Universal travel AC adapter: If you bring electronics
such as computer, hair drier or electronic shaver,
you need an AC adapter. Chinese electric system
operates at 220 volts.
Chinese plugs are three-pronged, similar to those
in Australia; generally, mid-range hotels have two-pronged
outlets in bathrooms, but residents of all other
countries who want to use appliances outside the
bathroom will have to buy an adapter to change the
shape of the plug. The electricity in China is not
especially stable, especially in rural areas, so
if your trip takes you out of city areas, pack light
on appliances and heavy on battery power.
Medical Supplies: Bring a few over-the-counter medicines
for diarrhea, headache, fever, most medicine can be bought in China,
but some have many side effects. Bring your doctors prescriptions
or a list of drug names as well. In case you need prescription
medicine, ask a doctor what you take usually. The doctor frequently
will prescribe what you want. In the absence of a medical history,
doctors will entrust you to be your best doctor.