I'm going to attend an academic conference in Shenzhen later this year. Since I've never been to China, I would like to combine the visit with some days of vacation there.
I need to apply for a Visa to enter China and I'm not sure whether I should get a tourist visa (L) or a non-commercial visa (F).
My main reason for traveling to China is the conference so I would guess the F visa would be the better match. However, I'm worried that the F visa will only be granted for the period of the conference and I would be unable to extend my stay any further. With a tourist visa that shouldn't be a problem.
Will I face any problems either way?