East Asia & Pacific

Shanghai Airport Attack
On the afternoon of June 12, an individual detonated a homemade explosive device at a baggage counter at Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport…

PNG Student Protests amid Government Spending Cuts
Growing debt and cuts to government spending are behind much of the recent demonstration activity in Papua New Guinea. Although tensions have not…

Proper Nouns: Burma or Myanmar? Rohingya or Bengali?
Newly-elected State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has told foreign diplomats they may refer to her country as “Myanmar” or “Burma,” although the…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Naha (Japan), Okinawa Protest June 19
This message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens living in, or traveling to Japan that the Embassy has received information that on Sunday, June…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Jakarta (Indonesia), Ramadan Security
With the start of Ramadan, the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta would like to remind all U.S. citizens residing in, or traveling to Indonesia that over the…

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Beijing (China), Explosion at Shanghai Pudong…
The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens in China that on Sunday, June 12 there was a minor explosion at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. U.S.…