Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China (May 19, 2021)

Location: SEG Tower/Huaqiangbei Area, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province

Event: Following May 18, reports of shaking at the SEG Tower located in the Huaqiangbei (electronics market) area of Shenzhen, and the evacuation of people from the building and in the immediate vicinity, U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou employees have been instructed to avoid the SEG Tower/Huaqiangbei area until further notice.

The U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou recommends that all U.S. citizens avoid the SEG Tower and Huaqiangbei area until further notice.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local and international media for updates.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Use caution when walking or driving.

Assistance:

U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou, China

Telephone: +(86)(20) 3814-5775

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000

Email: GuangzhouACS@state.gov

Website: https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/embassy-consulates/guangzhou/

We also recommend that Americans overseas take the following actions: