SAVE THESE IMPORTANT CHINA NUMBERS!


Let's just kick off by saying that I hope you NEVER have to use all the information in this blog.

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.

THE EMERGENCY SERVICES

POLICE DEPT

110

All emergencies

TRAFFIC DEPT 

122


AMBULANCE

120


POLICE DEPT 

12110

TEXT MSG ONLY

FIRE DEPT

119

SOS IN WATER

12395


SPEAK CLEARLY & CALMLY

While they do have English speaking operators, talking at a thousand words a minute in a shrill voice could make understanding you quite difficult.

TELL THEM WHO & WHERE YOU ARE

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.  

DESCRIBE THE PROBLEM IN DETAIL

Remember to speak as clearly and calmly as possible.

DON'T BE A HERO

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.  

LOOK OUT FOR NUMERO UNO

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.

WAIT FOR THE PRO's TO ARRIVE

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.

CUSTOMER SERVICES

THE BANKS

BANK OF
COMMUNICATIONS

95559

AGRICULTURAL BANK
OF CHINA

95599

STANDARD CHARTERED
BANK 

800-820-8088

CHINA CONSTRUCTION
BANK

95533


CITIBANK

800-830-1880

BANK OF CHINA

95566


HSBC

800-820-8828



ICBC

95588


THE PHONE SERVICE PROVIDERS

China Mobile

10086

China Unicom

10010

China Telecom

10000


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.

THE COURIER SERVICES

EMS

11183

Yuantong Express

021-69777888

SF Express

400-811-1111

Shentong Express

400-889-5543




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