Living in Beijing

Beijing (Chinese: 北京; pinyin: Běijīng), also known as Peking (pronounced /piːˈkɪŋ/ or /peɪˈkɪŋ/), is a metropolis in northern China, and the capital of the People''s Republic of China.Beijing has 10 districts and 8 counties accommodating a population of over 12 million with half of them living in the city. Beijing is also a renowned historical and cultural city in China. This section offers general tips about living in Beijing.


Electricity: 220 volts, 50 cycles, 2-pin flat plugs (5 amp)

Mobile Phone Network: GSM

Time Difference: GMT +8 hours