The place to start is with a good browser. Use a new version of Netscape or IE. Then go to this site to get explicit instructions on how to proceed. There are a number of factors that must be considered in setting up a web viewer to receive correctly non Roman characters of alphabets such as Chinese, Japanese, or Russian. For Chinese or Japanese, a good place to start is here .
A fairly complete coverage of the problem and possible solutions can be found at This site.
A good way to make minimal changes for Chinese text is also outlined at this site. This is especially useful if you are running Netscape 4.04 or greater. Some addresses are given for dealing with the problem in the Mac environment as well.
Another possibility with an english based operating system is a commercial product by NJStar which enables viewing Chinese, Japanese or Korean characters on an english based screen.