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

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Do you need to submit an itinerary to get a Chinese visa? And do you have to stick to it?

There are certain countries which in order to be granted a visa you must submit your intended itinerary. My friend tells me that he thinks China is one of those countries. What do independent ...
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Revisiting China with my tourist visa

I have a 10 year re-entry visa for China. I would like to go back again in a few months. Do I need to do anything special or just buy a ticket, bring my passport and Visa and go? Tom
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Do I have to visit the Chinese consulate in person to get my visa?

I'm planning a trip to Shanghai to visit some friends in about 5 months. I understand that I will need to get a visa issued so that I can travel to China. This will be the first time I've applied ...
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Is there something like a “frequent tourist” visa in China

I am a French citizen living in South Korea, but my girl friend will soon move to Qingtao in China. Our cities are regularly connected by plane, so I planned to visit her very regularly, say every 2 ...
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How to go from Vladivostok to Beijing by land?

I will transverse Russia by the trans-siberian railway in November. I will go all the way east to Vladivostok. Then I want to go to Beijing. Did anyone did that before?
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Which ferry from China to South Korea is the cheapest?

In less than two weeks my Chinese visa will expire and I'm considering taking one of the ferries to South Korea. I don't care about which part of China it leaves from, there are several choices. I ...
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Is China going to be added to the list of countries eligible for working holidays in Australia as part of the upcoming visa changes?

This year USA and China changed their reciprocal visa rules making it easier for their people to visit the other country with visas lasting much longer. I've heard that something similar is in the ...
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What's the cheapest way to call China from the US with an AT&T cell phone?

My girlfriend got a new job that requires frequent travel to Shanghai, China. She has a Chinese phone and sometimes has Internet access. Aside from Skype/Internet communications, what's the cheapest ...
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Where in Chengdu can we see Sanxingdui artifacts, besides 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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Calling China from USA [closed]

Am I able to call China from the USA on skype? How much Will that cost?
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China - 72 Hours Visa on Arrival rule [duplicate]

I am US citizen traveling to Hong Kong via Beijing. Below are my flights details Landing in Beijing Friday, 2 October 2015, 08:50:31 Departure to HK Monday, 5 October 2015, 12:00:00 So my total ...
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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 advance? ...
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How to get a Taiwanese visa as a Pakistani citizen?

I am a Pakistani national, have a company in China and my visa is Z category (Chinese Work Visa). I want to travel to Taiwan for a business trip. How I can get the visa?
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Travelling to China

I'll be traveling to Manila next year and I would like to pick up a flight which could give me at least half a day in a Chinese city like Shanghai or Beijing during transit (to make a short ...
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Which cities should I visit in China to feel and live the three kingdoms era? [closed]

I am really interested in the three kingdoms era (Wei, Shu, Wu) in China. Next year in September I wish to go to China for my honeymoon. My primary purpose is to visit the temples dedicated to ...
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How much (roughly) would it be for a bus from Shanghai, China, to Hanoi, Vietnam?

I have a flight from Canada to Bangkok, but a layover in Shanghai, China. I want to get off in Shanghai and spend a couple days there and catch a bus from there to Hanoi, Vietnam. However, I don't ...
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What's the cheapest way to get around from and to Mainland China, Taiwan, and Japan? [closed]

I'm a student trying to go from Canada -> China -> Taiwan -> Japan -> China -> Canada while staying in each place for at least 2-3 weeks. I've been using Google flights and rome2rio but I'm having ...
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Can a foreigner get a visa for China in Taiwan?

I'm in China and thinking of taking a ferry to Taiwan. I'm an Australian citizen and I've been to Taiwan before and know I get visa-free entry. But I'm wondering about getting a new visa for China ...
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Is the Laos/China border at Boten/Mohan open 24 hours?

Tomorrow I'll be hitchhiking just a couple of hundred kilometres in China to cross the border into Laos on the last day of my Chinese visa. Is there any chance that I could arrive too late if I have ...
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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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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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Can tourists or other travellers in China get in trouble for using a VPN or other method to get around the “Great Firewall”?

The People's Republic of China blocks some very popular websites used throughout the rest of the world including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. This is known colloquially as the "Great Firewall of ...
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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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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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Will it be a problem for a Russian citizen to apply for a US non-immigrant visa in Beijing while illegally employed in China?

I would like to have my Russian girlfriend come visit me in San Francisco on a B-2 visa. She is currently working in Beijing, China as an English teacher. However, she received her employment through ...
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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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What is the safest way to travel from Hunza (North Pakistan) to Kashgar (West China)?

What is the safest way to go from Hunza (North Pakistan) to Kashgar (West China) ? Travelling mainly by bus and local transportation wherever possible.
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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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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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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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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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Japan tourist visa without ticket for expat in Shanghai, China

I'll be in Shanghai under a business visa for 5 months. During the third month, I would want to travel to Hokkaido, Japan for one week break. I'm a Malaysian and I'll need to obtain a short-term ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Different liquid restrictions in China and Philippines

Recently I flew from London (UK) to Manila (Philippines) with a stop in Beijing (China). On my way back I had a couple of bottles (no more than 100ml), but neither in Manila nor Beijing (I went out to ...
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What is Air China required to do if they cancelled a Chinese domestic flight 40 days in advance?

I bought a ticket with Air China specifically for the flight times. (I am picking up several groups at the airport in the evening on one night) I have recently received an email about a flight ...
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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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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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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 ...