China Fact Sheet

China Country Profile

This fact sheet is for Canadian nationals only. Please note if you are not a Canadian passport holder you will need to check with your relevant Country Embassy.

Travel AdviceTravel advice and advisories for China
EmbassyEmbassies and consulates | China (Government of Canada)
Entry RequirementsPreparations before Departure (
Visa InformationVisa Application (
Currency ConversionLive Exchange Rate: Canadian Dollar to Chinese Yuan Renminbi
Cultural InsightsHofstede Country Comparison -- China
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Emergency Numbers

ServicePhone Number

Country Facts

Capital cityBeijing
LanguageMandarin Chinese
CurrencyChinese Yuan Renminbi
Phone Code+86
Time ZoneUTC+8 (various time zones)
Drives onRight
Plug TypesType A, Type C, Type I
Drinking WaterNot safe to drink
Dominant ReligionBuddhist 18%, Christian 5%, folk religion 22%, unaffiliated 52%, Other, including Muslim, 3%
Significant Dates

January 21- Feb 20 (depending on year) – Chinese New Year

October 1-7 - National Day Holiday