Conference participants may need a Chinese visa to enter
China. Specifically, those who are not Chinese citizens, except
passport holders from Singapore, Brunei, and Japan, need a
Chinese visa. Participants can apply for a visa at the Chinese
embassy or consulate in the region in which they live. To avoid
uncertainty, participants will be advised to apply for a visa as
early as possible. It is recommended that they apply for a
Chinese visa at least 1 month in advance.
For most attendees, it is easier to apply for a Tourist ("L") visa; an invitation letter is NOT required for obtaining a Tourist visa.
For more information, please contact the local Chinese Embassy in your country. Alternatively, participants may ask their travel agents to arrange their travel to China and obtain a tourist visa irrespective of whether or not they have registered with the Conference Secretariat. If participants have any difficulties in obtaining their visa, they should contact the Conference Secretariat.