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Travel & Registration Information

Registration Fees

To register for this conference, please follow this link. If you need assistance, please email the Conference Secretariat.

Early Registration (until 31 May 2018)
3000 CNY
1500 CNY
Academic, low-income country*
2100 CNY
Student, low-income country*
1050 CNY
Late Registration (after 1 June 2018)
3500 CNY
1800 CNY
Academic, low-income country*
2350 CNY
Student, low-income country*
1375 CNY

Gala Dinner, 19 September 2018            300 CNY

The registration fee includes attendance of all conference sessions, morning/afternoon tea/coffee breaks, lunch, conference bag.
Prices are in Chinese Yuan Renminbi.

*Reduced fees will be applied to low-income, lower-middle-income and upper-middle-income economies as indicated by the World Bank Classification

The registration platform will be open soon. If you need assistance, please email wsf7@mdpi.com.

Visa Requirements

General Information About Visas for China

A visa is a travel document issued by authorized government agencies to foreign citizens applying to enter, exit from or transit through the host country's territory based on the host country's laws and regulations. In accordance with international law and practice, any sovereign state is entitled to determine whether or not to allow a foreign citizen to enter or exit from its territory, and whether to issue a visa, decline a visa application or to cancel an issued visa in accordance with its national laws.

Chinese embassies, consulates and other institutions stationed abroad entrusted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China are visa-issuing authorities responsible for issuance of entry visas to foreigner citizens abroad, and are entitled to determine the type, number of entries, validity and duration of each stay of a visa to be issued, or to decline a visa application or revoke an issued visa, in accordance with Chinese laws and regulations. According to Chinese law, a foreign citizen may be refused entry into China even if he/she has a valid Chinese visa.

Foreign citizens must obtain a visa before entry into China, with the exception of visa-free entry based on relevant agreements or regulations. Foreign citizens that fall into categories of Article 22 of the Exit and Entry Law of the People's Republic of China are qualified to apply for port visas from visa-issuing authorities entrusted by the Ministry of Public Security at a port of entry approved to issue port visas by the State Council.

For visit to Hong Kong SAR or Macao SAR, citizens from some countries/territories are exempted from visas for short term visit. Otherwise an entry visa must be obtained as required by the Government of HKSAR or Macao SAR. Visa applications must be made separately if the traveler wishes visit both HKSAR/Macao SAR and mainland China.

For more information, see https://www.visaforchina.org/BER_EN/generalinformation/visaknowledge/267782.shtml
and http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/visas/zgqz/

And for further information about Instructions on Application For M (Business) Visa Extension click here.

Travel Insurance

Subscription to an insurance plan to protect you from the high costs of illness or accident during your stay in China is a prerequisite for obtaining your visa. You should obtain adequate travel, health and accident insurance before you depart from your country (e.g. Allianz Business Travel Insurance).

The organizers are not responsible for personal injuries, or loss of, or damage to, private property belonging to the congress participants.

Traveling to Beijing

For a complete overview, see http://wikitravel.org/en/Beijing

  • Domestic Flights to Beijing: You can fly to Beijing from Shanghai, Guangzhou and many other Chinese cities with the following airline: Air China, Southern Airline, Eastern Airline, Hainan Airline, Shanghai Airline, Xiamen Airline, Sichuan Airline, Juneyao Airline and many more.
  • Direct International flights to Beijing: For more information, see https://www.travelchinaguide.com/china-flights/