Conference participants, who are not Chinese citizens (or passport holders from Singapore, Brunei, and Japan), need a Chinese visa to enter China. Participants can apply for a visa at the Chinese embassy or consulate in the region in which they live. For most attendees, it is easiest to apply for a Tourist ("L") visa; an invitation letter is not required for obtaining a Tourist visa.
In case you need a visa invitation letter, please send the following information to
- Full name, and Title
- Gender, Date of birth (if the Chinese Embassy needs the information)
- Paper ID (if you are the author of one paper)
- Institution (university, organization, or company)
- Address (or address or your affiliation)
- Period of stay in China
- Telephnone number, and Email
Note: If you have a companion to travel with you to the conference, and your companion needs a visa support letter from IEEE CBD 2015, then your companion also needs to provide the above information.
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 one month in advance.
For more information regarding the requirements and procedure for obtaining a visa to China, please see Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China
Beijing, the capital of China, is the political, cultural, domestic and international communication center of China, and is a famous, ancient historical and cultural city in the world. In 1040 B.C., Beijing was built in the current Guang'an Men, Xuanwu District, so it has cover three thousand years history. In 938 A.D., the kingdom of Liao, which regions over north China, takes Beijing (called Yanjing at that time) as the provisional capital; Beijing capital of Yuan, Ming, Qing Dynasty, Beijing has over eight hundred and fifty years history as the capital.
The long history endows Beijing with rich and intensive culture and numerous historical relics. The well-known scenic spots and historical sites are the Palace Museum (the most complex of palace in wooden structure), the elegant and magnificent Temple of Heaven, the fairyland Beihai in the real life, Guozijian, the Imperial College (the highest institution in the Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasty), Prince Gong's Mansion with the life track of the royal families and nobles.
The Charm of Beijing also lies in the dense and particular cultural atmosphere. The Beijing-style culture takes in every other culture to become colorful and intensive. The Charm and characteristics of Beijing are shown everywhere., including Hutong, Courtyard Houses, the Culture Street; Beijing Opera, folk arts, folk craft; food with Beijing flavor, century-old restaurant, ect. The Continuous development of CBD, the construction of the new scenes, the buildings of large business, entertainment, and consumption centers in line with the international practice enrich Beijing with flouring and modern international flavor.