Thursday, May 18, 2017

Information to get the visa to China. Embassies of China.


Information to get the visa to China. Embassies of China. 

To travel to China you need a pre-visa and a passport with a validity of at least 6 months. 
No visa required for Hong Kong and Macao. 

Consular information: 
Www.embajadachina.es/e ... nsulares1 / 

Visa is obtained at the Chinese embassy 

- Maximum authorized duration: 60 days of stay (90 days of validity). It is very difficult to get a multi-entry tourism visa. It is advisable to check, before the trip, the validity of the visa since, if you stay in Chinese territory with the expired visa, you will receive a notice, a penalty of 500 yuan / RMB per illegal stay in China, Up to a limit of 5000 yuan / RMB (approximately 500 euros), or they will be detained between 3 and 10 days. 

- Foreign nationals illegally entering China will be punished with fines ranging from 1000 to 10,000 yuan / RMB (approximately 100 to 1000 euros) or will be detained between 3 and 10 days and may be expelled from the country in a certain time . 

In case of travel to the autonomous regions of PR China, the Department of International Relations of the Tourist Promotion Bureau of the People's Republic of China announces that tourists are required to stay in hotels authorized by the Chinese Government. In addition, these travelers should be restricted to the activities of a tourist. 

- The tourist visa does not allow access to the Tibet Autonomous Region.You will need to apply for a special permit to travel to that region. Travelers who access without permission, that is, illegally, could be severely punished with imprisonment. 

- Some areas of China have prohibited access to foreign citizens, such as areas of Xinjiang Province, Qinghai Province, Heilongjiang and Inner Mongolia. 

- If you travel to Hong Kong and Macao and then return to China, you will need a two-entry visa or, if you have a single-entry visa, you will need to apply for a new visa. Re-enter mainland China. 

- From 1 January 2000, Spanish citizens in transit to a third country can stay for 48 hours in SHANGHAI (People's Republic of China) WITHOUT VISA, provided they are provided with the corresponding passport, visa to enter the third country (If necessary) and plane ticket in order. 

- In addition to the above, it is advised that a visa is not required for 24-hour airport transit to a third country, provided that travelers are provided with the corresponding passport and visa to enter that third country. At the same airport, a special permit can be obtained for travelers who wish to leave the airport temporarily (a few hours). 

The visa for China can be obtained: 

A) Before the start of the trip, in the Chinese Consulates of your place of residence.The website of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Spain is as follows:www.embajadachina.es/esp 

In Madrid : 
Service Center for Chinese Visa Application in Madrid 
Www.visaforchina.org/MAD_ES/ 
Address: C / Agustín de Foxá, 29, piso 4A, 28036, Madrid 
Schedule: 
From Monday to Friday (Closed official holidays and weekends) 
Application delivery: 9: 00-15: 00 
Visa payment and collection: 9: 00-16: 00 
Contact information: 
Phone: 0034-913145918 
Fax: 0034-917321959 
Email: madridcenter @ visaforchina.org 

In Barcelona (Only for residents in Catalonia) 
Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Barcelona: 
Avda. Tibidabo, 34, 08022 Barcelona 
Tel: 93 254 1199 Fax: 93 212 7718 
Website: http // barcelona.chineseconsulate.org / esp 

B) In the regions of Hong Kong or Macau itself : 

Office of the Chinese Commissioner in the Hong Kong SAR :www.fmcoprc.gov.hk/eng 
Office Hours: Monday through Friday (except holidays). From 9:00 am to 12:00 am and from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Address in English: China Resources building, 26 Harbor Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong 
Tel: +852 3413 2300 (24-hour visa recording) 
Tel: +852 3413 2424 (Telephone service available during office hours) 
Fax: +852 3413 2312 E-mail: fmcovisa_hk @ mfa.gov.cn 
Office of the Chinese Commissioner in the Macao SAR :www.fmcoprc.gov.mo/eng  
Office Hours: L to V (except holidays) from 9:00 am to 12:00 am and L to J from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm 
Address: 992, Avendia do Dr. Rodrigo Rodrigues, Macau 
Tel: +853 879 15123 (24 hour visa recording) 
Tel: +853 879 15106 126 (Telephone service available during office hours) 
Fax: +853 879 15102 E-mail: fmco_mo@mfa.gov.cn 
Travel Agency China Travel Service : www.ctshk.com (Hong Kong) andwww.cts.com.mo (Macau). Information about the visa: www.ctshk.com/english/ ... sevisa.htm 
Travel Agency China International Travel Service : www.cits.com.hk (Hong Kong) and www.cooyo.cn (Macau). 

C) Bordered visa . 
Special case presents the trip to the neighboring province of Guangdong (Canton).At the same border post in Lowu, between Gong Kong and Shenzhen, you can get an entry and exit visa for that province valid for one day with a cost of 160RMB.The telephone number for this office is +86 755 8232 7700 (in Mandarin) and is located on the upper floor after the first border control. 

Procedure for the application of the visa by mail with SEUR: 

1. Fill out the application (s) online and print it (s) or print it (s) first and fill it (s) by hand (I did it the first way). Paste the photo (s) and sign (s) 
2. Insert the application (s), the passport (s) and a sheet with the postal address, e-mail address and the contact telephone (s) in a large envelope (folio) 
3. Contract with SEUR the courier service to the Visa Center. It can be done in person in the offices, by tlf u online. I did it online. If you do it by tlf u online the next day you are picked up the envelope in your home or address you tell them 
4. Within a few days you will be sent an email with the account information to make the money entry, where it is included: the visa fee, the cost of the Visa Center service and the return courier service of SEUR 
5. In 2 or 3 days you will have at your address the passport (s) with the visa (s) 
That is, you pay SEUR the service to Madrid and the return service you pay to the Visa Center 
Up to 5 passports and applications can be placed in each envelope. 

(Chamfering information ) 

The rates of the Madrid Visa Center come in this link: 
Www.visaforchina.org/M ... 1144.shtml 
In the Consulate of Barcelona, ​​according to the information of the users of the forum who have applied for the visa there only the visa fee is paid, or 30 € at the moment. Unfortunately this service is only available to residents of Catalonia 

At the end of this page you have a Charucag tip with information about the application process at the Madrid Visa Center





MEALS IN CHINA !!

RICE

China is the world's largest rice producer, and one of the first rice growing centers. For thousands of years, the Chinese people have been diligent in cultivating their land for favorable crops. The agricultural way of life, with rice as the center, has played an important role in China's history. In the past, people had the belief that the precious things of life are the five grains of rice with the number of being it, rather than pearls or jade.
For the Chinese people, rice is the staple food in daily meals. They eat it like Westerners do with bread. Rice is cooked by boiling or steaming, until you absorb as much water as you can.
There is a rich collection of rice dishes in China. Among them, fried rice may be the most popular not only in China, but also around the world. Depending on the type and quantity of added ingredients, such as beans, minced meat, vegetables, eggs, etc., as well as different forms of preparation, endless variations of fried rice have been developed.
Rice can also be made in rice porridge (congee). When the oatmeal more water than usual is added it is to make the rice saturated with water which becomes very soft and viscous. It is often served and eaten with pickles, bamboo shoots, salted duck eggs, soybean vinegar and many other condiments. In addition to a common food at the dining room table, rice porridge can also be used as a therapy for bad food by adding ingredients of therapeutic value.

Noodles

Noodles are a staple in Chinese cuisine, with a long history and great popularity. Its first appearance dates back to the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25- 220), and became very popular during the Song Dynasty (960-1279 DC). Their methods of cooking are numerous, although relatively simple. People can make it according to their tastes and flavors, add different ingredients and materials to make a great variety of noodles.
Chinese noodles vary in width. They can be thin as needles, or thick as chopsticks. However, when it comes to length, they are generally served long and uncut. This is because long noodles are a symbol of longevity in Chinese tradition. So, during birthday celebrations, people will serve "longevity noodles" of good hope for longevity. Read more about Chinese noodles

And Vegetables

Vegetables are, in general, the second most fundamental part of Chinese cuisine, after the staple rice. The Chinese are fond of vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables, and eat many different types in almost every meal, sometimes they eat them like snacks.
Many vegetables are commonly used in Chinese foods in all Western families, such as cabbages, mushrooms, peas and beans, all green leafy vegetables, chilies, onions, carrots, celery, broccoli, bamboo shoots, pumpkins, etc.
Chinese prefer cooked vegetables instead of raw vegetables. Vegetables are cut into thin strips or small pieces, cooked with meat, tofu, fish, seafood or noodles. It can also be used in soups, stews, or as fillings of empanadillas, wonton, and steam.
Also, people like to make preserved vegetables. A variety of vegetables, such as cucumber, cabbage, turnip, pepper, among many others. Pickles have a refreshing and tasty taste, so they are often served as an appetizer at a meal.

Eggs

China has a large egg consumption every year. People consume eggs laid by poultry, the most common being chicken, duck, goose, pigeon and quail.
Chinese food and smart people make lots of egg dishes. The most unique and famous are probably salted duck eggs and century eggs (preserved eggs), both are produced and consumed throughout China.
Salted duck eggs are fresh duck eggs, by immersing them in brine for a month until the yolk turns into the bright orange-red color, and the salty flavor is absorbed.
People make century eggs with duck eggs, chicken or quail. Eggs are immersed in a mixture of ash, salt, lime clay and rice straw for several weeks or months, depending on the transformation methods that are different, until the white becomes a dark brown transparent gelatin, while That the yolk becomes a creamy and dark-green substance. Eggs often smell of a strong smell of sulfur and ammonia.
In Chinese, egg pronunciation, give sounds similar to dai, which means generation. Eggs represent rebirth and fertility in the traditional point of view. When two people marry, when a baby is born, on the first month of the baby's birthday, and some other joyous occasions, eggs stained red are passed as gifts. They represent the hope, happiness and fulfillment of the family line by having children.

Fish

Fish is consumed across coastal areas as well as in inland parts of China. During festivals or celebrations, fish is an essential dish at the family table. Fish is so important in the culture of Chinese food because it is considered a symbol of abundance and prosperity.
In Chinese, the pronunciation of fish, "yu", sounds the same with the word of abundance, wealth, or surplus, and it is believed that eating fish will bring prosperity in the coming year. Therefore, in China, especially at banquets, it is customary to serve the whole fish, with the fish head pointing towards the guest of honor.
Most popular fish and seafood include carp, herbivorous carp, crucian, sea bass, turtle squid, soft shell, crab, shrimp, prawns, scallops, oysters, etc.
The cooking of fish is a delicate matter. In many Chinese restaurants, a new cook is tried by cooking fish, and a restaurant is often known for the chef's skill in cooking fish. The ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Zi went so far as to say, "The administration of a great nation is like cooking a small fish."

Tofu (bean curd)

Tofu, or literally translated as tofu, is a food of Chinese origin. It is made from soy milk, water and a clotting agent. The production of soya cheese and soymilk is similar to that of milk cheese. It consists of coagulating the soy milk, then pressing the resulting curd into blocks.
Tofu contains little fat, and is high in protein, calcium and iron. Tofu has very little taste or smell but has the ability to absorb new flavors through spices and marinades. Due to this quality and nutritional value, tofu, a staple of Asian cuisine since ancient times, has become Recently in a very used material in the west of vegetarian dishes.
There is a wide variety of tofu, which can be divided into two main categories: fresh tofu - directly from soy milk and processed tofu - processed some form of fresh tofu.
Fresh Tofu Smooth / Tofu Silk
With the white color and very tender texture, it contains the highest moisture contents of all fresh tofus. This is the typical tofu in the southern part of China. It is usually used to make soup. Read more information about tofu and tofu dishes.
Meat and poultry
The Chinese people basically eat meat from all the animals, such as pork, beef, lamb, chicken, duck, pigeon, as well as many others. Pork is the most consumed meat, and appears almost at every meal. It is so common that it can be used in the sense of meat and pork.
Each part of the animal can be eaten, whether meat, skin, fat in the blood, or the insides. People even joke that, speaking of pork, all parts of the pig can be eaten, and nothing is wasted, except for the oink.
The Chinese rarely eat raw meat. Prepare and cook the meat in several ways. All meat can be boiled, fried, stewed, roasted, cooked, baked or pickled, etc.
The most famous dish could be roasted duck from Beijing. It has been prepared since the imperial era, and is considered as one of China's national foods. The duck is served with pancakes, cucumber chives and hoisin sauce (fish paste).

SOUP

The history of soup can be as old as the history of cooking. Chinese soup has been an important part of China's food culture for a long time. It is considered as one of the most nutritious and easily digestible types of food.
Since in China, soups are eaten as one of the main dishes in a meal, special attention is paid to soups populations. Meat, bones, eggs, seafood, vegetables, fruits, crops and edible fungi are used.
There is a wide variety of soups in China, however, it can generally be characterized in two main categories: Soups - made with broth and cooked quickly; Thick soups - cooked slower with all populations adding up at once, and starches are often added as thickener near the end of cooking.
It is an ancient tradition to treat a cold or fever with soup. In addition to its comfort ability, it is believed that soups have certain healing powers. Many soups are consumed by its taste, as well as by its restorative or stimulating effects. This is largely tied to traditional Chinese medicine. There are varieties of soups like tonic, ranging from spicy to light, to savory savory flavors.