General Information

Passport and Visa
You need a valid passport and visa for visiting China. Upon receiving your Registration Form, CCFR, TsinghuaUniversity will send you an official invitation letter with which you can apply for a visitor visa at the Chinese Embassy or the nearest consulate general.It may take a few days or weeks to get your visa. For detailed information, please contact your local Embassies or Consulates. Please send your Registration Form as early as possible so that you have enough time to apply for a visa.

Although Kunming is well known as “the City of Spring”, the weather in July is relatively hot and rainy. The average daily temperature is about 29°C (84°F), with the high at around 33°C (91°F) and low at around 25°C (77°F). All meeting rooms have air conditioning.

To protect yourself and your personal belongings while you are traveling in a foreign country, it is your responsibility to obtain adequate travel and health insurance before leaving your own countries.

The electricity is supplied at 220V, 50Hz in China.

Currency Exchange
In China, RMB is the only accepted currency. However, exchange centers can be found at airports, most hotels and large shopping centers. The exchange rate is about US$ 1 = RMB 8.30 Yuan. When exchanging money, please keep your receipt by which you can change any remaining RMB back to foreign currency when leaving China. Visa and Master Card are accepted in many department stores and hotels.
The Bank of China and most hotels can cash travelers’ checks issued by any major foreign bank or financial institution. You need to show a passport and pay a 0.75 percent commission. Travelers' checks signed over to a third party cannot be cashed in China, but can be presented for collection through the Bank of China.

Reconfirmation of Air Ticket
Departure airline ticket (both international and domestic) needs to be reconfirmed 72 hours prior to departure. You can do this by calling the airline offices in Kunming. Please note that these offices typically do not work on the weekends.

Taxi note
Please find the Taxi Note in this announcement to help you to the hotel and venue.

All the on-site conference payment could be paid by the above credit cards.

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