Welcome to the website for the U.S. Consulate General in Shenyang. Based in northeast China, the U.S. Consulate General in Shenyang serves a consular district comprised of Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang Provinces. The Consulate works to meet the needs of American citizens and U.S. companies in our district, as well as promote the diplomatic goals of the United States government. The Consulate works in a variety of areas which enhance the relationship between the United States and China, including consular, commercial, economic, political, cultural, and educational themes.
Nancy Abella arrived in China on August 1, 2019, to serve as Consul General at the United States Consulate General in Shenyang.
Ms. Abella joined the State Department in April 2001, and is a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service. She served two previous assignments in China at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai and at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. She has also worked overseas at the U.S. Embassy in Banjul, The Gambia, and embedded with U.S. military forces at a U.S. Provincial Reconstruction Team in Farah, Afghanistan.
Ms. Abella’s most recent Washington, D.C, assignment was in the State Department Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Office of Mainland Southeast Asia. Previously, she worked in Washington at the State Department 24-Hour Operations Center, the Bureau of Consular Affairs, the White House National Security Council, and the Office of the Counselor to the Secretary of State.
Ms. Abella was born in New Jersey and grew up in Connecticut. She graduated from the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service with a Bachelor of Science, and speaks Chinese Mandarin and Spanish.
Agricultural Trade Office, Shenyang
North Media International Tower, Suite 1903
No. 167, Qing Nian Avenue
On political issues, the section supports the Consulate Mission by reporting on a variety of subjects, from human rights to political changes in the leadership. The section also supports visiting U.S. government delegations and maintains contacts with a variety of Chinese government organizations.
The section is responsible for monitoring economic, trade and investment trends in Northeast China, managing U.S.-China economic relations and maintaining contacts with economic officials, businesses, academia and media to inform and improve bilateral economic policies. Additional responsibilities cover a range of diverse issues including wildlife protection, energy and infectious disease in Northeast China, as well as the operation of the Consulate’s air monitoring program.
As Northeast China’s economy grows, the section works closely with the Foreign Commercial Section to support U.S. companies in the region and to link investors from the region with potential investments in the United States. Business investment in the United States, whether in the form of new equipment or facilities or the expansion of existing facilities, is a major engine of economic growth and job creation. As a place to do business, the United States offers a hardworking, diverse, and educated workforce, strong protection of intellectual property rights, a predictable and transparent legal system, relatively low taxes, highly developed infrastructure, and access to the world’s most lucrative consumer market. Many sections in the consulate, including the Agriculture Trade Office, the Foreign Commercial Section, and the Political, Economic, and ESTH section coordinate to arrange investment conferences and support targeted matchmaking opportunities for investors from Northeast China.
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Shenyang is responsible for promoting a greater understanding of American life, society, economy, politics, education and culture. The Public Affairs Section carries out the U.S. Government’s information, cultural and educational exchange programs in the Shenyang consular district. The section also serves as the official voice of the United States in northeast China.
Public Affairs staff work with students, educators, artists, athletes, and emerging leaders in many fields to run a range of cultural exchange programs in visual arts, performing arts, film, and arts education as well as English language teaching programs and sports initiatives. The section also coordinates and supports official exchange programs including the International Visitors and Voluntary Visitors Program and the Humphrey Fellowship Program.
Public Affairs Section
U.S. Consulate General Shenyang
No. 52, 14 Wei Lu, Heping District
Shenyang, Liaoning 110003 P.R.China
Tel: (024) 2322-1198
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The Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) is a unique organization that plays an essential role within the U.S. Department of State. The Bureau’s personnel – who include special agents, engineers, diplomatic couriers, Civil Service specialists, and contractors-work together as a team to ensure that the State Department can carry out its foreign policy missions safely and securely.
Diplomatic Security has a broad scope of global responsibilities, with protection of people, information, and property as its top priority. Overseas, DS develops and implements effective security programs to safeguard all personnel who work in every U.S. diplomatic mission around the world. In the United States, the Bureau protects the Secretary of State, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and foreign dignitaries below the head-of-state level who visit the United States. DS develops and implements security programs to protect the more than 90 domestic State Department facilities as well as the residence of the Secretary of State.
DS investigates passport and visa fraud, conducts personnel security investigations, and issues security clearances. The Bureau also assists foreign embassies and consulates in the United States with the security for their missions and personnel. DS also conducts trafficking in persons investigations pertaining to foreign nationals who were trafficked to the United States.
With the addition of the Office of Foreign Missions in 1996, DS assumed the responsibilities of servicing and regulating the activities of all foreign missions in the United States.
The Shenyang RSO can be contacted at DS_RSO_Shenyang@state.gov.
Security and Safety Advice for Shenyang, China
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