ABOUT HONG KONG
Hong Kong (www.info.gov.hk,
www.hkta.org) is a modern metropolis
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 underground subway (MTR) and railway (KCR) interchange.
Internation 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.