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Beijing (Peking) is one of the great cities of the world and famous for its long history and splendid culture. It has been the capital for the last 700 years and is the second largest city in China. Its long history has endowed the city with countless historic and scenic spots. Beijing is filled with great monuments, palaces, temples and reminders of the past glory of imperial China. Situated in the northeast of China, it is the center of national politics and culture and the hub for international communication.

Tap Water is not safe; all water consumed must be boiled or filtered unless it is bottled mineral water.
Chinese Currency is known as Renminbi (RMB). The official basic unit is the "yuan". You could have the exchange rate for reference:
Electricity supply in China is 220V 50Hz. Most, but not all, sockets will accept both European and US style plugs. Please check the power supply before use.   
Tipping is not customary in China. Sometimes, the luxury hotels and expensive restaurants may add a service charge for 15%. Thus, you do not necessarily have to prepare for extra charges since it will be included in the bill.

Due to the network reasons, Gmail, Yahoo, Google etc. become unavailable in China.

Liability and Insurance All participants are strongly recommended to arrange for medical and travel insurance for the duration of their stay in China. The ISH 2018 Organizing Committee will take no liability for sickness, personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage to property belonging to congress participants (or their accompanying persons), either during or as a result of congress.

Weather Beijing has four distinct seasons. The average temperature in September is approximately 20 degrees Celsius.

 Emergency Dial 120 for medical assistance, 119 for the fire department, and 110 for the police.


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