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  Arrival Information

Location of Tianjin

Tianjin is one of the largest cities in China, and is only 2 hours drive from Beijing. There are many transportation available to Tianjin including fast train, shuttle bus, and taxi. For the first two days of the conference, we will arrange airport pickup at Beijing and Tianjin airports. Please send arrival information as soon as possible once you fix your itinerary. Many people nowadays speak some English, especially in Beijing airport or tour spots. For most cases, you should fly into Beijing, and we will arrange the transportation from the Beijing airport to Tianjin. In any case, don't panic, and you don't need to speak Chinese.

At the Airport

At the arrival hall, one of our staffs will wait for you at the gate holding a sign with your name and Nankai University on it. If you don't find our staff immediately, please hang around but do not leave the arrival hall. If you want, you can also inform our conference office your arrival by calling 022-23502180 (you could purchase long distance call at many places within Beijing airport).

Sometimes, you may come across an occasion that your luggage may be lost, so we suggest that you take important things with you in your carry-on.

How to Apply for a Visa to China

You are advised to apply for an official visitor visa to China, and start your application one month before the conference if you determine to come. Please provide the following information to the conference secretary so that we can send you the official invitation document for your visa application. Once you receive the official invitation document, you may use it to apply for a visitor visa from the Chinese Embassy or the Consulate General of P. R. China.

Information Needed:

Name as shown on the passport:
Passport Number:
Date of Birth:
Work Address:
Work Phone Number:
Work Fax Number:
Expected Dates of Arrival and Departure:
Times you have ever been in China:

Please also provide the information for your companions.

In case you can arrange to apply for a tourist visa through a travel agency, please feel free to do so.