I'll be going to P.R. China (mainland China) in a few days and I'm a bit curious about what I can take into the country. Naturally I thought a bit of cash would be useful for my travels, as most people would, so I read Air China's information. It is listed below:
Prohibited articles to bring into China
All types of arms, ammunition or explosives
Radio transmitters/receivers or any principal parts
Chinese Renminbi (RMB) in cash form
Manuscripts, printed matter, film, photographs, vinyl records, cinematographic films, loaded recording tapes and videotapes, CD’s, etc, which are detrimental to China’s politics, economy, culture, ethics and national security
Poisonous drugs, addictive drugs, opium, morphine, heroin, etc.
Animals, plants or any products that could be infected with or carrying germs and/or insects
Unsanitary or germ carrying food from infected areas
Any other articles that are prohibited by state regulations
Apparently I'm not allowed to bring cash into China, may I ask if anyone knows why pretty much all UK travel agents are selling the currency? I was advised that I can take a maximum of around 20,000 RMB cash into China by Thomas Cook...
Of course, I believed them and bought 2,500 RMB to start my travels off, so I'm a bit worried and disappointed at the moment.
I'd appreciate some thoughts here,