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Hong Kong Tourism Board

Travel Journal on Shanghai's must-see places


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>Chinese Names

There are about one hundred widely used family names.  The five most common surnames are Chang (Chan in Cantonese), Wang, Li, Shao and Liu.  Although many of the surnames may be pronounced the same, the Chinese characters can be different.  In China, the family name precedes the given name, which is occasionally followed by the secon name or the western equivalent of a first name.  For example, Huang Hua would be called Mr. Huang, and Hua would be his given name.  However, some Chinese will switch the order of their names when they are dealing with foreigners.  Further, many Chinse adopt given names, many of which are Western names.  Married women rarely take their husband's family name.

>Chinese Art: www.asia-art.net


>In Case of Emergency:

Innoculations
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Per Diem (estimating costs of your trip)
Medical 
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Lost Wallet
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>Visa:
Nationals of most countries are not required to obtain visas for periods varying from seven days to 180 days, depending on nationality.

For more information about visa requirements, click here.
Visa/entry permit requirements, click here
For general visa information: click here
Information on visa requirements: click here
Visa Form (pdf) download: click here
In-depth Visa Application Procedure with detail instructions, click here
Brief Description of Tourist Visa, click here
US Department of State Information on Passports and Visas:
click here

>Airports in Hong Kong

>Transportation
Hong Kong has one of the world’s most efficient, safe and affordable public transportation systems.  Local public transportation via bus, ferry or the MTR subway system is user-friendly. The MTR system covers
extensive areas of Hong Kong with signs in both English and Chinese. 

The rate for taxis in Hong Kong is HK$15 for the first 2 kilometres
and HK$1.4 for each additional 200 metres. Some surcharges are applicable for various tunnel crossings and extra baggage.

> Power Supply
for your computer or electronic appliances - electricity is AC 220 Volts. A multi-pronged electrical outlet travel adapter to adjust the AC plug on your equipment is recommended.

>Current exchange:

About HK$7.8 is equaled to US$1. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at the airport upon arrival, at banks, exchangers or hotels.

Exchange rate:  click here

>Climate

The climate in Hong Kong is sub-tropical. In March the temperature can range from around 22°C to 15°C, with intermittent spring showers 

Many prefer to visit Hong Kong during November and December when the weather is nice,  plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures.
In January and February the temperature can drop to below 10°C (50°F). Warmer tempertures are in March and April. May is hot and humid, and by September there could be cyclones.

Current weather:
Hong Kong Observatory website.

>Trade Fairs:
Want to do deeper research on a particular trade fair or a business opportunity, click below for a list of websites covering these subjects
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> Hong Kong News:

South China Morning Post
iMail (formerly Hong Kong Standard)
Hong Kong Daily

>News on Asia:

Economist.com

World Trade Magazine
Far Eastern Economic Review
Reuters
Financial Times
Asia Observer
Asia Times
Asia Business Watch


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