Embassy of the United States, Beijing

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Embassy of the United States, Beijing
Native name
Chinese: 美国驻华大使馆
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Embassy as seen from the air
Location 55 Anjialou Road
China Beijing, China
Coordinates 39°57′11″N 116°27′32″E / 39.953°N 116.459°E / 39.953; 116.459Coordinates: 39°57′11″N 116°27′32″E / 39.953°N 116.459°E / 39.953; 116.459
Opened 2008; 6 years ago (2008)
Ambassador Max Baucus (since 2014)
Embassy of the United States, Beijing is located in China
Embassy of the United States, Beijing
Location of Embassy of the United States, Beijing in China
Photo taken inside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing of Ambassador Gary Locke with Chen Guangcheng

The Embassy of the United States of America in Beijing is the diplomatic mission of the United States of America in the People's Republic of China. It serves as the administrative office of the United States Ambassador to China and the seat of China–United States relations. The embassy complex is in Chaoyang District, Beijing.[1]

Since the embassy is legally out of reach of the PRC Government, media reported it may have been the hiding place of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng after he escaped from house arrest.[2]

The current U.S. Embassy in Beijing is the second largest American diplomatic mission in the world, after the Embassy of the United States, Baghdad. The 500,000-square-foot (46,000 m2), eight story facility incorporates a lot of free-standing transparent and opaque glass in its design. It is located on a 10-acre (4.0 ha) plot of land. President of the United States George W. Bush dedicated the facility on August 8, 2008.[3]

The embassy warehouse is located in the Beijing Tianzhu Airport Industrial Zone in Shunyi District.[4]

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  1. ^ "Contact Us." Embassy of the United States, Beijing. Retrieved on October 21, 2012. "No. 55 An Jia Lou Lu 100600" - Address in Chinese: "北京安家楼路55号 邮编:100600"
  2. ^ Chin, Josh (2012-04-29). "China cracks down after Chen escape". wsj.com. 
  3. ^ "New U.S. Embassy in Beijing dedicated." Associated Press at the Los Angeles Times. August 8, 2008. Retrieved on October 18, 2012.
  4. ^ "U.S. Embassy Auction." (Archive) U.S. State Department. "U.S. Embassy Warehouse – No.18 Tianzhu Road, Area A, Beijing Tianzhu Airport Industrial Zone Shunyi, Beijing (See attached map)" and "北京市顺义区天竺空港工业区A区天柱路18号"

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