Here are some important phone numbers that hopefully you do not need, but are good to have handy if you ever do.
Local Chinese Emergency Numbers
These are the local Chinese emergency numbers, equivalent to our 911, except there are different ones depending on the service you need.
ambulance/medical assistance: 120
roadside assistance: 112
Canadian Consular Emergency Assistance
During business hours (around 8:30/9pm- 4/5pm Monday-Friday), the Canadian government recommends you contact the nearest Canadian consulate for emergency consular assistance.
Embassy of Canada in Beijing: +86 (10) 5139-4000.
Consulate General of Shanghai: Emergency number (toll-free from Shanghai): 10-800-140-0125
Consulate General of Canada Guangzhou: +86 (20) 8611-6100
Consulate General of Canada Chongqing: +86 (23) 6373-8007
Outside of normal business hours, you may contact the 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa
It can be reached by either calling this number collect: 1(613) 996-8885
sending an SMS to this number: 1(613)-209-1233
filling out this emergency contact form
or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registering as Canadians Abroad
Registering as a Canadian abroad is a free service from the government of Canada for Canadians traveling or living abroad. By registering, you will receive updates of any changing situations/emergencies/disasters/civil unrest, either in China or at home. It takes about a minute to fill out your contact info and can be a good idea, especially in 2020. Here is the Government of Canada site to register.