Useful Information
  • Time Difference

    China is 8 hours ahead of GMT (Standard time)

  • Passport & Visa

    All foreign visitors entering the People's Republic of China must possess a valid passport. Delegates, except those from countries who have visa exemption agreements with China, should apply to a Chinese diplomatic mission in their countries for visas prior to departure. For details, delegates are advised to view the website at http://cs.mfa.gov.cn/wgrlh/lhqz/lhqzjjs/t1095035.shtml.

  • Electricity Supply

    The standard electrical supply is 220 volts AC/50 cycles. Most hotels may provide outlet converters for 110 and 220 volts. Be careful and ask before plugging in a 110 volt appliance.

  • Foreign Exchange

    The monetary unit is the Yuan (CNY). The exchange rate is approximately CNY 7.1 per USD as of Sep. 2019.

  • Tipping

    Tipping is not a traditional Chinese custom.

  • Useful Phone Numbers

    Police: 110

    Fire: 119

    Medical Emergency: 120

    Local Directory Assistance: 114