Resident Registration of Foreigners
According to the Law of the People's Republic of China on Exit and Entry Administration:
1. If you stay in China, it is necessary to register your presence with the police station near your place of residence within 24 hours after arrival.
2. If you check-in to a hotel, the hotel should register your information and submit it to the police station.
Punishment for your failure to do so
1. If you fail to register in accordance with the regulations, you shall be given a warning and shall be fined no more than two thousand yuan.
2. If the hotel fails to submit the registration information for foreigners to the police station, it will be given a warning. If the circumstances are serious, the hotel will be fined at least 1,000 yuan.