East Asia & Pacific

Health Scandals in China
Trust in China’s health care program continues to be worn down due to numerous scandals involving substandard vaccinations and contaminations that,…

Understanding and Preparing for Natural Disasters in Indonesia
Indonesia is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to natural disasters. Due to its location in an active seismic region known as the…

July 26 Security Incidents at U.S. Embassy Beijing
On July 26, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing experienced two security incidents within the course of two hours. One consisted of a suspected…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Weather Alert: Guangzhou (China), Consulate Closure Due to Typhoon Mangkhut
Due to Typhoon Mangkhut, the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou will be temporarily closed Monday, September 17.

Weather Alert: Guangzhou (China), Typhoon Mangkhut Could Make Landfall, September 15-16
Location: Guangdong Province; Hainan Province Event: Super Typhoon Mangkhut could make landfall near Guangdong and Hainan provinces, China…

Demonstration Alert: Rangoon (Burma), Demonstration in Support of Convicted Reuters…
Location: Yangon, Burma Event: A demonstration in support of two convicted Reuters journalists is planned for between 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. on Sunday,…