How to Call Beijing, China From the United States

by Brad Chacos
Pékin, Ville moderne, Chine image by Bruno Bernier from

Whether you're conducting business, keeping in touch with a loved one or trying to track down a long-lost friend, international calling can be a headache if you don't know the proper dialing codes. The population of Beijing, a major city in China, exceeded 22 million people in early 2010, with a large number of non-permanent residents. To contact somone in Beijing from the United States, a specific phone code must be entered.

Step 1

Dial "011," which is the number designated for all international calls originating in the United States.

Step 2

Dial "86," which is China's specific country code.

Step 3

Dial "10," which is the area code for Beijing, China.

Step 4

Dial the six- to eight-digit telephone number of the person or business you're trying to reach in Beijing.

Wait for the call to connect.


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  • Call your long distance carrier to find out the cost per minute when calling Beijing. Some telephone carriers offers special international calling plans.


Photo Credits

  • Pékin, Ville moderne, Chine image by Bruno Bernier from

About the Author

Brad Chacos started writing professionally in 2005, specializing in electronics and technology. His work has appeared in, Gizmodo, "PC Gamer," "Maximum PC,",, "Wired,", and more. Chacos is a frequent contributor to "PCWorld," "Laptop Magazine" and the Intuit Small Business Blog.

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