close PECS Steering committee has made the very difficult decision to postpone meeting scheduled for October 2020 in Shanghai to October 2022 (exact dates to be confirmed).
As a substitute for the real PECS 2020, the Virtual PECS is organised during October 2020 - March 2021.
We have started an email listserv using google groups, to share news about this and future PECS meetings, as well as other important community announcements. To subscribe, send an email message to: To unsubscribe, send an email

useful information


All participants are required to show a valid passport while traveling to China. Citizens of some countries are required to obtain visa before arriving China. . The most updated visa information can be received from the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China
If you need the official invitation letters issued from us to support your visa application, please Click here


Climate and Weather of Shanghai in October

Mean monthly maximum temperature: 23ºC

Mean monthly minimum temperature: 14ºC

Average monthly rainfall: 74 mm


China, the common power voltage is 220 Volt 50 Hz AC

Please remember to bring an adaptator if you require one.

Time Zone

Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +8 hours

Currency Exchange

The Chinese RMB is the official currency of China. Credit cards are widely used and accepted. Visitors can use their Visa and Master Cards. The currency in China is Chinese Yuan (CNY). US$ 1= 6.99 CNY (the rate on 25 Dec. 2019).

Useful links

Shanghai city guide:


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