Emergency Numbers in China

August 13, 2019

Life in China is pretty safe, but what do you do when the unexpected happens? Make sure you know the emergency numbers in China, just in case.

Police: 110
Police (texting ONLY): 12110
Ambulance: 120 and 999
Fire: 119
Car Accident: 122
PSB expat hotline: 6525 5456

Useful Phrases for Calling
Emergency Numbers in China

火灾   
huǒzāi
fire  
救命
jiùmìng
Help!

我受伤了。
Wǒ shòushāngle.
I'm injured.

车祸 
chēhuò                  
car accident
我的 ______ 被人偷走了。
Wǒ de ______ bèi rén tōu zǒule.
My ______ was stolen.

Some Things to Keep In Mind

1. If you are in Beijing (or other similarly congested areas), you are familiar with the egregious traffic. This may delay emergency vehicles from reaching you in a timely manner.
2. When reporting an incident, give as many details as you can. Give your name, location, and briefly describe the problem. If you do not know your exact location, tell emergency responders what landmarks are nearby.
3. If your passport is lost or stolen, call your embassy or consulate.
4. If you are arrested or detained, call your embassy or consulate.

(Some) Embassies in Beijing

Australia

21 Dongzhimenwai Dajie
Beijing, China 100600
Phone: (010) 5140 4111

Canada

19 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District
Beijing, China 100600
Phone: +86(10) 5139-4000

Spain

9 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District
Beijing, China 100600
Phone: (+86) 10 6532 3629

United Kingdom

11 Guang Hua Lu, Jian Guo Men Wai
Beijing, China 100600
Phone: +86 (0) 10 8529 6600

United States of America

55 Anjialou Rd, Chaoyang District
Beijing, China 100600
Phone: (86-10) 8531-3000

Don't know where to locate your embassy's information? Visit the Embassy Pages website and find your country.

You should confirm that the information is accurate!

We highly recommend knowing where your embassy is and how to contact them BEFORE arriving in China.

It is also a good idea to make sure someone you trust in China has the contact information of a friend or family member back home.

But don't worry too much. China is generally a safe country, so be smart and go enjoy the beautiful place we call home!

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