People's Republic of China, the world's most populous country and the largest in East Asia (capital: Beijing).

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Is it possible to travel to China with UAE stamp in passport?

I've recently come back from China and on the way back to Europe I made a stopover in Dubai, UAE (I've had my passport stamped there). If I decided to go to China again, would this stamp be a problem ...
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10 days in South Korea using an Australian Passport, whilst on a Chinese visa

Do I need a visa for a 10 day holiday to South Korea? I have an Australian passport living in China on a z visa.
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Which airlines provide on-board WiFi in Chinese airspace?

Many airlines provide on-board WiFi service, however the services are suspended when the plane is in Chinese airspace, even if the flight does not depart from or arrive to China. Which airlines ...
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As a USA citizen/resident, can I apply for a Chinese visa while in a foreign country?

I'm a USA citizen/resident traveling the world through multiple countries and interested in visiting where a friend of mine lives. Can I apply for a visa from a Chinese embassy/consulate in one of ...
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Is it easier for a westerner to obtain a Chinese tourist visa in Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan?

The procedures, restrictions, prerequisites, etc of getting a visa for the same country can vary a lot depending on which embassy or consulate in which country you apply from. This is most certainly ...
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72h visa-free transit in Shanghai when passing through the same transit point

China offers a 72h visa free transit in many of its major cities, including Shanghai, when traveling from country A to B via China (to citizens of selected nations). (I.e. US -> Shanghai -> Tokyo is ...
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Which airline flying out of Shanghai has the lowest cancellation fees?

We're applying for Chinese visas, and want to take the train south from Shanghai to Vietnam. We can't book train tickets into Hanoi until 18 days before departure. However, this isn't compatible ...
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Cheapest agent in Hong Kong for obtaining a visa for mainland China?

I'm in Guangzhou with just a few days left on my tourist visa. I intended to apply for a visa extension here tomorrow morning (Monday). That should cost about $31 USD. But just found out a travel ...
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How long does the tourist visa extension process take in Guangzhou, China?

I am approaching the end of my second stay of my dual-entry visa in China. I am in Guangzhou and aware that another option is to pop over to Hong Kong and apply for a new Chinese visa there. But HK ...
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Passport number or DOB needed when flying from China to US?

I booked a ticket from China to US for my girlfriend online from a 3rd party company (Cheap Tickets). On the e-ticket, the main information contained is her full name and booking and confirmation ...
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China: Limitations on frequency of applying for L tourist visa

Is there a limitation on how frequently can you apply for L visa? I intend to go there for 70-80 days at a time and in between be home for a month or two. I am applying in Slovenia (part of EU). I'm ...
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Best food souvenirs from Beijing to bring to my Japanese friends?

I am going to Beijing soon and in Japan it's common to bring a souvenir back from your holiday. I want to bring something edible. Are there any small portable edibles Beijing is famous for? ...
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Extend duration of stay for Chinese visa (Q2)

Taking advantage of the new 10 year visa treaty between USA and China, I applied, and was issued Chinese visa (multiple entry, category Q2). However, I only got approved for 120 days per stay, while I ...
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Where in Chengdu can we see Sanxingdui artifacts, besides at the museum in Guanghan?

I visited Chengdu a few years ago, and a friend who plans to visit recently asked me for advice about things to see there. One thing that looks interesting is the Sanxingdui ancient culture and its ...
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Are there shipping company offices like Shunfeng express in Beijing or Shanghai Pudong Airport?

I would like to ship something within China immediately I arrive at Beijing or Shanghai airport (I am yet to buy the ticket). The problem is that I will not be leaving the airport to any place since I ...
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What are the current rules for converting Chinese currency to US?

Many sites give advice on how to purchase Chinese RMB with dollars, but none that I have found discuss what restrictions there are on individuals converting RMB to dollars in China. A few years ago ...
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What is the best way to spend 8 hrs on Beijing Capital International Airport? [closed]

I have an 8 hour layover in Beijing. (1 PM to 9 PM). What is the best way to spend the time at Beijing Capital International Airport? Also, Please provide details such as where to keep the baggage ...
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Should I book hostels in advance in China / HK?

I am travelling to Shanghai and Hong Kong in July. Is it realistic to travel "freestyle" and book hostels when we get there or a day in advance online (when we know what train we're taking, etc.) or ...
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Should I book my train connections in advance in China?

I will be travelling in China this July. My trips will be Beijing - Shanghai Shanghai - Hong Kong Hong Kong - Tianjin I have read a lot about the train situation on Seat61 and am thinking about ...
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Chinese visa in Hong Kong without hotel bookings and return flight?

I'm an currently in Macau and just went to the Chinese consulate to apply for a Chinese visa. I'm on my way overland from Germany to Japan and had hoped for a dual entry visa (60 days each) to make ...
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Max no. of Power banks allowed in Carry on - Air China

I have read numerous blog posts advising that we must carry power banks as carry on and not checked in luggage. However, I fail to obtain the maximum amount (number of power banks or capacity of each ...
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What is this present we received from our hotel in China? [closed]

On our trip to China, we received this thing next to the pen in the figure as a gift both in Hangzhou and Beijing. The pen serves only for comparison of size. It is made of metal and not flexible. ...
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How to reach the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with maximum hitchhiking and minimum expenditure from Guangzhou?

Soon I need to get from Guangzhou to Hong Kong as this entry of my China visa will expire. I'm totally ignorant of Hong Kong. Is there only an island or is part of it also on the mainland you never ...
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Carrying 3 laptops (1 new and 2 old) in hand luggage to India [duplicate]

While traveling on business to Australia from India, I carried my personal HP laptop (4 years old). Unfortunately, my laptop overheated and I had to buy a new Macbook Pro from Australia. I have the ...
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Extra baggage costs - Dragon Airlines / Cathay Pacific

I am traveling from Qingdao, China to Delhi, India via Hong Kong for business. My ticket itinerary has 1 piece of luggage confirmed. My flight details are as follows: Qingdao - Hong Kong on Dragon ...
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Extra 50 lbs (23kg) bag with Air China

I am traveling from Qingdao, China to Mumbai, India on Air China for business. My ticket itinerary has 1 piece of luggage confirmed. However, I bought some additional items that I have to take back ...
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ATMs in China - are they widespread?

Within North America and Europe, finding an ATM is easy. I would never dream of checking in advance where the ATM is in a town. I know I will find one when I need it. Sometimes I ask my bank for the ...
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How to buy cheap/disposable/nonprescription/generic reading glasses in China?

Even though they're in a tough case, my reading glasses were broken when I pulled them out to fill in a hotel registration form a couple of nights ago here in China. My previous pair was nicked by a ...
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China entry visa validity on “enter before” date

My departure time from Amsterdam for Guanghzhou, China will be 13:30 on the 4th. September. My visa stipulates that I must enter China before the 5th. Will there be a problem because of the time ...
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“Proof of legal status” for applying for a Chinese visa in Germany

I'm a non-German EU citizen living in Germany and need to apply for a Chinese visa. According to the PRC's visa processing facility in Frankfurt: If you are not applying for a visa in the country ...
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Where exactly is the Myanmar consulate in Kunming, China?

Yesterday I thought I'd wander down to the Myanmar consulate here in Kunming to ask them for more details about getting a visa and visiting by crossing the land border with China. My hostel (The ...
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Is there a particular bank in China that has the best fees and withdrawal limits using an Australian ANZ Bank ATM card?

In many countries there are large fees for using ATMs that vary from bank to bank. ATM fees with all Australian banks are already very high and include a percentage of the amount and a fixed fee. ...
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Can I travel to Burma/Myanmar over land across the border from China?

I'm currently in Kunming and there is a Myanmar consulate here. I'm assuming most people fly. I know there has been some quite recent trouble in the area. But is it still possible to visit Myanmar ...
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Exchanging Scottish GBP In China

Seems like Scottish (Great British) Pounds are not exactly very welcomed around the world. HSBC here in China told me to take them back to Scotland with me. (Cheers!) How Can I Exchange Scottish GBP ...
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Very confused about China visa (American) and the possible 24 and 72 hour exemption rules

I will give a quick summary of my desired plan: Arrive in Shanghai via cruise (1st entry) Leave to SE Asia for a few months via train Come back through China via Vietnam by train and go to QingDao ...
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Do any Chinese embassies or consulates grant multiple-entry visas to people from a third country?

This question is specifically about true multiple-entry visas, which for China are valid for six months and allow multiple entries. This question is not about double-entry visas. In the case of ...
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Can this multiple-entry Chinese visa still be used?

I went to China about 6 months ago for 10 days. The visa issued for that occasion says: Category: F Entries: M-多 Duration of each stay: 060 days after each entry The Enter before date has not yet ...
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Is advance booking required for ferries from China to South Korea

We already have a question about prices of ferries from China to South Korea, my question is can I just show up at the port and buy a ticket for the same-day ferry or do I have to book it in advanced? ...
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China Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit

Does anyone know how much trouble it is for a Chinese company to prepare a "Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit" (required for certain business visas). Presumably they may have to send an ...
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Guangzhou Baiyun airport to Shenzhen Shekou Ferry terminal [closed]

I'll reach Guangzhou late (22:30), what is the best way to travel from the airport to Shenzhen shekou? Many thanks in advance.
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When visiting on a double- or multiple- entry visa, does China stamp your passport for each entry and each exit?

I just managed to get a friend to scan my Chinese visa in my expired passport at home while I'm on the road on my next trip. I need this to show when I apply for a multiple entry visa to China in a ...
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Incomplete itinerary on Chinese visa form

I'm going to China and I'll arrive in Beijing and leave China again from Zhangjiajie. I've already booked my accomodation for Beijing, but not yet for Zhangjiajie. To apply for a Chinese visa I have ...
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Images of Chinese logograms (characters) for traveler

Planing trip to China in some remote areas. I think it would be useful to have some pictures in my phone with most useful words like "eat","bus","hotel" in Chinese logograms. If somebody has done this ...
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Lockers in China [closed]

Is it possible to find lockers in China transport stations? I'm interested in Beijing Xi, Xian, Zhengzhou, Zhangjiajie, Guiyang, Guilin train stations. What about bus stations? What about Beijing ...
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From Beijing international airport to Great Wall of China at midnight

I arrive in Beijing international airport at 3:00 in the night. In order to catch the sunrise on Great Wall located near Yingbinsong and save more time I think it is a good idea to go directly to ...
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Send package from China to Europe [closed]

During my trip in China I wouldn't like to carry all my gifts in my bag, so I'm planning to send them by post. Where is the best place I could do this with minimum problems? I'm planning to send it in ...
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Buy map in Beijing

Need to buy laminated good quality maps of China, Beijing and Xian. I need maps in English. Would you recommend any shops in Beijing and Xian?
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Is an open-ended ticket more practical than a one-way ticket for touring China?

My partner and I are planning a long (2+ months) trip to China. The return date is unknown in advance. We may also want to visit other countries on our trip and ideally would prefer not to commit to ...
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Which airlines with routes connecting Vietnam and China have free cancellations and can be booked online?

Due to China's visa rules I need to have a return flight booked in order to obtain a visa. But once I have the visa I am free to enter overland and not use the flight. On my previous trip I had a ...
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Where might I observe refugees escaping across the North Korea-China or North Korea Russia border illegally?

I will try to visit northern China and/or eastern Russia on this trip. I've visited South Korea many times and I'm really interested in the plight of North Koreans trying to flee from the repressive ...