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Beijing & Shanghai

University of South Carolina Columbia

Day 1 - Saturday, March 2, 2024

Arrive in Beijing

We will have two group pickups

1. Flight LH0720 (Arrival time/9:30)

2. Flight TK0088 & UA0088 (Arrival time/4:15&5:25)

Meeting point: Starbucks on the international arrival floor (Our driver will hold a sign of "University of South Carolina Columbia")

Check in hotel - Jianguo Hotel (http://www.hoteljianguo.com/en/)

Address: No 5, Jianguomenwai, Beijing

Tel: +86 10 6500 2233

Our guide will give a tour to Silk Market near your hotel around noon.

Free time the rest of the day

Day 2 - Sunday, March 3, 2024

Cultural Excursions

8:30 a.m.         

Our coach will pick us up at our hotel

9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  

We will tour the Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world. We will also visit the nearby Forbidden City, the royal palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties for over 600 years. 

 

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.   

We will have a group lunch at the foot of the Great Wall

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.   

We'll take a coach to visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Once there, you'll ride a cable car up the mountain to walk along the Wall. Afterward, you can slide down the mountain on a toboggan. 

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.  

We will enjoy a group dinner near our hotel, then go back to the hotel to rest. ​

Day 3 - Monday, March 4

Business Visits

9:30 a.m.

We will meet at our hotel lobby, and then walk to Apple.​

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Business visit - Apple Inc.

Host: Mr. Brian Lu

Contact: Isabel Cao (13501003062)

北京市朝阳区建国门外大街1号国贸三期A座12层

12:00 p.m.

You will have a group lunch.

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Business visit - Peking University NSD (confirmed) 

Host: Professor Changjun Yue

Address

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​We will return to our hotel after the tour. In the evening, we will take the subway to Qianman and have a Peking Duck dinner.

Day 4 - Tuesday, March 5

Business Visits

8:30 a.m.

Our coach will pick us up at our hotel

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Business visit – Syngenta Beijing R&D Center

Host: Ms. Yin Liu 刘垠 13051577313

先正达生命科技有限公司

北京市昌平区北清路生命科学园区25号

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

You will have a group lunch.

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Business visit – IPSOS (confirmed)

Host: Ms. Holly Hao (office: 5219 3141, cell:139 1156 2450)

Address: 北京市朝阳区安定路5号院中海国际中心A座12B-16层

We will tour Houhai folk art street, then return to our hotel. The rest of the day is free. 

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Day 5 - Wednesday, March 6, 2024

High-speed train to Shanghai

8:15 a.m.

Our coach will pick us up at our hotel and take us to Beijing High-speed Train Station (South)

10:00 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.

High-speed train to Shanghai

2:30 p.m. 

Our coach will pick us up at the train station and take us to the Central Hotel

3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Free times

(about 4 p.m.) A tailor will come to our hotel to take orders for customized suits and dresses. 

You will enjoy a group dinner of the famous Shanghai fried dumplings

 上海小笼包

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Our guide will take you on a walking tour around the renown Nanjing Road, leading to the BUND water front.​

Day 6 - Thursday, March 7th, 2024

Business Visits

9 a.m.

Our coach will pick us up at your hotel. You will ride to Suzhou (1.5 hours)

​10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Business visit - An apparel company

江苏省 苏州市 吴江区 松陵街道 夏蓉街199号(亨通数云网智产业园)17幢103 
手机:18936536398 Jessie

Factory and shop visit - Suzhou silk factory (confirmed)

Address:

12 pm

Group lunch 

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Business visit - Black & Decker (confirmed)

​Host: Mr. Qin Zou (SVP)

​Contact: Laura 13092600218

百得(苏州)精密制造有限公司   苏州工业园区苏虹路200号出口加工区内

Our coach will pick us up and drive us to our hotel. The rest of the day is free.

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Day 7 - Friday, March 8, 2024

Business Visits

9:30 a.m.

Our coach will pick us up at our hotel.

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Business visit: Shanghai Stock Exchange

Host: Dr. Gang Zeng, 曾刚主任

Contact: Sisi Miao, 021-68602662

Address: 

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

We will have a group lunch 

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Business Visit: Shanghai Jiangtong University

Host: 周道力 13818318012 

上海市华山路1954号上海交通大学安泰经济与管理学院403

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Business Visit: J. Sure 

Host: Mr. Ken Lin 18616306368

徐汇区 吴中路8号 锦辉大厦 803室 

Our coach will take us back to our hotel after the visits, and the rest of the day is free. 

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Day 8 - Saturday, March 9th, 2024

Cultural Excursions

9:00 a.m.

Our coach will pick us up at our hotel.

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Shanghai Center (the second tallest building in the world)

You will have a group lunch

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

A stroll in the famous People's Square, passing by an interesting "Matching Making" market by parents for their adult children.

Afterwards, we will tour the renowned Yu Garden and Old Shanghai Temple. We will also visit a tea shop to see a tea ceremony. 

7:30 p.m.

We will have a farewell dinner (hotpot) to celebrate the end of the trip

Day 9 - Sunday, March 10th

Depart China for Home

.Fly back to U.S.A.

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