1.VISA application and invitation letter
We can assist you to apply for the F type Chinese visa by providing you an official letter, Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit. Since it takes about 1 month to obtain a complete visa letter, please send us the complete visa application information of you and accompanying persons before Aug. 10, 2016 either via the website or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need a visa letter. The information includes:
Your name (Full Name as it appears on your passport), Gender, Date of Birth, Nationality, Passport Number, Scanned Passport, Affiliation, Address, Contact information, Brief educational background and work experience (Duration, Place and Position), Intended Entry Date and Staying Period, and which Chinese Embassy/Consulate to apply for the visa.
If you have accompanying person(s), please also send us its(their) Name on Passport, Date of Birth, Kindredness, Passport Number and Scanned Passport.
Student participants who need Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit, is required to provide us a letter signed by the supervisor confirming students' participation to the conference. The letter could be scanned and sent by email to the secretariat of DIET15 (email@example.com).
Individuals requiring an official letter of invitation to attend the Conference should write to the Conference Secretariat. This procedure is designed to assist participants who need to obtain a visa or permission to attend the Conference and does not cover registration fees or other expenses. The invitation does not imply provision of financial or other support.
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 6.48 RMB as of March 20, 2016. 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.
The standard domestic power supply in China is 220 V AC at 50 Hz. The standard sockets are two parallel lines and three lines as shown on the following photo.
6.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.
The weather in Shanghai is clear and cool in October. The rainy season ends in this month. The temperature is dropping. Autumn colors highlight the city.
Long-sleeved shirts, sweaters and coats are suitable. Wear more in the morning and evening. Thick clothes need to be put on in late October to cope with the cold.
Pudong International Airport → Howard Johnson Caida Plaza: (about 47 kilometer)
||Pudong Airport -- Metro Line 2 extension -- Guanglan Road -- Metro Line 2-- Zhongshan Park -- Metro Line 3 -- Jiangwan Town(Gate 5) -- Walk 800 meters -- Hotel
|| Approximate 156(CNY).
Hongqiao International Airport / Hongqiao Railway Station → Howard Johnson Caida Plaza: (about 30 kilometer)
||Hongqiao Airport/Station -- Metro Line 2 -- Zhongshan Park -- Metro Line 3 -- Jiangwan Town(Gate 5) -- Walk 800 meters -- Hotel
|| Approximate 100(CNY).
Shanghai South Station → Howard Johnson Caida Plaza: (about 23 kilometer)
||Shanghai South Station -- Metro Line 3 -- Jiangwan Town(Gate 5) -- Walk 800 meters -- Hotel
|| Approximate 79(CNY).
Shanghai Station → Howard Johnson Caida Plaza: (about 11 kilometer)
||Shanghai Station -- Metro Line 3 -- Jiangwan Town(Gate 5) -- Walk 800 meters -- Hotel
|| Approximate 37(CNY).
10.Sentences may useful for foreign participants