may need a Chinese visa to enter China. Specifically, those who
are not Chinese citizens, except passport holders from
Singapore, Brunei, and Japan, need a Chinese visa. Participants
can apply for a visa at the Chinese embassy or consulate in the
region in which they live. To avoid uncertainty, participants
will be advised to apply for a visa as early as possible. It is
recommended that they apply for a Chinese visa at least 1 month
For most attendees, it is easier to apply for a Tourist ("L") visa; an invitation letter is NOT required for obtaining a Tourist visa.
For more information, please contact the local Chinese Embassy in your country. Alternatively, participants may ask their travel agents to arrange their travel to China and obtain a tourist visa irrespective of whether or not they have registered with the Conference Secretariat. If participants have any difficulties in obtaining their visa, they should contact the Conference Secretariat.