In general, visitors to China must have a valid passport and, in most cases, an appropriate Chinese visa. A Tourist Visa (L Visa) will suffice for you to attend the Conference, and you do not need to show the invitation letter when you apply for Tourist Visa. You’d better check with your local Chinese Embassy or Consulate General for your visa application details at your earliest convenience
ComComAp 2014 participants coming from countries requiring a visa to enter China can obtain a invitation letter to support their visa applications. To request the letter you must first register & pay the registration fees. Request an invitation letter by sending an email to: info[AT]comcomap.net
This letter is not and cannot be regarded as a financial commitment from the organizers. All expenses (travel, accommodation, transportation, insurance, registration, etc.) will be the participant own responsibility.
To make your trip to China an easy and pleasant one, you are kindly advised to consult the local Chinese Embassies or Consulates-General first for travel information. They will readily help you go through the necessary procedures.
Beijing Capital International Airport is located to the northeast of the central districts, 26 km from the city centre. There are shuttle buses, express railway and taxi to connect the city center. Beijing Capital International Airport: http://en.bcia.com.cn/traffic/airbus/index.shtml
Beijing has many railway stations. Most trains arrive at the central, West, South or North stations.
Beijing Railway Station is in the heart of the city, served by Subway Line 2. Destinations include: Changchun, Chengde, Dalian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou,Harbin, Hefei, Jilin, Nanjing and Shanghai etc. The trains for Mongolia, Russia, and North Korea also leave from here.
Beijing West Railway Station is the largest railway station. Train destinations from:
Since the Olympics in 2008, foreigners are allowed to rent vehicles while in China. Beijing is the hub of several expressways heading in all directions. Besides that, long-distance buses from areas as far as Shanghai and the Mongolian border connect to Beijing. You can reach areas as far as Harbin or Xi’an on a single bus ride. Beijing has over 20 long distance bus stations.
Beijing, which was founded 3000 years ago, is the capital of China. It is the political, economic, academic, and cultural center of the country. Tradition and modern civilization are well integrated in this beautiful city.
The long history of Beijing endows the city with a rich cultural heritage. The Great Wall, one of the world’s great wonders and one of the very few man-made structures that can be seen from space, extends several thousand miles, and passes relatively near to Beijing. The poetic and picturesque Summer Palace represents the highest architectural level of royal garden.
The Forbidden City includes the most splendid group of imperial palaces in the world. The temple of heaven is the place of worship for emperors of various dynasties of China as well as a splendid representation of ancient Chinese architectural art. These four sites have been selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as representing the world cultural heritage. Hutong (Chinese alleys) and compound courtyards (old Beijing residential quarters) are found throughout Beijing. These streets and buildings have witnessed the ups and downs of the city and the people in past centuries and are symbolic of the life of Beijing people.
Changes have been taking place day-by-day in Beijing since China’s reform and opening to the outside world. As summarized in a popular saying, Beijing is growing taller with more and more skyscrapers while growing younger with the improving living standards and more diversified life style.
This is Beijing, old and young, full of attractions. It is our sincere wish that you will make the best of your time here and we believe you will bring home more than what you expect.
For more information about Beijing, Please visit http://www.beijingpage.com.
English is the official language of the conference
Beijing lies in the continental monsoon region in the warm temperature zone and its climate represents as hot and rainy in summer and cold and dry in winter. The four seasons in Beijing are distinct.It is dry, windy and sandy in spring and hot and rainy in summer. August and September are the end of summer and the beginning of autumn in Beijing. This is the best season of the year when the sky is blue and clear; the air is crisp, mild and humid.
In China, only Chinese Yuan (RMB) is used. However, exchange centers can be found at airports, most hotels and large shopping centers. Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) could help you change RMB from your credit card. Visa, Master, American Express, Diners Club, JCB, and other credit cards are accepted in most malls and hotels. But it might be difficult to draw cash with credit cards. When exchanging money, please keep your receipt by which you can change the remaining RMB back to foreign currency when leaving China.
Bank of China and most hotels can cash traveler’ s checks issued by any foreign bank or financial institution. Participants will need to show their passport and pay 0.75% commission fee. Traveler’ s checks signed over to a third party cannot be cashed in China, but can be presented for collection through the Bank of China.