A Chinese visa is a kind of permit issued to aliens entering, leaving or passing through the country of origin. The visa categories are diplomatic visa, courtesy visa, official visa and ordinary visa. Visit the China visa application service center www.visaforchina.org to learn if you need a visa.
72-hour transit visa exemption policy for nationals of 51 countries: some citizens of countries holding third-country visas and round-trip air tickets who transit from Beijing international airport to a third country or region may stay in Beijing for no more than 72 hours without a visa. Learn more about 72 hours of transit visa-free policy, please click: http://www.visaforchina.org/MEL_EN/generalinformation/news/269471.shtml