General Information

Brief Introduction to China

The Peoples Republic of China is situated in eastern Asia on the western shore of the Pacific Ocean, with an area of 9.6 million square kilometers, Chinas continental coastline extends for about 18, 000 kilometers, and its vast sea surface is studded with more than 5,000 islands, of which Taiwan and Hainan are the largest.

The Peoples Republic of China is the third largest country in the world in terms of area and the largest in terms of population. With a history of several thousand years of civilization, China boasts as one of the most significant cultures in the world.

Since the 1980s, thanks to the implementation of China s policy of economic reform and opening to the outside world, the nation`s economy has developed with great speed. Significant progress has been made in the areas of transportation, communications, and banking, postal service, and energy resources. Chins has also made notable achievements in the fields of technology, education, culture, health and athletics.

The Capital – Beijing

Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China. It is not only the nation’s political centre, but also its cultural, scientific and educational heart and a key transportation hub. Beijing has served as a capital for more than 800 years. The city had many places of historic interest and scenic beauty, including the imperial Palace (also known as the Forbidden City), the largest and best-preserved ancient architectural complex in the world: the Temple of Heaven, where Ming and Qing emperors performed solemn rituals for bountiful harvests: the Summer Palace, the emperors’ magnificent garden retreat; the Ming tombs, the stately and majestic mausoleums of 13 Ming Dynasty emperors; and the world-renowned and genuinely inspiring Badaling section of the Great Wall. Large-scale construction since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 has brought great changes to Beijing. Today’s Beijing still retains the alluring fascination of an ancient capital, but has added a small forest of skyscrapers and a complete range of municipal facilities, transforming itself into an attractively modern metropolis redolent of history.

Local weather and Time

Beijing operates in Eastern Standard Time which is GMT+8 hrs

In the end of October and early of November, Beijing has average temperatures between 2-10C although is

very well known for its unpredictable weather so be prepared for several changes even in one day! It is advisable to always carry an umbrella in your bag. For more details about Beijing, please visit


Any assistance or emergency, please visit ICDM2019 Organizing Committee Secretariat Office at the ICDM2019 registration desk on the 1st Floor of CNCC. The national telephone number for all emergency services in China is 110.

Free WiFi

CNCC will provide free wifi service, please choose ‘CNCC free wifi’ and connect the Internet.