Brits in ChinaI’ve just received the following press release release from the British Embassy in Beijing.

It appears to me that the office has taken some heat from home about tracking down their nationals in natural disasters, and is now very concerned you may get crushed in a shoddily-built school or swept away in a flood – and that just does not happen to Brits. It’s just not… proper.

Neither is the cost of an airlift out of a danger zone.

While they’re at it, maybe they can help this woman.


If you, your family or friends are travelling to China this summer, get them to sign up to LOCATE

What is LOCATE?
LOCATE is a new online service that allows British consular officials to contact you in the event of any incident abroad. Keeping you safe!!!

Why sign up?
If there is an earthquake, flood or outbreak in China we can get in contact with you and let your family and friends know that you are safe.

How do I sign up?
Just take two minutes and save yourself a lot of worry by registering here:

If you want to find out more about the benefits of LOCATE you can look here:

Consular Section, British Embassy, Beijing

Philip, they asked for you by name. Steven, Tam and Alex? Well, you can just sod off.


  1. I don’t need to register bcoz the UK secret service knows where i am at all times to the nearest 10 metres bcoz i’m one of their very best spies… D’oh!

  2. Yeah, well obviously they didn’t ask for me by NAME, as that would involve compromising my carefully hidden, yearly re-invented identity and jeopardise my multiple-objective highly-classified top-secret mission in China.

  3. I am not a brit, but I think this is a really good site. It will be nice for all countries to have something like this. Bravo to you guys who came up with this idea. The brits should be really proud of this.
    I am also a “lao wai” in China. I have a couple of british friends. I know if you are away from home, you get to link up with any “lao wai” who is around.
    I hope to have the chance to visit the UK someday.

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