Useful Tips

Time Zone

Beijing Time (GMT +8)


Climate

Wuhan has a confortable climate in October and temperature ranges between 14°C – 23°C (57°F – 73°F)。


Electricity

China uses 220 volts AC current and three-prong or two-prong outlets (see the image as following). It is suggested to bring an adapter with you if it does not match the plug of your electrical equipment.


Telephone and Internet Service

Mobile phones from almost all countries can work in China. Please check with your mobile provider to make sure your phone will work here or if you need to make some special arrangements before traveling.


Internet and Wi-Fi are available in all hotel and conference center.


Google,Facebook and Twitter are limited access in China.


Currency and Bank

The RMB is only official currency in China. You can exchange money in banks, most hotels and airports.


Banks in China are generally open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 to 17:00 and also open on Saturdays and Sunday.


Visa

Depending on the country of origin, a visa may or may not be required to enter China。 For accurate information, please consult the official website of Chinese Embassy in your country。


The 72 hours of transit visa-free is unavailable in Wuhan.


VWP: Singapore, Brunei,Japan.


Language

The language used in the conference will be English and no simultaneous translation will be provided.


Scence

Wuhan which is endowed with abundant tourist resources is a famous city with long history and splendid culture. Scenic spots with natural and cultural sights are widely distributed in three towns of Wuhan. The East Lake ecological tourism scenic area covers an area of 88 square kilometers full of Chu atmosphere and charm. Yellow Crane Tower is a landmark building in Wuhan and it is one of the four most famous towers in China. It also enjoys the reputation of the “Superb scenery in China”. Other famous landscapes various, such as GuqinTai, Mulan Great Lake, Guiyuan Buddhist Temple, Qingchuan Pavilion, Hankou River Beach Guishan etc .


History

With a 3500-year-long history, Wuhan is one of the most ancient and civilized metropolitan cities in China, more ancient than Beijing, Xi’an and Nanjing。 During the Han dynasty (202 BC-220 AD), Hanyang became a fairly busy port。 Under the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368) rulers, Wuchang was promoted to the status of provincial capital; by the dawn of the 18th century, Hankou had become one of China’s top four most important towns of trade。 In the late 19th century, railroads were extended on a north–south axis through the city, making Wuhan an important transshipment point between rail and river traffic。 More than 100 years ago, Wuchang was the birthplace of the Revolution of 1911。


Culture

Wuhan is one of the birthplaces of the brilliant ancient Chu Culture in China. Han opera, which is the local opera of Wuhan area, was one of China’s oldest and most popular operas. During the late Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Han opera, blended with Hui opera, gave birth to Peking opera, the most popular opera in modern China. Therefore, Han opera is called “mother of Peking opera” in China.


Food

There are a wide variety of distinctive snacks with a long history in Wuhan, such as three-delicacy stuffed skin of bean milk, tangbao and hot braised noodles. Besides the snacks, Hubei cuisine ranks as one of China’s ten major styles of cooking with many representative dishes. With development of more than 2000 years, Hubei cuisine, originating in Chu Cuisine in ancient times, has developed a lot of distinctive dishes with its own characteristics, such as steamed blunt-snout bream in clear soup, preserved ham with flowering Chinese cabbage, etc.


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