How to conference call China

If you do business in China, you’ll not want to endure a flight of at least 10-hours every time you want to go and talk business in Bejing – that’s where we can help. Here’s how to conference call China.

Conference calling offers a convenient and cost-effective alternative to keep in touch with colleagues in China, and ConferenceCall.co.uk is one of the few operators offering low-cost dial-in numbers to China.

If you want to set up a call to China, here’s how.

How to set up a conference call between the UK and China

Visit ConferenceCall.co.uk to get your free PIN before clicking on the ‘Invite Participants’ tab to generate an email template. Then enter the time, date and subject of the conference call before picking the relevant dial-in codes for UK and China.

Next up, copy the invitation, paste it all into an email and send it to as many as 100 participants.

Dial-in numbers to call

At the allotted time participants dial the following numbers and enter your PIN:

– UK participants dial 0843 373 0843 (from landlines) or 83000 (from mobiles)
– China participants dial 010-53876269 (from landlines) or +44 843 373 0999 (from mobiles)

Your conference call can now begin.

What’s the best time to make a business call to China?

Bejing is some 5,000 miles to the east of the UK and the local time is seven hours ahead of GMT. And although the country is roughly the same size as the US it just has one time zone – Bejing Standard Time.

This means it can be confusing to know when to call, but our analytics tell us that business calls between the two countries always take place:

– between 7.30am and 1pm GMT – that’s between 2.30pm and 8pm in Bejing, China.

Where is China?

Situated in Southeast Asia with a coastline along the the Pacific Ocean, China is the third largest country in the world – only Russia and Canada are bigger – and borders 14 countries:

  1. Vietnam
  2. Laos
  3. Myanmar
  4. India
  5. Bhutan
  6. Nepal
  7. Pakistan
  8. Afghanistan
  9. Tajikistan
  10. Kyrgyzstan
  11. Kazakhstan
  12. Russia
  13. Mongolia
  14. North Korea

What is the FCO travel advice for travel to China?

More than half a million people travel from the UK to China every year, and most need a visa to enter mainland China, including Hainan Island, but not Hong Kong or Macao.

Crime is not a huge problem in China – instances of crime against tourists and foreign nationals is rare – but you need to remain vigilant all the same. This means keeping an eye on your belongings, particularly around tourist sites and busy places, and only used licensed and metered taxis – disputes over taxi fares can occur, so always insist on paying the metered fare and ask for a receipt with the taxi number on it. And always make sure someone knows where you are and try to take a note of the taxi’s number.

Beware of ‘tea-tasting’ scams whereby you’re invited to visit a bar and then charged an extortionate fee before you can leave, sometimes with the threat of violence.

As a business owner, you should always be aware of contract laws in China, and always take legal advice before signing anything – contracts entered into in the United Kingdom are not always enforced by Chinese courts.

If you’re involved in or connected to a business and/or civil dispute, the Chinese authorities may stop you from leaving China, via a travel ban, until the matter is resolved. There have even been instances of British nationals being detained against their will to extort money or intimidate them.

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