Joint Scientific Committee Thirty-Third Session

16-20 July 2012
Beijing, CHINA


The meeting will be held at the:

Beijing Friendship Hotel
1 Zhongguancun South St.
Beijing 100873
P.R. China
Ph: 86-10-68498888

Beijing Friendship Hotel is located in the central area of Zhong Guan Cun High-tech Garden in Haidian District (see maps). The hotel is close to local attractions such as Summer Palace and Xiangshan and well-known universities including Beijing University and Tsinghua University.

Upon arrival at the hotel, please go to the building - either GuiBin (Building 1), JingBin (Building 2), or YiBin (Building 4), see maps - in which you have reserved your room, and check in at the front desk with your passport. Most people who work in the hotel can speak English.

There will be a desk for registration near the front desk of GuiBin Building (Building 1, see maps).
Hours for registration:
July 14:  14:00 - 20:00
July 15:  10:00 - 22:00
July 16:   7:00 - 20:00
July 17:   7:00 - 9:00

If you need to register in other dates and times, please contact the people listed below:
Ms. Sijia LOU
Institute of Atmospheric Physics,
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing 100029, China
Tel: (86 10) 6201 2063
Mob.:  (86) 158 1124 8040
Email: lousj@mail.iap.ac.cn

Prof. Hong LIAO  
Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing 100029, China
Tel:  (86-10) - 62032179
Mob.: (86) 135 5228 2261
Email: hongliao@mail.iap.ac.cn

Immigration and Health Requirement

A valid passport (and visa if applicable) is necessary for all persons entering China. An official invitation letter will be sent to the participants when the local organizer receives the completed visa assistance form preferably by 15 April 2012.
Latest entry and health requirements can be obtained from the Embassy of China in your country.

Trasportation from Airport to Hotel

The Beijing Friendship hotel is 30 kilometers away from the capital airport. 

It takes approximately 40-60 minutes and costs about CNY 120 (about USD 18). Please follow the taxi signage of the airport to take the official taxi of Beijing. All the taxi drivers know where the hotel is located just in case print and show the driver the following card when you are taking the taxi to go to the hotel

Airport Shuttle:
Take Shuttle Bus Line 4, to the 7th station “Friendship Hotel”(??????). The charge is CNY 16 (about USD 2.5) per person. The ticket offices at the airport are:
Terminal 1: Gate No. 7 (inside) on F1;
Terminal 2: Gate No. 9 to No.11 (outside) on F1;
Terminal 3: Exit of Zone A, opposite of the exit of Zone C on F2, next to Gate5, 7&11 on F1.


Local currency is the Chinese Yuan (RMB), with the approximate value 1 Euro = 8.37 RMB, 1 USD = 6.33 RMB (Rates on 29 January 2012). The exchange rates are subject to daily variations. Chinese currency is decimal. Notes come in 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, and 1 yuan denominations. Coins come in 10c, 50c denominations.
Major currencies can be exchanged at the hotel or banks nearby. The most common credit cards (e.g., Visa, MasterCard) are accepted at major hotels and stores.


The electric current in China is 220V, 50/Hz, and the plugs below can be used. If your appliance’s plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter.

Weather and Climate

For information on the temperature during July, daily weather forecasts, etc, please visit the websites either at: http://www.cma.gov.cn/en/
or at:


The China Standard Time (Beijing Standard Time) is eight hours ahead of UTC/GMT.