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Guidance to Nanjing
2017-05-08 14:31:17 Read:Print

1. Visa Requirement

Attendees from most countries will be required to obtain a visa to enter the People's Republic of China; you can apply for a Chinese visa through two ways: a travel agency or directly at the nearest Chinese embassy. If you apply for a tourist visa (visa type), which will allow you attend the conference and sightseeing, an official visa invitation letter will not be needed from the workshop. No visa is required for ordinary passport holders from Singapore, Brunei and Japan to visit China for up to 15 days for business, sightseeing, visiting relatives and friends or transit.

Once you have registered for the resilience workshop, we will issue you an official invitation letter to assist you to obtain a visa to China. In this case you need to supply the following information at your earliest convenience.

1.Full Name (exactly as in your passport) 

2.Passport Number

3.Your Nationality 

4.The dates you expect to arrive and depart China 

5.Name of the CITY you will apply to for a Chinese visa.

The invitation letter will state the workshop name, the duration of the workshop, your detailed correspondence that will be extracted from your enquiry. You can use the letter to get a visa in the nearest Chinese Embassy/Consulate

2. Time and Weather

China Standard Time (CST) is 8 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Clocks are set at GMT + 8 hours. The weather in Nanjing in early July is usually hot and humid. Temperatures are usually in the range between 25 and 30 °C during the day. Please check the weather forecast for Nanjing at http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/china, http://en.weather.com.cn/, or http://www. weather.com/

3. Electricity and Internet

 The electricity is 220~230 V, 50 Hz, AC.  A standard socket in China has two pins on the upper part and earthed three pins on the lower part. You may buy a portable plug adaptor at your home country or here in China. Most of hotels in China offer free use of plug adaptors.
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To ensure your free access to international websites, we suggest that you should get a VPN account from your university or personal purchase. In China, google, facebook, twitter and youtube are not normally accessible on domestic Internet.   

4. Foreign exchange, banking facilities

The official Chinese currency is the Renminbi yuan (RMB). Major credit cards are ususlly accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shopping malls in Nanjing. Currency exchange are available mainly at the banks in the city. Traveller's cheques and convertible currency may also be exchanged at banks. There are 2 banks (Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank and China Merchants Bank near our institute (NIGLAS).  ATM cash machines can be found at almost each bank office, hotel or on the street.