Visa Information

Please visit the webpage of the Department of Consular Affairs for general information on Chinese visa.

For those who need the official invitation letter to apply for the visa to China, please contact gmp2017.chairs@gmail.com and let us know the following information: Full name, Gender, Nationality, Passport No., Date of birth, and Address.

About Xiamen

Xiamen is a tourist city of Fujian Province famous for its attractive seascape. As one of the major seaports since ancient times, it boasts a wide gulf with deep water but without freezing and silting. The name was consequently given, which means "a gate of China". As one of the forerunners of the special economic zones of China, the city mainly consisting of Xiamen Island, Gulangyu Island, the north bank area of the Jiulong River and Tong'an County, is connected with the mainland by the Gaoji Seawall, Xiamen Bridge, etc. The city has been called the Egret Island because of the hundreds of thousands of egrets inhabiting there. This is due to the beautiful natural scenery, the fresh air and the clean environment of the city.

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Traveling To Xiamen

The quickest way to get to Xiamen from most places abroad, is to fly into the Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (XMN), which is on the Xiamen Island and close to the conference venue, 20 minutes by taxi. It has direct flights to most major cities in China and some international flights. Visitors can also transit in Hong Kong, Shanghai or Beijing.

Attractions

Gulangyu Island

Gulangyu Island is an important tourist attractions in xiamen. Visitors can reach it by steamship from Xiamen City in about 15 minutes. This scenic area is renowned for its delicate natural beauty, its ancient relics, and its varied architecture. The island is on China's list of National Scenic Spots and also ranks at the top of the list of the ten most-scenic areas in Fujian Province.

Sourth Putuo Temple

Situated at the foot of Wulaofeng (Mountain of Five Old Men) and facing the sea, South Putuo Temple is deemed to be one of the must-go tourist places in Xiamen. Even if you are not interested in Buddhism, you will find the place a scenic area providing you with a refreshing experience.

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Earthen Buildings of the Hakkas

The Earthen Buildings of Hakka has a long history. As early as one thousand years ago, some of the original Hakka migrated and settled at the sparse Yongding area of Fujian. In order to protect themselves against bandits and wild beasts, they used local materials to build tall, multi-storey circular earthen buildings where a whole family or clan could live in. These are the earth towers that we see today.

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Shopping

Zhongshan Road

Zhongshan Road is the most prosperous street in Xiamen, and is the commercial center of Xiamen. There are hundreds of shopping malls, restaurants and theaters along the street. Besides that, the architectural complexes (which combines Chinese style and western style) on the both sides of the street create a unique scenery spot.