All overseas participants, except Chinese citizens, need a Chinese Visa to travel to China. You may find details about obtaining a Chinese Visa on the website. Any questions regarding visa application can be directed to the Chinese Visa Application Service Center on the website.
Visa for the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong
Depending on your country of origin, you may also need a Visa for the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong, if you travel to Qingdao via Hong Kong. You may find visa information on the website.