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Correction to Beijing 9 City Guide

It’s come to our attention that there’s an error in the Beijing city guide. (We printed the map from page 291 on page 293.)

We’ve fixed the ebook and the digital chapters, but if you’ve bought a copy of the book already you can get a corrected copy of pages 292 and 293 here.

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Chinese Visa Sticky

Until recently, it was relatively easy to get a Chinese visa. The situation has changed beginning about mid March and it is expected to remain unstable until well after the Olympics.
It is now impossible to get a 6 or 12 month multiple entry business visa.
It is now impossible to get entries longer than 30 days.
In many embassies and consulates it would appear impossible to get a double entry tourist visa.
It has been reported that beginning July, it may be difficult to impossible to get…

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May Day Trains

How many days around May Day festival (before and after) should one avoid booking trains?
Thanks!

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Visa questions, Tibet, and internship

Hello,

I am a US citizen planning on touring China in January and February before I start my study abroad on March 2nd at Beijing Institute of Technology. I go to Northeastern University and they have a program where after a semester of study you then work for 6 months on an internship type deal called a co-op. I want to spend my internship in China as well after my study abroad. I am having trouble deciding which Visa to apply to. Get a tourist visa and try to convert it into a student…

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Dali/Shaxi/ Tiger Leaping Gorge logistics

Dear fellow travelers,

I am trying to work out some details of my Yunnan trip. Your help would be much appreciated.
About Kunming- Yuanyang: is a one-day/ half-day stopover in Jianshui better on the way from Kunming to Yuanyang or from Yuanyang to Kunming?
In the Yuanyang rice fields, is it better to stay at different villages or can I stay in the same place for 3-4 days?

Another part that I would like help with, is the planning of the Dali/(Shaxi)Tiger Leaping Gorge Trip:
1. When in Dali…

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Traveling January and February 2015?

I will be studying abroad in China during the Spring term (starts in March) but I want to go early and travel the country a bit by myself. I also want to stay in China after studying and work in a 6-month internship that my school will help set up. My current itinerary looks like this: Harbin - Hohhot - somewhere in Qinghai - Lhasa - Chengdu - somewhere in Yunnan - Guilin - Guangzhou - Beijing. I want to leave in early January and need to be in Beijing for classes by March 1. My questions:

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Renewing British passport from Beijing

Hi everyone, sorry if this has already been posted but I couldn't find any recent info. My UK passport is almost full so I'm going to have to renew it. I live in Inner Mongolia, China, and according to the .gov website I need to go to Beijing to apply in person (and again to pick the new passport up). I take it that means it's no longer possible to send the application to Hong Kong? I remember the chaos about this in the summer.

Anyway I wonder if anybody has experience of renewing their…

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When to Book Flights?

Hi there,
I'm planning a trip to Guilin next October, and would like to know when the best time to book the flights is (London - Guilin). If I look on expedia right now, the price is about seven hundred pounds return. if I do a 'simulation' for a flight two weeks from now, it's five hundred.

Also, I'm using expedia. Any better sites, gratefully received.

Thanks.

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China to myanmar

Is it possible to travel overland from Kunming to Mandalay? Would a Myanmar evisa be all I'd need at the border? Would flying be a better/ easier option? Any info greatly appreciated

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Beijing International airport to hotel by metro

In process of booking hotel and the one that appeals is on corner of Lishi St. and
Dongi S St.
Map shows Dongi N and Dongi W which i take as North and West so figure i,m
off Dongi South
See Peking University and National Art Museum very close so my question
From airport would metro drop me within walking distanance of Lishi and
Dongi S
Thanks any help on this