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SECURITY MESSAGE ABOUT POSSIBLE PROTESTS IN CHINA

September 14, 2012

In light of news of ongoing and likely further protests in China related to a territorial dispute in the East China Sea between China and Japan, the United States Embassy and Consulates General in China remind U.S. citizens that even gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  U.S. citizens are therefore urged to avoid areas of demonstrations if possible, and to exercise caution when in the vicinity of any demonstrations.  U.S. citizens should stay abreast of media coverage of local events and be aware of their surroundings at all times. 

For the latest security information, U.S. citizens living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet website at http://travel.state.gov, where the current Worldwide Caution and Consular Information Sheet for China can be found.  Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada or, for callers outside the U.S. and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

U.S. citizens residing or traveling in China are reminded to register with the U.S. Embassy or closest U.S. Consulate by entering your travel itinerary and contact information at https://step.state.gov/step/.  In case of difficulties registering online, please contact the closest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China
No. 55 An Jia Lou Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100600
Telephone:  (86) (10) 8531-4000
Emergency after-hours telephone:  (86) (10) 8531-4000
The Embassy consular district includes the municipalities of Beijing and Tianjin and the provinces/autonomous regions of Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Inner Mongolia, Jiangxi, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, and Xinjiang.

The U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu
Number 4, Lingshiguan Road, Section 4, Renmin Nanlu,
Chengdu 610041.
Telephone:  (86)(28) 8558-3992
Emergency after-hours telephone:  (86) (10) 8531-4000
This consular district includes the provinces/autonomous region of Guizhou, Sichuan, Xizang (Tibet) and Yunnan, as well as the municipality of Chongqing.

The U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou
Number 1 South Shamian Street, Shamian Island
Guangzhou 510133.
Telephone:  (86)(20) 8518-7605 
Emergency after-hours telephone:  (86) (10) 8531-4000
This consular district includes the provinces/autonomous region of Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, and Fujian.

The U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai
Westgate Mall, 8th Floor, 1038 Nanjing Xi Lu,
Shanghai 200031
Telephone:  (86)(21) 3217-4650
Emergency after-hours telephone:  (86) (21) 3217-4650
This consular district includes Shanghai municipality and the provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang.

The U.S. Consulate General in Shenyang
No. 52, 14th Wei Road, Heping District,
Shenyang 110003
Telephone:  (86)(24) 2322-1198
Emergency after-hours telephone:  (86) (10) 8531-4000
This consular district includes the provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin, and Liaoning.

The U.S. Consulate General in Wuhan
New World International Trade Tower I
No. 568, Jianshe Avenue
Hankou, Wuhan 430022
Telephone:  (86) (027) 8555-7791
Emergency after-hours telephone:  (86) (10) 8531-4000
[Please note that consular services are provided only during quarterly outreaches in Wuhan.  Contact the Embassy in Beijing for other consular and emergency services.]