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Time Zone
The local time in China is GMT+8h.

Climate and Clothing

Hefei belongs to the subtropics moist monsoon climate. The annual precipitation is about 1,000 millimeters, the average temperature is about 15.7 centigrade and the relative humidity is about 76%. The temperature in Hefei during the period of the conference is about 30°C. It is recommended to wear shirts, thin coats, etc.

Shopping

Most department stores and retailshops are open from 9:00a.m to 10:00p.m. And they are generally open on Sunday and national holidays.

Electricity

In China, electric voltage is uniformly 220V, 50Hz AC.

Currency

In the regular shops and restaurants, only RMB (¥) is acceptable. And certain foreign currencies or credit cards may be used in some hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops.

Checks

Unlike some other countries, the use of checks in China is not very popular. Generally speaking, travelers‘ checks are only acceptable at large banks and major hotels in the big cities.

Tipping

In China, tipping is not necessary anywhere, even at some hotels and restaurants.

Daily Expressions

English Chinese
Hello! 你好!
Nice to meet you. 很高兴见到你。
Thank you (very much)! (非常)感谢!
You're welcome. 不客气。
Good morning / afternoon / evening. 早上好/下午好/晚上好。
Goodbye! 再见!
Yes. 是的。
No. 不是的。
Where is the restroom? 请问卫生间在哪?

A Beautiful City, Hefei

Hefei, the capital city of Anhui province, is located between the Yangtze River and the Huaihe River, and beside the Chaohu Lake. Hefei is one of the most suitable for living cities in China. It has won various honours such as Garden City, Clean City, Excellent Tourist City, and Excellent City for Comprehensive Environment Management.

The official website of Hefei Tourism Bureau: http://220.178.124.16/english/index.jsp