Useful Resources While In Beijing

Time Difference

  • Beijing is twelve (12) hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST) during DST.  13 hours ahead otherwise.

Useful Information 

U.S. Embassy in Beijing

United States Embassy of Beijing, China

No. 55 An Jia Lou Lu 100600
Tel: (86-10) 8531-3000

American Citizen Services

Fax: (86-10) 8531-3300
Emergency Contact Number: 8531-4000


Internet Blockage

Please be aware that many of your favorite social networking sites (Facebook, You Tube, Twitter, etc. ) are blocked in Mainland China.  The government also blocks thousands of blogging platforms, international news sites, video and image sharing sites.