Speeches: Remarks on Navigating Challenges and Prospects in the Indian Ocean Region

Remarks Alice G. Wells Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Indian Ocean Conference Colombo, Sri Lanka October 11, 2018 Ambassador Wells: — I want to thank our hosts for this vitally important Track 1.5 dialogue. It’s a real pleasure to be here. I’d like to focus my remarks on two distinct ...
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We cannot let e-cigarettes become an on-ramp for teenage addiction

By Alex M. Azar and Scott Gottlieb October 11 at 8:05 AM Alex M. Azar is the secretary of health and human services. Scott Gottlieb is the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. At the Department of Health and Human Services, we are deeply concerned about the risks that e-cigarettes pose for children, given how quickly ...
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IMFC Statement of Secretary Mnuchin October 2018

Bali – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement at the International Monetary Fund Conference: “I am pleased to have the opportunity to discuss global economic developments at the IMF and World Bank Annual meetings in Bali.  Global growth is stronger than it has been since the financial crisis, and our challenge ...
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Secretary Pompeo and Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun’s Remarks With Traveling Press

REMARKS Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo And Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun With Traveling Press Grand Hyatt Hotel Seoul, Republic of Korea October 8, 2018 QUESTION:  So how close are you guys on the logistics for a second summit? SECRETARY POMPEO:  Pretty close. QUESTION:  Like, so an announcement should be — SECRETARY ...
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READOUT: Secretary Pompeo’s Meetings in Beijing, China

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT October 8, 2018 Secretary Pompeo’s Meetings in Beijing, China The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: On October 8, Secretary of State Pompeo met separately with Member of the Political Bureau and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Remarks With Yang Jiechi Before Their Meeting

10/08/2018 09:42 AM EDT Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Diaoyutai, Beijing October 8, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Director Yang, it’s good to see you. Thank you for hosting me today. I appreciate it. I look forward to a good conversation. As you said, there are many issues, places where we have disagreements, and it ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Remarks With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Before Their Meeting

10/08/2018 09:16 AM EDT Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Diaoyutai, Beijing October 8, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Foreign Minister Wang. Thank you for welcoming me to Beijing. I did indeed want to come here to have discussions (inaudible) the issues that you’ve characterized we have a fundamental disagreement. We have grave concerns ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meetings in Seoul, Pyongyang and Tokyo

East Asia and the Pacific: Secretary Pompeo’s Meetings in Seoul, Republic of Korea Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 7, 2018 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo visited Seoul October 7-8 and met with President Moon and Foreign Minister Kang to give a readout of his October 7 trip to Pyongyang. Secretary Pompeo briefed on his meeting with Chairman Kim, which included his introducing Chairman Kim ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence on the Administration’s Policy Toward China

October 4, 2018 The Hudson Institute Washington, D.C. 11:07 A.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Ken, for that kind introduction. To the Members of the Board of Trustees, to Dr. Michael Pillsbury, to our distinguished guests, and to all of you who, true to your mission in this place, “think about the future in ...
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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Shanghai

Location: Eastern China:  Shanghai metropolitan area and surrounding regions Event: Tropical storm Kong-Rey will potentially  bring scattered showers and strong winds to Eastern China today and Saturday. Kong-Rey is expected to weaken on Saturday, October 6.  The tropical storm is moving towards Korea’s southeast coast and southwestern Japan. Actions to Take: Monitor the local news for ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence on the Administration’s Policy Toward China

October 4, 2018 REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT PENCE ON THE ADMINISTRATION’S POLICY TOWARD CHINA The Hudson Institute Washington, D.C. Over the course of the past two years, our President has forged a strong personal relationship with the President of the People’s Republic of China, and they’ve worked closely on issues of common interest, most importantly ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Tokyo, Pyongyang, Seoul, and Beijing

 STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON October 2, 2018 Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Tokyo, Pyongyang, Seoul, and Beijing Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Tokyo, Japan; Pyongyang, DPRK; Seoul, Republic of Korea; and Beijing, China from October 6-8. In Tokyo, October 6-7, the Secretary will meet with Prime Minister Abe and Foreign Minister Taro ...
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On the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

On the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting Special Briefing John J. Sullivan,  Deputy Secretary of State Robert Palladino,  Deputy Spokesperson Lotte New York Palace Hotel New York, N.Y. September 27, 2018 MR PALLADINO: Thank you all for coming. We are privileged today to have with us the Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, who will be speaking ...
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On the Ministerial Meeting on Advancing Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace

Special Briefing John J. Sullivan Deputy Secretary of State Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Robert L. Strayer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy Lotte New York Palace Hotel New York, NY September 28, 2018 MR PALLADINO: Thank you, again – all of you – for coming. Welcome today’s roundtable discussion. We are privileged ...
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Creating Fair and Balanced U.S.-China Trade Relations

As the United States’ Ambassador in Beijing, I have the great pleasure of representing the American people to China’s government and 1.3 billion people.  I lead a talented team of American diplomats who, today, are prioritizing a rebalance in our trade and investment relationship with China for the benefit of American business, workers, and farmers.  ...
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Remarks at a Meeting on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State With Members of the UN Security Council United Nations New York City September 27, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning. The 8,363rd meeting of the Security Council is called to order. The provisional agenda for this meeting is non-proliferation/Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea. The agenda is adopted. In accordance with Rule ...
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Joint Statement on Trilateral Meeting of the Trade Ministers of the US, Japan, and the EU

Joint Statement on Trilateral Meeting of the Trade Ministers of the United States, Japan, and the European Union   Mr. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative, and Mrs. Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade, met in New York on 25 September 2018. Statement ...
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Remarks by President Trump at the United Nations Security Council Briefing on Counterproliferation

United Nations Headquarters New York, New York 10:21 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. The 8,362nd meeting of the Security Council is called to order. The agenda for this meeting is: “Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.” The agenda is hereby adopted. I am honoured to be ...
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Remarks by President Trump to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly | New York, NY

United Nations Headquarters New York, New York 10:38 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Madam President, Mr. Secretary-General, world leaders, ambassadors, and distinguished delegates: One year ago, I stood before you for the first time in this grand hall. I addressed the threats facing our world, and I presented a vision to achieve a brighter future for ...
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International Efforts To Implement UN Security Council Resolutions on DPRK’s Illicit Shipping Activities

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 22, 2018 The United States welcomes coordination on international efforts to implement UN Security Council Resolutions on North Korea’s illicit shipping activities, which prohibit ship-to-ship transfers of any goods or items to or from North Korean vessels of any goods or items going to or coming ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks on the President’s Agenda at the UN General Assembly, New York

Americans expect the United States to assert bold leadership on the world stage that reflects our values.  And under President Trump, we are certainly leading from the front. This was clear from just the first meeting this morning, in which we issued a call for Global Action for the World Drug Problem, the scourge of ...
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Remarks by President Trump at “Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem” Event

United Nations Headquarters New York, New York 8:35 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you all for being here this morning. It is a great honor to address you on an issue that affects every nation across the globe: the world drug problem.  And a big problem it is. The scourge of drug addiction continues to ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Interview With Laura Ingraham of Fox News

Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Monroe Room Washington, DC September 19, 2018 QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, thanks so much for joining us tonight. We really, really appreciate it. SECRETARY POMPEO: Laura, it’s great to be with you. QUESTION: Iran in the news. Brian Hook, your special envoy, saying: We want to deal with Iran, ...
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Spokesperson Heather Nauert on the Administration’s UNGA Priorities

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC September 20, 2018 I thought I’d take a few moments to give you a sense of the administration’s priorities for this year’s UNGA, and they fall within five overarching themes. First among the priorities is addressing the global threat posed by weapons of mass destruction. That includes ...
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Release of the 2018 National Cyber Strategy

Today, the White House released its 2018 National Cyber Strategy, outlining the steps the federal government is taking to advance an open, secure, interoperable, and reliable cyberspace. Given the interconnected and global nature of cyberspace, the State Department engages in key diplomatic and programmatic initiatives to support many key objectives reflected in the Strategy. To ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: On the Outcome of Summit Meeting Between President Moon and Chairman Kim

09/19/2018 02:44 PM EDT Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC September 19, 2018 The United States congratulates President Moon Jae-in and Chairman Kim Jong Un on the successful outcome of their summit meeting in Pyongyang. We welcome President Moon and Chairman Kim’s reaffirmation of the Singapore joint statement of complete denuclearization ...
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Secretary Pompeo Remarks to the Media, September 17, 2018

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Treaty Room Washington, DC September 17, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. The United States anticipates processing up to 310,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Fiscal Year 2019. We propose resettling up to 30,000 refugees under the new refugee ceiling, as well as processing more than 280,000 asylum seekers. They ...
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Statement from the President

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2018 Statement from the President Today, following seven weeks of public notice, hearings, and extensive opportunities for comment, I directed the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to proceed with placing additional tariffs on roughly $200 billion of imports from China.  The tariffs ...
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Secretary’s Remarks to the Media (Excerpts), September 14, 2018

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Press Briefing Room Washington, DC September 14, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order that made clear that our administration will not tolerate foreign interference in our democratic processes. Elections are the foundation of our democracy, and preserving their integrity is a matter of protecting ...
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USTR Finalizes Tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese Imports in Response to China’s Unfair Trade Practices

September 17, 2018 Washington, DC – As part of the United States’ continuing response to China’s theft of American intellectual property and forced transfer of American technology, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released a list of approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs.  ...
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International Day of Democracy

Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 15, 2018 On this International Day of Democracy, the United States reaffirms its unwavering belief in democracy as the form of government with the greatest capacity to advance peace, prosperity, and security, and to safeguard the universal human rights, fundamental freedoms, and dignity of every person. Enshrined in ...
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Department Press Briefing – September 13, 2018

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC September 13, 2018 The situation with the two Reuters reporters, we’ve consistently raised that issue with the Government of Burma over the past year or so since they had been – since they had been detained. Something that we don’t talk a lot about, however, is the ...
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Weather Alert: U.S. Consulate Guangzhou

Location: Guangdong Province; Hainan Province Event: Due to Typhoon Mangkhut, the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou will be temporarily closed Monday, September 17, 2018. We expect to resume regular operations on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. During this time, all sections of the U.S. Consulate Guangzhou will be closed and there will be no NIV, IV, ...
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Weather Alert – Typhoon Mangkhut (Posted on 9/14/2018)

Weather Alert – U. S. Consulate Guangzhou, China (September 14, 2018) Location:     Guangdong Province; Hainan Province Event:  Super Typhoon Mangkhut could make landfall near Guangdong and Hainan provinces, China between September 15th to September 16th.  The Chinese government has issued a warning for Guangdong and Hainan areas.  If landfall occurs, those living in impacted ...
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Statement by Attorney General Sessions on Chinese Narcotics Scheduling

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, September 7, 2018 Statement by Attorney General Sessions on Chinese Narcotics Scheduling   Attorney General Jeff Sessions today issued the following statement on Chinese Narcotics Scheduling: “The Trump Administration is fighting back against the opioid crisis, and the Department of Justice has taken a ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo On the Anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks

The diverse nationalities of the victims of 9/11 and the attack in Libya remind us that terrorism is a global issue that requires the efforts of every sovereign nation to defeat it.  Diplomacy plays a central role in counterterrorism by combating extremism and promoting stability and freedom worldwide.  While we have made great strides over ...
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U.S. Chiefs of Mission to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Panama Called Back for Consultations

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 7, 2018 The Department of State has called back the U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Robin Bernstein, the U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Jean Manes, and the U.S. Charge d’Affaires in Panama Roxanne Cabral for consultations related to recent decisions to no longer recognize Taiwan. ...
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Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Mattis: Excerpts from Closing Remarks at the U.S.-India 2+2 Dialogue

SECRETARY POMPEO: This is my first trip to India as Secretary of State, and it is an honor to travel here for such an important and successful event. Later today, Secretary Mattis and I will meet with Prime Minister Modi. We look forward to discussing how best to advance the U.S.-India relationship, one that is ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Conviction of ‎Reuters Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

Today’s conviction of journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo under the Official Secrets Act is deeply troubling for all who support press freedom and the transition toward democracy in Myanmar. The American people have long stood with the people of Myanmar in support of democracy, and we continue to support civilian rule and those ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on El Salvador

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2018 Statement from the Press Secretary on El Salvador On Tuesday, the Government of El Salvador announced it would discontinue its decades-long diplomatic relations with Taipei in favor of establishing diplomatic relations with Beijing.  The leaders of El Salvador’s governing party have ...
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Pacific Forum CSIS Senior Advisor Discusses U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy

Brad Glosserman, senior advisor to the Pacific Forum located in Honolulu and Visiting Professor to Tama University in Tokyo, Japan, presented his views on the new U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy. Glosserman is considered an expert on Asia-Pacific security issues, and his opinion pieces and commentary regularly feature in media around the globe. In an hour long ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Video Greeting for Eid al-Adha

 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Hi everyone, I’m Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.  Today, I would like to wish all Muslims a blessed Eid Al Adha to mark the end of the Hajj pilgrimage. This is a time of reflection and prayer, when Muslims around the world come together with friends and family in the spirit of ...
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Shanghai Museum Debuts Exhibition on U.S.-Educated Chinese Architects

Consular Officer Hiram Rios Hernandez and Public Affairs Assistant Xie Pianpian attended the opening ceremony of “The Rise of Modernity-The First Generation of Chinese Architects from the University of Pennsylvania.” This exhibition, held at the Power Station of Art, celebrates the first generation of Chinese architects who trained at Penn in the 1920s-1930s. The group ...
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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Shanghai

Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Shanghai (August 11, 2018) Location: eastern China (Shanghai metropolitan area and surrounding regions). Event: Tropical Storm Yagi will bring potentially flooding rain and strong winds (35 to 45 mph) to eastern China tomorrow or early Monday. Yagi is currently south of Okinawa moving northwest at 15 mph. The storm ...
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USTR Finalizes Second Tranche of Tariffs on Chinese Products in Response to China’s Unfair Trade Practices

Washington, DC – The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released a list of approximately $16 billion worth of imports from China that will be subject to a 25 percent additional tariff as part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related to the forced transfer of American technology and ...
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Statement from the U.S. Mission to the UN on North Korea Sanctions Actions at the UN

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2018 Statement from the U.S. Mission to the UN on North Korea Sanctions Actions at the UN The U.S. Mission to the United Nations submitted a list of designation proposals today to the UN Security Council’s 1718 ...
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Press Availability at the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and Related Meetings

SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. It’s been an honor to participate in my first ASEAN ministerial meetings here in Singapore. I want to first thank Foreign Minister Balakrishnan for hosting. We have reaffirmed our strong bilateral relationship, and it’s great to be back in Singapore again after having been here in June. We remain grateful for ...
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Fact Sheet: U.S. Security Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 4, 2018 For more than seven decades, U.S. engagement has advanced freedom, openness, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region. The President’s National Security Strategy identified advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific among our most important priorities. The United States aims to ensure the freedom of the ...
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Interview With Lin Xueling of Channel NewsAsia

Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Ritz-Carlton Millenia Hotel Singapore, Singapore August 3, 2018 QUESTION: Is America prepared to push the world into a recession because of these trade wars? SECRETARY POMPEO: America is always going to be a great partner for Asia, Southeast Asia in particular. It’s great to be back here in Singapore; I’ve ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi 

READOUT August 3, 2018 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi  The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Today, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Singapore.  Secretary Pompeo underscored the importance of pursuing a constructive U.S.-China relationship that ...
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Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Section 301 Action

Washington, DC – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released the following statement regarding further action under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974: “On June 18, the President directed me to identify $200 billion worth of Chinese goods for additional tariffs at a rate of 10 percent, in response to China’s decision to cause ...
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Fact Sheet: Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 30, 2018 Secretary Michael R. Pompeo today addressed the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Washington, DC, to launch the economic and commercial pillars of the Trump Administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy. Before top U.S. business leaders and foreign dignitaries at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Secretary Pompeo detailed how ...
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Consulate Intern Shares Insights on American Campus Sports with Local Media

In an interview with a NetEase reporter, U.S. Consulate Shanghai’s Outreach Summer Intern Madison Heher shared her personal experience as a competitive collegiate athlete. The interview was published on “Jian Wai,” an online news channel run by NetEase News.  The article covered NCAA, American athletic scholarships and campus sports opportunities for American students. It also discussed how American universities select ...
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Remarks on “America’s Indo-Pacific Economic Vision”

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Indo-Pacific Business Forum U.S. Chamber of Commerce Washington, DC July 30, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. It’s great to be with you. Thank you, Tom, for the kind introduction. Thanks to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for having me here and hosting this important Indo-Pacific Business Forum as ...
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Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom – Statement on China

Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom Statement on China As representatives of the international community, we are deeply concerned about the significant restrictions on religious freedom in China and call on the Chinese government to respect the human rights of all individuals. Many members of religious minority groups in China – including Uighurs, Hui, and Kazakh ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Repatriation of Remains from North Korea

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2018 Statement from the Press Secretary on the Repatriation of Remains from North Korea At their historic meeting in Singapore, President Donald J. Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un took a bold first step to achieve the complete denuclearization of the Korean ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Beijing, China

Location: U.S. Embassy Beijing, China Event: There was an explosion at approximately 1pm today on the street outside the southeast corner of the Embassy compound. According to the Embassy’s Regional Security Officer, there was one individual who detonated a bomb.  Other than the bomber, no other people were injured and there was no damage to ...
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Update from the Embassy on the July 26 Incident

“There was an explosion at approximately 1pm today on the street outside the South East corner of the Embassy compound. According to the Embassy’s Regional Security Officer, there was one individual who detonated a bomb.  Other than the bomber, no other people were injured and there was no damage to embassy property.  The local police responded.” ...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: Religious persecution in Iran, China must end now

Around the world, adherents from innumerable faith backgrounds suffer similar violations of their most fundamental human rights. Earlier this year, the State Department hosted six United States-based Uighur journalists with Radio Free Asia’s Uighur Service. Their reporting indicates that Chinese authorities are likely detaining, at least, hundreds of thousands of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in internment camps in Xinjiang.  ...
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Press Availability With Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, and Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne

07/24/2018 03:40 PM EDT Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Palo Alto, CA July 24, 2018 ________________________________________ SECRETARY POMPEO: Well, good morning, everyone. I want to first thank Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and the Minister of Defense Senator Marise Payne, as well as their team, for joining us here in California. Since ...
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Opinion: Revitalizing the U.S. steel and aluminum industry will keep America safe

07/17/2018 01:26 PM EDT Last year, the U.S. Department of Commerce initiated investigations to determine whether imports of steel and aluminum threaten to impair the United States’ national security. After several months studying the impact of imports on the steel and aluminum industries, it was clear that their future was at risk. We concluded that, to ...
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Remarks With Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State UN Headquarters New York City July 20, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. First I want to commend my good friend Ambassador Haley and her excellent team here at the United Nations. Her leadership in advancing American interest on North Korea and many other issues has been evident here ...
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Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Section 301 Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            July 10, 2018 Contact: USTR Public & Media Affairs media@ustr.eop.gov Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Section 301 Action Washington, DC – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released the following statement regarding action under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974: “On Friday, in response to unfair ...
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Weather Alert – Severe Rainstorms in Sichuan Province

Location: Sichuan Province Event: Severe rainstorms have impacted significant areas of Sichuan Province, resulting in flight delays, road closures, landslides, and train service disruptions this week, with additional storms anticipated in coming days.  The China Meteorological Administration has activated a level four emergency response to the rainstorm.  Local authorities have activated a level three emergency ...
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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou

Location: Eastern China:  southern portion of Zhejiang and northern portion of Fujian Event: Typhoon Maria will bring potentially flooding rain and strong winds to Eastern China tomorrow and later this week.  Maria is expected to make landfall over southern Zhejiang and northern Fujian in the morning hours of Wednesday, July 11.  The typhoon is expected ...
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Photo Contest: Explore America through Travel and Photography

Official Photo Contest Rules Contest Sponsors [1] “Explore America through Travel and Photography” is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Consulate General in Wuhan. Description of Contest Objectives This contest encourages entrants to share quality photos that document the nature, people, culture, and beauty of America. Through different photographic perspectives, audiences will ...
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IVLP Alumni Spins Tale of Broadway’s Path to Shanghai, Delights and Surprises Audience

Leading off PAS Shanghai’s Summer IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program) Alumni Speaker Series, Qian Shijin (IVLP 1988), spoke to a rapt audience on how his IVLP experience impacted his career trajectory and professional aspirations. Lacking previous interest or knowledge of Broadway, during his time in the U.S. he became fascinated with Les Mis and the ...
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Remarks at the 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, DC June 28, 2018 MS JOHNSTONE: Hello, and welcome to the Department of State. My name is Kari Johnstone and I’m the acting director for the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Thank you all for joining us today to mark the release ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT June 28, 2018 Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke by phone today with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. They discussed ongoing ...
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As demand and deaths increase, US and China cooperate on opioid addiction treatment

Published June 26, 2018 at 6:09 PM Updated June 26, 2018 at 6:10 PM The U.S. and China are highlighting their efforts to fight the opioid epidemic together, as they mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. “Cooperation on combatting the flow of illicit opioids is one of the true bright spots ...
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My first year as US Ambassador

By Terry Branstad Source:Global Times Published: 2018/6/27 23:23:40 It was one year ago today that I began my service as US Ambassador to China. It is also the week before which our nation celebrates its birth. In my first year as US Ambassador to China I have gained a greater appreciation of two things: the ...
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U.S. Embassy’s Message Celebrating the LGBTI Pride Month

People around the world celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride this Month.  Here in China, American diplomats celebrate Pride Month with friends and colleagues, taking advantage of the chance to recognize the value society gains from each member of society. It is important that each member of our community—of all communities—feel free ...
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Breaking The Cycle: Combating The Opioid Crisis Through Global Drug Demand Reduction

By  Andrew Thompson  on June 25, 2018 June 26 marks the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking, or World Drug Day. This global event, established by the United Nations in 1987, strengthens cooperation and spurs action towards the ambitious goal of a world free of illicit drug use. The consequences of drug use are felt by ...
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International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Ambassador Terry Branstad June 26 marks International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, one of the most pressing public health challenges facing the world today is drug use, production and trafficking. And next month will be the 233rd birthday of Commissioner Lin Zexu, who spearheaded Qing Dynasty’s campaign to suppress opium. Fortunately, this is ...
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Remarks at the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center Oxon Hill, Maryland June 22, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Well, good morning, everyone. I’m not going to do all 31 flavors for you as they’re not in my prepared remarks. Frankly, I learned a lot actually from that job working scooping ice cream, things ...
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Remarks on America’s Economic Revival

Remarks Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Detroit Economic Club Detroit, Michigan June 18, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thanks, Gerry, and thanks to the Detroit Economic Club for hosting me. It’s great to be with you. The whole Twitter thing up there makes me really nervous. (Laughter.) And to be – to have my name mentioned ...
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CG Stein Opens Third U.S.-China Entertainment Law Conference

Consul General Stein delivered opening remarks at the Third U.S.-China Entertainment Law Conference co-hosted by the United Patent and Trademark Office, Loyola Law School Los Angles, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Peking University School of Law, Beijing Film Academy and Shanghai Film Group. The conference brought together over 250 senior policymaker, academics, business executives, and international ...
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Statement from the President Regarding Trade with China

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2018 Statement from the President Regarding Trade with China On Friday, I announced plans for tariffs on $50 billion worth of imports from China.  These tariffs are being imposed to encourage China to change the unfair practices identified in the Section 301 ...
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Statement by the President Regarding Trade with China

  FOREIGN POLICY Issued on: June 15, 2018 My great friendship with President Xi of China and our country’s relationship with China are both very important to me.  Trade between our nations, however, has been very unfair, for a very long time.  This situation is no longer sustainable.  China has, for example, long been engaging in several unfair ...
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Storm Warning – Talim & Doksuri

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Ambassador Branstad met with Fulbright Lecturers and English Language Fellows

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American Genius is Under Attack from China

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“In response, the Trump administration, with the support of the international community, is applying diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea to achieve the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and a dismantling of the regime’s ballistic-missile programs. We are replacing the failed policy of ‘strategic patience,’ which expedited the North Korean ...
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One of the first threats we were confronted with upon entering office is North Korea, and it was the first policy area that we felt an urgency to deal with. And I think, as many of you have watched over the last several months, that threat has materialized in the ways that we expected it ...
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Statement from U.S. Ambassador Branstad on the passing of Liu Xiaobo, July 13, 2017

I join Secretary Tillerson in mourning the death of Liu Xiaobo, a courageous advocate who dedicated his life to the pursuit of democracy and liberty. My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, Liu Xia, his family and friends, and the Chinese people. A poet and scholar, Mr. Liu received the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize ...
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Purchasing Notice: Office Furniture (Closing Date: September 1st, 2017)

Purchasing Notice: Office Furniture The U.S. Consulate plans to order office furniture. All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the work. At a minimum, each offeror must meet the following requirements when submitting their proposal: • Be able to understand written and spoken English; • Have ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Death of Liu Xiaobo

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Ambassador Nikki Haley’s Statement On the Passing of Liu Xiaobo

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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON: On the Passing of Liu Xiaobo

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Statement from U.S. Ambassador Branstad on the passing of Liu Xiaobo, July 13, 2017

I join Secretary Tillerson in mourning the death of Liu Xiaobo, a courageous advocate who dedicated his life to the pursuit of democracy and liberty.  My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, Liu Xia, his family and friends, and the Chinese people.  A poet and scholar, Mr. Liu received the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize ...
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Thank you, Mr. President. To my friends on the Security Council, I must say that today is a dark day. It is a dark day because yesterday’s actions by North Korea made the world a more dangerous place. Their illegal missile launch was not only dangerous, but reckless and irresponsible. It showed that North Korea ...
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Purchasing Notice: Building Automation System (BAS) Preventive Maintenance for the Consulate.

The U.S. Consulate plans to have the Building Automation System Preventive Maintenance for the Consulate. All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the work. At a minimum, each offeror must meet the following requirements when submitting their proposal: • Be able to understand written and spoken ...
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Purchasing Notice: Preventive Maintenance Services for Chillers.

The U.S. Consulate plans to have Preventive Maintenance Services for Chillers. All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the work. At a minimum, each offeror must meet the following requirements when submitting their proposal: • Be able to understand written and spoken English; • Have an ...
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Purchasing Notice: the Consulate Dehumidifiers installation Service

The U.S. Consulate plans to install three dehumidifiers for the Consulate Office Building. All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the work. At a minimum, each offeror must meet the following requirements when submitting their proposal: • Be able to understand written and spoken English; • ...
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Shatter Resistant Window Film for the Consulate Residence (Closing Date: September 1st, 2017)

The U.S. Consulate plans to install shatter window film for the Consul General’s Residence. All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the work. At a minimum, each offeror must meet the following requirements when submitting their proposal: • Be able to understand written and spoken English; ...
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Agriculture Secretary Serves up U.S. Beef in Shanghai

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Purchasing Notice: Venue requirement for the U.S. Consulate 2018 Independence Day event

The U.S. Consulate plans to purchase the venue service for the U.S. Consulate 2018 Independence Day event. All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the work. At a minimum, each offeror must meet the following requirements when submitting their proposal: • Be able to understand written ...
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Purchasing Notice: the Consulate Office Building Painting Service (Closing Date: August 10th, 2017)

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Purchasing Notice: the Consulate Fence Painting Service (Closing Date: August 5th, 2017)

The U.S. Consulate plans to paint the concrete and metal fence wall of the Consulate. All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the work. At a minimum, each offer or must meet the following requirements when submitting their proposal: • Be able to understand written and ...
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US-China Hold Inaugural Diplomatic and Security Dialogue (D&SD) in Washington D.C.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis hosted Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui, Chief of the People’s Liberation Army’s Joint Staff Department for the inaugural U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue (D&SD) on June 21, 2017 together with other senior U.S. and Chinese officials. This new, high-level framework ...
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