East Asia & Pacific

Taipei 2017 World University Games
Taiwan will host the 29th Summer Universiade from August 19-30. The event, also known as the World University Games, is expected to feature more than…

Potential Aviation Threat Disrupted in Sydney
Australian authorities have detained at least four men in greater Sydney for attempting to build an improvised explosive device that they could…

Tips for Trips & Study Abroad: China
While China is generally considered safe, the country is not without certain risks − especially for student travelers. Familiarize yourself with…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Seoul (South Korea), Emergency Preparedness
The U.S. Embassy Seoul issues this message to U.S. citizens in response to increased media attention and inquiries from U.S. citizens regarding the…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Seoul (South Korea), Anti-U.S. Demonstrations Aug 15
U.S. Embassy Seoul informs U.S. citizens that the Peace Movement, which consists of various civic groups, is planning to stage a large-scale…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Rangoon (Burma), Protest at Shwedagon Pagoda
There is an on-going protest next to the Shwedagon Pagoda. If you visit the pagoda, avoid the protest area next to the eastern entrance to the…