Pack items you need to use when you land in your carry-on luggage and always keep it in your sight.
Your passport, visa, related health certificate and other important documents.
Map of your host city.
500-1000 RMB in cash when you first arrive for transport and check-in.
Address and phone number of your university admission office (CUCAS’s phone number is 010-82865135).
A power converter and adapter plugs. China's electrical system operates at 220 volts.
Camera, laptop etc.
The average temperature at the end of August is about 20℃-35℃ (68-95 oF). In Northeast China, the temperature is lower, with the highest temperature seldom exceeding 30℃ (86 oF). So T-shirt, shorts or light pants would be suitable clothing. But do remember to bring a long-sleeve light jacket with you in case you arrive at night or when it’s raining.
General Clothing Suggestions
Mar - May
10- 20 ℃
Western suits, jackets, sports coats, woolen jackets, long sleeve shirts and travel shoes
Jun - Aug
Above 25 ℃
T-shirts, short sleeve shirts, skirts, shorts, sandals, caps, rain wear
Sep - Nov
10- 20 ℃
Western suits, jackets, sports coats, light woolen sweaters, rain wear and travel shoes
Dec - Feb
Below 10 ℃
Overcoat, thick woolen sweaters, lined coats; In northern China, hat, gloves, scarves and warm boots are recommended
Toiletries & Cosmetics
Most toiletries can be purchased in China. Some of your favorite brands may be hard to find, expensive, or unavailable in China, especially outside of cities with large expat communities like Beijing and Shanghai. Generally though, major brands such as P&G, Johnson & Johnson or L'Oreal are widely available at large supermarkets and the drugstore chain Watsons.