Beijing, as the capital of China, is the nation’s political, cultural and economical center and is unique in history, tradition and characteristics. About 3,000 years ago, a small city appeared on the present site of southwest on Beijing. From the 12th century to 1991, it was the capital of Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. Now, it is shaping itself into a modern metropolis on the 16800 square kilometers with a population of 10 million. You will find the city an unforgettable destination, with its ancient Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the numerous palaces telling legends of dynasties long lost in the mist of history. Moreover, the city has refreshed its complexion by the growing numbers of parks and recreational centers, the folk shows of holiday celebration, the splendid theatrical stages, and the grand city outlook. As the city for 2008 Olympic Games, it is being renovated and is developing in an accelerative speed. For more information about Beijing, please refer to http://english.bjta.gov.cn/about/natural.asp
October is the best season in Beijing, sunny and comfortable. The average daily temperature is 16.2C/61.2F with the high at around 25.4C/77.7F and low at around -3.5C/25.7F. The updated weather information can be found in the website: http://english.bjta.gov.cn/tips/Weather.asp
Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science (AMSS), Chinese Academy of Sciences, is located at the southwest corner of the Baofusi Bridge on the north part of the 4th Ring-Road（中国科学院数学与系统科学研究院，位于北四环保福寺桥西南角）. Here is a map of the local area around AMSS.
l Multi-media LCD projector for portable computer with PowerPoint etc.
l Overhead projector for transparent sheets;
l If you need other equipments, please contact the secretariat in advance.
Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing 100080, China
Contact Person: Ms. Jin-Ling CHANG (常金玲)