Quick Facts

Changzhou City at a glance

Advantageously positioned between Shanghai and Nanjing, Changzhou serves as an inland port. As one of the key developing cities along the Yangtze Delta, Changzhou occupies an important role as the industrial centre for textiles, food processing, engineering and high technology. 

Visas

All international travellers require visas although Brunei, Japan, and Singapore passport holders are able to enjoy visa-free access to China for up to 15 days.

Standard 30-day, single-entry visas can be issued in three to five working days from most Chinese embassies, and must be used within three months of the date of issue. Longer visas are often more difficult to obtain.

For further details, consult with your travel agent, China International Travel Service, China Travel Service, or any Chinese embassy or consulate.

View visa requirements from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China


Currency

The Chinese currency is known as renminbi (RMB). Credit cards are accepted in major hotels as well as shopping malls.

Here are the most recent exchange rates for some common currencies.

RMB 1.00 equals:

Exchange Rates Currency
0.2 Australian Dollar (AUD)
0.13 Euro (EUR)
0.1 British Pound (GBP)
1.26 Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
10.38 Indian Rupee (INR)
19.58 Japanese Yen (JPY)
0.21 New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
0.16 US Dollar (USD)

Taxes

A 15% surcharge including government tax is applicable in most hotels and some private restaurants.


Tipping

Many mid-range and top-end restaurants generally include their own service charge which varies between establishments.

Officially, tipping is considered inappropriate and is discouraged.


Business Hours

Bank Hours
8:30am - 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Office Hours 
8:30am - 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Shopping Hours
8 / 9am - 9pm or later throughout the week.


Public Health

Visitors entering China are required to complete a health declaration form. Check with your local doctor or health care professional about vaccination requirements before you plan your trip.

Traders Hotel, Beijing, recommends you drink only boiled or bottled water. Complimentary bottled drinking water is available in every room.


Dress

Dress is generally informal in Beijing except on social, diplomatic or government occasions when formal attire (suit and tie) is appropriate.  

Winter requires heavy clothing, including coats, hats and gloves as temperatures can drop to well below 0C with strong winds. Light clothing is sufficient for spring and summer months.

Weather

Dress is generally informal in Beijing except on social, diplomatic or government occasions when formal attire (suit and tie) is appropriate.

Winter requires heavy clothing, including coats, hats and gloves as temperatures can drop to well below 0C with strong winds. Light clothing is sufficient for spring and summer months.

Today

Cloudy

Cloudy and mild

High: 12°C / 53°F
Low: 2°C / 35°F

Tomorrow

Sunny

Mild with plenty of sunshine

High: 14°C / 57°F
Low: 3°C / 37°F
Tuesday:
Sunny High: 15°C / 59°F Low: 2°C / 35°F
Wednesday:
Mostly Cloudy High: 8°C / 46°F Low: -2°C / 29°F

Local Climate
Month High Low
Jan 7ºC 0ºC
Feb 9ºC 2ºC
Mar 13ºC 6ºC
Apr 20ºC 11ºC
May 25ºC 16ºC
Jun 28ºC 21ºC
Jul 32ºC 25ºC
Aug 31ºC 24ºC
Sep 27ºC 20ºC
Oct 22ºC 14ºC
Nov 16ºC 8ºC
Dec 10ºC 2ºC
Facts

Population
3.4 million

Language
Mandarin Chinese

Time Zone
GMT + 8 hours

Measures
Metric System

Voltage
220 volts

Plug Type
 

Mobile Phones
GSM 900/1800/1900