With a population of more than 1 387 994 937 people, China is the biggest country in the world and represents more than a fifth of the world’s population. It fascinates by its size and geographical diversity but also by its age-old culture and its unique writing system. Paper, printing, gunpowder and compass are all technologies that were discovered in China.
Although it covers a large area, China has the majority of its population concentrated on the East Coast. It should be noted that Shanghai, metropolis with heterogeneous and modern charms (remember that before the 1920s Shanghai was only a fishermen town), is the most populated city, while Beijing, the political capital with more traditional charms (whether authentic or reconstructed), is only second in the ranking.
If the Republic of China founded in 1912 puts an end to the dynastic regime in China, it should not be confused with the People’s Republic of China, the official name of today’s China. Today, the Republic of China refers to the government that partially rules over Taiwan – territory co-led by the ROC (Republic of China) and the PRC (People’s Republic of China).
The People’s Republic of China emerged in 1949, when the Chinese finished repelling the Japanese invader. The following thirty years were marked by Mao’s communism, which led to great famines and ended with the Cultural Revolution. At the end of this period, China opened up to the world in the 1980s and quickly became one of the world’s most important emerging economies.
|Basic products||Price in euros and in Yuan|
|1L of water||0,25€ (1,83 CNY)|
|1 bus ticket||0,27€ (1,98 CNY)|
|1 meal of 2 dishes||2,72€ (20 CNY)|
1 USD = 6,99 CNY
Date de mise à jour : 2020-02-17 08:00:02
Vaccines and specific advice:
Find out about the vaccines you should make before going to this country and about the preventive and/or treatment measures for local diseases.
- Vaccine updates, specific vaccines: 1-3 months before departure
- Visit your doctor for any health problem, prescription renewal, contraception, etc. In addition, you will need to send your coordinator a certificate from your doctor certifying that you are well suited to take part in an international volunteering project.
- Dentist: a dental check-up can be useful before going!
We advise you to visit the website of your country’s Foreign Affairs Ministry to consult the advice for every country.
Advice for American travelers here
Advice for Canadian travellers here
Advice for English travellers here
China travel advice
(dernière mise à jour faite le 2018-11-21T12:12:14+00:00)
Latest update: Health Section – revised guidance on sources of health information before travel
For more info, read full article China travel advice
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PROCEDURE TO OBTAIN A VISA
Regardless of your nationality, a visa is required to enter China (including for Chinese nationals). Be careful, the Chinese consulate does not take files by correspondence.
ATTENTION: Tourist or business visa single or double entry: do not submit your application more than 60 days before all your entries into China.
Naturally, we invite you to consult the Embassy’s website before any departure in order to be informed of any changes.