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One other suggestion – If at all possible I recommend people have a Chinese speaker available so if you have to go to a local hospital you can communicate through them with the hospital- even if it is by phone.

I am lucky as my PA can fill this role for me and in the unlikely event she is not contactable, I have asked several other members of my staff if they would be ok if I called them in an emergency. Also check with your insurer – some have emergency numbers with staff who speak Chinese and can communicate with hospitals.

Suggest everyone at least have a plan – I have all the key numbers on my mobile phone and with my system I should be at Shanghai United within 20-25 minutes of a problem, have a Chinese speaker available and a western doctor informed and close at hand if needed.

5 minutes planning now can save many more minutes in an emergency and hopefully yield a much better result. Of course hope never need any of it!