CHONGQING, CHINA

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China Representative Office

Address: Room 106, Building 18, Yard 88 liuxiang Road, Fengtai District, Beijing
Phone Number: +86-10-56762021-600; +86-10-56762080-600
Fax: +86-10-56762080-608
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Chongqing is the largest municipality in southwest China. It is a modern port city on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers. With an area of 82,300 square kilometers, it shares borders with provinces of Hubei, Hunan, Guizhou, Sichuan, and Shaanxi.

As China’s fourth municipality after Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin, Chongqing has maintained rapid economic development while preserving a wonderful natural environment.

Known as the 'Mountain City', it has a wavy terrain and encompasses a wealth of water reserves, mineral resources, dense forests, and abundant flora and fauna.

The city attracts visitors from home and abroad for its natural wonders and cultural heritage. As a common starting port for the Yangtze River cruise, tourists can go for a downstream tour to the magnificent Three Gorges.

China at a glance

  • Official Name
    People's Republic of China
  • City
    Chongqing
  • Official Languages
    Mandarin
  • Area
    82,300 km2
  • Population
    30.48 million (2016)
  • Currency
  • Timezone
  • Weather

Around Chongqing

Hongya Cave (Hongyadong)

Hongya Cave has a history of over 2,300 years. It was a military fortress from the ancient Ba State (1046 B.C. - 256 B.C) to the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1911), and was also the site of the earliest and most developed pier of ancient China.

Hongyadong is an 11-storey, 75 meters (245 feet) stilt house abutting a steep cliff. It is popular with tourists because it has a similar appearance to a building in Spirited Away - a masterpiece of a famous Japanese cartoonist, Hayao Miyazaki.

Ciqikou Ancient Town
Ciqikou is an old town preserved in sprawling modern Chongqing, about one hour drive from the city center. It is a timeless ancient town built in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Firstly it was named 'Longyin'. Since 1918 the porcelain trade began due to the convenient location, gradually the trade became prospered throughout the area. Local people used Ciqikou as its name instead of Longyin which means 'porcelain harbor' in Chinese.
Wulong Karst
Wulong Karst National Geology Park, an important part of South China Karst, is situated at the lower reaches of the Wujiang River in southeast Chongqing. It was named as a world natural heritage by UNESCO in 2007. Wulong Karst features spectacular karst landscapes, including the three main parts of Furong Cave, Three Natural Bridges, Houping Giant Doline (Houping Tiankeng) and other scenic spots.

Useful information

Electricity

China’s Chongqing: Electricity: Final Consumption: Other data was reported at 7,012.000 kWh mn in Dec 2017. This records a decrease from the previous number of 10,239.000 kWh mn for Dec 2016. China’s Chongqing: Electricity: Final Consumption: Other data is updated yearly, averaging 2,941.000 kWh mn from Dec 1997 to 2017, with 21 observations. The data reached an all-time high of 10,239.000 kWh mn in 2016 and a record low of 186.000 kWh mn in 2004.

Visa Requirements

Students who hold X1 Visa must apply for a Residence Permit within the first 30 days of their arrival. It is not necessary for holders of X2 Visa whose days of visa validity is longer than his study period to apply for Residence Permit. Holders of other types of visa must apply for a Residence Permit before their visa expires. International students who have already stayed or will stay in China for more than 6 months are required to apply for a Residence Permit.

Transportation

As a junction of Southwestern and central China as well as being a large city upstream on the Yangtze River, Chongqing is one of the most important transportion hubs as it connects eastern and western China. The city's transportation system has been very well developed in recent years and it can easily be reached by air, train or long-distance buses.

Language

The language native to Chongqing is Southwestern Mandarin. More precisely, the great majority of the municipality, save for Xiushan, speak Sichuanese, including the primary Chengdu-Chongqing dialect and Minjiang dialect spoken in Jiangjin and Qijiang. There are also a few speakers of Xiang and Hakka in the municipality, due to the great immigration wave to the Sichuan region (湖广填四川) during the Ming and Qing dynasties. In addition, in parts of southeastern Chongqing, the Miao and Tujia languages are also used by some Miao and Tujia people.

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