East Asia & Pacific

U.S. Private Sector Response to Tianjin, China Explosions
This report is a summary and analysis of a benchmarking survey conducted between August 20-25 to better understand the impact of the August 12…

Benchmarking Survey: OSAC Constituent Response to Tianjin Explosion
The following benchmarking survey aims to assess the U.S. private sector’s response to the August 12 explosions and their aftermath in Tianjin. The…

Timorese Dissident Leader Killed in Clash with Security Forces
On August 8, Timorese dissident leader Mauk Murok was killed in a confrontation with host-nation security forces. Despite a few large gatherings and…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Surabaya (Indonesia), Soccer Protests
Approximately 10,000 Persebaya Soccer Club members are scheduled to hold a demonstration in Central Surabaya from around 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. on…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea), Goroka Clashes
The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby informs U.S. citizens of recent press reports indicating clashes occurred between law enforcement and University of…

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tokyo (Japan), Typhoon Goni
Typhoon Goni continues tracking west through the Western Pacific Ocean and will affect Okinawa and its outlying islands late morning on Sunday,…