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2023 Attendee Guide 

​2023.12.09-12.10 Shanghai·China

I. Emergency Phone Numbers

Police:110

Ambulance:120

Fire:119

Emergency

II. Address of Hotel and Airport

1. Hotel

English: Chateau Star River: No.3799, Duhui Road, Minhang, Shanghai China

Chinese:星河湾酒店:闵行区都会路3799号

Reception Tel:+86-21-34129999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Airport

1)Pudong Airport:

English: Pudong International Airport Terminal 1

Chinese:浦东国际机场T1航站楼

English: Pudong International Airport Terminal 2

Chinese:浦东国际机场T2航站楼

 

3. Information of Hotel

http://shanghai.chateaustarriver.hotel00.com/

Chateau Star River Shanghai Minhang is located just a 15-minute drive from the National Convention and Exhibition Center (国家会展中心), Qizhong Tennis Center (旗忠网球中心) and Chedun Film and Television Base (车墩影视基地).

 

To the west of the hotel, you'll find easy access to the S4 expressway(S4高速公路), Shanghai Hangzhou Expressway (沪杭高速) and the Humin Elevated Road (沪闵高架桥). It is 3km away from the Xinzhuang transportation hub of Metro Line 1 (地铁1号线莘庄交通枢纽).

 

We provide comprehensive fitness facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, tennis court, badminton court, table tennis room, billiard room, gym, dance room and spa, ensuring that our guests have a perfect blend of relaxation and exercise options.

 

 

The hotel boasts 3 restaurants for your dining pleasure:

1) Always Cantonese: The elegant ambiance exudes a touch of Chinese charm. Indulge in authentic Cantonese cuisine, featuring exquisite delicacies and refined dim sum, whether it's for a morning tea or a meal.

Opening hours: 11:30-14:00/17:30-21:00

 

2) E-café: The romantic Mediterranean-European style allows you to indulge in a dazzling array of exquisite cuisines.

Opening hours: 7:00-10:00/11:30-14:00/18:00-21:00

 

3) Lobby Bar: Adjacent to the courtyard garden, comfortable sofas provide the softest moments for your leisure. We offer exquisite Shanghai-themed afternoon tea, tea art, coffee, and other beverages for you.

Opening hours: 10:00 - 22:00

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Hotel & Airport

III. Communication and Network

1. Sim Card/Data card/Portable wifi:

Airports, hotels, and other public places may offer free WiFi, but the signal could be unstable. It's advisable to purchase a local SIM card, data card, or portable WiFi device in advance to ensure reliable communication.

 

China has three telecom operators: China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom. You can choose a suitable plan based on your needs.

 

2. Communication app——WeChat

Wechat: All-in-one app for communication, payments, and more.

Benefits of Registering WeChat

  • Convenient Communication

If you encounter any difficulties or problems, you can reach us for timely contact or assistance.

 

  • Convenient Payment

WeChat is widely supported for payments across China. Larger hotels and malls accept credit card payments, but most smaller shops primarily use WeChat Pay as their payment method.

 

  • Supports Voice Recognition and Translation

A special feature provided by WeChat is voice recognition and translation. With this feature, you can send voice messages, and the system will automatically convert them to text, eliminating the trouble of typing. In addition, WeChat also supports translation, which is very helpful for overcoming language barriers in your daily communication.

 

  • Security and Privacy Protection

When using WeChat, you may be concerned about the security of personal information and privacy. However, WeChat has taken a series of measures to protect user privacy. For example, WeChat chat records are encrypted during transmission and cannot be eavesdropped on public networks. WeChat also provides password protection to prevent personal information leakage. WeChat is gradually enhancing user information transparency, facilitating user management.

 

2)Wechat Registration

Search “WeChat” in App Store or Google Play

 

 

Wechat official help center: How to sign up for Wechat

https://help.wechat.com/cgi-bin/micromsg-bin/oshelpcenter?opcode=2&id=120813euejvf141023eqnajz

 

Step-by-step tutorial for Wechat registration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkZfYgtl5us

 

If you encounter any issues with using WeChat after downloading, you can provide us with your phone number (we will also provide the contact number of our conference reception team). In case you need assistance, you can call us immediately.

For non-urgent matters, we will communicate with you based on your preferred communication method, such as email or text messages.

 

3. Download VPN:

The domestic network gateway is subject to certain restrictions, resulting in the inability of many international versions of software to function properly, such as google, gmail, twitter and so on.

 

Therefore, it is advisable to download and prepare a VPN, as well as other softwares like Google Maps, before departure. In China, it is necessary to activate VPN to use applications such as Google Maps, Youtube, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Learn more about Internet Access:

https://www.trip.com/travel-guide-activity/entryGuide/detail.html?isHideNavBar=yes&detailPageId=10102&locale=en-US

 

4. Other Translation App

Google translate may not be available in China without vpn, but there are great alternatives. Check out apps like WAYGO, Microsoft Translator, Deepl, Dear Translator (有道翻译官), etc.

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Networking

IV. Payment and Currency Exchange

1. Online Pay by QR code

1)Wechat Pay

Guide to Add and Use International Cards with Wechat Pay

https://help.wechat.com/cgi-bin/micromsg-bin/oshelpcenter?opcode=2&lang=en&plat=android&pid=1003394&id=2307257v3auq230725eifffi&Channel=helpcenter

 

What is required to use WeChat Pay?

https://help.wechat.com/cgi-bin/micromsg-bin/oshelpcenter?opcode=2&lang=en&plat=android&pid=1003394&id=190430eizei7190430nqjqiz&Channel=helpcenter

 

2)Alipay

Search and download Alipay in App Store

 

 

Step-by-step tutorial for Alipay registration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIfEnfBNfRw

 

 

2. Credit Card

Large shopping malls or restaurants may accept Visa/Mastercard services. It is advisable to prepare a Visa credit card that can be used in China in advance.

 

 

3. Currency Exchange

You can exchange currency in advance (please note the customs cash limit) for convenience, and you can also exchange Chinese RMB cash at currency exchange locations such as airport banks and ATMs. The remaining amount can be exchanged back at the airport upon return.

 

Chinese RMB denominations include 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 yuan, in addition to 1 yuan coins.

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Payment

V. Traffic and Transportation

1. Map:Apple Map can be used, but location updates may be inaccurate. Google Maps requires a VPN for access. Locally in China, people often use Baidu Maps and Gaode Maps. It is recommended to download them in advance.

 

2 Taxi:download and register “DIDI” app beforehand, and link your bank card or other payment methods. WeChat Pay and Alipay can also be used for payment.

 

App——DIDI: China's version of Grab / Uber for easy transportation

Search and download DIDI

 

 

You can enter destination in English or copy the Chinese directly.

DIDI registration tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOA1b0rGt6Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEDulvU_Dn0 (virtual number)

 

PS:If you find ride-hailing apps to be cumbersome, you can ask hotel reception to assist you in getting a taxi, and then pay with Chinese yuan in cash.

 

3. Metro:Open Alipay and click “Transport” to scan the QR code to enter and exit the metro station, you can also purchase a single way ticket with cash/Alipay/WeChat at the subway station on-site.

 

 

 

 

4. Bus:Alipay “Transport” QR code or pay in cash 2 RMB for single way.

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Transportation

VI. Restaurants

1. Restaurants around the hotel:

1) Baoyan Seafood (Hao’ai Plaza Branch)

Address: Hao'ai Square, 3825 Long, Dushi Road Block 3 No.3, Minhang, Shanghai China

 

2) Keyuan·Chujian (Longsheng International Commercial Guangchang Branch): Jiangsu Food

Address: Dushi Road No.3759 Longsheng Plaza F3, Minhang, Shanghai China

 

3) Hui Zhuangyuan·Anhui Food (Yuehao Leisure Street Shop)

Address: Chundu Road No.426, Minhang, Shanghai China

 

4) Chengfengju (Star River Branch): Japanese Cuisine

Address: Star River Commercial Street Building 9 Room 103, Minhang, Shanghai China

 

5)Wengeyuan·Cantonese cuisine (Star River Branch)

Address: Duhui Road No.3788 Building 2 F1, Minhang, Shanghai China

 

2. Special Chinese Restaurants in Shanghai

1)Wangbaohe Restaurant王宝和酒家

One of the earliest restaurants in Shanghai, dating back to the ninth year of the Qianlong era of the Qing Dynasty (1764), Wang Bao He has a history of more than 260 years. Renowned for specializing in Qinghui hairy crabs and Wang Bao He old wine, it has maintained a reputation for providing top-quality hairy crabs through a closely guarded secret for over two centuries. Wang Bao He has consistently been the preferred destination for Chinese gourmets seeking the finest crabs. Today, it remains a must-visit for hairy crab enthusiasts from Asia and around the world when they come to Shanghai.

 

Address: Fuzhou Road 614 Long South to East Gate 90 Meters, Huangpu, Shanghai China

Average per capita consumption: 343 RMB

 

2)Pacific Hotel Luomating (Nanjing West Road Branch) 金门大酒店

Born in the 1920s in Shanghai, the Golden Gate Hotel stands as a renowned landmark from the city's former "Paris of the East" era! According to the older generation, this hotel was considered upscale; it primarily catered to foreign guests or individuals of high status who dined here.

Today, this three-star historical hotel, located in the prime Diamond District along Shanghai's bustling main street, boasts over 80 years of history. It continues to retain its quaint, elegant Italian-style architecture, exuding a distinct exotic charm.

 

Address: Pacific Hotel, No.108, Nanjing West Road Floor 8, Huangpu, Shanghai China

Average per capita consumption: 312 RMB

 

3)Shendacheng (many branches) 沈大成

Shen Da Cheng is possibly one of the oldest restaurant chains in Shanghai, with its roots from the founder Shen Ajin, who combined dim sum and flavorful snacks to establish the name "Shen Da Cheng." The dim sum and pastries at Shen Da Cheng are all uniquely exceptional, earning a great reputation both domestically and internationally as early as the 1930s.

 

Address: Nanjing East Road No.555 Century Square (Yuanjinbo Market), Huangpu, Shanghai China

Average per capita consumption: 33 RMB

 

4)Yangzhou Hotel (Huangpu Branch) 扬州饭店

The Yangzhou Hotel is one of the most renowned Huaiyang-style old-brand restaurants. Well-known among Shanghai locals, if someone desires to indulge in Huaiyang cuisine, they head straight to the Yangzhou Hotel.

 

Address: Nanjing East Road No.558 Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, Huangpu, Shanghai China

Average per capita consumption: 136 RMB

 

5)Lu Bo Lang Restaurant (Yuyuan Road Branch) 绿波廊

The Lu Bo Lang Restaurant is a prominent old brand with a distinct Shanghai style. Renowned for its meticulous ingredient selection, refined techniques, and distinctive specialties, Lu Bo Lang Restaurant has earned great acclaim for its Shanghai cuisine. It is beloved by the older generation of Shanghai locals, and notably, while maintaining its traditions, Lu Bo Lang Restaurant continually innovates, making it a popular choice among younger generations as well.

 

Address: Yuyuan Road No.115, Huangpu, Shanghai China

Average per capita consumption: 203 RMB

 

6)Xinghualou (Fuzhou Road Head Office) 杏花楼

Established in the first year of the Xianfeng era of the Qing Dynasty (1851), Xinghualou started as a restaurant and became a century-old renowned establishment known for its authentic Cantonese cuisine, Chinese and Western pastries, zongzi, and particularly its exquisite mooncakes. With an average cost of around 100 yuan per person, it was recognized by the Ministry of Commerce in 2006 as the first batch of "China Time-Honored Brands." It is a well-known century-old restaurant in Shanghai.

 

Address: No.343, Fuzhou Road (Nanjing East Road Subway Station Entrance & Exit 4 Pedestrian 280 Meters), Huangpu, Shanghai China

Average per capita consumption: 100 RMB

 

7)Lao Ching Hine Restaurant (Fuzhou Road Branch) 老正兴菜馆

Founded in the first year of the Tongzhi era (1862), Lao Ching Hine Restaurant has a history of over a century. It is one of Shanghai's renowned restaurants specializing in the flavors of "Shanghai local cuisine." With the reputation of being the "originator of Shanghai local cuisine," it was recognized by the Ministry of Commerce in 2006 as the first batch of "China Time-Honored Brands."

 

Address: Fuzhou Road No.556 (Nearby Zhejiang Middle Road), Huangpu, Shanghai China

Average per capita consumption: 152 RMB

 

8)Shanghai Classic Restaurant上海老饭店

Shanghai Classic Restaurant, established in the first year of the Qing Guangxu era (1875), originally named "Rongshun Guan," is located in the Yuyuan Tourist Area, known as the "Seaside Imperial Garden." Specializing in local Shanghai-flavored cuisine, Shanghai Classic Restaurant's traditional culinary techniques for native dishes are recognized as a national-level intangible cultural heritage project. It has earned the reputation of "tasting original Shanghai cuisine, lingering in the century-old restaurant," and is referred to in the industry as "diverse and authentic Shanghai cuisine, with its origin at the old restaurant." In 2006, it was recognized by the Ministry of Commerce as the first batch of "China Time-Honored Brands." It is also a century-old "Shanghai local cuisine" restaurant in Shanghai.

 

Address: Old Temple No.242, Fuyou Road (Yuyuan Garden Subway Station Entrance & Exit 7 Pedestrian 280 Meters), Huangpu, Shanghai China

Average per capita consumption: 173 RMB

 

9)Dafugui Restaurant (Zhonghua Road Head Office) 大富贵酒楼

Shanghai Dafugui Restaurant is a well-established Chinese restaurant with a long history, dating back to the seventh year of the Guangxu era (1876). It is the oldest and most renowned Huizhou cuisine restaurant in Shanghai, specializing in a variety of distinctive Huizhou dishes. In 2011, it was recognized by the Ministry of Commerce as the second batch of "China Time-Honored Brands," making it a famous century-old Huizhou cuisine restaurant in Shanghai.

Address: Zhonghua Road No.1409 Jinnan Commercial Mansion Beside (Jinmenghua Street), Huangpu, Shanghai China

 

 

10)Dexing Noodle Restaurant德兴面馆

Founded in 1878, Dexing Noodle Restaurant was recognized by the Ministry of Commerce of China as the second batch of "China Time-Honored Brands" in 2011. It is a famous century-old noodle house specializing in traditional Shanghainese table dishes and popular snacks. From traditional specialty noodle soups, cold noodles, fresh meat mooncakes, zongzi (sticky rice dumplings), vegetable and meat dumplings, shrimp and meat dumplings, Shanghai spring rolls, Shanghai shumai, rice wine dumplings, and more, to red-braised garoupa at lunch, eight-treasure spicy sauce, grass ring, sizzling eel shreds, oil-burst river shrimp, and a variety of other dishes.

 

Address: Fujian Middle Road No.529, Huangpu, Shanghai China 

Average per capita consumption:33 RMB

 

3. Delivery app

Meituan

 

Download Meituan in advance

Input your delivery address, and if the address is hotel, the delivery will be placed at the reception.

 

DianPing

 

Tutorial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wxgQVjDviQ

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Restaurants

VII. Temperature and Clothing

1. Average Temperature of December in Shanghai:4-11℃

Many places in the southern parts of China lack Underfloor heating and fireplaces, but you can adjust the heating mode in AC.

 

Shanghai has a unique climate. Summers are hot and humid, while winters are cold and dry, especially in early December, when the weather in Shanghai can be cold and damp.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Clothing:

You can choose warm clothes like sweaters, cashmere sweaters, or thicker long-sleeved shirts as your inner layer. It is also recommended to wear thick denim pants, wool pants, or cotton trousers. Additionally, prepare accessories such as scarves, gloves, and hats for warmth, which can effectively prevent colds. However, the outerwear doesn't need to be too thick.

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Temperature

VIII. Attractions

Most attractions require advance booking or ticket purchase, and on-site ticketing may be sold out. You can check all recommended attractions and ticketing methods on the official CTrip website: https://us.trip.com/travel-guide/attraction/shanghai-2/tourist-attractions/?locale=en-US&curr=USD.

Registration on CTrip is required for ticket purchases.

 

1. Huangpu River Tour (16 Pu Pier) 黄浦江游览(十六铺码头)

Taking a tour of the Huangpu River aboard the “Qingyou River” cruise is one of the ways to enjoy the city’s bustling scenery. The west bank of the Huangpu River is home to the famous cosmopolitan buildings of the Bund, while the east bank is the modern Lujiazui financial district. When night falls, lights on both sides of the river shine bright and the scenery is stunning.

Address: Shanghai Zhongshan East 2nd Road No. 551 Sixteen Shop Cruise Terminal 2

 

 

2. Shanghai Tower 上海中心大厦

Shanghai Tower is a megatall skyscraper building in the Lujiaz ui area of Shanghai's Pudong District. Standing at 632 m, Shanghai Tower is currently the world's second tallest building. The tower's 118th-story observation deck offers a 360-degree panoramic viewing hall. At night, the Shanghai Tower shines bright with its striking architecture. The dominating feature on the Pudong skyline, Shanghai Tower is an impressive feat of engineering and a symbol of Shanghai's emergence as a global city.

Address: No. 501, Yincheng Middle Road, Lujiazu i, Pudong New Area

Ticket Price: Regular adult 180 RMB

 

 

 

 

 

3. Yu Garden 豫园

Yu Garden is located in central Shanghai’s Huangpu District, on a spot within the boundaries of former Old City. It is the only classic Chinese garden in the downtown area and was once a private garden for Ming Dynasty officials. The garden covers roughly two hectares and contains various rambling pathways, hidden pavilions, and classic flora. It is a good place to escape the bustling modern city outside. Take note of the hundreds of plaques and inscriptions written by well-known individuals, as well as the park’s collection of stone carvings. Yuyuan Bazaar, located nearby, is good to browse for antiques and souvenirs.

Address: Shanghai Yuyuan Tourism Business District (the main entrance of Yuyuan Garden on the north side of Huxin Pavilion Jiuqu Bridge)

Phone: 021-63260830

Ticket Price: 40 RMB per adult in peak season and 30 RMB per adult in other time

Opening hours: 09:00-16:30 (Admission ends at 16:00)

 

 

 

​4. Oriental Pearl Radio & Television Tower 东方明珠

The Oriental Pearl Radio & Television Tower is arguably the most recognizable feature on Shanghai’s skyline. Completed in 1994, it has come to symbolize China’s modernization and emergence on the global scene. Visitors travel up and down the Oriental Pearl Tower in double-decker elevators that can hold up to fifty people. Located on the tower’s lower levels is the Shanghai Municipal History Museum. Given its iconic status, this is certainly a can’t-miss attraction.

Address: No. 1 Century Avenue, Lujiazui, Pudong New Area, Shanghai

By Subway: Take Line 2 to Lujiazui Station and exit at door 1.

Opening hours: Open on 09:00-21:00(Admission ends at 20:30)

Phone: 021-58792888

 

 

5. The Bund 外滩

Arguably Shanghai's most-famous tourist attraction, the Bund is a waterfront promenade and famous business district in central Shanghai. Historically, the Bund was the city’s main financial and trading center, and was located within the Shanghai International Settlement, an area under nominal British control between 1843 and 1941. The walking areas extend roughly 1.6 km along the west bank of the Huangpu River. Owing to its historic status and zoning restrictions, the Bund contains fantastic examples of classic Shanghai architecture. For this reason, it is a popular spot for photography. No visit to Shanghai would be complete without a visit to the Bund.

Address: Zhongshan East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai (Close to Huangpu River)

 

 

6. Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street 南京路步行街

Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street runs roughly east-west for 1,500 m from People’s Square to the Bund. Known to some as China’s Fifth Avenue, it is a premiere shopping destination with many well-known brands filling the retail space. After dark the street glows with light from all the signage and store displays. On most nights, the area is packed with a mixture of locals and tourists hunting for bargains or trying to find a table at one of the many restaurants. Given its central location and popularity, Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street should be on anyone’s must-see list of Shanghai attractions.

Address: Henan Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai

7. Tianzifang 田子坊

Tianzifang is an arts and crafts enclave developed from a renovated residential area in the former French Concession part of Shanghai. It has become a major tourist attraction featuring more than 200 diverse small businesses such as cafes, bars, restaurants, art galleries, craft stores, design houses, and studios. Part of the appeal comes from Tianzifang having retained its residential feel. The narrow alleyways and traditional Shikumen architecture are things you will not want to miss. Address: Lane 210, Taikang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai

 

 

8. Shanghai City God Temple Tourist Area 城隍庙

The Shanghai City God Temple is a Taoist temple complex located in what was the Old City of Shanghai. The temple and surrounding area are favorite locations for tourists, with countless small shops selling all manner of small goods. Though understood to be primarily a tourist area, it is nonetheless a must-see destination for anyone visiting Shanghai. Here you can fully appreciate the city's folk traditions and taste authentic Shanghai snacks. Every night, the colorful decorative lights on the ancient-style buildings are very beautiful. You won't want to pass up the chance to take some memorable photos.

Address: No. 249 Fangzhu Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai

Phone: 021-63284494

 

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IX、Other Tips

  • Tissues may not be provided at attractions and public restrooms.

  • Unless otherwise indicated, tap water at hotels and attractions may not be suitable for direct consumption.

  • Drive on the right side of the road.

  • If a restaurant does not specify a service charge, tipping is not required.

Other tips
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