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|To call internationally from China:
Dial exit code followed by country code and number
00 + country code + Tel no
|To call internationally to China:
Dial entry code then Chinese number
+86 + area code (remove the first 0) + Tel no
|Fire Service||Tel: 119|
|Ambulance / medical emergency||Tel: 120 / 999|
|Directory Enquiries||Tel: 114|
Chinese telephone numbers are made up of an area code and an individual telephone number. Each city or area has an area code of at least three digits which starts with a zero. The initial zero is dropped when calling from overseas. Mobile telephones in China have 11 digits and the first digit is always 1.
The area codes for some of the major cities in China are as follows: