Travel scheme Shanghai - Hangzhou - Xi’an - Beijing Company visits Information sessions by ARUP about Dangton project Wynca Chemical Group Yingli Solar
Behaviour in China Make pleasure Drinking is allowed For a cultural visit: be present at time and sober For a company visit: be present at time, awake and sober Obligated to join all activities (excl. the optional activities)
Last appointments The schedule of the next day will be advertised at the lobby of the hotel The mentioned hour on that advertisment is the only valid hour (last minute changes are possible) Before going to bed, always check the infomation desk Meeting hour in the morning is the hour to depart for the activity. Take your breakfast if necessary in advance.
Let’s go party Always have the address of the hotel with you. You will find address cards with Chinese and English text at the reception of the hotel. They are also written in the red booklet. Always have a minimum amount of money with you to be able to pay a taxi trip (min. 50 RMB).
Emergency numbers Everybody from the Chinproject team has a Chinese mobile number Also available on the website and can also be used for parents in case of emergency Yves Persoons0086 151 16905779 Stijn De Jonge0086 151 16905781 Dieter Stroobants0086 151 16905780 Xiaohua Zhou0086 151 16905782
Weather During the day warm during the evening cold (< 5°C). Even after a nice day. In Beijing is the air dry. Drink at regural time some water to avoid a sore throat. Check weather forecasts: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/1713?&search=shanghai&pageSize=10®ion=world http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/1354?&search=hangzhou&pageSize=10®ion=world http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/1833?&search=xian&pageSize=10®ion=world http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/90?&search=beijing&pageSize=10®ion=world
Practical tips Money can be changed at the airport and in bank offices Do not change to much money at once Save your money at a safe place Do not leave your money visible in your room – also for valuable stuff Leave your passport at your hotel room and have always a copy of your passport with you You need your real passport for changing money Changing money on street = lower rate but absolutly fake money In case of emergency always contact Stijn or Yves
GSM Sim = +/- 60 RMB Upgrade = 100RMB Do not use Belgium SIM, very expensive All coordinators does have a Chinese number Internet bars are everywhere Internet is available in our hotels, portable can be used to send emails Communication
Money 10 RMB (Yuan) = € 1 Everything is cheap compared to prices here Don’t behave like a rich western We collect on a central place money for the dinner we take together.
Tasks Guide for one day Announcement Background information Writing report on the chinaproject website
Important announcments 25/03 at 15h : receive the last information and red booklet at the international office desk 26/03 at 8h30 : meeting at airport in Brussels (BE ON TIME) Train from Louvain to the airport (optional) 7h27 – 7h43