According to the Chinese Customs Regulations, tourists from foreign countries should pay attention to their articles carried in China.
The following articles are prohibited (neither in checked nor carry-on luggage):
-Arms, ammunition, and explosives of all kinds
-Controlled knife tools which are listed in “Interim provision for controlling implement of part of knife tools”
-Radio transmitters-receivers and principal parts
-Manuscripts, printed matter, films, photographs, gramophone records, cinematographic films, loaded recording tapes and videotapes, etc. which are detrimental to China’s politics, economy, culture and ethics
-Poisonous drugs, habit-forming drugs, opium, morphine, heroin, etc.
-Animals, plants and products thereof infected with or carrying germs and insect pests
-Unsanitary foodstuffs and germ-carrying food-stuffs from infected areas
-Other articles the import of which is prohibited by state regulations
The following articles can carry in but need to be declared
-Animals and plants, or related products
-Microorganism, biological product, human tissue or blood items
-Chinese residents carry items (for self using only) more than 5,000 yuan (including 5,000 yuan) which got overseas
-Foreign visitors who carry gifts or items with value above 2,000 yuan and plan to send to friends or related people in China
-Alcohol items over 1,500ML (12% alcohol and above)
-Cigarette over 400 pieces or cigar over 100 pieces or tobacco over 500g
-Chinese Renminbi cash over 20,000 yuan or foreign currency cash with a value more than 5,000 dollar
Items for friend or personal used when entry in China
-If tourists would like to take some gifts to their friends or relatives in China, those articles should be declared.
-Personal belongings will be admitted duty free, including food, two bottles of liquor and two cartons of cigarettes.
-Wriswarthes, cameras, movie cameras, and similar items may be brought in for personal use but cannot be sold or transferred to others and must be brought our of China.
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