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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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Do the Beijing-Tianjin high speed trains often get fully booked?

Situation: Me and my co-traveler will arrive at Beijing Capital Airport on 11:55 on May 2, 2016 and plan to take a taxi to Beijing South Railway Station and a high speed train to Tianjin. (This seems ...
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I have booked a flight from the USA to China and am a dual national. How do I avoid China getting to know this?

I have two passports, both US and China. I want to visit China with my Chinese passport for its convenience. Therefore, when I book my round-trip ticket to China, I have to enter my Chinese passport ...
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Where can I buy double-edged razor blades, while traveling in China?

I use a razor that takes with a double-edge blade to shave, as I find cartridge razors to be expensive, irritating and easy to clog, and I am too lazy to take care of a straight razor properly! I ...
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Can I stay in China longer than a year using one year visa?

I have a visa to China - multiple entry, duration of each stay 90 days, issue date May 11, 2015, enter before May 11, 2016. On many websites I saw a description of this type of visa that I can live in ...
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Is Inner Mongolia safer than Mongolia?

Is Inner Mongolia significantly safer compared to Mongolia itself with regards to crime? I'm wondering whether to go to Inner Mongolia instead of Mongolia for safety reasons. I don't use any fancy ...
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Do I need a hotel booking to get my 72 hour free visa in China?

I've had some conflicting information. I can't find anywhere on the internet that says those who are able to have a free 72 hour transit visa to China, need to prove they have somewhere to stay, ...
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Can I use a Chinese business visa (M) for tourism?

I have a valid multiple entry 60 day Chinese business visa that I use to travel for work. I am planing a trip to China that is only for vacation, can I use my business visa or do I need a tourist (L) ...
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What airport should I choose when flying into Shanghai

I am planning a trip to Shanghai and noticed there are two airports: Hongqiao International Airport and Pudong International Airport. Which one should I choose to fly to? The criteria I was thinking ...
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What territories are included in Mainland China? [closed]

Please let me know what does it mean by Mainland China. Is it excluding Hong-Kong and Macau? What are the cities/ towns comprising Mainland China?
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China visa 3rd country rule [duplicate]

I will be traveling to Korea in a few months with a layover in Shanghai. Looking over the visa requirements for US citizens in Wikipedia, it says I do not need a visa if I am traveling to a third ...
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How dangerous is the Jiankou section of The Great Wall of China?

I'll be visiting Beijing in March and I've been reading about the various sections of the Great Wall that are near by. I'm always interested in places that are off the beaten path and it seems many ...
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China intercity travel by taxi or minivan

I'm planning to take an elderly couple from Shanghai to Nantong. I'm looking for a more comfortable alternative than the intercity buses. Are there any companies who offer intercity taxi or minivan ...
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Can I send our passports to some different country to get a China tourist visa there?

I am going to China with my wife in May. We live in the UK where it is very expensive to obtain a Chinese visa.
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Documents for mainland Chinese citizen, traveling to HK from overseas

I am citizen of China, with a mainland Chinese passport and US green card. I am flying directly from US to Hong Kong, without going to the mainland. What documents would I need? Is my passport enough?
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How flexible are Chinese tourist visas? [duplicate]

I'm considering travelling with my sister (both British citizens) from the UK to China later this year. Mostly likely we would fly into a big city (Beijing/Shangai) and travel around somewhat from ...
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Parts of China that aren't dominated by Han Chinese that are easy for foreigners to access

I've heard that the Tibetan area is harder for foreigners to visit due to government restrictions, and get the impression that it is increasingly controlled by Han Chinese. Are there any parts of ...
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Potential gastric problems in China [duplicate]

I was told many times that I'd better stick to some well-known fast-food restaurants rather than eat local food in China. Otherwise, I may spend my whole trip exploring the vast variety of chinese ...
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Availability and attitudes towards sky burial tourism

I've recently heard about sky burial tourism, and I've got a couple of questions about it. Has it been banned in China? I recently retweeted someone tweeting about sky burial tourism by Chinese ...
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Documents for travel between Republic of China and People's Republic of China?

According to this answer: travel between [ROC and PRC by citizens therof] requires different documents [than the passports issued by each country] that maintain the fiction that there is only one ...
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Entitlement to China visa while on a tourist visa of Macau

I am in Macau on a tourist visa on an Indian passport. May I apply for a Chinese tourist visa from Macau?
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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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Border visit to China from Uttarakhand, India?

I don't have many opportunities to travel, but will be visiting Derhadun, Uttarakhand, India this Spring. I've always wanted to go to China and since I work with almost all Chinese co-workers, I ...
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Is there really a line that separates Mongolia from China?

I was looking at google maps and decided to zoom in on the Mongolian/China border just to see what was there, and saw this: This screen shot is at 42.266383, 106.722115 I followed it for a bit and ...
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What documents are required to drive a motorcycle from Kazakhstan to China?

A French citizen will travel Beijing and Shanghai in China by motorcycle and he had a Chinese visa from the embassy of China in Paris. The details of the motorcycle are: brand, model and year: ...
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Will I be able to enjoy the 72 hours direct transit exemption in China?

As a follow up of my rather costly mistake, I'd like to ask before I make another one. Under the following conditions, will I be able to use the 72 hour visa free exemption in China as a polish ...
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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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Will I be able to enjoy the 24 direct transit exemption in China?

I am currently staying in China as a student, however I only have a single entry visa (which I have already used). I will be leaving China to do some travelling in other countries. I have a return ...
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72h visa free transit BEIJING - HONG KONG - THAILAND - BEIJING - PARIS

I am french and my student visa for China arrives soon to its expiration date and I only have one entry. I am planning to go traveling to Hong Kong then Thailand and come back to Beijing (to find my ...
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How to know what you can't openly talk about in China / Hong Kong?

When I was in Hong Kong / Shenzhen, the friends I was visiting worked for a non-profit that had to be very careful about mentioning anything religious, as they could apparently lose funding from the ...
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Timing of yellow fever vaccination

China requires a yellow fever vaccination if you have been in a yellow fever country. I am assured by the people I will be working with that there is no yellow fever in their area. But apparently ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Shanghai to Japan?

I hold a Thai passport. I'm planning to go to Japan through Shanghai from the US. It's the only reasonable price I could find. The transit would be around 6 hours at Pu Dong airport. I can only find ...
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From Shenzhen to Hong Kong as a Western traveller?

Obviously a flight and VIP car service is fast and easy. Both will get you through customs & border control without massive lines and trying to understand chinese without actually knowing it. Is ...
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Re-entering China on a tourist visa

I already have a 10-year multiple entry visa to China. The max duration of each stay is 90 days. Would I be allowed to stay for an entire year, as long as I leave the country and re-enter at least ...
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Recommended VPN in China [duplicate]

I was directed here from lifehacks SE. Basically I am a student who would need access to gmail, Google in China (mainland). From my past experience, Gmail is not blocked sometimes, blocked sometimes, ...
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Buying ticket on Russian train

Suppose my ticket is from A to B, but on the way I decide to go beyond B and to C. Can I go to the conductor and extend the ticket? It is the case for me from Chita to Zabaikalsk, while my final ...
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Bus from Zabaikalsk to Manzhouli, ticket price

I will take the train from Chita to Zabaikalsk. I arrive at 2:25 Moscow time. Then I would like to take the bus to Manzhouli and find a hostel/hotel in Manzhouli. Do you know how much the bus ticket ...
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How to go from Chita (Russia) to Manzhouli (China)?

I have booked the tickets up to Chita. After Chita, I want to go to Manzhouli (China). Any idea how to do that?
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Is it possible to get a Chinese visa if you already possess a valid visa for a different purpose?

If someone has a valid and unused Chinese visitor (L) visa, can they apply for another Chinese visa (of a different type)? A Russian friend of mine recently attempted to apply for a work visa at the ...
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What kind of Chinese visa do I need to visit Chinese friend in China?

I'm an Indian citizen and planning to travel to China to visit my Chinese friend. My friend is currently in the US doing MS and will be going home to China in December for vacation. So I'm going at ...
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U.S. citizen wants a travel visa to China

I am a U.S. citizen and have been invited to an event in Beijing, China. How long will it take me to get a visa to travel to China?
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Why is the flight path from Taipei to Tianjin not a straight line? [closed]

The flight path from Taipei, Taiwan, to Tianjin, China, does not go directly to Tianjin in a straight line. Instead, it heads directly north, then banks left (west) before heading north again. Does ...
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5-7 hour layover in Guangzhou; Should I leave the airport and explore?

I have a 5-7 hour layover at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and wanted to see if anyone recommends leaving the airport to explore. From what I've gathered, you can leave the airport in China ...
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What kind of visa for a US citizen who wants to visit both mainland China and Hong Kong?

I'm a US citizen and I'm trying visit relatives in mainland China and also a friend in Hong Kong in a single trip. The plane ticket I bought is a round trip from the US to Shanghai, and I will also ...
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China → Taiwan → Hong Kong, is single entry Chinese visa enough?

I booked a flight to Beijing and return flight from Hong Kong. My plan is to visit in my 3 weeks trip mainland China, then Taiwan, then Hong Kong. Is single entry Chinese visa (valid for 90 days) ...
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Calling from China to Home country (India) without internet access

I am from India, will go to China. I want to make call from China to INDIA. I am not sure about internet access to use Android Apps like Skype or Google talk. What is the best possible way to make ...
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Revisiting China with my tourist visa

I have a 10 year re-entry visa for China. I would like to go back again in a few months. Do I need to do anything special or just buy a ticket, bring my passport and Visa and go? Tom
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I got single entry visa invitation from employer, can I apply for multiple entries?

I got an invitation from Chinese work company mentioned single entry visa. I want to make some provisions for coming back to India during holidays. Thus, I want to apply for double entry or multiple ...
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Is it possible to purchase Iranian Rial in China?

A friend of mine in China is looking for a place to buy Iraian Rial (IRR). I know that in the west Iran is financially blockaded so presume that this is one of the currencies that is not dealt with ...
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Is there something like a “frequent tourist” visa in China

I am a French citizen living in South Korea, but my girl friend will soon move to Qingtao in China. Our cities are regularly connected by plane, so I planned to visit her very regularly, say every 2 ...
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How to go from Vladivostok to Beijing by land?

I will transverse Russia by the trans-siberian railway in November. I will go all the way east to Vladivostok. Then I want to go to Beijing. Did anyone did that before?