Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou

Location: Eastern China:  southern portion of Zhejiang and northern portion of Fujian Event: Typhoon Maria will bring potentially flooding rain and strong winds to Eastern China tomorrow and later this week.  Maria is expected to make landfall over southern Zhejiang and northern Fujian in the morning hours of Wednesday, July 11.  The typhoon is expected ...
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Storm Warning – Talim & Doksuri

The U.S. Consulate General cautions U.S. citizens that super typhoon TALIM could make landfall near Fujian and Zhejiang provinces, China between September 14th to September 15th. Typhoon DOKSURI could make landfall near Hainan province, China on September 15th.  The Chinese government has issued a warning for Fujian, Zhejiang and Hainan areas. If landfall occurs, those ...
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2016 U.S.-China Tourism Year

The U.S. National Travel and Tourism Strategy set a goal of welcoming 100 million international visitors to the United States by the end of 2021. As the second largest source of spending on U.S. travel and tourism, China is essential to achieving this goal. In 2014, Chinese visitors spent $24 billion traveling to U.S. cities, ...
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CBP Announces Additional Details about the Electronic Visa Update System

WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today all People’s Republic of China passport holders carrying a 10-year visa will be required to have a valid Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) enrollment when traveling to the United States beginning on November 29. EVUS is the online system used by nationals of the People’s Republic of ...
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CBP Launches the Electronic Visa Update System for Early Enrollmentspress

Starting November 29, CBP Will Require EVUS Enrollments for Chinese National 10-Year Visa Holders before Traveling to the US Nationals of the People’s Republic of China with a 10-year visa must possess a valid EVUS enrollment to travel to the United States   WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP will implement tomorrow, November 29, a ...
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China remains top sending nation and top Asian destination for American students

Beijing, November 15, 2016—The number of Chinese students enrolled in U.S. institutions of higher education in academic year 2015/16 increased from 304,040 to 328,547 according to the 2016 Open Doors Report[1].  This strong growth is an 8.1 percent increase over the previous year.  China remains first among all countries sending students to the United States ...
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Typhoon Megi (9/27/2016)

9/27/2016 The U.S. Consulate General advises all U.S. citizens that local authorities are forecasting that Typhoon Megi will impact South China, particularly eastern Fujian and Guangdong provinces the evening of Tuesday (September 27) through late Friday evening (September 30). Weather conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly and may include maximum sustained winds of at least ...
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Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3

9/21/2016 Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10.  For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their ...
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Consulate General Fact Sheet

Architect / Engineer Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP American General Contractor B.L. Harbert International, LLC Chinese General Contractor China Huashi Enterprises LTD Site 7.4 acres Office Space 18,000 gross square meters Total Project Cost $267 million ($11M Design; $256M Construction) GENERAL INFORMATION The new Consulate General is located on a 7.4 -acre urban site in ...
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Super Typhoon Meranti

9/14/2016 The U.S. Consulate General advises all U.S. citizens that local authorities are forecasting that Super Typhoon Meranti will impact South China, particularly eastern Fujian province, the morning of Thursday (September 15) through late Friday evening (September 16). Weather conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly and may include maximum sustained winds of at least 150 ...
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Alert concerning Typhoon Nida (8/2/2016)

MASCOT   The U.S. Consulate General advises all U.S. citizens that local authorities are forecasting that Typhoon Nida will impact South China the evening of Monday (August 1) through Wednesday (August 3). Weather conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly and may include strong winds, heavy rains, and flooding in low-lying areas. All U.S. citizens are ...
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Asian Chefs Gear up for Culinary Competition

The inaugural event of the United Tastes of America Asian Chef Challenge is rolling out across Asia, and it’s attracting culinary talents across the region. The United Tastes of America Asian Chef Challenge begins with preliminary competitions in five metropolitan cities – Taipei, Tokyo, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Seoul. The purpose of this competition is ...
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American Town Hall on April 21, 2016, 6pm

The U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou is hosting an American Town Hall on April 21st from 6:00PM to 8:00PM to engage with U.S. citizens residing in the Guangzhou area.  U.S. Consul General Chuck Bennett will take questions from Americans about U.S.-China diplomatic relations, business and trade issues, and quality of life concerns for Americans overseas.  Participants will also learn about the services ...
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U.S. and Chinese Delegations Conclude the 26th Session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade

Agreement reached in several areas of importance to U.S. farmers, innovators, manufacturers and workers U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman today led a U.S. delegation in discussions with Vice Premier Wang Yang and other Chinese government officials as part of the 26th session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on ...
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American Citizen Services is coming to Nanning

3/17/2016 We will have an officer in Nanning on Tuesday, March 29 to discuss issues affecting Americans living in South China: including overseas voting, federal benefits, and other issues.  While we are not able to accept new passport applications on this trip, we can hand back passports for applicants who have already applied in person in ...
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Come see us in SHENZHEN!

9/9/2015 Consular officers from Guangzhou will be in Shekou for a town hall meeting on Friday 9/11. Swing by the Shekou International School Auditorium from 5-6pm and bring your questions! When:                     5-6pm Friday Sept 11th Where:                    Shekou International School Auditorium Address in details:    A-101, Coastal Rose Phase 2, Wanghai Road, Shekou, Nanshan District, Shenzhen. Exit D of Dongjiaotou ...
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Meeting Invitation to U.S. Citizens in Nanning

U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou 43 Hua Jiu Road, Zhujiang New Town Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510623 +86 (20) 3814-5000 08/13/2015 A Consular Officer from the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou will visit Nanning on Tuesday, August 18, and would like to invite all U.S. citizens and their families to an American Citizen Services Coffee Hour to chat ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Fuzhou Coffee Hour with Consular Officer

8/3/2015 A Consular Officer from U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou will visit Fuzhou on Monday, August 10, and would like to invite all U.S. citizens and their families to an American Citizen Services (ACS) Coffee Hour to chat about expat life in Fuzhou. The Consular Officer will be available to answer any questions you may have about ...
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Keep Your STEP Account Up to Date

7/19/2015 THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES IN GUANGZHOU IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE CONSULATE WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO AMERICAN CITIZENS IN CHINA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. Thank you for enrolling in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) .  Enrolling in STEP not only allows you to receive the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Invitation to Meet Consular Officer in Shantou

A Consular Officer from U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou will visit Shantou on Monday, July 27 and would like to invite all U.S. citizens and their families to an American Citizen Services Coffee Hour to chat about expat life in Shantou. The Consular Officer will be available to answer any questions you may have about services ...
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SECURITY MESSAGE: Knife Attack at Guangzhou Rail Station

3/26/2015 According to press reports, at approximately 1600 hours on March 24th, a local, emotionally disturbed man attacked people with a knife at the shoe wholesale market “Bu Yun Tian Di,” roughly a kilometer from the Guangzhou Railway Station.  Four people were injured in this attack and the perpetrator, after being cornered by security, jumped ...
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Security Message: China-Burma Border Incidents

3/21/2015 The U.S. Embassy in Beijing is aware of recent increased tensions related to the ongoing armed conflict in Burma between the Burmese government and various ethnic minority groups near the China-Burma border.  As a result of the conflict, the Chinese government has restricted travel to the border region.  U.S. citizens traveling near the China-Burma ...
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American Citizen Services Now on WeChat

U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou’s American Citizen Services Unit (Guangzhou ACS) is proud to announce we are now broadcasting information for U.S. citizens on We Chat! Please look for username GuangzhouACS or scan the QR code below with your mobile device for the latest regarding travel alerts, ACS services, and more. By using social media, we ...
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