Useful Tips
March 13, 2019



The Chinese currency is Chinese Yuan (CNY, another saying Renminbi, RMB). Currency exchange can be made at banks or exchange agencies at airports, hotels and large shopping centers. Major international credit cards such as Visa, Master Card and American Express are accepted in many hotels and shopping centers.



Current exchange rate


1 EUR = 7.4990 CNY as of April 29, 2019

1 USD = 6.7307 CNY as of April 29, 2019



Time zone


Beijing is located in Greenwich Mean Time Zone 8 (GMT+8). It is eight hours earlier than London (GMT+0). The whole of China adopts "Beijing time" as its standard time.





Beijing weather in October is very cool and dry, with a big temperature difference between day and night. It may still feel like summer in the afternoon during a sunny day, but can cool down to 3-4°C (37-39°F) quickly after a few days' rain.



Beijing 1-7 Day Forecast

(National Meteorological Center of CMA)





The standard voltage in China is 220 volts, 50 Hz.

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