Information Plan your Trip Business hours, official currency, the weather, what documentation is needed and many other answers to travel to Beijing. Necessary Documentation Depending on the length of the trip and your country of origin, it may be necessary to obtain a visa to travel to China. Find out the process. Read more Currency China's official currency is Renminbi (RMB), which means 'people's currency'. Its basic unit is the yuan (CNY). Read more Language The official language in Beijing is Mandarin Chinese, also known as pǔtōnghùa. Find out some basic expressions to help you during your trip. Read more Weather Beijing has a continental climate characterised by cold, dry winters and hot, humid summers. Continue reading for information on the best time to travel. Read more Prices Although China is a fairly cheap country, in some cases it isn't as noticeable. Find out how much it costs to stay in Beijing and set your budget. Read more Information Necessary Documentation You may also be interested in Information Before travelling to a destination like China, it is normal that many doubts arise. We'll try to answer the most common questions: Necessary Documentation A visa is required to travel to China. It isn't complicated, but it is something you have to do with plenty of time and you'll have to pay.