslim Uighurs and the Han, China's dominant ethnic group, erupted in July during a protest in Xinjiang against what Uighurs say is domination by the Han.
About 200 people were killed.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and WSJ.