No visa is required for ordinary passport holders from Singapore, Brunei
and Japan to visit China for up to 15 days for business, sightseeing,
visiting relatives and friends or transit.
If you are passing through Beijing(PEK), Chengdu(CTU), Chongching(CKG),
Dalian(DLC), Guilin(KWL), Hangzhou(HGH), Guanzhou(CAN), Kunming(KMG),
Shanghai(PVG, SHA), Shenyang(SHE) or Xian(XIY) airports you can stay for
72 hours, provided you hold visas for onward countries, final
destination tickets, have booked seats and you have a passport from
Albania, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,
Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland,
Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia,
South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine,
United Kingdom or United States.
A visa on arrival can be purchased for visiting Shenzhen at the border.
The visa is available for most except people from USA. The cost starts
at 150RMB. This visa is only valid for 5 days and only for the Shenzhen
area. It can be obtained from the border crossing with Hong Kong and
Visas can be obtained easily at most embassies and takes around 4 days.
Prices vary depending on your nationality.
China visa information
China embassies and consulates
China foreign ministry