How to fax China

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Fax China

To send a fax to China from the US on a traditional facsimile machine, enter the number as follows:

011-86-(area code)-(phone number)

Area codes are usually 2 – 4 digits and phone numbers are usually 6 – 8 digits.

Note: Some subjects may be considered “sensitive” and are not suitable for faxing to China.

Here are some popular area codes for China:

Anshan 412 HuaiYin 517 Tianjin 22
Beijing 10 Jilin 432 Weifang 536
Changchun 431 Jinan 531 Wuhan 27
Chengdu 28 Nanjing 25 Wuxi 510
Chongqing 23 Ningbo 574 Xi’an 29
Dalian 411 Qingdao 532 Xiangfan 710
Guangzhou 20 Shanghai 21 Yangzhou 514
Hangzhou 571 Shenyang 24 Yantai 535
Harbin 451 Suizhou 722 Zaozhuang 632
Huaibei 561 Tai’an 538 Zibo 533

86 is the country code for China and 011 is the international exchange number from America. Be sure to use a “9” if you normally do to access a line outside of your company’s phone switch.

It will usually be necessary to insert a pause in your dialing sequence after the “86” to allow the phone network time to connect you to an exchange. This differs by make of machine, but may be a comma or “#” sign inserted into the number.

Send a fax to China can be very expensive from a regular phone line, if you do it often it would be best to use an international phone card or sign up for a free trial on one of the internet fax services and then cancel it later.

A better option is to sign up for a fax to email service such as Efax or myfax. These services allow you to send unlimited international faxes simply through your regular email for cheaper than a single long distance phone call to Asia.

Read more information on calling China.