PLAN A VISIT
There’s only so much you can learn about our agency, your course, the city and university you choose from a brochure and from a website. Even if we tell you how beautiful and how adaptive a city (home of your chosen university) is , or how fantastic the students and the faculty are, you will not know for yourself until you come and experience it for yourself.
Here are some points to take note when planning your visit :
General Information of the People's Republic of China (PRC)
- China boasts a total land area of 9.6 million square kilometers, across four time zones. Beijing, the capital of China, is located in the Eastern 8th Zone, "Beijing Time" is the standard for the whole country.
- Chinese Lunar New Year's Day: (Between January and February. The exact date varies, depending on the Lunar Calendar）
- CAPITAL: Beijing Area: 16,800 square kilometers; Population: 21.15 million (by 2013)
- CHINA CLIMATE INFORMATION:China lies mainly in the northern temperate zone under the influence of monsoon. From September and October to March and April next year monsoon blow from Siberia and the Mongolia Plateau into China and decrease in force as it goes southward, causing dry and cold winter in the country and a temperature difference of 40 degree centigrade between the north and south. The temperature in China in the winter is 5 to 18 degree centigrade lower than that in other countries on the same latitude in winter. Monsoon blows into China from the ocean in summer, bringing with them warm and wet currents, thus rain. Great differences in climate are found from region to region owing to China's extensive territory and complex topography. The northern part of Heilongjiang Province in northeast China has no summer, Hainan Island has a long summer but no winter; the Huaihe River valley features four distinct seasons; the western part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is covered by snow all year round; the southern part of the Yunan-Guizhou Plateau is spring-like all the year; and the northwestern inland region sees a great drop of temperature in the day. Annual precipitation also varies greatly from region to region; it is as high as 1,500 millimeters along the southeastern coast. Decreasing landward, it is less than 50 millimeters in northwest China.
- GDP (2007) US$4.99 Trillion (2009)
(Archive Figures: 24661.9 billion yuan RMB (3425.3 billion US$) a 11.4% increase over 2006. Compare GDP (in 1999, China's GDP was 8205.4 billion yuan RMB, about $980.6 billion US$) , (click for China Economic Growth Rate between 1977-2010)
- China's Location In the World
MAIN PORTS OF ENTRY
Air: Beijing, Chengdu, Dalian, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hohhot, Hong Kong, Kunming, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenyang, Tianjin, Urumqi, Xiamen and Xi'an.
Land: Alataw, Baketu, Erenhot, Friendship Pass, Hunchun, Ji'an, Kunjirap, Manzhouli, Mohe, Nyalam (Zhangmu), Pingxiang, Ruili, Suifenhe, Tumen, Wanding, Xunke and Yadong.
Water: Beihai, Dalian, Dangdong, Guangzhou, Haikou, Hankou, Huangpu, Jiujiang, Lianyungang, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Qinhuangdao, Sanya, Shanghai, Shantou, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Weihai, Yangzhou, Yantai, Zhangjiang and Zhenjiang.
LANGUAGES: The national language is Putonghua (the common speech) or Mandarin, which is one of the five working languages at the United Nations. Most of the 55 minority nationalities have their own languages. Cantonese is one of the local dialects of southern China. As a written language, Chinese has been used for 6,000 years
CHINESE MONEY: C