General Info


1.VISA Application and Invitation Ietter

We can assist you to apply for the F type Chinese visa by providing you an official invitation letter. Please contact the Conference Secretariat by email ( if you need the document for visa application.


No responsibility can be assured for any kind of personal accidents, sickness, theft, or property damage suffered by conference participants. Participants are advised to arrange whatever insurance they consider it necessary.

3.Currency and Credit Cards

The unit of Chinese currency is Yuan (or RMB/CNY). The exchange rate is subject to market fluctuations. One US dollar is equivalent to approximately 7.05RMB as of September 29, 2019. Major credit cards including VISA, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted at some hotels, department stores and restaurants.


Tipping is not a part of Chinese custom. No tipping is expected unless you are provided with extra service. It is not necessary to tip a taxi driver unless he/she assists with luggage or provides extra service.

5.Time and Business Hours

China is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Meantime. Typical business hours in government and private offices are from 8:00 to 17:00 and closed on Saturday & Sunday. Most shops and banks are open from 9:00 to 19:00 or later, and open seven days a week.