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Questions tagged [china]

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

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Is there border control on Mt. Everest?

The international border between Nepal and Chinese-controlled Tibet runs through Mount Everest, which is reportedly getting crowded due to the large number of climbers (who mainly ascend the Nepali ...
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Applying for Chinese Travel Document

I'm a US citizen married to a Chinese citizen, and our child was born in the US and has a US passport. We know we need to apply for a Chinese Travel Document for our child to travel back to China. Our ...
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Why did they cover a stamp from China with the Russian visa?

My boyfriend (Irish citizenship) just got back his passport from Russia with his tourist visa in it. But whoever stuck the visa sticker in covered his visa stamp from China (also tourist visa) from ...
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knife exportation [closed]

I am working on a food box project dedicated to the chinese market. There will be inside the box a folding knife an I need to get information concerning the Chinese legislation about this item which ...
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Is there a way to get offline maps of China for Windows devices as I have no iPhone or Android?

On my previous trip to China I received a gift of an 8" Windows tablet, and this is still my only portable device. I have no smartphone as of yet. At that time the most useful app on the device was ...
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Shanghai visa-free transit operations time

Next month I have a long layover, two days, in Pudong, Shanghai. Our flight arrives around 11.20 pm, meaning that most of the airport will be closed. I am planning to apply for transit without a visa....
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transit visa for indian passport holder in Xiamen or Shenzhen (People's Republic of China) on the way to Seattle from Tokyo (Japan)

I have an Indian passport, Japanese residence card and intend to visit Seattle (USA) but an itinerary (the cheapeast one) involves a transit in Shenzhen, Xiamen or Fuzhou (SZX, XMN or FOC). I have a ...
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Chinese multiple entry Visa in-out options for Pakistan?

I saw alot of people coming to China with business Visa with M TYPE and after 3 months they go to hongkong or Taiwan and get back with another entry. As for Pakistan it's not free entry to hongkong or ...
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Does China always issue a 2 year tourist visa for British citizens?

I'm going to China in March 2020 (visa pending), I'd rather just get the visa, hotels, insurance etc sorted out the way as soon as possible so I don't have to worry about it later. I've read ...
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Visiting mainland China via Hong Kong and Macau on a single-entry visa

I am a Indian Citizen and am going to Shanghai (China) via Macau and I am going to Macau through Hong Kong via ferry, then from Macau I will visit Shanghai (China). Is this possible with a single-...
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Is there a transit visa requirement for Chinese airports?

I'm hoping to get a flight which requires me to be in China for 28 hours before the connecting flight out. I'm happy to sit in transit if I have to. However, I've read one site that said 12 hours is ...
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Have anyone used Alipay to pay for their Airbnb?

I am currently a foreigner living in China and I am trying to book an AirBnB in Shanghai through Alipay (since the Host only accepts Alipay and Paypal). However, when I try to check out, I keep ...
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drive from China to Uk in chinese registered car

My husband wants to drive his Chinese registered car from China to UK across Kazakhstan, south west Russia and across Europe to UK to raise money for charity. Do you know of a car insurance company ...
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Do flights to/from Hong Kong count as flights to/from China for the purpose of acquiring a Chinese visa?

Round-trip tickets are a requirement to get a Chinese visa for nationals of most countries. Is a flight to/from Hong Kong considered a flight to/from China for the purpose of acquiring a Chinese visa? ...
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What counts as “private Affairs” for a S2 Visa in China

As stated here the S2 Visa is granted for the purpose of either visiting family members for a short period or private affairs I was wondering what counts as private affairs?
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Is it recommended to travel to Tibet (Lhasa) for just under 20 days and with a low budget?

Me and my fiancée are researching travelling to Tibet next summer, however we have a limited amount of time (17 days to be exact), limited budget and we aren't really interested in hiking, we are more ...
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Is it possible to get a permit to travel to Tibet (Lhasa) from Beijing by train, without a tour guide?

I am confused about how I go about getting a permit for two people (a British and a Swedish national) to visit Lhasa, intending to travel there by train. Is it possible to get a permit without having ...
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China -> Hong Kong -> China layover, visa needed?

I have a very long layover in Guangzhou, and I was looking forward to heading down to Hong Kong, before having to head back up to the airport in China. I am an Australian citizen, and I know there is ...
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What Chinese visa do I need for a 3hr transit in Shanghai?

I’m a bit confused about the 24hr transit Visa in China, I’m Australian flying with Qantas from Sydney to Shanghai, arrive in Shanghai at 6pm, 9pm is an onward flight with China Airlines to Taipei (...
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Does an Indian citizen need a transit visa for Thailand and China?

I am Indian citizen. I am travelling to Toronto, Canada. I do have Canadian PR but don't have any other country visa. Do I need Bangkok transit visa? My layover is 8h. Also, do I need transit visa ...
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Visa for China: leisure and work

I am a European citizen and I will be attending an academic conference in China. However, after the conference I would like to travel a bit (say 10 days). The conference organisers are providing an ...
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Do I need a Hong Kong transit visa if I travel to Shenzhen via Hong Kong airport?

I am a Pakistani national living and working in Germany. I need to travel to Shenzen for business and the easiest route is to fly to Hong Kong and then take the ferry to Shenzen (no entry into Hong ...
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Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?

I am trying to use Google Maps in China. I know that Google is blocked, which is why I downloaded the map of Beijing offline. However, when I open the app my phone attempts to find GPS satellites but ...
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Can I legally use a GNSS device in China?

Can I legally use a GNSS device in China? According to Hvistendal (2013), Science: Since at least 2007, it has been effectively illegal for foreigners to operate a GPS device in China. ...
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Can I cross the border from China into Vietnam on a motorcycle?

I have a 100% legally registered motorcycle and drivers license in china and I want to ride into Vietnam. Is this possible with just those two, plus my American drivers license and an international ...
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Vietnam e-visa and flight boarding (US Citizen)

On August 31, I am flying out of Washington, DC to Ho Chi Minh City, with a connection in Beijing (all via Air China). My connection will occur on September 1st, and by the time I arrive in Vietnam, ...
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US citizen/HK resident travel documents need to go to mainland China

I'm a US citizen and a HK permanent resident. What travel documents would I need to fly to Mainland, China from US besides my Return Home card? Of course, I'll have my US passport for reentering the ...
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Queue time for visa exemption when entering at Shanghai Pudong?

I'll be travelling through Shanghai Pudong Airport in 3 weeks and I want to use the 144-hour visa exemption service. I'm worrying about the queue time. I'll land at 1 p.m. and hope that it won't ...
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Getting from Macau Airport to Macau

What's the best way to get from MFM airport to Macau (for definiteness, the area near Vasco da Gama Garden) around 6:30 PM on a weekday? According to this website, there are free shuttles. But that ...
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24 Hour TWOV in China

I am planning on traveling from Germany to Indonesia on an Indian passport. Air China seems to be dirt cheap but I have a few things to clarify though: The layover time is 10 hours while going and ...
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Invitation letter for China

I am a citizen of Uzbekistan, and I want to travel to China for a week from Japan. I work in Japan as a software engineer. I checked the required documents (for visa type L, tourist), and it said ...
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Getting from Macau (Taipa) to Hong Kong (Tin Wan) [closed]

How do I get from Macau (for example, Inn Hotel Macau) to Hong Kong (specifically, Mojo Nomad Aberdeen Harbour)? I've been thinking about taking a bus through the new bridge. I assume it departs from ...
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What is the deepest nesting of autonomous areas within other autonomous areas in China? Are there areas that are three deep? Deeper?

On my upcoming trip to China one place on my list to visit is Qapqal Xibe Autonomous County. This Xibe people are related to the Manchu people. The Manchu were rulers of China during the Qing dynasty ...
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Traveling to heavily polluted city, what practical measures can I take to minimize impact?

I have an upcoming business trip to Gurugram (Gurgaon), a suburb of Delhi which holds the dubious distinction of being the most polluted city in the world. As a traveller, what measures can I take to ...
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What happens to Chinese citizens who are born with dual citizenship?

I saw in the answers to this question that Chinese citizens who gain other citizenships later in life are required to relinquish their Chinese citizenship, and that naturally provoked a degree of ...
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Concurrent Chinese visas [closed]

I already have a valid 10-year L-type Chinese visa obtained in 2018 when I traveled to China last year. Now I am planning a tourism trip for 2 weeks followed by a stay in a university where I would ...
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Can I use my Chinese passport to enter China after I acquired another citizenship?

I've recently changed my citizenship from Chinese to Canadian and I'm planning a short visit to China soon. Is it possible to enter China with my existing Chinese passport (not expired yet) and then ...
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China transit visa: Fly from DPS (Indonesia) to Shanghai with a layover (2hrs) in Beijing

I fly from DPS to Shanghai with a 2-hour layover in Beijing. Do I have to pass through immigration in Beijing or can I do it in Shanghai where I would like to stay for 5 days with a transit visa? ...
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Do Chinese L Visas Require the Roundtrip Ticket Evidence to be to One's Country of Residence?

I am going to be travelling in South Korea, and would like to visit China. However, I'm not quite sure of the dates that I will be flying to and from Seoul yet. According to the Chinese Embassy, in ...
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Do I need a China Visa for Taiwan China Japan flights booked on different airlines?

We are American and flying this route: USA > TPE TPE > PEK PEK > KIX (5 days in Beijing) Train to Tokyo NRT > USA 1 and 2 are on Airline A, 3 is on Airline B, 5 is on Airline C. I am assuming ...
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Can I use a Chinese L Tourism Visa, then a Chinese X2 Student Visa consecutively?

I am currently in a study abroad program for Suzhou University in China. The program begins August 20th. In anticipation, I was going to go to China two months earlier using my L Visa (which has a ...
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What is the best way for a UK citizen to get a Chinese business visa while in America?

What is the best way for a UK citizen to get a Chinese business visa while in America? Can this be done and where do I have to go?
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Attending a conference in Beijing with special dietary needs

There will be a three week international physics conference (taks in English) in Beijing that I might want to attend. Unfortately I'm a picky eater, being a vegetarian with a nut, peanut and raw soy ...
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Chinese 5-year and 10-year visa eligibility for UK citizens

For two years or so UK citizens have been eligible for 2-, 5-, and 10-year visas to China. However, despite knowing a number of people who travel to China regularly, I know no one who has received a 5-...
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How to apply for a Chinese visa without knowing one's itinerary in advance?

I'm a dutch citizen and I want to travel to China for holiday and to visit the parents of my (Chinese) girlfriend. We will travel there together from end of august till begin of september (2,5 weeks ...
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Can I exit China with a Z visa within 30 days without getting the residence permit?

I have changed my plans and I will probably not work in China, but I still have a Z visa and I would like to go there for a week as a tourist. But the duration of stay in the visa says 000 days which ...
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Wife is a Chinese Citizen I am a US Citizen, should we go through Chinese passport control together or separately?

I recently got married and my wife and I are flying back to China for a wedding reception. When we enter china should we go through passport control together as we are a family unit or separately ...
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Does pollution in China suggest no bicycling?

I've read that pollution in Beijing often makes exercise unwise. Do the masks actually make any difference? I'm more interested in bicycling in other places, especially Foshan & Guangzhou.
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Confirmation that a Chinese visa is valid on old British passport

Is there anywhere online where written confirmation can be found from an official source of some sort that a Chinese visa on an old British passport can be used in conjunction with a new British ...
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Do I need to re-check my bags on a flight that connects through China?

My girlfriend and I just booked airline tickets for an upcoming trip (from the United States) to Thailand. The flight is with China Eastern airlines and has 1 stop in Shanghai. We are going to want to ...