Geography                                                                                                           


           

Wuhan, the only sub-provincial city in Central China, is now the capital of Hubei Province with an area of 8,569.15 square kilometers. The world's 3rd longest river-the Yangtze River and its greatest branch, the Hanshui River flow across the city and divide it into three parts, namely Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang. It is located at 113°41'E to 115°05' E and 29°58'N to 31°22' N. It has a humid subtropical monsoon climate with abundant rainfall, sunshine and four distinctive seasons.



Tourism                                                                                                                 

Wuhan, in central China along the middle reaches of Yangtze River has been an important city since ancient time. It is reputed as oriental Chicago. And it is an important birthplace of Chu Culture of Spring and Autumn Period (770 - 476 BC) and Warring States Period (475 - 221 BC). Because of its location, Wuhan is the biggest transportation hub combining water, land, railway and air transportation in inland China. Here, we recommend top things to do in Wuhan to help first-time visitors know more about the city.


Yellow Crane Tower

The well-known Yellow Crane Tower, a Wuhan landmark, is one of the most recommended things to do for travelers. Inscriptions by famous poets and literati from ancient dynasties adorn the tower. A climb to the top nets a bird's view of the entire city. The tower resembles cranes spreading wines to fly. It has 5 floors and each floor has its own characteristic layout, decorations and displays. From the fifth floor, tourist can have a view of Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge and the majestic Yangtze River. Around the tower are some corridors, pavilions, galleries, making the scenic spot more attractive. The splendid scenery of the tower makes most tourists list it as the top thing to do in Wuhan.

East Lake

East Lake is a vast water scape in downtown Wuhan, being China’s second largest lake in urban areas. It is dotted with many islands and surrounded by various flowers and plants. Birds are flying leisurely over the lake hunting or playing, forming a lively and beautiful picture. With sakura in spring, lotus in summer, red leaves in autumn and plum blossom in winter, it is suitable for travelling all year round. So tourists will never be disappointed no matter when they go there for sightseeing. This is why touring East Lake is one of the top things to do in Wuhan.


Hubei Provincial Museum

Hubei Provincial Museum by East Lake is the largest museum in Hubei Province where you can have a better understanding of Chu Culture and Yangtze River Civilization. It is composed of the Chime Bells Exhibition Hall and the Chu Culture Exhibition Hall with about 240,000 collections. The most characteristic collections are bronze wares, lacquer wares and bamboo slips. The four treasures of the museum are Chime-bells from the Tomb of Marquis Yi of the Zeng State, the Sword of Goujian, Blue and White Plum Vase of the Four Loves in Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368) and Human Skull Fossils from Yunxian County. The basic exhibitions and performance of chime dances are going on every day.


Wuhan University

When talking about Wuhan, most people will think of Wuhan University. Not only because it is of high education quality, but also because it has beautiful scenery especially when the sakura bloom in the spring. Every spring, appreciating the sakura in Wuhan University has been one of the most romantic things to do in Wuhan. The number of tourists is so much that they need to book in advance. Besides, the early palatial architectures in both Chinese and western style in the university are simple, elegant and spectacular which is also worth visiting. Some have already been listed as important heritage sites under state protection.


Hubu Alley

In Wuhan, eating breakfast is also called “spending the morning," and Hubu Lane is a famous place to do such a thing. Hubu Lane is located in Wuchang District and is a relatively short street with dozens of traditional Wuhan snacks. And it is seen as the best place to eat breakfast. It is about 150 meters long and has about 160 snack shops selling more than 170 kinds of food. The most famous one is Hot Dry Noodles. It is also one of the favorite food of local people. Other snacks like Hutang Rice Noodles, Soup Dumplings, Fried Bread Stick Wrapped with Glutinous Rice, Duck neck, Mianwo are also highly recommended.


Jiqing Street


It is a nice place for the night life. In the evening, it provide popular snacks and flavored food at cheap prices. Peppery fried snails, fresh steamed lobsters and crabs, spicy shrimp balls, tasty beef soups and Chinese dumplings, all these will feed you well. Chi Li, a popular, modern woman writer wrote a novel entitled Life Show which tells a love story of a charming lady who sells duck necks in this street. Now the novel has become a best-seller, thousands of people come to find the original heroine and of course they will not miss the delicious duck necks. Featured: Fried-snail, Steamed Crayfish,



Yangtze River Cruise

Yangtze River Cruise is definitely a must thing to do in Wuhan. There are daytime cruise and nighttime cruise and the latter is more recommended. There are two ferry terminals, Wuchang Hongxiang Ferry Terminal with both daytime and nighttime cruise and Hankou Yuehan Ferry Terminal with nighttime cruise. If you want to have a general view of the city, the cruise can’t be missed. The route includes attractions like Wuchang River Beach, Wuhan Port, Dragon Temple, Qingchuan Pavilion, Tortoise Hill, Yellow Crane Tower, Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge, etc. When the night falls and the lights all come on, everyone will be immersed in the night view along Yangtze River. What need to pay attention to is that the cruise route is different from each other, so when buying the ticket, ask the clerk carefully.
 

Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge

The bridge is 1,670 meters (1,826 yards) long hanging over Yangtze River. It is the first bridge built over Yangtze River and is the first Yangtze River Bridge carrying both highway and railway. Buses and cars go through the bridge on the upper level and trains through lower level. To provide a better view of the bridge and the river, a view platform has been built. Also, elevators are equipped to facilitate the tourists to appreciate the Yangtze River on the bridge. If you are walking on the bridge, you can also take a look at the guardrail. You can see there are vivid pictures of birds, flowers, fishes, animals and plants on it.


Guiyuan Buddhist Temple

With a history of nearly 400 years, Guiyuan Buddhist Temple is the most visited temple in Wuhan. Most local people go there and burn incenses to bless or pursue inner peace. It is regarded as the best attraction in west Wuhan because of its towering old trees and luxuriant trees and flowers. There are more than 200 traditional Chinese architectures in compact and reasonable layout. The main buildings are Norther Courtyard, Middle Courtyard Southern Courtyard, Sutra Collection Pavilion, Grand Hall, and Luohan. In Sutra Collection Pavilion, there are also 418 pieces of writings and paintings from Song Dynasty (420 - 479) to the modern times.


Chu River and Han Street

Han Street has a unique architectural style, blending tradition and modernity. Most of its architecture recreates the style of the Republic of China period.

Chu River and Han Street is developed as a project of the Phase 1 of Wuhan Central Cultural Zone, which integrates tourist attractions, business, commercial and living accommodation. As the first key project of Wuhan East Lake ecological water network, Chu River and Han Street feature a combination of landscape, ecological projects, cultural exhibition as well as shopping centers.

Chu River and Han Street, with a total floor space of 210,000 square meters, officially opened for business on 30 September 2011. It has become an iconic attraction that incorporates Wuhan’s distinct water scenery, cuisine and lifestyle into a state of the art shopping complex.

Han Street has a unique architectural style, blending tradition and modernity. Most of its architecture recreates the style of the Republic of China period, marked by red-and-grey bricks, delicate architraves, black gates, bronze door rings, shikumen, brick-paved lanes and old-fashioned wooden windows. However, modern and European style buildings are included among the old-style architectures.





Wuhan Food                                                                                                         

Wuhan food is generally a mix of cuisines in different parts of China, therefore it is absolutely a wonderful place for tourists. There are many of snacks, for instance, hot and dry noodles (re gan mian),  duck's neck, dumplings, the delicious and often juicy soup buns (tang bao), salty doughnuts (mian wo) or doupi (sticky rice, egg, beef, mushrooms and beans wrapped in a pocket of soy skin).


Hot and dry noodles (Re Gan Mian)


Hot and Dry Noodles is the most popular food in Wuhan. It enjoys a high reputation for itslow price and delicious taste,it's fragrant and refreshing, with unique flavor as one of the best choice for breakfast in Wuhan.


Beef Noodle Soup (Niu Rou Mian)

A bowl of hot noodle soup topped with tender braised beef is an absolutely satisfying comfort dish.


Dou Pi


Dou Pi is a popular local dish with a filling of egg, rice, beef, mushrooms and beans cooked between two large round soybean skins and cut into pieces, structurally like a stuffed pizza without enclosing edges.


Steamed Soup Buns

Steamed Soup buns, also called Xiaolongbao is a type of steamed buns with soup stuffing, also one of the famous snack in Wuhan. It is traditionally steamed in small bamboo baskets, hence the name (Xiaolong is literally small steaming basket). Xiaolongbao are often referred to as soup dumplings in English, but not all Xiaolongbao are necessarily soup dumplings.

Salty doughnut(Mian Wo)


Salty doughnut is one of the favourite dish for breakfast in Wuhan, it's said to be invented by a vendor in Hanzhengjie who sells cakes during the Qing Dynasty.



Population                                                                                                             

Wuhan has 13 districts, among which Jiang'an, Jianghan, Qiaokou, Hanyang, Wuchang, Hongshan and Qingshan Districts are downtowns while Dongxihu, Caidian, Jiangxia, Huangpi, Xinzhou and Hannan Districts are new towns. Wuchang, Hanyang, Jiang'an, Jianghan and Qiaokou Districts are old towns. Wuhan also has three state-level development zones, i.e. Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone (Zhuankou Development Zone), East Lake Hi-Tech Development Zone (Optical Valley of China) and Wuhan Wujiashan Economic and Technological Development Zone. Now the number of registered permanent residents is about 11,212,000.



History                                                                                                                   

Wuhan enjoys a time-honored history. According to archaeological discoveries and ancient records, more than 10,000 years ago, some people had already settled down in Wuhan. Over 3,500 years ago, the light of urban civilization began to spark in Panlongcheng, an ancient city in the northern area of Wuhan at that time. During the Three Kingdoms Period some 1,700 years ago, Wuhan was a noted battlefield. After the Ming and the Qing Dynasties, Hankou gradually developed itself into one of “the Four Famous Towns” nationwide. More than 100 years ago, Wuchang was the birthplace of the Revolution of 1911.



Foreign Relations                                                                                                 

Granted by the nation as one of the open cities along the Yangtze River in 1992, Wuhan has gradually become a hot area in attracting foreign investments. Among the Global 500 international enterprises, 84 have already invested in Wuhan. The French Consulate General in Wuhan, the US Consulate General in Wuhan and ROK Consulate General in Wuhan were set up in 1998, 2008 and 2011 respectively.

Wuhan enjoys ever-closer exchanges with other countries and regions in the world in economy, trade, science and technology, education, culture and all the other fields as well as dynamic and friendly ties with the governments, people and social organizations. Now it has 17 sister cities around the world, namely Oita in Japan, Pittsburgh in the United States, Duisburg in Germany, Manchester in the United Kingdom, Galati in Romania, Kiev in Ukraine, Khartoum in Sudan, Gyor in Hungary, Bordeaux in France, Arnhem in Netherlands, Cheong Ju in South Korea, Sankt Polten in Austria, Christchurch in New Zealand, Markham in Canada, Borlange in Sweden, Kopavogur in Iceland and Ashdod in Israel.



Wuhan’s Advantages                                                                                           

I. Major City in Central China

Wuhan is located in Central China. China’s H-shaped economic development pattern in the coastal areas, the Yangtze River Economic Belt and the western region have taken shape, in which Wuhan serves as the transportation junction connecting the east and the west, linking the north and the south. Therefore, it is crowned by the domestic economists as “China’s economic and geographic center” and has ranked the 6th of the “Top 50 Cities with the Strong Comprehensive Strength in China” for years consecutively. In the UNWorld Urbanization Prospects report issued in February, 2002, Wuhan ranked the 6th among the 25 most promising Chinese cities.

II. Geography

Located in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, Wuhan has been regarded as the “thoroughfare to nine provinces”. Beijing-Guangzhou Railway and the Yangtze River converge in Wuhan and also Beijing-Jiulong Railway and Beijing-Guangzhou Railway intersect in it, thus forming a railway network linking North China, Southwest China, Central-South China and East China. Moreover, Beijing-Zhuhai Expressway and Shanghai-Chengdu Expressway converge in Wuhan and a High-speed Railway along the Yangtze River will be completed here soon. Therefore, a “flexible multimodal transportation system” combining expressways, high-speed railways and water transportation on the Yangtze River gives greater prominence to Wuhan’s position of strategic importance as a junction of water and land transportation in China.

III. Market

Wuhan is the largest inland logistic and cargo distribution center in China, with its service covering approximately 400 million populations in the 5 neighboring provinces including Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui, Henan and Sichuan. At present, there are over 10,000 commercial organizations, 105,000 commodity networks, 4 commercial listed enterprises as well as 8 comprehensive shopping centers on the list of China Top 100 Retail Shopping Centers.

IV. Industry

As an important industrial base, Wuhan has a solid foundation in both hi-tech manufacturing industry and traditional manufacturing industry. At present, a new economic growth belt featuring the integration of hi-tech and traditional manufacturing industries has taken shape, including a series of industrial clusters such as Optical Valley of China, Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Auto Town, Taiwan Enterprises Development Zone and Yangluo Development Zone along the 88 kilometers Middle Ring of Wuhan. It has a complete array of industries, including over 30,000 industrial enterprises of 33 industries such as iron and steel, automobile, equipment manufacturing, petroleum and petrochemical, optoelectronic communication, western and traditional Chinese medicine, biological engineering, textile, clothes and food. Its strong comprehensiveness of facilities provides investors from home and abroad with a great platform to invest.

V. Science and Education

Wuhan is the scientific, cultural and educational center in Central China, with its comprehensive strength in this regard ranking the 3rd among all the large-and-medium-sized cities in China, just next to that of Beijing and Shanghai. Wuhan boasts abundant intellectual and human resources. There are 82 regular institutions of higher learning in Wuhan with 149,300 postgraduates and 1,006,900 undergraduate students, 101 scientific and research institutes, 26 state key laboratories, 72 Academicians of China Academy of Science and China Academy of Engineering as well as 450,000 technicians of various kinds. East Lake Development Zone in Wuhan is the 2nd largest intellectual-intensive area only inferior to Zhongguancun in Beijing, playing a leading role in terms of science and technology development nationwide in the following 5 fields: communication, biological technology, laser, microelectronic technology and new materials.

VI. Environment

Wuhan has greatly improved its comprehensive service functions by promoting environmental innovations. A batch of pivotal infrastructures with important functions have been completed such as Wuhan International Airport, airport expressway, the Yangtze River No.2 Bridge, No.3 Bridge, millions of private branch exchanges (PBX), water plants, power plants and sewage treatment plants. In addition, started from transforming the government functions, we have introduced “a package” public cooperation system for foreign enterprises, communication with mayor system, complaint-resolving system and investment environment accountability system, etc.  After the observation on Wuhan’s investment environment, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization deems that it is the primary city to invest in China’s central and western regions. After more than half a year’s investigation and evaluation, Wuhan was given the highest scores among the 15 large cities along the Yangtze River in terms of investment environment by the Shanghai Hong Kong Council for Promoting the Development of Yangtze.



Telecommunications and Mobile Communications                                          

Both GSM and 4G as well as 5G mobile communications networks are in operation in Wuhan and provide wireless Internet access services.

For more information, you may visit any telecom operator business outlet or call:
   10086  (China Mobile)
   10010
China Unicom
   10000  (China Telecom)



Postal & Express Services                                                                                   

Post offices can be found throughout the city. They are open seven days a week and provide international and domestic letter, parcel, express mail, international business correspondence, telegram, telephone and fax services. Additionally, there are postal savings offices, offering savings, remittance and telegraphic transfer services. Green mailboxes for domestic and international mail can be found on all major streets.


Schooling for Foreign Children                                                                          

The Chinese education system provides six years of primary school, followed by six years of secondary education. At higher-education institutions, junior college programs take two to three years, bachelor’s programs takes four to five years, and master’ s and doctoral programs take two to three years. Each school year consists of two semesters, with each semester about 21 weeks long. The first semester begins on September 1 and ends in mid-January of the next year, and the second semester begins in early or mid-February and ends in early July. Each school year has about 10 weeks of summer and winter breaks.
    The Foreign nationals, who are at least 18 years old and in good health, with qualifications equivalent to or above Chinese senior high school diploma as well as ordinary passports, may apply to enroll colleges and universities qualified for overseas students.
    A foreign national wishing to attend a primary or secondary school in Wuhan, may apply for an educational residence permit according to the Interim Administrative Provisions on Primary and Secondary Schools Admitting Foreign Students. A foreign national wishing to attend higher education institution in Wuhan, should apply for an educational residence permit according to the Interim Administrative Provisions on Higher Education Institutions Admitting International Students.
    An applicant who has entered China with a regular passport and an “X” visa may apply for a residence permit with the Entry and Exit Administration Department of the Wuhan Municipal Public Security Bureau by presenting the letter of offer that he or she has received from a higher-education institution and other required documents.
    School-age children of foreign nationals residing in Wuhan may apply to attend their nearest school by presenting their Hubei Residence Permits. The Children may also choose to attend a school dedicated to foreign children in Wuhan.


Medical Consultation                                                                                           

Wuhan has an effective and efficient medical and healthcare network and general and specialized hospitals can be found in all of the city’s administrative districts. Foreigners in Wuhan may seek medical attention at the hospital by presenting their personal identity document or residence permit. If they are unable to make the trip to the hospital, they can dial emergency assistance number 120 or the number of their designated hospital for an ambulance. The fee ranges from one hundred to several hundred of RMB, depending on the distance transported and the medicines used.
    The First-class Hospitals in Wuhan tend to have numerous outpatients. They offer online and telephone appointment services. Patients may proceed to the outpatient department, register and wait their turn. Outpatient services follow this procedure: Registration and assignment to the right department for diagnosis—waiting for one’s turn—Consultation with the doctor—Paid examinations and tests (some examinations require appointments in advance)—Direct prescription by doctor or prescription according to the results of examinations and tests—Paying—Collecting medicines.
    List of the First-class Hospitals in Wuhan

No.

Name of Hospital

1

457 Hospital of the Chinese People's Liberation Army

2

Hubei Provincial Central Hospital of Wuhan (Wuhan No.2 Hospital)

3

Wuhan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine

4

Wuhan Children’s Hospital

5

Wuhan No.1 Hospital

6

Tongji Hospital of Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology

7

Union Hospital of Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology

8

Wuhan No.4 Hospital

9

Hubei Provincial People’s Hospital

10

The Affiliated Hospital of Hubei College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

11

Wuhan No.3 Hospital of Hubei Province

12

Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University

13

The Affiliated Liyuan Hospital of Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology

14

Hubei Provincial Tumor Hospital

15

The Affiliated Stomatological Hospital of Wuhan University

16

Hubei Zhongshan Hospital (originally Jungong Hospital)

17

Wuhan Iron and Steel (Group) Corp. General Hospital



Traffic rules which drivers of motor vehicles should comply with                 

1.  Carry valid licenses issued by the traffic administration agency of the public security bureau;
2.  Do not use altered, forged, diverted or deceitfully acquired license plate, driver’s license, pass or other certificates for transport administration;
3. Do not drive motor vehicles with partly damaged license plate or indistinguishable license plate because of cover, stain or damage;
4.  Do not use a cell phone or check text messages when driving or throw items out of the vehicle, which may affect road safety;
5.  Do not use invalid certificates related to traffic administration;
6.  Do not park on a no-parking road section, even temporarily; when stopping temporarily on a road section where parking is not prohibited, the driver should stay in the vehicle, and the vehicle should not hinder the traffic or endanger public safety;
7.  Do not practice driving on a road;
8.  Give way to public buses entering or exiting a bus station;
9.  Carry a working fire extinguisher in the vehicle;
10.  Abide by all other traffic rules promulgated by governments at all levels in the People’s Republic of China.

License Plate

After having a motor vehicle shipped in from other countries or having bought a motor vehicle in Chinese territory, the owner may apply for a license plate at the Vehicle Division of the Traffic Administration of the Wuhan Public Security Bureau.   

Tel: 4008-000-122   

Add: No.8, Youyi Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan
 
    To apply for a motor vehicle license plate, the following documents should be presented:   

1.  A certificate identifying the source of the vehicle. If the vehicle is purchased overseas, License Plate Issuance or Removal Notification for Imported or Exported Vehicle Supervised by the Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China issued by Wuhan Customs District People’s Republic of China should be presented. If the vehicle is purchased in China, a motor vehicle sales receipt and vehicle quality certificate should be presented;   

2.  Identity paper means: the passport or another travel document with which he or she has entered China, a valid visa or residence permit allowing the holder to remain in China for at least 6 months,, and a residence registration certificate issued by the pubic security bureau, if the applicant is a foreign citizen; a valid identity paper issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, if the applicant is a staff member of a foreign diplomatic mission in China, or of a representative office of an international organization in China;

3.  The certificate of payment of vehicle purchase tax or tax exemption;

4.  The original of the triplicate of the receipt of the premium payment for the compulsory vehicle accident insurance.
    The Vehicle Division will check and verify the submitted documents. If the vehicle is under the supervision of customs or is produced in China without being exempted from inspection, it shall receive Power-driven Vehicles Safety Technology Inspection. If the vehicle passes the verification, the Division will, within two days after the acceptance of application, confirm the motor vehicle, check the rubbing membrane of the vehicle identification code, examine the submitted certificates, and issue vehicle registration certificate, license plate, motor vehicle license and conformity inspection mark.

Driver’s License

     A foreign national whose residence is in Wuhan could apply for a driver license at the Vehicle Division of the Traffic Administration of the Wuhan Public Security Bureau.

Tel: 4008-000-122

  Add: No.8, Youyi Avenue, Wuchang district, Wuhan

1.  A foreign national without a foreign driver’s license who is applying for a Chinese driver’s license for the first time should present the following documents:
    (1)  Motor Vehicle Driver’s License Application Form

(2) Identity paper. For a foreign national, the identity paper refers to the passport or other travel documents with which he or she has entered China, a valid visa or residence permit allowing the holder to remain in China for at least 3 months, and a residence registration certificate issued by the pubic security bureau. For a staff member of a foreign diplomatic mission in China, or of a representative office of an international organization in China, the identity paper refers to a valid identity paper issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

(3) A certificate of physical fitness issued by a hospital at or above the country or regiment level.

With the approval of the Vehicle Division, the applicant shall sign up for a driver’s training school. After the training course and test, he or she will be granted a driving license by the vehicle division if eligible.

2.  A foreign national holding a foreign driver’s license who is applying for a Chinese driver’s license should present the following documents:
    (1) Motor Vehicle Driver’s License Application Form;
    (2) Identity paper. For a foreign national, the identity paper refers to the passport or other travel documents with which he or she has entered China, a valid visa or residence permit allowing the holder to remain in China for at least 3 months,, and a residence registration certificate issued by the pubic security bureau For a staff member of a foreign diplomatic mission in China, or of a representative office of an international organization in China, the identity paper refers to a valid identity paper issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
     (3) A certificate of physical fitness issued by a hospital at or above the country or regiment level (this requirement is waived if the applicant is a staff member of a foreign diplomatic mission in China, or of a representative office of an international organization in China;
     (4) The original and a translated version (in Chinese) of his or her valid foreign driver’s license.
     With the approval of the Vehicle Division, applicants shall take a test concerning traffic rules and regulations. For driver’s license applicants of large bus, towing tractor, medium bus and large truck, real-road driving skill test is also required. The Vehicle Division will issue a driver’s license if the applicant passes the test.

Insurance for Motor Vehicles

    Owners or operators of motor vehicles on roads in China’s territory should purchase compulsory traffic accident insurance according to law. The vehicle administration office will not register vehicle or issue qualification labels to vehicle without such insurance.

Traffic accident

    1.  A driver involved in a traffic accident should stop the vehicle immediately and protect the accident scene.
    2.  If any personal injury is caused to another person, the driver must immediately try to rescue the wounded and report the accident to a traffic police officer or the vehicle administration office as soon as possible. Any change of the scene by attempt to rescue the injured must be clearly marked.
    3.  In the event of an accident with no personal injury, provided that there is no dispute about the details and liability and that the vehicles can be moved, both parties shall take photos of the scene or mark the location of the accident, and then move the vehicles to a place where they will not block the traffic and negotiate compensation on their own afterwards. For vehicle-damaged accident, the two parties can record each other’s contact number and go to the insurance claim service center within 24 hours for compensation. If both parties do not want to leave the scene, they must immediately report the accident to a traffic police officer and/or the vehicle administration office.

Traffic Violations

A foreign national for temporary residence in China who intends to drive a vehicle should apply for a temporary Chinese driver’s license with the vehicle administration office at the port of entry or city of departure, and should carry the license, if granted, at all times and drive safely.
    A foreign driver in Wuhan who has been warned or fined by a traffic police officer for a traffic violation has the right to defend himself. The interpreter of the foreign driver should interpret the officer’s statement to the foreign driver on the spot. If the foreign driver objects to the administrative penalty, he or she shall have the right to apply for administrative reconsideration or litigation in accordance with the law.
    A foreign vehicle on a temporary trip to China should apply for a temporary Chinese license plate and driving license from the public security bureau in entry areas or origins of the foreign vehicle and register his or her postal address and telephone number with the proper authorities in Wuhan.
    A foreign driver in Wuhan with a traffic violation captured by a surveillance camera should respond to the traffic violence notice in the Office of Traffic Illegal Records in Traffic Police Station. His or her driver’s license and motor vehicle license are required in the response.



Basic Knowledge for Paying Tax                                                                        

Resident taxpayers include individuals with a residence in the Chinese territory or those who do not have a residence in China but have lived in China for a whole year, whose incomes originating from both within and outside the Chinese territory are subject to income tax in China, should pay individual income tax according to the Law on Individual Income Tax of The People's Republic of China. Individuals without a residence in the Chinese territory but have lived in China for over a year and less than five years, whose incomes originating from outside the Chinese territory, with the approval of tax authority, the individual income tax can be levied merely on the payment from companies, enterprises and other economic organizations, or individual within Chinese territory. Individuals living in China for more than five years should pay the individual income tax on their whole incomes originating from both within and outside the Chinese territory.



Emergency                                                                                                            

A foreign national caught in a traffic accident or emergency should immediately call the following numbers for help.

Police: 110

Fire: 119

Ambulance: 120

Traffic Accident: 122

Police stations and neighborhood posts can be found in all streets and at busy crossroads in Wuhan. Police stations are open and police vehicles patrol the streets 24 hours a day, promptly responding to citizens’ requests for assistance and dispatching officers as instructed by the 110 Emergency Number center.


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