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Consulate General of the United States, at 26, Garden Road

The Consulate General of the United States of America Hong Kong and Macau has been located on 26, Garden Road, Mid-levels, Hong Kong Island since the late 1950s. [1] The current Consul General is Joseph R. Donovan Jr., since 14 August, 2008.

Although Hong Kong and Macau are under the sovereignty of the People's Republic of China, the U.S. Consulate General to Hong Kong operates as its own mission, with the Consul General as the "Chief of Mission".[2] As such, the Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau is not under the jurisdiction of the Ambassador to China, and reports directly to the U.S. Department of State as do other chiefs of mission, who are ambassadors in charge of embassies.

On May 12, 1999, the flag at the Consulate-General of the United States in Hong Kong was lowered in respect and sorrow for the Chinese people for a day as the aircraft carrying the bodies of victims of the NATO bombing of the People's Republic of China embassy in Belgrade came home to Beijing. Similar gestures were done in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Shenyang, along with the US embassy in Beijing.[3]

List of U.S. Consuls General for Hong Kong and Macau

[4][5]

  • Karl L. Rankin (October 1949 - August 1950)
  • Walter P. McConaughy (August 1950 – June 1952)
  • Julian F. Harrington (July 1952 – December 1954)
  • Everett F. Drumright (December 1954 – March 1958)
  • James Pilcher (March 1958 – March 1959)
  • John M. Steeves (March 1959 – August 1959)
  • Ambassador Julius C. Holmes (September 1959 – March 1961)[6]
  • Sam P. Gilstrap (April 1961 – October 1961)
  • Marshall Green (November 1961 – August 1963)
  • Edward E. Rice (February 1964 – September 1967)
  • Edwin W. Martin (October 1967 – July 1970)
  • David L. Osborn (August 1970 – March 1974)
  • Ambassador Charles T. Cross (March 1974 – September 1977)
  • Thomas P. Shoesmith (October 1977 – October 1981)
  • Burton Levin (February 1982 – July 1986)[7]
  • Donald M. Anderson (July 1986 – June 1990)
  • Ambassador Richard L. Williams (June 1990 – June 1993)[8]
  • Richard W. Mueller (June 1993 – July 1996)[9]
  • Ambassador Richard A. Boucher (August 1996 – July 1999)
  • Ambassador Michael Klosson (August 1999 – July 2002)[10]
  • James R. Keith (August 2002 – April 2005)
  • Ambassador James B. Cunningham (4 August, 2005 - July 2008)

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File:HK US Consulate
Consulate General of the United States, at 26, Garden Road

The Consulate General of the United States of America Hong Kong and Macau has been located on 26, Garden Road, Mid-levels, Hong Kong Island since the late 1950s. [1] The current Consul General is Joseph R. Donovan Jr., since 14 August, 2008.

Although Hong Kong and Macau are under the sovereignty of the People's Republic of China, the U.S. Consulate General to Hong Kong operates as its own mission, with the Consul General as the "Chief of Mission".[2] As such, the Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau is not under the jurisdiction of the Ambassador to China, and reports directly to the U.S. Department of State as do other chiefs of mission, who are ambassadors in charge of embassies. , 1999, the flag at the Consulate-General of the United States in Hong Kong was lowered in respect and sorrow for the Chinese people for a day as the aircraft carrying the bodies of victims of the NATO bombing of the People's Republic of China embassy in Belgrade came home to Beijing. Similar gestures were done in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Shenyang, along with the US embassy in Beijing.[3]]]

List of U.S. Consuls General for Hong Kong and Macau

[4][5]

  • Karl L. Rankin (October 1949 - August 1950)
  • Walter P. McConaughy (August 1950 – June 1952)
  • Julian F. Harrington (July 1952 – December 1954)
  • Everett F. Drumright (December 1954 – March 1958)
  • James Pilcher (March 1958 – March 1959)
  • John M. Steeves (March 1959 – August 1959)
  • Ambassador Julius C. Holmes (September 1959 – March 1961)[6]
  • Sam P. Gilstrap (April 1961 – October 1961)
  • Marshall Green (November 1961 – August 1963)
  • Edward E. Rice (February 1964 – September 1967)
  • Edwin W. Martin (October 1967 – July 1970)
  • David L. Osborn (August 1970 – March 1974)
  • Ambassador Charles T. Cross (March 1974 – September 1977)
  • Thomas P. Shoesmith (October 1977 – October 1981)
  • Burton Levin (February 1982 – July 1986)[7]
  • Donald M. Anderson (July 1986 – June 1990)
  • Ambassador Richard L. Williams (June 1990 – June 1993)[8]
  • Richard W. Mueller (June 1993 – July 1996)[9]
  • Ambassador Richard A. Boucher (August 1996 – July 1999)
  • Ambassador Michael Klosson (August 1999 – July 2002)[10]
  • James R. Keith (August 2002 – April 2005)
  • Ambassador James B. Cunningham (4 August, 2005 - July 2008)

See also

Hong Kong portal
File:Flag of the United United States portal

References


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