Sunday, February 28, 2010

Beijing Visitor Photo Gallery

See a gallery of Beijing & China images. Click on the image to read more about the story behind the photograph.





Books on China and Beijing

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Visas For China From Japan 2010

Chinese Visas From Japan

Japanese citizens do not need a visa for a travel visit to China. Nationalities who do need a visa to visit China can NO longer obtain them in person at the Chinese embassy or consulate in Japan and much make use of a travel agent, with HIS, for example, charging 13,000 yen (130 USD).

Chinese Embassy Tokyo Japan

Tokyo
3-4-33 Moto-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 106-0046
Tel: 03-3403-3388
Fax: 03-3403-3345
E-mail: info[at]china-embassy.or.jp
Website: china-embassy.or.jp

Nearest subway stations are Roppongi on the Hibiya & Oedo Lines and Hiroo on the Hibiya Line.

Nagoya
2-8-37 Higashisakura, Higashi-ku, Nagoya, 461-0005 Japan
Tel: 052-932-1098
Fax: 052-932-1169
Website: nagoya.china-consulate.org

Nearest subway station is Takaoka on the Sakuradori Line - Exit #3.

Chinese Consulate Nagoya

Osaka
9-2, Utsubohonmachi 3-chome Osaka Japan
Tel: 06-6445-9470
Fax: 06-6445-9480
Website: osaka.china-consulate.org

Nearest subway station is Awaza on the Sennichimae and Chuo Lines.

Hours: (Monday to Friday) 9.00am-12.00pm (except Chinese and Japanese Holidays)

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Books on China

Monday, February 22, 2010

Good Books On Beijing

See a slideshow of some good books on Beijing including all the best travel guides and some books on Chinese food.





Hotels in Beijing

China Job Search

Books on China and Beijing

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Chinese New Year 2010

Chinese New Year 2010Chinese Near Year 2010 begins on Sunday 14 February this year, which also happens to be Valentine's Day.

On New Year's Day young members of the family are given hong bao (红包) or lai see (利是), lucky red envelopes containing gifts of money. Everyone wears new clothes and puts on their best behavior, making a special effort not to lie, swear or raise their voice. It is also considered bad luck to break anything on New Year's Day.

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China Job Search

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China Cupid

Saturday, February 06, 2010

What happens when your bicycle is stolen in Beijing

Thousands of bicycles are stolen each day in Beijing.

Bikes in Beijing

Xinhua in 2007 reported that Beijing authorities had arrested 329 bicycle theft gangs, arrested 3,686 suspects, raided 774 hide-outs and confiscated 18,825 bicycles by November of that year. Those figures represented a 40% drop in bicycle theft.

Hotels in Beijing

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