Hong Kong (www.info.gov.hk,
is a modern metropolis influenced by both oriental and western
cultures and home to over 6 million people. The native tongue
of most residents is Cantonese, but English and Mandarin speakers
can get around easily. The local currency has an approximate
exchange rate of HK$7.8 to US$1.
Hong Kong has an excellent public transportation system consisting
of trains, buses and taxis. Generally, frequency of service
is every few minutes. The Hong Kong Baptist University is
a short walk from the Kowloon Tong Mass Transit Railway station (MTR).
Travel & Visas Visitors to Hong Kong from some countries
require visas. If you are in doubt, please contact the Chinese
Consulate nearest you. Some conference participants may
wish to visit the Chinese Mainland before or after the conference.
All foreigners visiting the Mainland require a visa, which may
be obtained from the Chinese Consulate. However, for short
trips to the Mainland you may obtain a tourist visa in Hong Kong
within a matter of a few days.