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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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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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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Security Message: China-Burma Border Incidents

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 border ...
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Security Message: Report of Alleged Planning of Possible Terrorist Incident in Kunming, Yunnan Province

The United States Embassy in Beijing is aware of media reports alleging that terrorists may be planning to launch an attack in Kunming, Yunnan Province over the Lunar New Year period.  The Embassy has not been able to verify the accuracy of this report. As noted in the current Country Specific Information Sheet for China, ...
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Caution: Common Financial Scam Reported Throughout China

Mission China consular sections have received reports of a financial scam that has already victimized a number of U.S. Citizens in China. While specific details differ slightly, typically callers purporting to be police officers/utility/bank representatives tell the call recipients that their accounts have been compromised by identity theft and money laundering, and insist that the ...
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