Gregory May Takes Office as Consul General of the U.S in Hong Kong and Macau

By Teresa Zhang
Teresa Zhang
Teresa Zhang
September 18, 2022 Updated: September 18, 2022

Gregory May, the new Consul General of Hong Kong and Macau of the United States, arrived in Hong Kong on Sep 16. He takes office after Hanscom Smith, the former US consul general for Hong Kong and Macau left in July.

“I am honored to represent the people of the United States here in Hong Kong and Macau,” said May. “I look forward to getting to know the diverse people who live in Hong Kong and Macau and building on our longstanding relationships, shared interests, and values.”

According to the U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau, May is from Texas. He is married and has three children.

He holds a master’s degree in China studies from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Gregory May worked as a journalist in Taiwan in the 1990s. He served as the Assistant Director and Research Associate in Chinese Studies at the Nixon Center, a foreign policy think tank in Washington, D.C.

Prior to his appointment to the position of Consulate General of Hong Kong and Macau, May served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

May once served as Consulate General at the U.S. Consulate General in Shenyang, China. He worked at the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou and at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

He also served as a Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs and held various positions focusing on China, Vietnam, and the State Department’s Executive Secretariat.

Teresa Zhang