China is famous for its extensive and profound cuisine. It is a great experience for international students to taste different delicacies in China during their stay. The way to taste food can be through school canteens, restaurants, takeaways and other ways. One can use the “Dianping” app to check customer’s review and rating on the restaurants’ environment, dishes and prices; takeaway delivery can be realized through “Eleme”, “Meituan” and other apps to order online.
In China, public transport in cities is convenient, including buses, subways and city rails. Cross-city public transport mainly include long-distance buses, trains, planes, ships and so on. Except public transportation, one may travel also by shared-bicycles, taxis, rental cars and others. For more information, please refer to “Traffic” section of this website. (Add hyperlinks)
International students can choose a school dormitory, short- or long-term housing outside of school. Please refer to the “Accommodation” section of this website. (Add hyperlinks)
China is a vast country in space, which enables it to produce numerous products, such as silk, embroidery, ceramics, lacquer ware, tea, calligraphy and antiques. One could find these products at different markets, such as Beijing’s Silk Street, Nanjing’s Fuzi Temple, Shanghai’s Yuyuan, Tianjin’s Ancient Culture Street, Guangzhou’s Qingping Market and so on. In addition, flower, bird and fish market, farmers markets are also good places for leisure shopping.
- Shopping online
In China, online shopping has become a popular consumption and lifestyle. Here are some of the most well-known e-commerce shopping sites:
On the university campuses of China, there are all kinds of sports venues and facilities, such as football fields and courts for basketball, badminton, volleyball and table tennis. Some institutions have gyms and swimming pools. The use of sports facilities is either free or charged. International students can choose their sports according to their own interests and the actual situation of the institutions.
- Exhibitions and performance
There are generally concert halls, opera houses and other cultural venues in many cities in China, which hold a number of performances ranging from Chinese and foreign concerts, symphony concerts, song and dance operas to ballet, dramas, acrobatics and other shows.
There are many local operas in China. Some of the famous dramas are: Peking Opera, Kunqu Opera, Yue Opera, Yu Opera, Cantonese Opera, Qin, Sichuan Opera, Ping Drama, Jin Opera, Han Opera, Chao Opera, Yi Opera, Hebei Bangzi, Xiang Opera, Huangmei Opera and Hunan Flower-Drum Opera. There are more than 50 kinds of dramas in China, of which Peking Opera is most popular one. Opera performances are usually performed in a theatre.
In China, it is quite convenient to watch movies. Cinemas are available in most urban areas of China, and well-known foreign films are available in time.
There are museums, art centers in China’s major cities to hold large-scale exhibitions of cultural relics, photography, painting, handicrafts and other shows.
- Emergency hotlines
110–Alarm call. In case of emergency, such as theft, robbery, fighting and other things, please dial 110. Tell the police what has happened, the accurate position of the matter when seeking help.
119 –Fire call. In case of fire, dial 119 to tell what has happened, where the fire occurred without exaggeration when seeking help from the fire brigade. Fire alarm calls and alarm calls cannot be dialed blindly, otherwise they should bear legal responsibility.
120 –First-aid call. In case of serious illness and needing to rush to the hospital, you can dial 120 to tell doctors the symptoms of the patient. If you know what diseases the patient get, tell the hospital during the call to ensure ambulance will come to help as quickly as possible.
999 –Emergency call of the Red Cross Society. The dial method is the same as 120.
122 –Traffic emergency call. In the event of a traffic accident, dial 122 to tell traffic police the site of the accident, and police will rush to the site to deal with the problem.
Hong Kong: Emergency call 999
Macao: Emergency call 000