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OPENING CEREMONY & CONCERT
To raise the curtain on the highly – anticipated China-Australia Year of Tourism (CAYOT), the China National Tourism Administration has great pleasure in cordially inviting you as a special guest for the opening ceremony at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday 5th February 2017.
In conjunction with the Chinese Spring Festival, the gala event will be celebrated by officials from both the Chinese and Australian governments, highlighted by a world-class Chinese concert – The Treasure of a Nation.
Situated in eastern Asia，and on the western shore of the Pacific Ocean, the People’s Republic of China covers a land area of 9.6 million square kilometers, with an inland and coastal water area of more than 4.7 million square kilometers and an eastern and southern continental coastline extending for about 18,000 kilometers. Its vast maritime territory is studded with 7,600 islands, of which Taiwan is the largest with an area of 35,798 square kilometers. China shares common borders with 14 countries and is adjacent to 8 nations on the ocean. There are 4 municipalities directly under central government administration, 23 provinces, 5 autonomous regions and 2 special administrative regions.
SCENIC AREAS IN CHINA
Beijing: The Palace Museum, The Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, Badaling Great Wall
Tianjin: Tianjin Ancient Culture Street, Panshan Scenic Area
Hebei: Shanhaiguan Scenic Area, Lake Baiyandian, the Imperial Summer Resort and the Surrounding Temples
Shanxi: Yungang Grottoes, Mount Wutai
Henan: Mount Song Shaolin Scenic Area of Dengfeng, Longmen Grottoes Scenic Area of Luoyang, Mountain Yuntai Scenic Area of Jiaozuo
How to read your visa?
Why Chinese visas have different types and categories?
A visa is the basis for the activities the holder of which may engage in while in China. In the light of China’s laws and regulations, Consular Officers make decision on what type of visa to be issued to an applicant based on the applicant’s personal status and purpose of visit to China.