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How to Call Beijing, China From the United States

by Brad Chacos

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.

Tip

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

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