Please be careful and keep an eye on your personal belongings (e.g. purse, cellphone) in areas crowded with people, i.e. the downtown, scenic spots and bus / metro / railway stations crowded with people. Beware of pick pockets. Place wallets in front pockets and carry a purse that has a secure, strong strap. Be aware of loud commotions that may be staged distractions for pickpocketing.
Please restrain from uncontrolled drinking which is regarded in Chinese culture as an unwise, senseless and immature behavior.
Case 1: In December 2014, an international student who was seeking master degree and with scholarship sponsored, was detained by police and sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment in China due to beating someone in the bar after drinking.
Electrical products, portable heaters, and cooking equipment are the source of many dorm fires. Keep combustibles away from heat sources and don't overload electrical outlets, extension cords, and power strips. High-power electric appliances, such as immersion heater, electric kettle and heater etc. are strictly forbidden in dormitories.
Case 2: In September 2017, an international student overcharged his scooter battery in his dormitory and caused a fire disaster.
If you go traveling, please have a company of your friend(s) and avoid making friends with strangers indiscriminately. Apart from taking good care of your personal belongings, stow your credentials carefully. If you get them lost, please immediately go to the local police station to report which could later on be used as a proof to renew your credentials and visa. Before leaving, close and lock all windows, close all shades / drapes and lock and bolt the entrance door. Make sure you secure or remove valuables in your home or room (i.e. jewelry, computers, electronics, etc.).
Always lock your door - even during short naps or when you are just down the hall. Don't keep large sums of cash in your room. Report broken windows, door latches or lights to residence hall staff so repairs can be made quickly.
Case 3: In May 2015, an international student lost over $1,000 in her room due to leaving her door open frequently.
For ATM, cancel your transaction and walk away if anything seems suspicious. Please make a phone call to the related bank immediately if anything goes wrong with the ATM. The phone number of the bank could be easily found on the ATM. Protect yourself from scams. Never give out your personal account information over the phone to an unknown caller who initiates the call. Hang up and contact us with any questions. Never disclose any card information or mobile verification code to unidentified callers.
Case 4: In November, 2014, a PhD student received a scam phone call professing his involvement in a major economic crime and asking him to transfer his deposit to an allegedly safe account. Out of fear, the student remitted the money via ATM upon request, only to be swindled out of CNY 62000.
Traffic accidents have the highest proportion of all the accidents we dealt with. High-power motorcycles are forbidden on campus. If your bicycle is stolen, please report to the campus security department. If your lost bicycle is found on campus, please contact relevant staff members in security department for help. Do not resort to violent methods like lock picking or lock breaking to retrieve it in case of unnecessary trouble from misunderstandings.
Case 5: In July, 2017, an international student who was seeking master degree and with scholarship sponsored, got knocked when drove a scooter and caused skull broken, asphyxiation and lung infection. He was rescued in ICU for 2 weeks.
Regulations for International Students in China provides that international students shall not obtain employment or be engaged in business or any commercial activities during the study period in China, but can take part in the student employment program according to the university’s regulations. Foreigners who work illegally shall be fined no less than 5000RMB and no more than 20000 RMB; under serious circumstances, the violators shall be detained for no less than 5 days but no more than 15 days, and in addition, be fined from 5000RMB to 20000 RMB.
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