Beijing Olympics highlights need for good insurance
26 January 2009 08:57
About 10,000 performers are expected to take part in the ceremony, which will take place in the new "Bird's Nest Stadium", built especially for the event.
However, there has been concern from abroad with regards to human rights issues in the country, with two British protesters already having been deported from China for unveiling Free Tibet banners.
Although China is a relatively safe country, it can have some unforeseen risks, especially for those travelling outside of the capital and into more rural regions.
Those thinking of going to the communist country should make sure they have good travel insurance before leaving.
Suffering a medical emergency while abroad is distressing enough, but having it when very few people speak English can be even worse, so making sure that all bases are covered should enable the average traveller to stay safe in China.