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Q: Can I use my mobile phone in China?
A: Most of the mobile phones that are supported by GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) do work throughout China.
Q: Where can I find acupuncture places in Beijing?
A: There are three specialized TCM hospitals offering acupuncture in this regard.
Q: Where can I purchase Olympic coins?
A: You may purchase them from authorized retailers of commemorative coins of precious metals.
Q: How can non-accredited media people cover the Beijing Olympics?
A: 2008 Beijing International Media Center (BIMC) will provide some 10,000 non-accredited journalists from around the world with work areas, accommodation and many other services.
Q: Where Can I Find 24-hour Stores in Beijing?
A: Both Beijing and Shanghai have many convenience stores operating around the clock to serve your needs at any hour.
Q: How Will Torchbearers for Beijing Olympics Be Selected?
A: Starting from June 25, a total of 21,880 torchbearers will be selected from around the world by various organizations and entities. There are two methods for such a worldwide selection process.
Q: Where Can I Find Good Places for Tea in Beijing and Shanghai?
A: In China, tea is a traditional drink, that's not only good for your health but can also cultivate your mind. Teahouses become especially popular in the summer, as drinking tea can help you beat the heat.
Q: Why Is There a Torch Relay?
A: In recollection of the origins of the Olympic Games, the flame is lit in Olympia, Greece, some months before the opening of the Games. It is then carried by relay from Olympia to the host city of the Games.
Q: What Sports Are on the Program of the Forthcoming Games?
A: Summer sports: Aquatics, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Canoe / kayak, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Softball, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling.
Q: How Do the Athletes Live During the Olympic Games?
A: During the Olympic fortnight, the athletes live in the Olympic Village. What is the advantage of these villages? Here, the athletes find all the necessary commodities, shops, post offices, cinemas, cultural centers and, of course, restaurants.
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