All international visitors must hold a passport or a valid travel document. Visas can be obtained from the Immigration Services through Embassies/Consulates of the PRC and should be used within the validity. The visa is expired after the valid date.
The renminbi (RMB) is the official currency of China. Renminbi is legal tender in mainland China. RMB is issued both in notes and coins. The denominations of paper notes include 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 yuan; 5, 2 and 1 jiao; and 5, 2 and 1 fen. The denominations of coins are 1 yuan; 5, 2 and 1 jiao; and 5, 2 and 1 fen.
No foreign currency is allowed to circulate in China. All banks with MONEY CHANGE green sign can provide this service for you. Besides, those superior hotels, restaurants and some shops which run the foreign business may also help you to change foreign currency.
The electricity in China is generally 220V, 50HZ. So when bringing electrical appliances to China, or devices that require recharging, you need to determine what kind of voltage your devices function under, and whether you will be needing a converter.
If your device's electrical plug has a different shape than the one above, you may need an electrical adapter.
Time Zone & Working Time
Time Zone: China Standard Time (UTC+8). China implements the five-day working system, no work on Saturday and Sunday. The normal business hours are from 09:00 to 18:00. Hospitals, post offices, and banks are always open daily from 08:30-12:00 to 13:00-17:00.
Shops, supermarkets and department stores open every day for long hours from 9:00 to 22:00, including weekends and public holidays.