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Be prepared for emergencies at all times when touring around China. Refer to the following for help: 

 Finding Directions: 
Keep your guide's phone number handy so that you can call her/him if you ever get separated from your group.

Always travel with a bilingual map of your destination in hand. Major cities use bilingual signage to help visitors. Write down your destination address in both languages (i.e. English and Chinese) plus that of your hotel address on paper to assist you when asking for directions. People from northern parts are accustomed to referencing compass points, while southerners tend to orient from the body when giving directions.

 Lost and Found: 
Report all lost items immediately to your guide, who is there to help you.

When by yourself, you may report missing items at the nearest Lost and Found Center. When traveling by public transport, take down the vehicles' registration numbers and company logos as a precaution. Call the police when you lose something precious.

Come packed with sufficient personal medication. Do not panic when you are indisposed on arrival. Give yourself time to recover from fatigue. Go to a respectable hospital instead of the small clinics if you feel uncomfortable. If someone got injured, please dial 120 without hesitation.

 Emergency Numbers: 
In case of any emergency, dial directly the following numbers without the area code. The numbers can be called from either cell phones or public phones without telephone cards or coins. No fee will be charged. The emergency calls show a little difference in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

 Mainland China

Traffic Police

 Hong Kong & Macau
Marine Emergency
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