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Hi everyone,
I'm Lonely Planet's destination editor for China. The previous post on this topic had gotten very long and was started several years ago. A lot has changed about the Chinese visa situation, so I thought it might be useful to provide a summary of the current situation as we and our writers understand it. For the full run-down on everything you need to know about visas and entry requirements for China, including prices and detailed processing times, check out the China page: http://ww

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As obtaining a Chinese tourist visa appears to have gotten much easier, that long sticky thread has now been released to float. OTOH there appear to be increased concerns and lots of issues related to obtaining a tourist visa extension.

It is my intention to search through and try to collect some posted information here in this thread but would appreciate others offering first hand information and questions here rather than starting multiple threads.

For starters, Leshan has consistently been…

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Hello

My brother and I will be taking a trip to China in August and would like some information regarding the Defence of Yan'an re-enactment. The main thing I would like to know is if it still exists. I saw it in the BBC documentary 'China on four Wheels' in 2012 and there is information about it an couple of articles but nothing more recent than 2013. So I was wondering if anyone had any idea if this was still going on and if it is then where exactly near Yan'an is it.

Any help would be…

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Any status on the roads in western Sichuan? LP guidebook said that travel time might be increased due to construction. Has construction increased time, or have road improvements decreased travel time between towns in Western Sichuan?

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Hi All
My Flight is schedule to arrive at 9 PM and by the time I clear custom/ Immigration it may be well over one hour .

is there any quick, safe and cheap conveyance to reach Huangpu District after 10 PM ?

or I would be better off by staying in a hotel around the Pu-dong International airport and venture in to the city the next morning ?
Thank you .

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I will be in Xuzhou (Jiangsu) on business at the end of May and would like to take a few days to go see the Huangshan Yellow Mountain area. What are my best options to travel from Xuzhou to Huangshan City?

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Does anyone know how easy it is to get transportation from the Kangding airport to Tagong? I am OK with a minibus or taxi. Any idea on the cost?

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I have a two-year China visa with an "Enter Before" date of June X 2016. It is a multi-entry visa which was originally for two years. Does this mean that if I enter before June X but leave AFTER the date, I am OK (provided I am within the 30 day stay limit) or do I also have exit prior to the date?

In other words, if my Visa has a 30 day duration limit, and I have to enter before June 10, and if I enter on June 5 and leave June 20, and I OK?

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Does anyone have information on getting from Yangshuo to Ping'an in Guangxi Province? Where to catch the buses and what a taxi would generally cost? Is there a train service? Thanks in advance.

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Hi, I am doing a Yangtze cruise from Yichang to Chongqing, and training into Yichang East Railway station the day that the boat leaves. I arrive at 9 PM and need to get to the pier (~30 min away) fairly soon. The company has offered to arrange a ride for a whopping $76 USD, though it seems like taxis would be WAY cheaper. Only question is, are there regularly taxis around the train station late at night (9 – 10 pm)? The cruise company has suggested there aren't, but it feels scammy. If anyone is…