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Consul General Brian L. Goldbeck

Consul General Brian L. Goldbeck (State Dept)

Consul General Brian L. Goldbeck

Welcome to the website of the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou. Those of us serving in South China - an area of over 220 million people and including the provinces of Guangdong, Fujian, Guangxi and Hainan - are privileged to be in a region that is economically dynamic, culturally diverse, historically significant, a gourmet's delight, and in the forefront of promoting the important dialogue between the United States and China. Each day brings us new challenges and opportunities as we work, with you, to promote travel, tourism, business, and educational exchange. The consulate has a far-reaching public diplomacy program which is coordinated by our Public Affairs Section located in the Garden Hotel. Our Foreign Commercial Service and Agriculture Trade Office, both in the China Hotel, welcome the opportunity to acquaint you with new American goods and services.  And our consular section near the East Train Station in Tianhe is proud of the how well we respond to Chinese and Americans alike who are interested in immigration-related matters, adoptions and citizen services.  We invite you to contact us with your questions and any suggestions.

Biographical Sketch

Mr. Brian L. Goldbeck assumed his duties as U.S. Consul General in Guangzhou, China, on July 24, 2009. 

Previously, Mr. Goldbeck served as the Deputy Chief of Mission (Deputy Ambassador)  at the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.  From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Goldbeck served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and he also served as the Economic/Political Section Chief.  From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Goldbeck was the Political Section Deputy at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.  From 1996 to 2000, he was the Economic/Political Section Deputy at the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong; he covered Hong Kong’s financial system and observed the return of Hong Kong and Macau to China.  From 1993 to 1996, he served as the U.S. State Department’s liaison to the World Bank.  From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Goldbeck served at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, managing U.S.-China trade relations.  Mr. Goldbeck also served at U.S. Embassies in North Yemen and South Korea.

Mr. Goldbeck was born and raised in Wisconsin.  He received bachelor’s degrees in 1973 and 1979 from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a master’s degree from the University of Southern California in 1985.  Prior to joining the U.S. State Department, Mr. Goldbeck taught at an international School in Saudi Arabia; he also served as a U.S. Army Officer.