Beijing is, in some ways, like a time capsule. Walking through sites such as the Forbidden City and the nearby Great Wall of China evokes images of ancient dynasties. Tiananmen Square remains a stark reminder of unrest and repression, but is also the site where Mao Zedong proclaimed the People’s Republic of China.

Population: Over 21.5 million
Neighbouring Cities and Countries: (Tianjin, Taiyuan, Shijiazhuang, Shanghai)
Geography: Plain, mountain and Sea.
Political System: One Party One State
Major Religions: Taoism, Buddhism, Islam, Protestantism, and Catholicism
Main Languages: Mandarin Chinese
Currency: The Renminbi(CNY) USD Exchange Rate 6.6-7
Time: GMT+8
Electricity: 220 volts, 50 Hz. Three-pin rectangular blade plugs are most common.
International Dialing Code: +86
Emergency contacts:
Police (Calling): 110
Police (Text message): 12110
First-aid Ambulance: 120
Fire: 119
Traffic Accidents: 122
SOS in Water: 12395
Weather: 4 Seasons
(Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn)
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Cost of Living:
Transport and Driving: Public transport  (MTR) (TAXI) (BUS) transportation costs can be kept to a minimum for someone based in
big city like Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou, which have reliable and affordable public transit systems. Many other people choose to cycle or ride scooters, which is often the easiest and cheapest way to travel short distances in China.

Accommodation: Most expats will find their largest expense to accommodate in China, especially if they're based in Beijing or Shanghai. Expats tend to congregate in the suburbs near the city centre that have higher-than-average accommodation prices.

Cost of Food in China:
Eating out in restaurants is generally affordable, although some establishments are cheaper than others. An expat could eat breakfast out from as little as 10 RMB to a more realistic 30 RMB. Lunch costs upwards of 15 RMB for some local cuisine or around 80 RMB per person for a good Western lunch. A fancy brunch or dinner can cost about 600 RMB per person, but it's possible to get a decent Chinese meal for 35 to 110 RMB per person. A typical Western dinner will cost about 100 to 200 RMB per head.

Taxation: Resident companies are taxed on their world incomes and the nonresident companies on the Chinese incomes.