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Did you get some sort of receipt? Do you know exactly which kind of "security" official confiscated your item? If not, you'll have a very hard time proving anything even happened, although you can try your luck with the airport's complaints line at +86-10-96158. In any case, the airline is not responsible. Security rules are laid out by the Civil ...


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I think it means "days". It's just a name of the field "days after entry" on chinese language. "Duration of each stay 090 days"


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Painting with broad brush strokes about some very large and varied countries here, but I'd go for Japan. India I'd rule out due to the climate alone: March to May is the hot season, and it will be ferociously hot (40+ °C) in the Gangetic plains around Delhi. Of course you could head down south, but then the Taj will be off limits. And then there's the ...


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Being Chinese, I thought this was a rather interesting question. I personally have not heard of such a taboo, but since there are regional variants on bad Chinese gifts, this might vary with area, and is certainly not authoritative. Due to this, unless some academic publishes a research paper on the topic of Chinese taboos with properly cited information, ...


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"天" means "days". You might be confused by the "after entry" part and thought why "天" is translated into "days after entry". This is because of Chinese word order. In English, "after entry" is placed at the end of the sentence, after the number 090; while in Chinese, it ("入境后") is placed at the beginning.


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Disclaimer / qualifier: I live in Tokyo Go to Japan. Any trip from Brazil to Asia is going to cost a lot, you may as well make the most of it. Japan has no more or less in the tourist / culture / educational areas than China or India. It wins hands-down in the environment category. tap water is drinkable anywhere (probably better than Brazil) public ...


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No, they won't. Unless they have specific reasons (such as a tip-off) that you are trying to smuggle illegal materials (porn, propaganda etc for distribution in China), they will not care about this. They primarily focus is on security-relevant issues and items for which you need to pay duty. I never in my life had anyone check documents, laptop, cellphone ...


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The trains you want are either "G trains" or "C trains". They are both rated at up to 350 kph but G designations are for longer distances and C for shorter routes. Some information on types and speeds here "Shorter" is relative. You can get 2 hours G train journeys. The above page notes G – High-Speed Electric Multiple Units (EMU) Train This is the ...


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It is preceded by (English and Chinese) text that says "Length of stay." And then the number 90. So the whole message reads: Length of stay: 90 DAYs, with 天 meaning "days." That's typical for a visa.


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Yes, you can absolutely get a Chinese visa from a Chinese Consulate in the US as a non-US citizen. I know, because I did it myself a few weeks ago. The only additional information required with your application is that you will need to provide proof of legal status in the US - this means BOTH your original visa (which obviously they will return), a copy of ...


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Visiting India? The two other answers have been rather unwelcoming to India (one of them now deleted), and not just as an Indian, but as someone completely sold into the fact that travelling in India is extremely interesting and fun I would like to answer with a positive bias, strictly speaking I have no knowledge of the other two destinations so I am not ...


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I searched both English and Russian language sites for this info yet couldn't produce anything definitive. The website of Russian Border Control does have some info about Russia-China border crossing in the Amur region, but, again I couldn't find anything specific. They do have information in Chinese and in English. Again, nothing definitive about ...


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I crossed into China last year overland, it was a small border crossing and the border guards had a lot of time and took their time to look through things. There were a bunch of people crossing with me and in no case did the guards look at the content/data of Laptops, tablets or e-readers. What they did however is spending some time at looking at photos on ...


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The holy trinity of Chinese gifting is liquor, cigarettes and local delicacies. In the $15-20 bracket you're presumably not looking to bribe anybody, so a nice bottle of California wine might fit the bill, although they're fragile and a pain to transport due to liquid restrictions. For local delicacies, things like chocolate or candy are pretty safe, and ...


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I cannot tell you the exact official position (or the N official positions as the case may be) but I can give you some useful personal anecdotal input. Short: You are extremely unlikely to have any problems at all if you are otherwise sensibly behaved. If you did happen to incur the wrath of the authorities I would not be overly surprised if a statute ...


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I travelled for 2 weeks all through Xinjiang and talked a lot with University professors and other native Uighur during the Anniversary of the first unrestes, in July 2011. The issue is that the Chinese Government is trying their best to "get rid" of the Uighur culture there. They want people to live in modern housing, intermingled with Han-chinese people. ...


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1st of January is should still be out of scope and fine to travel. The peak time is during the week of Chinese new year, in 2015 this will be 19th to 25th of February. However, as Wikipedia confirms, the period of high traffic is not only restricted to those dates but stretches beyond that, usually 40 days, namely 15 days before and 25 days after the ...


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By hard sleeper class I assume you are talking about this If this is the case, then you will for sure be ok with the bottom level. As for the other 2 levels, I am not 100% sure, I think I have seen the max weight on those but I cannot recall at the moment


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Currently no new permits are being issued for travel before April 1 and all travelers in Tibet at the moment have to exit the country by 15 February. If you plan to fly in via China, you will need to apply first for a Chinese Visa (standard tourist visa). Then through the tour company arranging your Tibetan travels you apply for a Tibet Travel Permit. If ...


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The bullet trains from Beijing to Shanghai are very comfortable (like business class on a big plane) and not at all overcrowded (cheaper/slower trains will be very crowded and will take days to get there), but you should try to book in advance. They only allow purchasing of tickets a maximum of 7 days in advance so you have to time it correctly. Tickets ...


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The standard online Chinese travel agents (elong, ctrip) seem to be able to make bookings in Dandong, starting from Y160 (USD 26) or so for two. I realize you can get cheaper dives in many places, but doesn't that answer the question adequately? The government probably wants a bit better control in a sensitive border area.


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I expect to move to China later this year and visited Xinjang last year. I've been keeping abreast of the news and context. Based on this, I'd say that, no, foreigners are not at all targeted by these 'terrorists'. In fact, I would suspect they would go out of their way to avoid hurting foreigners, as this could easily backfire in relation to their cause: ...


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In general, the big social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc) are blocked from within China. This applies to mobile devices too. (I'm not sure about Whatsapp, I didn't try it when I was there last year, and it might have changed since then anyway.) Gmail worked, and most other web-based email provides probably will too. Most foreigners who spend a lot of ...


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If you fly to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guilin, Shenyang, Dalian, or Xian and fly out of the same airport (with an onward ticket that you must show when you land), you are allowed a 72-hour visa-free transit. That's a pretty long time and you'll be able to see the main attractions in whichever city you choose. There's a special ...


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Well It depends where you will be entering China. If you will pass by Hong Kong or Macau before entering mainland, getting a visa there would be the best option. It took me about an hour the last time i got one issued at the Macau border(through CTS agency - https://www.ctshk.com/english/useful/chinesevisa.htm, which you can find in HK as well). You 'll ...


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This is unsubstantiated. I worked in the UK for several years (IT worker) and met a few people who had worked in China (teaching English, among other things) and they had zero issues getting visas. It's one of those cases where you hear stories about visas (you hear a LOT from expats, it's just one of those things) and the rule is - until you see it written ...


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Here's a community wiki to add to if there are more than these two: Embassy in Hanoi, as expected: 46 Hoang Dieu Rd, ☎ +84 4 3845-3736. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh, as expected: 175 Hai Bà Trưng, District 1, ☎ +84 8 3829-2463, fax: +84 8 3827-5845 These first two answers are from Wikivoyage. I went through each page for each city in Vietnam and did not ...


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Yes, you do need a visa. While almost everybody can transit through HKIA visa-free, Pakistani passport holders belong to the "^" group where: All nationals (except holders of Diplomatic and Official passports) are required to hold a valid visa for the HKSAR for whatever purpose (including those who are in transit and remain on the airside). This ...


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they refer to Australian visas, not to visas of other countries, your Chinese visa will not be invalidated.


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Fret not, travel.stackexchange.com works just fine :D For other services, however, currently there are over 2700 sites blocked in Mainland China. Wikipedia maintains a list of popular sites or services blocked in mainland China. Pretty much all Google services, Yahoo, Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and more - see the list for details. I can confirm ...



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