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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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Timatic: Valid China visa in old passport (British) - Tajikistan to China by air? [duplicate]

I am a British citizen with a valid Chinese tourist visa is an expired passport, and I have a new passport. I've heard reports that it's fine to enter China like this, despite the fact that officially ...
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10-year Chinese Visa for Green Card Holder?

I'm wondering whether it is possible for me to apply for a 10-year Chinese Tourist Visa as a US Green Card holder? Also, does it help if my wife is a Chinese citizen living in the US as a Green Card ...
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Are there tourist traps in the Sanya tourist area?

I am at a conference at TSIMF, and the featured outing is an excursion to "the tourist area" tomorrow afternoon. I thought this was just informal terminology, but the (sparse) program materials refer ...
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Chinese Visa Application: Is it relevant what to enter for “County”?

I, as a German citizen, am in the process of applying for a Chinese visa. Nowadays, this must be done via the Visa for China website, where a lengthy set of web-based forms has to be completed. At ...
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Chinese citizen, transit through Hong Kong then Singapore to a third country

I'm a Chinese citizen (PRC) and I currently reside on the United Kingdom (LTR Residence). I'll be going to China later this year and I'd like to visit Hong Kong and Singapore before I return to the ...
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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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Route/Travel planning tool like Rome2Rio with options for Bus/Train/Flight for China trip

I'm planning for I and my significant other's trip to China (25-30 days). I found this tool called Rome2Rio which is very helpful but I'd love to know if there's any other similar tool to make a ...
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Cannot enter check out date in China Visa itinerary Section 2.6

Section 2.6 Itinerary in China (in time sequence) of Visa Application Form.pdf (V. 2013) doesn't allow entering check-in and check-out dates for a single address row. I can only enter a check-in date. ...
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Changing flights after receiving Chinese visa (and some other questions)

I'll be applying for a (first time) Chinese tourist visa. Because of my travel itinerary, I'll need a double-entry visa. However, many sources state the consulate will only delivery single-entry ones ...
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Do I need multiple visas when entering China for work and a vacation?

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 ...
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How can I set Baidu Maps for iOS in English?

I'm going to China (Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai) and I'm looking for an alternative to Apple Maps and Google Maps for walking and public transport itineraries. Because : I'm not sure ...
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Does a Filipino passport holder need a visa for a business trip to China (PRC)?

As the title says, does a Filipino passport holder need a visa for a short business trip to China. If it makes a difference the person is resident in the UK and also has a British passport. So, ...
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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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Can I consign my pepper spray from Canada to China?

I have a flight from Canada to China (by aircanada). It seems that I can't bring pepper spray to the plane, but can I consign it? Is that illegal?
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Do Indians need a separate Hong Kong visa if we already have a Chinese visa?

I have got a single-entry Chinese visa from India and now I planned to add Hong Kong to my trip plan. Do I need a separate visa for Hong Kong, or can I use my Chinese visa instead? If I need a ...
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Which validity to apply for when getting a Chinese visa?

I would like to apply for a Chinese tourist visa and in my country, the cost for single, double and multiple entry visas is the same, regardless of duration. I just have one round trip to China ...
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What are the reasons behind the Chinese consulate asking for more documentation for a tourist visa? [closed]

My partner and I are applying for tourist visas to visit China. He is US-born, US ancestry, etc. and his application was approved within a day. Meanwhile, I’m having the toughest time with my ...
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Do I declare my laptop to customs in China

I’m going to be moving to China in September for a year to work. Obviously I will have the proper work visa and get my residents permit their and so on. When I arrive at customs do I declare my ...
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Apply for a new China visa

I am currently studying in Beijing for a summer Program of 1 month. I have been given à X2 Study visa of 60 days even if my courses only last 30 days but only have 1 entry. As my courses are going to ...
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Is it possible to visit manufacturing facilities “for fun” in China?

I recently graduated with a degree in industrial engineering and would like to visit manufacturing facilities in China to get a feel for the differences manufacturing in China and the USA. What ...
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Can a South African apply for a work Z visa in Hong Kong? [closed]

I am a South African going to work in Malaysia for a month. Afterwards I am going to work in Forsan, China. I could not complete the Visa process in South Africa, due to slow service. I would like to ...
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Requirements for Visa from Pakistan to Taiwan to go to China

A couple of my colleagues and I are planning to go to China(Hangzhou) in a few to months to attend a conference, the flights to China whether direct or otherwise are a out of out budget, so we only ...
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Tourist or transit visa when visiting Kashgar and Urumqi

I am planning to travel through Kyrgyzstan and Kazachstan using Kashgar and Urumqi as transit points, spending about a day in each of them. The planned route is Kashgar - Kyrgyzstan (Osh) - Kazachstan ...
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Is it possible to travel between India and China by rail?

India and China both have extensive national rail networks. Is it possible to travel by train/rail between India and China? I have found several articles (e.g. at The Hindu and at India Today) ...
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“Proof of legal status” for applying for a Chinese visa in United Kingdom

I'm a non-British EU citizen living in United Kingdom and need to apply for a Chinese visa. According to the PRC's visa processing facility in London (with similar requirement listed on the Chinese ...
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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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Chinese visa free with 2 passports

I'm having a layover in Guangzhou in a couple of weeks (a very long layover) and I was looking forward to visiting Hong Kong for the day as I know a few people there. However, I think this means I ...
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Easiest way to obtain a Taiwan visa for a Nigerian studying in China?

I'm presently in China studying and I plan to visit Taiwan very soon to attend a convention and probably visit some famous places, so I think the "visit visa" is what I need (probably stay about 8 ...
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Will I likely have trouble flying to Japan after a stay in China as a US Citizen?

I'm going to China for work (a conference) for about a week, and thought it may be nice to visit my friend in Japan for 2-3 days or so on the way back, especially with the reduced flight costs ...
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Any tips on how to get a cheap flight to China [duplicate]

A month ago, I saw US$500 round trip flights from Dallas to Shanghai. Now I can't seem to get anything less than $750, no matter what time of the year pick. I am searching Expedia, and Travelocity. I ...
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What are the rules for China's visa-free transit programs?

Assuming one wants to travel through China, what are the rules for visa-free access? To be more specific: How does the 24-hour visa free transit work? How does the 72-hour version work? What does a ...
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Dual Chinese/British travelling from China to Europe via third country - What non EU countries are suitable?

I am British my wife is Chinese. Our kids hold passports for both countries. Last year we used method three from here to travel to visit family in the UK. Dual Nationality Thread Last year we ...
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Luggage policy for “Trans-Island Limousine” buses from HK to mainland China

I'm planning on taking one of these routes with Trans-Island Limousine from HK to mainland China. In this PDF, it seems that item 5 specifies that passengers are limited to one luggage of size 25"x16"...
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Buying a SIM card for China abroad?

A group of German tourists who are going to China are looking for options to have a SIM card with a data plan while staying there. Their own experience from previous trips, as well as some posts here ...
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Getting from Macau to Zhuhai Airport

I am planning a trip to Macau, then to somewhere in Mainland China. I saw that flights from Zhuhai to Mainland China are cheaper that flights from Macau or Hong Kong to the same places. I have the ...
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Does a sponsor in a Chinese visa application have to do anything upfront?

We are currently attempting to get a Chinese visa (about the 6th one I have held in the past few years, but the first one I am applying for while using the China Visa Service Center's online form). ...
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What are our options to get a (e-)visa for China as a British citizen in Netherlands while restricting the time without ID to no more than a day?

We are a Dutch-British couple living in Netherlands. We want to visit China for 2-3 weeks. We both need a visa for that. Due to my partner needing his (British) passport (to enter work), we can't just ...
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Is a 3 hours layover in Beijing (PEK) enough?

I have read some crazy horror stories about PEK airport, so I'm a bit worried right now :( Schedule is Milan (MXP) - Beijing (PEK) - Tokyo (HND), then the other way around. Will leave on August 1st. ...
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Is there now, or was there a few years ago, a ferry from Busan, Korea or Shimonoseki, Japan to China?

In the past I took ferries between South Korea and Japan six times, but the most recent was seven years ago. I seem to recall that besides the Japanese and Korean travellers that there were also many ...
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What to expect about the mobile phone usage during a flight to China and based on the CAAC regulations

I recently booked a flight departing from the US to China from China Southern Airlines and while reading some info on their website related to the inflight entertainment I found this about the Wifi ...
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can you leave the airport if you have a long wait on a connecting flight [closed]

am thinking of flying to Beijing before going on to Phuket. One of the connecting times at Beijing airport is 9 hours. Do you have to stay in the airport for all of the time. or do get an opportunity ...
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2 year 90 day multiple entry visa (China)

I'm planning to go to China. I was wondering if after 90 days I could leave from Shenzhen to Hong Kong and re-enter and stay another 90 days until the visa expires. I'll be staying in Shenzhen.
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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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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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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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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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