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General Infromation


Renminbi (RMB, ¥) is the legal currency of the People's Republic of China. The basic currency units of the Renminbi (RMB) are the “yuan”, “jiao” and “fen”.

1 yuan = 10 jiao = 100 fen.

Exchange Rate:
1 USD = 6.63 RMB / 1 EUR=7.00 RMB / 1 GBP=8.21 RMB (6th May 2022) (Source: The People's Bank Of China)


Standard Mandarin Chinese is the official language of China.


The average temperature is 17℃-27℃ in Beijing from September to October. The daytime average is 27℃ and the nighttime average is 17℃. The average rainfall is 48.0 mm in September.

Time Zone

The time zone is Greenwich Mean Time +8 hours. There are no time differences within China and no daylight saving.

Business Hours

Government departments and organisations are usually open from 8:00 to 17:00 on weekdays and closed on weekends and public holidays.

Banks are typically open from 9:00 to 17:00 on weekdays, 9:00 to 16:00 on weekend.

Shopping hours vary but shops are typically open from Monday to Sunday, 9:00 to 22:00.


The voltage in China is 220V, 50Hz, AC. The participants are encouraged to bring a plug adaptor.


The participants are encouraged to arrange their travel insurance that covers both health and accident. The organiser will not be responsible for travel or health insurance coverage.

Useful Phone Numbers in China

Police: 110
Fire: 119
Ambulance: 120
Traffic Accident: 122