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

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If I am going from Shenzhen to HK airport for an outbound flight, what are the covid specific rules and what airlines can I actually fly with

I am aware that sky pier and ferry service are open for SZ to HK at the moment, but not sure about the exact procedures and eligible airlines. The part of "upstream check in services" from ...
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Query for China Travelling [closed]

In this Covid Situation, Chinese Nationals stranded in India. What is the best route we can give them to travel to their own country?
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What is special about the area 30 km west of Beijing?

A geocaching map of the Beijing area, shows an unusual pattern: Almost all the geocache sites (green circles) are clustered in an area 30 km or so to the west of Beijing, with almost no sites in the ...
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Crossing chinese border with a 50cc bike

I am planning to travel around in asia a bit with my 50cc simson, Ive heard that it is quiet a trouble to bring a car/motorcicle into China and it costs a lot of money and there is a lot of paperwork ...
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Can one purchase train passes in China, or is one supposed to buy tickets one by one?

Some rail networks have passes, e.g. Eurail and Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass), which can in some cases be financially advantageous. Does China have any such train passes with some potential financial ...
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Is there any downside in purchasing high-speed train tickets in China via the official website, instead of third-party agencies?

I read that high-speed train tickets in China might be purchased online either via the official website or some third-party agency such as chinahighlights.com or china-diy-travel.com. Is there any ...
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Do high-speed trains in China have an area that can be used to make audio/video calls?

I read on this answer by iBug: Speaking loudly or playing your media out loud (music / videos / TikTok etc.) is generally frowned upon in public places, particularly in closed areas like train cabins ...
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Is the Wi-Fi in high-speed trains in China reliable and fast enough for audio or video conferences?

http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/1218/c90000-9305770.html (mirror) states: Full Wi-Fi internet coverage will be offered on all high-speed trains in China, following the free Wi-Fi service offered on the “...
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Why does the T109 night train from Beijing to Shanghai have such a long stop at Xuzhou?

I read on https://www.china-travel-guide.net/trains/T109/ (mirror) the following schedule for the T109 night train from Beijing to Shanghai: Station No. Station Name Arrive Time Depart Time Stop Time ...
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Is the boarding process/time the same for any train in China, or does the bullet train have its special boarding process?

chinadiscovery.com (mirror) specifies the boarding process for high-speed trains in China as follows: Is that boarding process/time the same for any train in China, or does the bullet train have its ...
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Does it take one hour to board a bullet train in China, and if so, why?

I see on travelchinaguide.com (mirror): According to this image, one needs 1h for boarding the bullet train. Is that accurate, and if so, why does it take so long?
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Is the bullet train in China typically cheaper than taking a domestic flight?

Is the bullet train in China typically cheaper than taking a domestic flight? (assume the passenger is flying economy) I read some conflicting reports, e.g. https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
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Chinese International student wanting to enter US on F-1 Visa

My girlfriend wants to enter the US as a Chinese citizen on a F1 visa, back to university. What are the best ways to do this? It seems like she will need to quarantine somewhere for 14 days, what ...
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Is a car with a licence plate that wasn't issued in Shanghai allowed to be driven within the Shanghai Outer Ring Expressway? Any restrictions if so?

I read on https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Vehicle_registration_plates_of_China&oldid=989322105#Shanghai: The initial character on licence plates issued in Shanghai is: 沪 (Hù) 沪A, 沪B, ...
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Can I enter Canada, have a COVID-19 test then continue to another country?

I'm currently in the US and need to travel to China for work purposes. The Chinese currently require the following: Passengers bound for China via connecting flights must take nucleic acid and IgM ...
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Are there additional restrictions on domestic flights within China due to COVID-19 in November 2020?

I have a return flight from Beijing to Ningbo (11-16 November, 2020), i.e., domestic flights within China (where I live; Chinese green card). I'm not sure if it's "business as usual" with ...
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How could you take a nucleic acid test and an IgM antibody test and have it certified by an embassy 48 hours before traveling?

China has introduced new rules for traveling. The Chinese embassy in Belgium has updated their news to include a Notice on Airline Boarding Requirements for Certificates of Negative Nucleic Acid and ...
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Can a Chinese citizen living in Europe go to Taiwan?

Context My girlfriend is a Chinese (PRC) citizen and we are now living in central Europe. I went to Taiwan with a friend two years ago and really enjoyed it, and my girlfriend and I would like to go ...
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What is this island in the South China Sea called?

https://www.google.com/maps/@8.8654585,112.8304113,977m/data=!3m1!1e3 There are a number of islands in the South China Sea that don't have names on Google Maps. There's a list of islands here but this ...
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Where can I find chinese (Mandarin) books in Paris? [closed]

Ni Hao everyone I am searching for Mandarin learning books (or used books if possible) in Paris please. Thanks in advance ! 谢谢 Best regards
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How should Chinese citizens go about returning to China?

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, flying (from Germany, but presumably also from other countries) to China is a bit complicated these days: The Chinese transportation authority only allows one flight per ...
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Is it possible for foreigners to watch rocket launches in China?

China is an active spacefaring nation, with launches scheduled on a monthly basis from four major launch sites around the country. The newest of these, in Wenchang, is even conveniently located on ...
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Are the Asian girls in this music video Chinese or Malaysian, and are they singing in Chinese? [closed]

This video: https://youtu.be/BuAULI7PbRw?t=7 They are obviously Asian, and I seem to recognize some of the letters as being Chinese. Also, the song itself seems to be a famous/classic Chinese song ...
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Unable to return home to China with my Chinese spouse

Our residence is in China. My spouse is a Chinese national but I am not (I am a UK/US dual-national). We have been visiting relatives in Europe, which is only a temporary residence for all parties ...
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US Travel Visa on Expired PRC Passport used with Hong Kong Passport

I am a Chinese national but now a permanent resident of Hong Kong. My Chinese PRC passport is expired, but it still has a valid U.S. travel visa. Can I enter the U.S. with a Hong Kong Passport using ...
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Will a Feb 2nd transit in Shanghai prevent US entry in April? [closed]

I am a Canadian passport holder,would I be allowed to enter US since my passport has China stamp from Feb 2, 2020. I had a flight that transited in Shanghai. And this April 2020 I have travel plan to ...
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Travelling by plane with a stop in China - will I be quarantined?

I am going to Japan from Western Europe in March (by plane). I have a stop in Shanghai (~2h. long so I'll stay in airport). Due to the Coronavirus related protective measures, will I be quarantined ...
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Concerned about starting graduate school in Hong Kong

I am an international student, supposed to start graduate studies this Fall in Hong Kong, mid August onwards. With the ongoing 2019 novel-CoV (Corona Virus) crisis in Hong Kong, I am getting concerned ...
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Flight Germany to China operated by Chinese airline, still cancelled?

I have booked flight KLM 4303 from Frankfurt to Beijing. All KLM flights to Beijing have been suspended until 15 March 2020. But on my online ticket it says that my flight is operated by China ...
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Travel through Chinese/Korean immigration/customs individually or together?

Me and my friend booked our flights from LAX to ICN together and have a layover in PEK Beijing. When we go to the immigration and customs counters, would we approach them individually or together? ...
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Does the U.S. novel coronavirus ban affect those who've been to areas claimed by China but administered by India?

Per What are the current travel restrictions on individuals entering the United States from regions affected by novel coronavirus? (emphasis added): The 14-day rule does not apply the Special ...
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Does the USA Coronavirus 2019-nCoV travel ban in China include Taiwan? [duplicate]

I plan on traveling to Taiwan soon. Trying to understand the scope of the travel ban. Flights have not been cancelled.
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Will I get a refund if I book a flight to China and it's cancelled because of the Coronavirus?

I'm supposed to be travelling to China in late April and I'm happy to do so but wonder if the Coronavirus 2019-nCoV continues it's path of destruction and further lock downs and cancellations occur, ...
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Can I claim on my travel insurance if a country closes its border?

North Korea has closed its border to foreign tourists due to the new coronavirus. I had a tour booked in March, I have been told I will get my deposit back from the tour company if the border is not ...
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Economy hotel chains in China [closed]

I am looking for domestic brands of economy hotels in China that are similar to, say, Ibis in Europe (i.e. roughly in the 3-star range). I would expect them to have locations in most medium-size and ...
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passport validity for travel to China

I have Chinese visa valid up to 14th Feb 2020 and I am entering China in 12th February for 6 days and coming back. My passport expires in 24th April 2020 can I travel on same passport ?
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Chinese citizen, Canadian permanent resident visiting Taiwan from China, is Hong Kong the only way?

My mother is a permanent resident of Canada and a Chinese citizen. She booked a plane ticket to China. If she gets a visa on her Chinese passport from the Taiwanese consulate in Toronto, then flies to ...
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Recourse against bank ATM fraud in China

While in Beijing recently I had an ATM belonging to the largest bank in the world (the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China) issue me with a sheaf of nice crisp new counterfeit notes. I noticed ...
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China visa application: arrival flight connects to a domestic flight. Which flight number do I put down?

I am a British citizen filling out a visa application form for China, but I am struggling on what to put as my flight number for my arrival flight as it is from the Philippines and contains two ...
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China visa free entry with Turkish stamp in passport

I've read a lot of stories that people with Turkish stamps in their passports get rejected at the airport in China. There's a few connecting flights which are really affordable from the UK, but ...
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Do I need to recheck in baggage in PVG?

I’m flying on China Eastern JFK-PVG-ICN. My flights are on the same ticket. Will my baggage be checked through all the way from JFK to ICN or do I have to claim and recheck in my baggage at PVG? If I ...
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Can you bring vitamins into China?

I wonder if it's ok to bring standard multi vitamins into China? I usually carry a 100 pill can with me. Is it legal? Will I have to declare it? Should I be ready to show it? Sometimes my total ...
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Is it okay to travel in China with temporary residence permit form?

My passport is currently being held in the Exit-Entry Administration Bureau in Shenzhen as I’m applying for a Chinese residence permit extension. They gave me a stamped “temporary residence permit ...
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Transit visa in China for a Nepali citizen

I have Nepali citizenship. I have a flight from Sydney to Kathmandu with stops in China. Do I need a transit visa? I already bought the online ticket. Here is my itinerary. Outbound FLIGHT: MU ...
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Are UnionPay cards universally accepted in China or would you still need Alipay or cash sometimes?

I currently live in the US and could get a UnionPay credit card from the local branch of ICBC. Would having this card be sufficient to never have to use cash or other forms of payments while traveling ...
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Traveling to a country known for mass surveillance. How can I protect my data/privacy?

In the next year I will likely go to China, USA and a couple other countries. Both China and the US are known to sometimes take your electronics when arriving and searching them, possibly even ...
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Transit Visa for China for layover in Guangzhou and Wuhan

I will be traveling to SFO from Delhi in Feb 2020. I am an Indian citizen and I have B1/B2 Visa for the USA. Route: Delhi → New Baiyun, Guangzhou (4h 05m Layover) → Wohnung (2h 00m Layover) → SFO ...
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How to track buses in China?

Is there any app allowing to track buses and other types of public transportation (at least large cities of) mainland China, which has an English interface? I assume even if one gets Google Maps to ...
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Any negative precedents obtaining Chinese travel document for children born abroad?

My Chinese wife, my two children (Schengen country nationals) and myself (also Schengen country nationals) are travelling to China soon. Applying for a Chinese visa is a rather expensive: for the ...
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Do Swedish citizens need a tourist visa for China?

I wonder if Swedish citizens are required to apply for a tourist visa before visiting China or if we have visa-free entry like in many other countries, or visa on arrival?

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