Chinese local time is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

The  legal tender in the China is the Renminbi. The official abbreviation of Renminbi is CNY, but also commonly abbreviated as RMB.

Currency conversion is possible at airports and banks. International credit cards are accepted in some important and significant places. Participants are advised to bring local currency.

The electricity supply in China is 220 Volts and 50 Hz. Notebooks in 100-250 volts can be accepted but some appliances requiring 110 Volts would need a voltage adapter. The electrical sockets require three (or two) round pin plugs.

Should you have any further questions concerning local information about Beijing then please contact the local organising committee.

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