ABOUT HONG KONG
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 underground subway (MTR)
and railway (KCR) interchange.
& 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.