1 Information for teachers and researchers going to China Welcome to SDC 3. Transportation 3. Campus 7. Temporary facilities 8. Organisation 9. Accommodation 10. Huairou 12. Health 13. VPN for China 13. Useful sites and apps 14. Important addresses 14. SDC's teaching platform - Moodle 15. Teaching schedule 20. Map of Yanqihu Campus 21. This guide is updated 8 November 2017. Please check teachers - researchers / for the latest edition. 2. Welcome to SDC Print this: To make an easier start for you at SDC, Hello driver, we have gathered some practical infor- I have to go to the University of Chi- mation for you.
2 Nese Academy of Sciences Yanqihu campus. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to stop by the SDC Office on (Yanqihu campus, University of Chi- campus. nese Academy of Sciences, 380. Huaibeizhuang, Huairou district, Bei- Transportation jing). Transportation from/to Beijing Interna- tional Airport The easiest way to get from the Beijing , International Airport to the Yanqihu : campus is to take a taxi. 380 . Always go to the official taxi queues. Do . not go with the drivers in the airport greeting you with taxi signs.
3 They will overcharge you for the ride. Therefore, just pass them and go to the official taxi Transport between campus and Huairou queues outside the airport. City When going to Huairou City you can ei- Some taxi drivers will be reluctant to ther take a bus or a taxi. take the trip, because they are not sure that they can get a ride back. However, if Bus There are several busses that go you pay them an extra 50 Yuan to take between the Yanqihu campus and you there, then it should not be a prob- Huairou City. The bus stop for busses lem.
4 Headed for Huairou City is just North of the main entrance on campus. The fee is The trip is approximately 40 - 60 kilo- 1 Yuan and the trip will take approxi- metres depending on the route chosen mately 20 minutes. by the driver and will take around 60. minutes. The fee should be around 200 Taxi If you go by taxi then the trip will RMB + the extra 50. cost 25-35 Yuan depending on your destination. Chinese taxi drivers rarely speak English, Travel card for public transportation so it is a good idea to bring written notes The Beijing travel card, which can be in Chinese with relevant addresses used on all public transport in Beijing, in- when you move around.
5 Cluding the Huairou area, can be pur- chased at the bus station in Huairou City. 3. rush hour, however, can prolong the drive. Getting a taxi to the Yanqihu campus from Beijing City can be tricky, as some drivers may not want to take the trip. However, if you pay them an extra 50. Yuan they will usually take the ride. To get this in written Chinese, see the sec- Beijing travel card tion above. Transportation to/from Beijing A network of drivers: When going to Beijing from the Yanqihu Currently a network of taxi drivers who campus, you can go either by shuttle drive Beijing taxis, but live in the Huairou bus, public bus or taxi.
6 Area and are willing to take you from Beijing to Huairou at a set price of 300. Public bus Right outside of the Yan- RMB is being established. qihu campus you can catch a bus #936. to Huairou Bus station (see address be- low). This will take approximately 20. minutes and cost 1 Yuan. Alternatively, you can take a cab to the bus station from the university main entrance. From the Huairou Bus Station you can catch express bus 916 that takes you straight to Dongzhimen Station in downtown Beijing. The bus leaves every 10-15.
7 Minutes. Last bus to Beijing leaves at 20:00. The last bus bound for Huairou from Dongzhimen, Beijing leaves at 21:00. The drive takes 1 hour 20 minutes and costs 6 Yuan. Huairou Bus Station - . 2 Fuqian East Street, Huairou 2 . Find the bus station on google maps: Taxi Usually there will be Beijing taxis at the campus gate ready to take you to Beijing. The fee will be approximately 250 including 10 RMB road toll, depend- ing on your destination in Beijing. The drive will take approximately one hour . 4. Beijing Taxis vs Huairou Taxis Busses start running the second week When taking taxis, it is important to be after semester start.
8 In general, busses run Monday to Friday able to distinguish between Beijing unless otherwise indicated see below. Taxis and Huairou Taxis. *On all teaching days (including those weekends when classes are conducted). Beijing Taxis can take you from **Only Saturdays, Sundays and national Huairou to Beijing and vice versa. The holidays fee for riding the Beijing Taxis is slightly higher than the Huairou taxis. Beijing taxi Huairou Taxis may drive you between the campus and Huairou City and around in the area. However, they are not allowed to leave the district and will not take you to downtown Beijing.
9 The fee for riding Huairou Taxis is slightly lower than the Beijing taxis. Huairou taxi Shuttle bus UCAS operates busses between Yanqihu Campus and cam- puses in Beijing and between Yanqihu Campus and Huairou city. You'll find the schedule below. You will be asked to show your campus card when you enter the bus. Please, note that it can be hard to get a seat during peak hours espe- cially for students since professors have first right. It is possible for students to reserve seats. 5. Departing from Time Route description Yuquanlu Campus 06:30** Yuquanlu Campus Zhonguancun Campus Jianxiang Bridge Huixin West Street Metro st.
10 (North exit) Spring Legend Yanqihu Campus Yuquanlu Campus 06:30 Yuquanlu Campus Babaoshan (Eight Treasure Mountain). Metro Station Landehuating (Land Home) Jinyuan Bridge - Lincui Bridge Spring Legend Yanqihu Campus Institute of Genetics and Devel- 06:40 IGDB Xinkexiang Garden Zhongke Dasha Jianxiang opmental Biology (Olympic Bridge Huixin West Street Metro st. (North exit) Spring Campus) Legend Yanqihu Campus Institute of Semiconductors 06:40 ISC Linda (University of Forrestry) North Street (East Exit). (East of Olympic Campus) Fenglinlvzhou (Olympic Campus) Spring Legend Yan- qihu Campus Yanqihu Campus 07:20* Yanqihu Campus Spring Legend Fenglinlvzhou (Olym- pic Campus) Zhongguancun Campus Yuquanlu Cam- pus Yanqihu Campus 09:00** Yanqihu Campus Spring Legend Huixin West Street Metro st.