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Beijing

China is part of Asia with main city at Beijing. Official language is Chinese. China uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is from UTC+06:00 to UTC+08:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

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πŸ’± Currencies Used

China uses the Chinese yuan (symbol: Β₯), code CNY.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 yuan and 50, 20 and 10 fens. Yuan is subdivided into 100 fens. Coins come in denominations of 1 yuan and 50, 10, 5, 2 and 1 fens.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in China. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in China is on average 4.1 Mbps. Majority of the websites (including Google, YouTube and Facebook) are blocked in China meaning you will need to use special software called VPN to access those blocked sites. Read more to get the most popular ones.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about Β₯53.85, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: China Mobile (????), China Telecom (????) or China Unicom (????). China uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in China upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call China, dial +, then 86 (the country code for China), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within China, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 10 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

China uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type A, Type C and Type I.

πŸ›£οΈ Road rules

In China you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on motorways, 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on expressways, 30-60 km/h (18-37 mph) in all built-up areas and 60-80 km/h (37-49 mph) on undivided highways.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

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Ambulance

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Fire department

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Last updated: July 13, 2019