Practical information for visitors to China
China uses 220V, 50HZ, AC. Please bring a suitable adaptor for your own convenience.
The standard for Chinese plugs and sockets is set out in GB 2099.1-2008 and GB 1002-2008.
A standard socket in China has two pins on the upper part and earthed three pins on the lower part.
Chinese Yuan (also known as Renminbi, RMB for short) is the official and legal currency
in circulation. Use of foreign currencies is generally not allowed.
The official currency exchange rate can be found at
http://www.boc.cn/sourcedb/whpj/enindex.html which is applied national wide.
There are currency exchange services at Tianjin Airport and top-end
(Normally 4 stars to 5 stars) hotels. All branches of Bank of China and other large
banks offer currency exchange services. Look for a sign when you walk into a bank outlet.