Beijing, the capital of China, is China's political, economic and cultural center. It is unique in history, tradition and characteristics. Some 3000 years ago, a small city appeared on the present site of southwest of Beijing. From the 12th Century to 1911, it was the capital of Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. Now, it is shaping itself into a modern metropolis on the 16,800 square kilometers with a population of 13 million. You will find the city an unforgettable destination, with its ancient Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the numerous palaces telling legends of dynasties long lost in the mist of history. Moreover, the city has refreshed its complexion by the growing numbers of parks and recreational centers, the folk shows of holiday celebrations, the splendid theatrical stages, and the grand city outlook. More tour information about China can be found at http://www.discoverchinatours.com/ and about Beijing at http://www.discoverchinatours.com/destinations/Beijing/
Arrival in Beijing
Transportation in Beijing is convenient with buses, taxis, underground subway etc,.
After arriving at Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA), you can take on the downtown bus Line 4, and get off at Friend Ship Hotel(the red circle on map below). Then you can take taxi or bus(26,85,651,103) to Beijing Jiaotong University. The airport downtown bus cost 16 Yuan each person.
Look at BCIA website from more detail about airport bus: http://en.bcia.com.cn/ecotraffic/airbus.shtml
At the same time, you can also take subway to reach school.
Airport Line -> Dong Zhi Men->Line 2->Xi Zhi Men->Beijing JiaoTong University.
The subway cost 2 Yuan each person.
More information about Beijing subway:http://www.bjsubway.com/cczn/dtxlt.asp
Beijing Railway Station: take subway Line 2 to XiI Zhi Men station, then take taxi or bus(16,26,105) to Beijing JiaoTong University.
Beijing West Railway Station: take bus 319 to Da Hui Si east station.
Taxi: Taxi service is available at everywhere in the city the whole day. The cost from the airport to the confernce venue is about RMB100-120 Yuan enclosed the extra highway fee 10 Yuan/car. Please do ask for the receipt from the driver.
Passport and Visa
Passports, valid for at least 6 months from the entry into China, and entry visas are required to visit China. Participants are advised to consult the nearest Chinese diplomatic mission for details.
A single entry visa is valid for three months, and can be extended for an additional month at the Foreigners Section of the Local Public Security Bureau if necessary.
Once in China, the participants are advised to carry their passports on them at all times because the passports may be needed to check into hotels, book airline tickets, and change money. Participants from Japan, Singapore within 15 days do not need to apply visa to entry China.
To apply for visas, participants should first fill in the Registration Form with the appropriate registration fee.
If you need an invitation letter to apply for a Chinese visa to attend the conference, please email your request to Professor Jian Yu at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Your RSKT2010 paper ID
- The title and authors of your paper
- The name of the participant (one author of the paper)
- Your mailing address
- Fax number (If you want to receive the invitation letter via fax)
- The way you plan to receive the letter (airmail, email or fax)
We will send a formal invitation letter via airmail, email or fax with which the participants can apply for a visa at the Chinese diplomatic mission indicated in the invitation.
This application should be made preferably at least one month before departure for China.
Alternatively, participants may ask their travel agents to arrange their travel to China and obtain a tourist visa irrespective of whether or not they have registered with the Conference Secretariat.
If participants have any difficulties in obtaining their visa, they should contact the Conference Secretariat at email@example.com.
October in Beijing is very beautiful. The average daily temperature is about 15°C (59°F), with the high at around 20°C (68°F) and low at around 10°C (50°F).
The registration fee does not include insurance for the participants regarding accidents, sickness or loss of personal property. It is advisable to make your own arrangements in respect of health and travel insurance before leaving your countries.
In China, only RMB is used. However, exchange centers can be found at airports, most hotels and large shopping centers. The exchange rate is due to the official rate (Bank of China). When exchanging money, please keep your receipt by which you can change any remaining RMB back to foreign currency when leaving China. Visa, Master, American Express are accepted in many department stores and hotels. ATM could help you for changing RMB from your credit card.
Reconfirmation of Air Ticket
Departure air ticket (both international and domestic) should be reconfirmed 72 hours in advance. Calling the airline office in Beijing could make it. But these offices do not work in weekend.