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The International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS) is an independent international body representing those involved in the supervision of private pension arrangements. IOPS was founded in July 2004 with the objective to serve a world-wide forum for policy dialogue and the exchange of information, as well as to be a standard-setting body promoting good practices in pension supervision. 

Hotel booking

Hotel

Booking

Beijing Friendship Hotel (Conference Venue)

Recommended

Price: 550 RMB-980 RMB

Location:1 Zhongguancun South St.Beijing, China

Tel: (86 10) 68498080

E-mail: 51@BJfriendshiphotel.com

 http://www.bjfriendshiphotel.com/en/index.html


Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing

Price: 959 RMB-3035 RMB

Location:29 Zizhuyuan Road, Beijing, China

Tel:(86 10) 6841 2211

Email:slb@shangri-la.com

http://www.shangri-la.com/beijing/shangrila/

Lavande Hotel 

Price: 680 RMB-785 RMB

Location: No.8A Shuangyushu Dongli Road, Beijing, China

Tel: (86 10)82126199

Email:lavande@platenogroup.com

http://www.lavande.cc/home/index/index

Notes: 

1. For those booking Beijing Friendship Hotel, we will send you RSV Code for discount which is only available during the conference time from Oct 23 to 27.

2. IOPS Secretariat will send you the invitation letter where you can find the code. 

3. When you enter the code and choose the date between " Oct 23 to Oct 27", you can find the recommended room and preferential price on the website.

4. The preferential price for Beijing Friendship Hotel will not apply anymore after Aug 31, 2018.

5. If you need more stay beyond Oct 23 to 27, please make another reservation according to the room type and price on its website.

Visa


If you need a visa letter from CBIRC to support your visa application, please contact hao_yang@circ.gov.cn 


*The invitation letter can only cover 1-2 days before/after the conference time. If you want to stay longer, you have to arrange by yourselves.



Those who are in transit may benefit from visa-free transit in Beijing arrangements followed by the link to the document.


Download link:

A Pratical Guide to Visa-free Transit in Beijing.pdf


Transportation

Terminal 3 to Beijing Friendship Hotel Grand Building by taxi (40min, 120RMB)



Terminal 3 to Beijing Friendship Hotel Grand Building by subway (1h40min, 30RMB)



Terminal 3 to Beijing Friendship Hotel Grand Building by bus (2h20min, 10RMB)






Tourism




For unique travel experience before or after the conference, please kindly contact our official travel agent:

Colleen Xu

China Travel Service Head Office Co. Ltd

TEL: 00 86+139 1091 6932

Email: xlh.md@ctsho.com

 

 

  

Tips

Before your travel, some necessary information for your reference


CURRENCY 

Major credit cards are accepted in major department stores. ATMs are available but not convenient.We suggest that you bring travelers check as travelers checks can be easier exchanged at the hotel front desk. Carry some cash for tips and small items.

 

VOLTAGE

Voltage is 220/50Hz. To use any electrical product from abroad, you need a 2-pin plug and a converter. If it's not for daily use, you can borrow one from the hotel.


WEATHER

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' rains. Corresponding to the Descent of Frost, one of the 24 seasonal segments, frost may appear at the end of this month.

Beijing climate will transit from autumn to winter during October. At this time, fogy days may possibly occur after rain due to lack of wind, temperature inversion, and high humidity.


Before travel, please visit: https://www.yahoo.com/news/weather/china/beijing/beijing-12712251  for update weather broadcast in China.


WHAT TO WEAR

Long-sleeved shirt or T-shirt plus a light jacket or a knitted sweater is generally enough in early October. However, by the end of the month, you may need to wear a thick jacket and even an additional thick woolen sweater.

 

LUGGAGE

Be sure your bags have luggage tags with your name noted. 

Remember that the baggage allowance on our group flights is 1 piece of checked luggage weighing 44 pounds (20 kg) per person.

For the internal flights, the weight restriction is 11 pounds (5 kg) for all hand luggage.  

If you think your luggage exceeds the weight limit, please talk to our Staff.

Keep important valuables in your room safe or with you at all times. 

 

MONEY

Tipping is highly appreciated by your guide and driver in each city.

Tipping is not necessary for meals at the local restaurant.

 

HEALTH

Stay well rested and in good health!

Stay hydrated! Bottled water is always available in your hotel room. If you run out in your hotel room, please call the front desk.

Carry important medications in your day bag if necessary.

 

FOOD AND WATER

Tap water is not potable. Please drink only bottled or boiled water. 

Alcoholic beverages (local red wine, white wine, and beer) are included at the welcome and farewell dinners. Alcoholic beverages (except for local beer) will be at your own discretion for any other meals.

Non-alcoholic beverages (sodas and bottled water) and local beer are included at all included meals.

 

SMOKING

No smoking in vehicles, confined spaces or during meals.

Dispose of cigarette butts responsibly.

 

PASSPORTS

There are certain times when your passport will be needed (hotel check-ins, trains, internal flights, etc.). Please be sure to bring it in your carry-on.

 


RECOMMENDED READING LIST BEFORE YOUR TRAVEL-

AS YOU PREPARE FOR YOUR UPCOMING TRIP TO CHINA, YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER READING SOME OF THE FOLLOWING SELECTIONS:

WILD SWANS – THREE DAUGHTERS OF CHINA
Jung Chang (Doubleday 1991)
This tale of the travail of a Chinese family in the 20th century mirrors the larger tragedy experienced by Chinese society. It provides an intimate and personal view of the Chinese spirit facing unrelenting difficulty. A fascinating read!


RIVER TOWN: TWO YEARS ON THE YANGTZE
Peter Hessler (HarperCollins 2001)
A delightful, interesting, and insightful look at everyday life in China, as told from the perspective of Peace Corps Volunteer Peter Hessler. Using humor, wit, and sensitivity, we are introduced to the trials and tribulations of the residents of Fuling, who struggle with economic reforms, social changes, and the dramatic alteration of their river.

 

CHINA: A NEW HISTORY

John King Fairbank and Merle Goldman (Harvard University Press 1998)
An excellent overview of the broad 2,000-year expanse of Chinese history, with emphasis on modern times, providing readers with a better understanding of this complex nation and its place in the world.

THE SEARCH FOR MODERN CHINA
Jonathan Spence (Norton 1990)
This is the work to read if you want an approachable history of China with a scholar’s depth. The drama of Chinese history for the last four to five hundred years makes for heartrending reading.

BEFORE THE DELUGE, THE VANISHING WORLD OF THE UPPER YANGTZE RIVER
Deirdre Chetham (Palgrave Macmillan 2002)
A vivid portrait of the Three Gorges region of the Upper Yangtze River by noted Harvard researcher and veteran lecturer on study trips to China.


SHANGHAI: COLLISION POINT OF CULTURES, 1918/1939
Harriet Sergeant (Crown 1991)
This is the best book for getting a feel for the history of the city and its landmarks. A must-read book on a fascinating place.

THE GENIUS OF CHINA: 3,000 YEARS OF SCIENCE, DISCOVERY AND INVENTION
Robert Temple, ed. (Simon & Schuster 1986)
This book should change forever the way you think about China. But Beware! There are other books with the identical title, but not the same sub-title. 


* If you only have time to read a few books before your trip to China, we highly recommend these selections.


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