But, part of being a responsible adult is knowing what to do in an emergency - or at least who to call. Sharing is caring - send this to your China posse - you know, just in case.
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While they do have English speaking operators, talking at a thousand words a minute in a shrill voice could make understanding you quite difficult.
If you don't know the exact location, describe buildings and landmarks. If you're not in a city try to give the name of the town or highway you're on.
Remember to speak as clearly and calmly as possible.
Professional Medics and doctors advise that you do not administer first-aid if you have no training or try to be the hero and save someone in danger. You could make things worse - for them or you.
You're no help if you also get hurt. Move away from any danger and only move an unconscious or injured person who is in immediate threat of further injury.
When you see them coming make sure to attract their attention - but really, why wouldn't you?
And now for the less gruesome but often equally traumatizing. Customer services can be really challenging with the language barrier and all that - so it's good to know how to contact English customer support for the really important stuff.
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PRO-TIP FOR CHINA MOBILE USERS
To make an international call add 12593 before the dialing code & number or add 17951 when making national long distance calls.