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one of the four municipalities directly under the Central
Government in China, is located in the northeast of the
North China Plain and is the closest seaport to Beijing.
The city is one of the biggest industrial and port cities
in China and it is also known as "the diamond of the
Bohai Gulf". Tianjin covers an area of 11,000 square
kilometers (4,200 square miles) and has a population in
excess of 10 million people.
has a long and illustrious history, from an ordinary fishing
village to the most important trade center in Northern China.
Tianjin was considered to be one of China's most important
military fortresses in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) due to
its particular geographic location as access point to Beijing,
the national capital. Its name "Tianjin" was graciously
bestowed by the Emperor Zhudi in the early years of the Ming
Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Tianjin means "the place where
the emperor crossed the river". In 1860, after the First
Opium War, Tianjin was further expanded to become the second
largest business and communications center in the country.
By the end of the 19th century, it had grown into a bustling
center for international commerce.
key multidisciplinary university directly under the jurisdiction
of the Ministry of Education, Nankai University is also
the alma mater of our beloved late Premier Zhou Enlai. It
has long been given much attention by the central government.
Chinese top leaders from Chairman Mao Zedong, Premier Zhou
Enlai to President Jiang Zemin all were at Nankai University
for inspection. Chairman Mao wrote the name for Nankai University
while President Jiang Zemin inscribed the following remarks:"A
glorious tradition to promote patriotism, dedication, creativity,
love of the community, all to build a first-rate socialist
Center for Combinatorics (CFC) at Nankai University is one
of the leading national academic institutions for mathematical
research. The CFC takes as its main tasks: organizing high-leveled
academic activities, doing world first-class original innovative
research, and training young mathematics talents. Its goal
is to establish a research center of first class in the
world. The CFC is devoted to the advancement of knowledge
and education of students in areas that contribute to or
prosper from an environment of discrete mathematics and
computer science in China.
Chinese visa is a permit
issued to a foreigner by the Chinese visa authorities for
entry into, exit from or transit through the Chinese territory.
The Chinese visa authorities may issue a Diplomatic, Courtesy,
Service or Ordinary Visa to a foreigner according to his identity,
purpose of visit to China and passport type. The Ordinary
Visa consists of eight sub-categories, which are respectively
marked with Chinese phonetic letters F, L, X, C, J-1, J-2,
G, and D.
Visa: Issued to an applicant who is invited
to China for visit, research, lecture, business, scientific-technological
and culture exchanges or short-term advanced studies or intern
practice for a period of no more than six months.
L Visa: Issued to an applicant who comes to China for
tourist purposes, family visiting or other personal affairs.
Z Visa: Issued to an applicant who is to take up a post
or employment in China, and their accompanying family members.
X Visa: Issued to an applicant who comes to China for
the purpose of study, advanced studies or intern practice
for a period of six months or above.
C Visa: Issued to crewmembers on international aviation,
navigation and land transportation missions and family members
J-1 Visa: Issued to foreign resident correspondents
J-2 Visa: Issued to foreign correspondents on temporary
interview mission in China.
G Visa: Issued to those who transit through China.
D Visa: Issued to applicant who is to reside permanently
The Chinese visa authorities overseas include
Chinese embassies, consulates, visa offices, and the consular
department of the office of the Commissioner of the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs of China. If a foreigner intends to enter
into, exit from or transit through the Chinese territory,
he shall apply to the above-mentioned Chinese visa authorities
for a Chinese visa. For further information, please consult
the nearest Chinese visa authorities.
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