NOTICE: Foreign travelers staying with Chinese hosts must register with the local police station

According to Chinese law governing the entry and exit of foreigners, all foreigners who stay with Chinese citizens are required to register at the local police station with their host within 24 hours, and show their passport, ID and host's householder booklet. If you stay in a rural area, you are required to complete this process within 72 hours, otherwise you may be warned or fined between RMB50 to RMB500.