Australian politicians and senior business leaders are gearing up for Australia Week in China (AWIC), which begins in China's Guangzhou on April 11.
More than 1,000 business leaders and industry experts from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan will attend a cross-Straits e-commerce forum in Xiamen city, Fujian province on April 12.
The festival is held to mark the mutual friendship between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
The consulate general has approved the acceptance of business visa (temporary resident visit) applications.
The approval of relevant officials, institutions in Xiamen are required to submit plans for public visits in 2016 before Dec 10, 2015.
Applicants can have their fingerprints taken from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm on the same day as applying.
Citizens of the following 51 countries can apply for a 72-hour visa-free transit in Xiamen. Schengen countries in Europe (24):Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.O