FBI Director Christopher Wray’s Remarks on China

Christopher Wray Director Federal Bureau of Investigation Hudson Institute, Video Event: China’s Attempt to Influence U.S. Institutions Washington, D.C. July 7, 2020 The Threat Posed by the Chinese Government and the Chinese Communist Party to the Economic and National Security of the United States Remarks as delivered. Good morning. I realize it’s challenging, particularly under ... Read More»

Transatlantic Dialogue on China: Managing the Escalating Stakes

Transatlantic Dialogue on China: Managing the Escalating Stakes 07/07/2020 01:02 PM EDT Manisha Singh, Assistant Secretary Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs I want to thank the Carnegie Endowment and Institut Montaigne for the opportunity to provide my thoughts on how the United States and Europe can address the global economic challenges posed by China. ... Read More»

Implementing Visa Restrictions Under the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO July 7, 2020 Implementing Visa Restrictions Under the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act The United States seeks fair, transparent, and reciprocal treatment from the People’s Republic of China for our citizens. We have taken several steps to further this goal. Unfortunately, ... Read More»

On the CCP’s Orwellian Censorship on Hong Kong

On the CCP’s Orwellian Censorship on Hong Kong 07/06/2020 09:17 PM EDT Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State The Chinese Communist Party’s destruction of free Hong Kong continues.  With the ink barely dry on the repressive National Security Law, local authorities – in an Orwellian move – have now established a central government national security ... Read More»

Independence Day: Celebrating Freedom

Independence Day: Celebrating Freedom By U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad This Independence Day marks America’s 244th birthday.  On July 4, 1776, the founders of our country signed the Declaration of Independence – the document that enshrines our core values.    The ideas it contained – that we are all created equal, and that governments, ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at a Press Availability

07/01/2020 01:26 PM EDT Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Washington, D.C. Press Briefing Room SECRETARY POMPEO:  Morning, everyone.  How are you all today?  Pretty good? QUESTION:  How are you? SECRETARY POMPEO:  I am good.  And seeing as we’re now on the Fourth of July, or quickly approaching, I thought I’d lead off with some thoughts ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo At the UN Security Council on the Iran Arms Embargo

For Immediate Release REMARKS June 30, 2020 Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At the UN Security Council on the Iran Arms Embargo June 30, 2020 Washington, D.C. SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you, Nicolas.  Thanks for the couple words in English there.  I appreciate that. Good morning, everyone.  Good to see you, Secretary General.  Rosemary, thank you for your ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: UN Report Exposes Iran’s Defiance of the United Nations

For Immediate Release  FACT SHEET June 30, 2020 UN Report Exposes Iran’s Defiance of the United Nations   “Let’s never accept Iran’s usual violent behavior for fear of something far worse… Let’s never submit to extortion… Let’s uphold the mission of this body to address threats to international peace and security… Let’s continue the arms ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: Issuance of Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory

FACT SHEET July 1, 2020 Issuance of Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory The U.S. Department of State, along with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are issuing a business advisory to caution businesses about the risks of supply chain links to entities that ... Read More»

Issuance of the Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory

Today, the U.S. Department of State, along with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is issuing an advisory to caution businesses about the risks of supply chain links to entities that engage in human rights abuses, including forced labor in Xinjiang and elsewhere ... Read More»

On Beijing’s Imposition of National Security Legislation on Hong Kong

On Beijing’s Imposition of National Security Legislation on Hong Kong 06/30/2020 08:17 PM EDT Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State The Chinese Communist Party’s decision to impose draconian national security legislation on Hong Kong destroys the territory’s autonomy and one of China’s greatest achievements. Hong Kong demonstrated to the world what a free Chinese people ... Read More»

Remarks to the Community of Democracies 20th Anniversary Virtual Conference

Remarks to the Community of Democracies 20th Anniversary Virtual Conference REMARKS STEPHEN BIEGUN, DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 26, 2020 Stephen Biegun, Deputy Secretary of State As prepared: Foreign Minister Arescu, Secretary General Garrett – I thank you and your teams for organizing this important discussion to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Community of Democracies and the Warsaw Declaration. Former Secretary Albright, we ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo On China’s Threats to Impose Visa Restrictions on U.S. Officials

On China’s Threats to Impose Visa Restrictions on U.S. Officials 06/29/2020 Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State The Chinese Communist Party’s crackdown on Hong Kong prompted the United States to retool its relationship with the territory. The Chinese Communist Party’s threats to retaliate by restricting visas for U.S. citizens exposes once again how Beijing refuses ... Read More»

U.S. Department of State Imposes Visa Restrictions on Chinese Communist Party Officials

For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO June 26, 2020 U.S. Department of State Imposes Visa Restrictions on Chinese Communist Party Officials for Undermining Hong Kong’s High Degree of Autonomy and Restricting Human Rights President Trump promised to punish the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials who were responsible for eviscerating Hong Kong’s freedoms.  ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo On China’s Coercive Family Planning and Forced Sterilization Program

For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO June 29, 2020 On China’s Coercive Family Planning and Forced Sterilization Program in Xinjiang  The world received disturbing reports today that the Chinese Communist Party is using forced sterilization, forced abortion, and coercive family planning against Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang, as part of a ... Read More»

U.S. Government Ending Controlled Defense Exports to Hong Kong 

For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO June 29, 2020 U.S. Government Ending Controlled Defense Exports to Hong Kong  The Chinese Communist Party’s decision to eviscerate Hong Kong’s freedoms has forced the Trump Administration to re-evaluate its policies toward the territory.  As Beijing moves forward with passing the national security law, the United ... Read More»

The Chinese Communist Party’s Ideology and Global Ambitions

The Chinese Communist Party’s Ideology and Global Ambitions Remarks delivered by National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien Well, thank you Governor.  That was an extraordinarily kind introduction and for thinking of Kayla and her parents. We had them at the State of the Union. That was a very special occasion for the President and for ... Read More»

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Joint Statement from USDA and FDA on Food Export Restrictions Pertaining to COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Joint Statement from USDA and FDA on Food Export Restrictions Pertaining to COVID-19 For Immediate Release: June 24, 2020 Statement From: Commissioner of Food and Drugs – Food and Drug Administration Stephen M. Hahn M.D. Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn, M.D., issued the following ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At a Press Availability on the Release of the 2019 Country Reports on Terrorism

REMARKS TO THE PRESS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE PRESS BRIEFING ROOM WASHINGTON, D.C. JUNE 24, 2020 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. Good to be with you all today. I want to start my remarks, as I often do, on matters relating to China. As many of you saw, I met with Yang Jiechi last week in Hawaii. We had a ... Read More»

At the 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony

Please note: the full report can be accessed here: https://www.state.gov/trafficking-in-persons-report-2020/ At the 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony 06/25/2020 04:58 PM EDT Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Washington, D.C. Treaty Room AMBASSADOR RICHMOND: Good afternoon, and welcome to the TIP Report rollout for 2020. My name’s John Richmond, and I have the honor of serving the team at the Trafficking in Persons Office ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Remarks at the German Marshall Fund’s Brussels Forum

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 25, 2020 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  SPEECH June 25, 2020 Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Remarks at the German Marshall Fund’s Brussels Forum: “A New Transatlantic Dialogue”   June 25, 2020 Washington, D.C. MR LESSER:  Good morning, and good afternoon from Brussels.  Welcome back to Brussels Forum ... Read More»

The Tide is Turning Toward Trusted 5G Vendors

For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO June 24, 2020 The Tide is Turning Toward Trusted 5G Vendors The tide is turning against Huawei as citizens around the world are waking up to the danger of the Chinese Communist Party’s surveillance state. Huawei’s deals with telecommunications operators around the world are evaporating, because ... Read More»

Empty Promises from the People’s Republic China in Africa

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO June 24, 2020 Empty Promises from the People’s Republic China in Africa The American people continue to stand with our partners across Africa in confronting the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  We’ve invested more than $100 billion ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing has Confirmed Instances of Fraud

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing has confirmed instances of fraud in which individuals or entities falsely claim affiliation with the U.S. Embassy and Consulates to collect fees for services not actually performed by the U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulates. Such scams are often initiated through job advertisements reporting to require background checks, employment history checks, ... Read More»

Purchasing Notice: Foreign Commercial Section Furniture Design and Installation

Purchasing Notice: Foreign Commercial Section Furniture Design and Installation    Requirements: Modular furniture design and installation 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 ... Read More»

Purchasing Notice: Annual Internet Service for the Consulate Foreign Commercial Section

Purchasing Notice: Annual Internet Service for the Consulate Foreign Commercial Section.   Requirements: Connection speed:          10Mbps Fixed IP address:              8 Subnet:                              255.255.255.248 ISP must permit all IP protocols (including but not limited to ICMP, UDP, TCP, and IPSEC) to transit without filters or proxies. Unfiltered access to the Internet is required without ISP firewall ... Read More»

Designation of Additional Chinese Media Entities as Foreign Missions

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON June 22, 2020 Designation of Additional Chinese Media Entities as Foreign Missions Over the past decade and particularly under General Secretary Xi Jinping’s tenure, the CCP has reorganized China’s state propaganda outlets disguised as news agencies and asserted even ... Read More»

United States Stands with Canada Against China’s Arbitrary Detention of Canadian Citizens

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO June 22, 2020 United States Stands with Canada Against China’s Arbitrary Detention of Canadian Citizens The United States is extremely concerned by the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) decision to proceed with formal charges against Canadian citizens Michael ... Read More»

IAEA Board of Governors Adopts Resolution, Calls on Iran to Cooperate Without Further Delay

IAEA Board of Governors Adopts Resolution, Calls on Iran to Cooperate Without Further Delay 06/19/2020 01:57 PM EDT Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Today, the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) adopted a resolution calling on Iran to provide IAEA inspectors the information and access they have requested and that ... Read More»

On the Occasion of World Refugee Day

On the Occasion of World Refugee Day 06/20/2020 03:38 PM EDT Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State World Refugee Day is an opportunity to recognize the courage and the struggles of millions of refugees who have fled their homes due to persecution and conflict. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the ... Read More»

On the Hypocrisy of UN Human Rights Council

On the Hypocrisy of UN Human Rights Council 06/20/2020 08:32 AM EDT Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State The United Nations Human Rights Council, now comprised of Venezuela and recently, Cuba and China, has long been and remains a haven for dictators and democracies that indulge them.  It is a grave disappointment to those genuinely ... Read More»

Sustaining U.S. Humanitarian Assistance Leadership in Response to COVID-19

The United States has been, and continues to be, the undisputed leader in global foreign assistance, and our leadership in response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues that record of generosity. Today, we’re providing approximately $93 million in new humanitarian assistance to bolster our ongoing response efforts, helping the world’s most vulnerable overcome the devastation inflicted ... Read More»

United States Strategic Approach to the People’s Republic of China

As demonstrated by the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) response to the pandemic, Americans have more reason than ever to understand the nature of the regime in Beijing and the threats it poses to American economic interests, security, and values. President Trump and the Administration are committed to protecting the American people, homeland, and way of ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At the Virtual Copenhagen Democracy Summit

MR RASMUSSEN:  It’s a great pleasure for me to welcome our next speaker, the American Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.  Good morning, Mr. Secretary.  I think it’s morning in your time zone. I know you’ve been traveling from Hawaii where you met a high-ranking Chinese official.  Earlier this year I listened to your speech at ... Read More»

The United States Targets Network Supporting Corrupt Venezuelan Actors Attempting to Evade Sanctions

The United States Targets Network Supporting Corrupt Venezuelan Actors Attempting to Evade Sanctions PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 18, 2020 Today, the United States imposed sanctions against active participants in a network of companies that transported oil stolen from the Venezuelan people under the guise of an oil-for-food scheme. This enterprise ... Read More»

Secretary of State Pompeo met with Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Politburo Member Yang Jiechi

06/17/2020 11:03 PM EDT Office of the Spokesperson The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Politburo Member Yang Jiechi in Honolulu, Hawaii to exchange views on U.S.-China relations.  The Secretary stressed important American interests and the need for fully-reciprocal dealings between ... Read More»

Statement by the President

Today, I have signed into law S. 3744, the "Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020" (the "Act").  The Act holds accountable perpetrators of human rights violations and abuses such as the systematic use of indoctrination camps, forced labor, and intrusive surveillance to eradicate the ethnic identity and religious beliefs of Uyghurs and other minorities ... Read More»

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Hong Kong

We, the Foreign Ministers of the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the High Representative of the European Union underscore our grave concern regarding China’s decision to impose a national security law on Hong Kong. Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in the EU Foreign Affairs Council

06/15/2020 01:00 PM EDT Office of the Spokesperson The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today by video conference with EU High Representative Josep Borrell and EU member state foreign ministers during the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC). Secretary Pompeo, High Representative Borrell, and the ministers discussed the importance of ... Read More»

U.S. Diplomatic Leadership in Support of Women, Peace, and Security

FACT SHEET June 11, 2020 U.S. Diplomatic Leadership in Support of Women, Peace, and Security For decades, American diplomats have supported women as leaders in efforts to prevent conflict, counter terrorism and violent extremism, and promote security around the world.  In 2017, the United States became the first government in the world to enact comprehensive ... Read More»

Women, Peace, and Security Implementation Plan

State Department Releases Women, Peace, and Security Implementation Plan 06/11/2020 12:52 PM EDT Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State The United States is leading by example in women’s empowerment on the global stage. Today the Department of State released its  Plan to Implement the U.S. Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security .  The Strategy focuses on supporting women leaders around the world who make contributions to global security, including by ensuring the Department and its ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad’s Message Celebrating LGBTI Pride Month

Around the world, people celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride during the month of June.  This year, as we celebrate with friends, colleagues, neighbors, and family members, we take the opportunity to recognize the value our communities gain from each member of society, and the need for inclusive and supportive environments.  The ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At a Press Availability On the Release of the 2019 International Religious Freedom Report

06/10/2020 01:07 PM EDT Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Washington, D.C. Press Briefing Room SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning, everyone.  It’s great to be with you all today.  I’m here one more time, proudly, to talk about freedom and free societies.  And while America is not a perfect nation by any means, we always strive ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Statement On China’s Attempted Coercion of the United Kingdom

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO June 9, 2020 On China’s Attempted Coercion of the United Kingdom The United States stands with our allies and partners against the Chinese Communist Party’s coercive bullying tactics. In the latest example, Beijing has reportedly threatened to punish ... Read More»

United States Designates Key Iranian Shipping Entities under Proliferation Authority as Tehran Continues to Expand Proliferation Sensitive Activities

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO June 8, 2020 United States Designates Key Iranian Shipping Entities under Proliferation Authority as Tehran Continues to Expand Proliferation Sensitive Activities Today, sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and its Shanghai-based subsidiary, E-Sail Shipping Company Ltd (E-Sail) have come into effect. Six ... Read More»

On the Chinese Communist Party’s Obscene Propaganda

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 6, 2020  The Chinese Communist Party’s callous exploitation of the tragic death of George Floyd to justify its authoritarian denial of basic human dignity exposes its true colors yet again. As with dictatorships throughout history, no lie is too obscene, so long as it serves the Party’s lust for power. This laughable ... Read More»

Remarks at International Women of Courage Honorary Awards Ceremony: Tiananmen Mothers

Remarks at International Women of Courage Honorary Awards Ceremony: Tiananmen Mothers 06/04/2020 05:27 PM EDT Stephen Biegun, Deputy Secretary of State Ambassador Kelley E. Currie, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s IssuesOffice of Global Women’s Issues Harry S. Truman Building, Washington, DC AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE KELLEY CURRIE:  Today is a solemn day in China. Thirty-one years ago, at this very hour, troops of the People’s Liberation Army began to clear peaceful ... Read More»

Commemorating the 31st Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 4, 2020 Statement from the Press Secretary Commemorating the 31st Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre The American people reflect on the courage and optimism of the hundreds of thousands of Chinese citizens who gathered peacefully 31 years ago in Beijing and throughout China to protest widespread official corruption and demand a ... Read More»

Health Alert: Commercial Flight Update

Location:  People’s Republic of China Event: The Department of Transportation announced that it will suspend the scheduled passenger operations of all Chinese carriers to and from the United States, effective June 16, 2020, unless effectuated sooner by the President of the United States.  Travelers are encouraged to check the following site for the latest guidance and ... Read More»

Fulfilling the President’s Generous Commitment to Provide Critical Medical Supplies Across the Globe

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 4, 2020 The United States has been the largest contributor to global health security and humanitarian assistance for more than a half century, saving lives all over the planet. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have truly mobilized as a nation to combat the ... Read More»

COVID-19 Information

Country-Specific Information: The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The Department of State maintains a Travel Advisory for China of Level 4: Do Not Travel due to novel coronavirus. Those currently in China should attempt to depart by commercial means. The Chinese government continues to take steps to ... Read More»

Travel Advisory – U.S. Embassy Beijing, People’s Republic of China (May 29, 2020)

Location:  People’s Republic of China Notice – Commercial Flight Availability Limitations to Continue through June 30th:  The Chinese Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) plans to extend its “Five Ones” flight policy until June 30th – each (one) country can send one flight from one airline via one route once per week.  To date, four Chinese airlines ... Read More»

31st Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON June 3, 2020 31st Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Today we honor the brave Chinese people whose peaceful calls for democracy, human rights, and a corruption-free society came to a violent end when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) sent the People’s Liberation Army into Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, armed with tanks and guns. ... Read More»

U.S. Limits the PLA’s Ability to Use Visa Programs to Illicitly Acquire U.S. Technologies and Intellectual Property

June 1, 2020 U.S. Limits the People’s Liberation Army’s Ability to Use Nonimmigrant Visa Programs to Illicitly Acquire U.S. Technologies and Intellectual Property On May 29 President Trump issued a proclamation that limits the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) ability to misuse nonimmigrant student and researcher visa programs. The Trump Administration is committed to achieving a ... Read More»

President Trump is Protecting America from China’s Efforts to Steal Technology and Intellectual Property

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2020 PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS PROTECTING AMERICA FROM CHINA’S EFFORTS TO STEAL TECHNOLOGY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY   “Protecting the innovations, creations, and inventions that power our country are vital to our economic prosperity and national security.” – President Donald J. Trump SAFEGUARDING NATIONAL SECURITY: President Donald J. Trump is dismantling ... Read More»

Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrant of Certain Students and Researchers from the People’s Republic of China

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is engaged in a wide‑ranging and heavily resourced campaign to acquire sensitive United States technologies and intellectual property, in part to bolster the modernization and capability of its military, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).  The PRC’s acquisition of sensitive United States technologies and intellectual property to modernize its military is a ... Read More»

Keeping the World Safe from Iran’s Nuclear Program

For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO May 27, 2020 Keeping the World Safe from Iran’s Nuclear Program Today, I am announcing the end of the sanctions waiver covering all remaining JCPOA-originating nuclear projects in Iran – the Arak reactor conversion, the provision of enriched uranium for the Tehran Research Reactor, and the ... Read More»

Joint Statement on Hong Kong

May 28, 2020 Joint Statement on Hong Kong The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Begin Text: Signatories to this statement reiterate our deep concern regarding Beijing’s decision to impose a national security law in Hong Kong. Hong Kong ... Read More»

Freedom Online Coalition Statement on COVID-19 and Internet Freedom

May 27, 2020 The Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) is a group of 31 countries deeply committed to the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). We believe that the human rights and fundamental freedoms that individuals have offline must also be protected online. We are committed ... Read More»

PRC National People’s Congress Proposal on Hong Kong National Security Legislation

For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO May 27, 2020 PRC National People’s Congress Proposal on Hong Kong National Security Legislation Last week, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) National People’s Congress announced its intention to unilaterally and arbitrarily impose national security legislation on Hong Kong. Beijing’s disastrous decision is only the latest ... Read More»

On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

Secretary Michael Pompeo May 23, 2020, Washington, DC  Susan and I extend our warmest wishes to Muslims around the world who are celebrating Eid al-Fitr. Over the past month, Muslims at home and abroad have fasted, centered around spiritual reflection, community and values of gratitude, compassion, and generosity, and have adapted to practicing their faith ... Read More»

PRC Proposal to Impose National Security Legislation on Hong Kong

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO May 22, 2020 PRC Proposal to Impose National Security Legislation on Hong Kong The United States condemns the People’s Republic of China (PRC) National People’s Congress proposal to unilaterally and arbitrarily impose national security legislation on Hong Kong. The decision to bypass Hong Kong’s well-established legislative processes and ignore ... Read More»

USDA and USTR Announce Continued Progress on Implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement

Office of the United States Trade Representative FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   May 21, 2020     Contact: USTR Public & Media Affairs media@ustr.eop.gov                             Announce Continued Progress on Implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement Washington, DC –  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today announced additional progress in the ... Read More»

Standing with the Iranian People

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO May 20, 2020 Standing with the Iranian People Today, the United States is imposing financial sanctions and visa restrictions on Iranian individuals and entities under human rights-related authorities. These actions with respect to 12 Iranian individuals and entities by the Department of State and Department of the Treasury send ... Read More»

Delivering on American Commitments in the COVID-19 Response with Additional Foreign Assistance

 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO May 20, 2020 Delivering on American Commitments in the COVID-19 Response with Additional Foreign Assistance Months into fighting the COVID-19 pandemic at home and abroad, the United States is continuing to lead the global charge against the pandemic, building on decades of leadership in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance. ... Read More»

The United States Designates Company Providing Services for Iranian Airline Mahan Air’s Operations in China

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO May 19, 2020 The United States Designates Company Providing Services for Iranian Airline Mahan Air’s Operations in China The People’s Republic of China is one of the rapidly dwindling number of countries that welcomes Mahan Air, which ferries weapons and terrorists around the world for the Islamic Republic of ... Read More»

United States Publishes a Global Maritime Advisory to Counter Sanctions Evasion by Iran, North Korea, and Syria

05/14/2020 10:55 AM EDT Office of the Spokesperson The U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the U.S. Coast Guard issued a global advisory to alert the maritime industry, and those active in the energy and metals sectors to deceptive shipping practices used to evade ... Read More»

American Journalists Based in Hong Kong

05/17/2020 03:56 PM EDT Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State It has recently come to my attention that the Chinese government has threatened to interfere with the work of American journalists in Hong Kong. These journalists are members of a free press, not propaganda cadres, and their valuable reporting informs Chinese citizens and the world. ... Read More»

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO: The United States Protects National Security and Integrity of 5G Networks

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO May 15, 2020 The United States Protects National Security and Integrity of 5G Networks The U.S. government today took another step to protect U.S. national security and the integrity of 5G networks by expanding the Commerce Department’s foreign ... Read More»

Ambassador Branstad commemorates the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Today marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOTB).  In 2004, IDAHOTB was founded in order to bring attention the discrimination and violence faced by members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTI) community.  The date of May 17 was chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify ... Read More»

The United States Condemns Attempts by PRC-Affiliated Actors to Steal American COVID-19 Research

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO May 14, 2020 The United States Condemns Attempts by PRC-Affiliated Actors to Steal American COVID-19 Research The United States condemns attempts by cyber actors and non-traditional collectors affiliated with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to steal U.S. intellectual property and data related to COVID-19 research, as announced in ... Read More»

Sea Turtle Conservation and Shrimp Imports to the United States

05/11/2020 04:13 PM EDT Office of the Spokesperson The Department of State plays an important role in protecting wildlife all over the world. As part of that mission, each year the Secretary of State (or the Secretary’s delegate) certifies to Congress that governments and authorities of shrimp-harvesting nations and economies have programs to reduce the ... Read More»

Leading the World Against Iran’s Threats

05/09/2020 04:49 PM EDT Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Two years ago, President Trump announced the bold decision to protect the world from Iran’s violence and the nuclear threats it poses by exiting from the flawed Iran Deal and its façade of security. Since that time, we have built the strongest sanctions in history ... Read More»

Joint Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War

Joint Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War 05/07/2020 11:42 AM EDT Office of the Spokesperson The following is a joint statement by the U. S. Secretary of State and the Foreign Ministers of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia. Begin text: Marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in 2020, we ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo at a Press Availability

05/06/2020 01:24 PM EDT Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Washington, D.C. Press Briefing Room SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning, everyone.  It’s been 128 days since Chinese doctor Ai Fen – the director of the Wuhan Central Hospital’s emergency unit – shared information on the internet about a patient with a SARS-like virus.  Her colleague, Dr. ... Read More»

Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance Builds Upon U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response

Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance Builds Upon U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response   05/06/2020 10:46 AM EDT Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State As we work together to defeat the coronavirus at home, the United States stands with our global partners in their time of need, as we always have. A healthier world means ... Read More»

Remarks by Deputy National Security Advisor to the Miller Center at the University of Virginia

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Public-Private Cooperation to Combat the COVID-19

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Evacuation of Americans from Wuhan, China

Evacuation of Americans from Wuhan, China Press Statement Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson February 8, 2020 Yesterday, two flights from Wuhan carrying U.S. citizens, their immediate family members, and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents safely landed in the United States. As with the other recent evacuation flights, all passengers will be carefully screened and monitored by the ... Read More»

The United States Announces Assistance to the COVID-19

The United States Announces Assistance to the COVID-19 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. February 7, 2020 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO This week the State Department has facilitated the transportation of nearly 17.8 tons of donated medical supplies to the Chinese people, including masks, gowns, gauze, respirators, and other ... Read More»

The U.S. Department of State – China Travel Advisory Level 4 – Do Not Travel

The U.S. Department of State – China Travel Advisory Level 4 – Do Not Travel Do not travel to China due to the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. On January 30, the World Health Organization (WHO) determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Travelers should be ... Read More»

Suspension of Entry of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting COVID-19

Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting COVID-19   The United States has confirmed cases of individuals who have a severe acute respiratory illness caused by COVID-19 (“the virus”) first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, People’s Republic of China (“China”).  The virus was discovered in ... Read More»

Mission China Regular Visa Services Temporarily Suspended

Mission China Regular Visa Services Temporarily Suspended As of February 10, 2020, regular visa services at the U.S Embassy in Beijing and the U.S. Consulates General in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Shenyang are suspended.  Due to the ongoing situation relating to the novel coronavirus, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates have very limited staffing and may ... Read More»

DHS Issues Restrictions on Inbound Flights with Individuals Who Have Been in China

DHS Issues Restrictions on Inbound Flights with Individuals Who Have Been in China 11 U.S. airports will receive flights carrying passengers from China WASHINGTON – To protect the American people from exposure to the coronavirus, on Sunday, February 2, 2020, the Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf issued  instructions supplementing a decision  issued on January 31, 2020, and directed all ... Read More»

FDA Takes Significant Step in COVID-19 Response Efforts, Issues Emergency Use Authorization for the First COVID-19 Diagnostic

FDA Takes Significant Step in COVID-19 Response Efforts, Issues Emergency Use Authorization for the First 2019 Novel COVID-19 Diagnostic Critical Milestone Reached in Response to this Outbreak For Immediate Release: February 04, 2020 Today, the U.S Food and Drug Administration issued an  emergency use authorization (EUA) to enable emergency use of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) ... Read More»

Wuhan Health Alert (4 February, 2020)

Wuhan Health Alert (4 February, 2020) Location: Wuhan, Hankou area Event: There is an ongoing outbreak of a respiratory illness first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. In an effort to contain the novel coronavirus, the Chinese authorities have suspended air and rail travel in the area around Wuhan. The Department ... Read More»

COVID-19 and You

What is COVID-19? The COVID-19 is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person to person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Can I get COVID-19? The COVID-19 is spreading from person to person in China and limited spread among close ... Read More»

Excerpts of Press Briefing by Members of the President’s Coronavirus Task Force

SECRETARY AZAR:  … *           *           * * In accordance with the declaration, beginning at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time; Sunday, February the 2nd, the United States government will implement temporary measures to increase our abilities to detect and contain the coronavirus proactively and aggressively.  Any ... Read More»

Additional Flights for U.S. citizens to the United States from Wuhan

The U.S. Department of State is working on staging additional evacuation flights for U.S. citizens on a reimbursable basis, leaving Wuhan Tianhe Intl Airport on or about Feb 3. Individuals subject to CDC screening and a strong possibility of quarantine. More info: https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/health-alert-u-s-embassy-beijing-january-31-2020/ Read More»

The U.S. Department of State increases the China Travel Advisory to Level 4 – Do Not Travel

Do not travel to China due to the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. On January 30, the World Health Organization determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Commercial carriers ... Read More»

China Travel Advisory Level 4

Do not travel to China due to the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. On January 30, the World Health Organization determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  Commercial carriers ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Beijing, January 31, 2020

Location: Wuhan, Hankou area Event: On January 29, 2020, the Department allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency personnel and family members of U.S. government employees. There is an ongoing outbreak of a respiratory illness first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. In an effort to contain the novel coronavirus, the ... Read More»

Travel Alert Level 4 Do Not Travel to China

Do not travel to China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. On January 30, the World Health Organization has determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.Commercial carriers have ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Beijing January 31, 2020 – (31 JAN 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Beijing (January 31, 2020)  Location: Wuhan, Hankou area Event: On January 29, 2020, the Department allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency personnel and family members of U.S. government employees. There is an ongoing outbreak of a respiratory illness first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. In ... Read More»

Travel Alert Level 3 Reconsider Travel to China

On January 29, 2020 the Department allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency personnel and family members of U.S. government employees. Reconsider travel to China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. A novel (new) coronavirus is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness that began in ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Beijing, January 30, 2020

Location: Wuhan, Hankou area Event: On January 29, 2020, the Department allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency personnel and family members of U.S. government employees. There is an ongoing outbreak of a respiratory illness first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. In an effort to contain the novel coronavirus, the ... Read More»

Evacuation of Americans from Wuhan, China

This morning, a flight from Wuhan carrying U.S. government personnel and some private Americans safely landed in California. As we have previously noted, these travelers will be carefully screened and monitored by the health experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health and Human Services (HHS). All appropriate steps are ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with People’s Republic of China Politburo Member Yang Jiechi

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke by phone on January 29 with Yang Jiechi, Director of the Office of Foreign Affairs of the Communist Party of China.  Secretary Pompeo expressed condolences for the Chinese citizens who lost their lives as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.  The Secretary ... Read More»

Health Alert Update – Novel Coronavirus in China

HEALTH ALERT: Location: Wuhan, Hankou area Event: On January 29, 2020, the Department allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency personnel and family members of U.S. government employees. Do not travel to Hubei Province: (Level 4) Reconsider travel to the remainder of China (Level 3) The  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC) has issued a Warning for all of China. Hubei Province: ... Read More»

Travel Alert Level 4 Do Not Travel to China

Level 4: Do not travel to Hubei province, China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China: There is an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. In an effort to contain the novel coronavirus, the Chinese authorities have suspended air and rail travel in ... Read More»

China Travel Advisory: Level 3 – Reconsider Travel (28 JAN 2020)

China Travel Advisory: Level 3 – Reconsider Travel – (28 JAN 2020) Reconsider travel to China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. A novel (new) coronavirus is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness that began in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. This outbreak ... Read More»

Health Alert Update – Novel Coronavirus in China

The Department of State is making arrangements to relocate its personnel stationed at the U.S. Consulate General in Wuhan to the United States.  We anticipate that there will be limited capacity to transport private U.S. citizens on a reimbursable basis on a single flight leaving Wuhan Tianhe International Airport on January 28, 2020 and proceeding ... Read More»

China Travel Advisory Update: Level 4 – Do Not Travel to Hubei Province

Level 4: Do not travel to Hubei province, China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China: There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.  In an effort to contain the novel coronavirus, the Chinese authorities have suspended air and rail travel in the area around ... Read More»

Health Alert Update – Novel Coronavirus in China

Location: Wuhan, Hankou area Exercise increased caution in China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a Watch Level 3 Alert (Avoid Nonessential Travel) for an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. In an effort to contain the novel coronavirus, the Chinese authorities have ... Read More»

Health Alert Update – Novel Coronavirus in China

Event:  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  has issued a Watch Level 2 Alert (Practice Enhanced Precautions) for an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus Travelers to Wuhan should: Avoid contact with sick people. Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as uncooked meat). Wash ... Read More»

Health Alert Update – Novel Coronavirus in China-Level 2

Health Alert Update – Novel Coronavirus in China Event:  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  has issued a Watch Level 2 Alert (Practice Enhanced Precautions) for an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus Travelers to Wuhan should: Avoid contact with sick people. Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that ... Read More»

Health Alert Update – Novel Coronavirus in China

Location: Wuhan, Hankou area Event:  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  has issued a Watch Level 1 Alert (be aware and practice usual precautions) for an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, China, preliminarily identified to be caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. Travelers to Wuhan should: Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as ... Read More»

Health Alert Update: Novel Coronavirus in China 01/17/2020 – (17 JAN 2020)

Health Alert Update – Novel Coronavirus in China   Location: Wuhan, Hankou area   Event: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a Watch Level 1 Alert (be aware and practice usual precautions) for an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, China, preliminarily identified to be caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.   Travelers ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump is Signing a Landmark Phase One Trade Agreement with China

From day one, my Administration has fought tirelessly to achieve a level playing field for the American worker. —President Donald J. Trump SIGNING A LANDMARK PHASE ONE TRADE AGREEMENT: Today, President Trump is signing a new, fully-enforceable Phase One Trade Agreement with China. President Trump is making good on his promise to fix the failed ... Read More»

Health Alert Update – Novel Coronavirus in China

Location: Wuhan, Hankou area  Event: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a Watch Level 1 Alert (be aware and practice usual precautions) for an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, China, preliminarily identified to be caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.  Travelers to Wuhan should: Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as ... Read More»

The United States Takes Action against Officials of the Former Maduro Regime

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 13, 2020 On January 13, the United States sanctioned seven current or former officials of the former Maduro regime involved in attempting to circumvent the Venezuelan National Assembly’s democratic process.  These Maduro-associated individuals attempted to siege the National Assembly palace and hold a non-constitutionally sanctioned election to prevent a majority of legitimate ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks: “Technology and the China Security Challenge”

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Remarks to the Silicon Valley Leadership Group: “Technology and the China Security Challenge” January 13, 2020 Commonwealth Club San Francisco, California January 14, 2020 Technology and the China Security Challenge 01/14/2020 12:40 AM EST Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Commonwealth Club San Francisco, California SECRETARY POMPEO:  Well, good afternoon, everyone.  Thank you, Carl, for that kind ... Read More»

The U.S. Continued Partnership with Iraq

PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 10, 2020 America is a force for good in the Middle East. Our military presence in Iraq is to continue the fight against ISIS and as the Secretary has said, we are committed to protecting Americans, Iraqis, and our coalition partners. We have been unambiguous regarding how crucial our D-ISIS mission is ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump on Iran

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 8, 2020 Grand Foyer 11:28 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  As long as I am President of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon. Good morning.  I’m pleased to inform you: The American people should be extremely grateful ... Read More»

Intensified Sanctions on Iran

Press Statement, Secretary Pompeo January 10, 2020 Today, the United States is taking a series of actions in response to Iran’s attacks against U.S. forces and interests, and to deprive the Iranian regime of revenue to conduct its violent foreign policy.  We will continue to hold individuals and entities accountable for supporting the Iranian regime’s ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Beijing

January 7, 2020 Location: China [Countrywide] Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of ... Read More»

Health Alert – Pneumonia of Unknown Cause in China

Location: Wuhan, Hankou area Event:  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an Watch Level 1 Alert (be aware and practice usual precautions) for a pneumonia outbreak of unknown cause Wuhan, China. Read more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Travelers to Wuhan should: Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as uncooked meat). Avoid contact with sick people. ... Read More»

Statement on the Conviction of Chinese Christian Pastor Wang Yi

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON December 31, 2019 Conviction of Chinese Christian Pastor Wang Yi We are alarmed that Pastor Wang Yi, leader of the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, was tried in secret and sentenced to nine years in prison in connection to ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary

The White House STATEMENTS & RELEASES Statement from the Press Secretary December 23, 2019 President Donald J. Trump has named Robert Blair of Virginia as the Special Representative for International Telecommunications Policy.  In this capacity, Mr. Blair will lead the strategic prioritization of United States efforts to promote a secure and reliable global communications system.  ... Read More»

U.S.–China Bilateral Relations: The Lessons of History

Introduction Good afternoon. Thank you to CSIS for inviting me – and for rescheduling this speech after I had to miss our initial date last week. The title of my remarks is “U.S.-China Bilateral Relations: The Lessons of History.” There is a well-known Chinese idiom, “Seek truth from facts.” Today I’d like to apply this ... Read More»

Highlights of 2019 U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

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USTR AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA FACT SHEET

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United States and China Reach Phase One Trade Agreement

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United States Takes Action Against Corruption and Serious Human Rights Abuse

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 10, 2019 This week and last, the United States announced 72 sanctions designations under the Global Magnitsky sanctions program.  These actions target serious human rights abuse and corruption on a global scale, demonstrating the United States’ action to pursue tangible and significant consequences for those who undermine the rule of law, disregard internationally accepted ... Read More»

Joint Statement of the United States and the European Union on Consultations on Human Rights

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Public Designations Due to Significant Corruption of Latvian and Cambodian Officials

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Secretary Pompeo’s Statement on International Human Rights Day

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Secretary Pompeo’s Statement on International Anticorruption Day

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 9, 2019 Today, on International Anticorruption Day, we reaffirm our commitment to prevent and combat corruption globally.  Corruption obstructs economic growth and development, facilitates transnational crime, and fuels terrorism, robbing citizens around the world of their basic rights.  Corruption enables and sustains autocratic leaders, weakens faith in democratic systems, creates opportunities for ... Read More»

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འཛམ་གླིང་མཉམ་འབྲེལ་རྒྱལ་ཚོགས་ཀྱིས་འགྲོ་བ་མིའི་ཐོབ་ཐང་ཡོངས་ཁྱབ་གསལ་བསྒྲགས་ལ་མོས་མཐུན་བྱས་ནས་ལོ་༧༡ འཁོར་བའི་དུས་དྲན་སྲུང་བརྩི་བྱེད་རྒྱུ་ནི་རྒྱ་ནག་མི་དམངས་སྤྱི་མཐུན་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ཏུ་བཅའ་བཞུགས་ཨ་རིའི་གཞུང་ཚབ་ཆེན་མོའི་གཟི་སྤོབས་ཡིན། ༡༩༤༨ ལོར་མཉམ་འབྲེལ་རྒྱལ་ཚོགས་ཀྱི་རྒྱས་འཛོམས་ཚོགས་ཆེན་སྟེང་མོས་མཐུན་བྱས་པའི་གསལ་བསྒྲགས་དེའི་ནང་སྐྱེ་བོ་ཡོངས་ལ་བསམ་བློ་དང་རྟོག་དཔྱོད། ཆོས་ལུགས་དད་མོས། བསམ་ཚུལ་བརྗོད་པ། ཞི་འཇམ་གྱི་འདུ་འཛོམས། ཚོགས་པ་སྐྱིད་སྡུག་འཛུགས་པའི་རང་དབང་ནང་དུ་ཚུད་པའི་རང་དབང་རྣམས་བཀོད་ཡོད། རྒྱ་ནག་གིས་ཡིག་ཆ་གལ་ཆེན་དེ་ལ་ས་ཡིག་བརྒྱབ་པས་གསལ་བསྒྲགས་དེའི་ནང་འཁོད་པའི་ཐོབ་ཐང་རྣམས་སྲུང་སྐྱོབ་བྱ་རྒྱུའི་དམ་བཅའ་བཞག་པ་རེད། ཉེ་ཆར་གསལ་རྟོགས་བྱུང་བའི་དོན་རྐྱེན་དག་ལས་པེ་ཅིང་གཞུང་གིས་གཞི་རྩའི་ཐོབ་ཐང་སྲུང་སྐྱོབ་ཀྱི་དམ་བཅའ་ལག་ལེན་བསྟར་ཕྱོགས་ལ་དོགས་པ་སྐྱེས།། འདས་པའི་ལོ་གཅིག་གི་རིང་ངས་འདི་གར་འབྲེལ་གཏུག་རིམ་པར་བྱས་སྐབས་རྒྱ་ནག་མི་དམངས་ཀྱི་འཚོ་བའི་ཆུ་ཚད་ཡར་རྒྱས་གཏོང་བ་ནང་དུ་ཚུད་པའི་ཕྱོགས་མང་པོ་ཞིག་ཏུ་གོང་འཕེལ་འགྲོ་བཞིན་པ་མིག་མཐོང་ལག་ཟིན་བྱུང་། ཡིན་ནའང་དེ་དང་ལྷན་དུ་རྒྱ་ནག་མི་དམངས་སྤྱི་མཐུན་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ཀྱིས་ཡོངས་ཁྱབ་གསལ་བསྒྲགས་དང་རྒྱ་ནག་མི་དམངས་སྤྱི་མཐུན་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ཀྱི་ཁྲིམས་ཡིག་ནང་བཀོད་པའི་རང་གི་མང་ཚོགས་ཀྱི་གཞི་རྩའི་རང་དབང་སྲུང་སྐྱོབ་ཐད་གཞུང་གི་འཛིན་སྐྱོང་བྱེད་སྟངས་ལམ་ལྷོང་མ་ཡོང་བའང་མིག་མཐོང་ལག་ཟིན་བྱུང་། སྲིད་འཛིན་ཊམ་དང་། སྲིད་འཛིན་གཞོན་པ་ཕེན་སེ། དྲུང་ཆེ་ཕོམ་ཕེའོ་བཅས་ཀྱིས་རྒྱ་ནག་ལ་འཛུགས་སྐྲུན་རང་བཞིན་དང་གྲུབ་འབྲས་ལ་དམིགས་པའི་འབྲེལ་ལམ་ཞིག་འཛུགས་རྒྱུའི་འདུན་པ་ཡོད་ཅེས་ཡང་དང་བསྐྱར་དུ་བཤད་པ་དང་ལྷན་དུ་ཁོ་ཚོས་ཉེས་སྐྱོན་དེ་དག་དང་རྒྱ་ནག་ཏུ་དེང་སྐབས་འབྱུང་བཞིན་པའི་ཚུལ་མིན་གྱི་རྡོག་རྫིའི་གནད་དོན་དག་ཁ་གསང་བོར་བརྗོད་ཡོད།། རྒྱ་ནག་གཞུང་གིས་ཁྲིམས་རྩོད་པ་དང་། གསར་འགོད་པ། ཞི་དམངས་ཀྱི་འགོ་ཁྲིད་དག་ཁྲིམས་འགལ་ངང་བཀག་ཉར་བྱེད་བཞིན་པ་དེར་ང་ཚོས་མུ་མཐུད་དུ་སེམས་འཁུར་ཆེན་པོ་བྱེད་བཞིན་ཡོད། དེ་བཞིན་དུ་སྲིད་གཞུང་གིས་ཆོས་ལུགས་དད་མོས་རང་དབང་ལ་སྔར་ལས་ལྷག་པའི་དམ་དྲག་དང་། ཕྱག་འཚལ་མཆོད་འབུལ་བྱེད་ས་སྒོ་བརྒྱབ་པ། ཡེ་ཤུ་བ་དང་བོད་པ་ནང་པ་ནང་དུ་འདུ་བའི་ཆོས་དད་བྱེད་མཁན་རྣམས་བཀག་ཉར་བྱེད་བཞིན་པར་ཡང་སེམས་འཁུར་་བྱེད་བཞིན་པ་ཡིན། རྒྱ་ནག་མི་དམངས་སྤྱི་མཐུན་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ཀྱིས་འཇིགས་སྐུལ་རིང་ལུགས་དང་དྲག་སྤྱོད་ཐལ་སྐྱོད་པ་ལ་ངོ་རྒོལ་བྱེད་པར་ཁ་གཡར་ནས་ཁ་ཆེ་གྲངས་ཉུང་མི་རིགས་ཀྱི་ཁོངས་མི་ལ་མནར་གཅོད་གཏོང་བཞིན་པ་དེས་ང་ཚོར་དམིགས་བསལ་སྒོས་བློ་མི་བདེ་བ་བཟོ་བཞིན་འདུག ཞིན་ཅང་དུ་ཡུ་གུར་བ་དང་གྲངས་ཉུང་མི་རིགས་གཞན་པའི་ཁོངས་མི་ས་ཡ་གཅིག་ལྷག་སོ་སོའི་མངོན་འདོད་ལ་ལྟོས་པ་མེད་པར་བཀག་བསྐྱིལ་བྱས་པ་ནི་ད་ལྟ་བསྙོན་དུ་མེད་པ་ཆགས་ཡོད། ད་རུང་ཡུ་གུར་བ་དང་ཆོས་དད་བྱེད་མཁན་དག་ལ་ཆེད་དུ་དམིགས་ནས་བདེ་འཇགས་སྟངས་འཛིན་དང་། གསང་བའི་ལྟ་རྟོག བཙན་དབང་ངལ་རྩོལ། ཆོས་ལུགས་ཀྱི་དད་མོས་ལ་ཁྱད་པར་མེད་པར་དམ་དྲག རྩ་རྒྱུ་ DNA ་རྒྱ་ཆེར་བསྡུ་རུབ་བྱེད་པའི་བྱ་ལས་སྤེལ་བཞིན་པའང་དཔང་རྟགས་དང་བཅས་མངོན་གསལ་བྱུང་། རྒྱ་ནག་མི་དམངས་སྤྱི་མཐུན་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ཀྱིས་གང་ཟག་སྒེར་བའི་འགྲོ་བ་མིའི་ཐོབ་ཐང་དང་རང་དབང་སྲུང་སྐྱོབ་ཀྱི་དམ་བཅའ་ཇི་སྲིད་བར་དུ་ལག་བསྟར་མ་བྱས་ཚེ་དེ་སྲིད་བར་དུ་རྒྱ་ནག་ལ་རྒྱལ་སྤྱིའི་སྟེང་བརྩི་འཇོག་ཡོང་མི་ཐུབ།། རྒྱ་ནག་མི་དམངས་སྤྱི་མཐུན་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ཀྱིས་འཛམ་གླིང་སྡིངས་ཆའི་སྟེང་སྔར་ལས་ལྷག་པའི་འགོ་ཁྲིད་ཀྱི་ནུས་པ་འདོན་མཁན་ཞིག་ཏུ་འགྱུར་རྒྱུའི་འབད་བརྩོན་བྱེད་བཞིན་པའི་སྐབས་འདིར་ང་ཚོས་མུ་མཐུད་དུ་ཚད་གཞི་མཐོན་པོ་འཛིན་པ་ཡིན། འགྲོ་བ་མིའི་ཐོབ་ཐང་ལ་རྒྱལ་མཚམས་མེད། ཅི་ཡིན་ཞེ་ན་དེ་ནི་སྐྱེ་བོ་ཡོད་དོ་ཅོག་གི་སྒེར་བའི་ཐོབ་ཐང་སྲུང་སྐྱོབ་བྱེད་པར་འཛམ་གླིང་ཡོངས་སུ་ཁྱབ་པར་བྱས་ཡོད་པའི་རྐྱེན་གྱིས་ཡིན། འཛམ་གླིང་སྟེང་རྒྱ་ནག་མི་དམངས་སྤྱི་མཐུན་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ཀྱི་ཤུགས་རྐྱེན་ཆེ་རུ་འགྲོ་བཞིན་པའི་སྐབས་འདིར་རྒྱ་ནག་ནང་གི་སྐྱེ་བོ་དག་གི་ཐོབ་ཐང་སྲུང་སྐྱོབ་བྱ་རྒྱུ་ནི་སྔར་ལས་ཀྱང་གལ་ཆེན་དུ་གྱུར་ཡོད། རྒྱ་ནག་ནང་གི་གཞི་རྩའི་ཐོབ་ཐང་ག་ཚོད་སྲུང་སྐྱོབ་བྱས་ན་རྒྱ་ནག་གི་རྒྱལ་མཚམས་བརྒལ་བའི་ཤུགས་རྐྱེན་ལ་འཛམ་གླིང་གིས་དེ་ཙམ་ཡར་སྐུལ་བྱེད་ངེས་རེད། དེ་ཡིས་ད་རུང་ཨ་རི་དང་རྒྱ་ནག་མི་དམངས་སྤྱི་མཐུན་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ཀྱི་གཉིས་ཕན་འབྲེལ་ལམ་ལ་ཤུགས་རྐྱེན་ཐེབས་རྒྱུ་རེད། ཨ་རི་བས་ཀུ་རེ་བྱེད་བཞིན་པ་ཞིག་ནི། ཨ་རིའི་ནང་ཡོད་པའི་རྒྱ་ནག་གི་ཕྱི་འབྲེལ་མི་སྣས་ཨ་རིའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་འབྲེལ་མཐུད་དྲ་རྒྱ་གང་རུང་བརྒྱུད་ནས་ཨ་རིའི་སྤྱི་དམངས་ལ་ཐད་ཀར་དུ་འབྲེལ་གཏུག་བྱས་ཆོག ཨ་རིས་གཅེས་སུ་འཛིན་པའི་རང་དབང་དེ་ཁོ་ཚོས་ལོངས་སུ་སྤྱོད་བཞིན་ཡོད། ཡིན་ནའང་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་འབྲེལ་མཐུད་དྲ་རྒྱ་དེ་དག་དང་། རྒྱ་ནག་མི་དམངས་སྤྱི་མཐུན་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ཀྱི་བརྒྱུད་ལམ་སྟེང་བཀོད་པའི་ང་ཚོའི་སྦྱར་ཡིག་ལ་ནི་རྒྱ་ནག་གིས་བཀག་སྡོམ་བྱེད། རྒྱ་ནག་གི་ཕྱི་འབྲེལ་མི་སྣས་ཨ་རིའི་མང་ཚོགས་ལ་ཐད་ཀར་དུ་འབྲེལ་གཏུག་བྱས་ཆོག་པ་ནང་བཞིན་ང་ཚོས་རྒྱ་ནག་མི་དམངས་ལའང་ཐད་ཀར་དུ་འབྲེལ་གཏུག་བྱེད་ཐུབ་ཚེ་ཕྱོགས་གཉིས་ཀྱིས་ཕན་ཚུན་ལ་རྒྱུས་ལོན་གཏིང་ཟབ་ཙམ་བྱེད་ཐུབ་པ་དང་། གལ་ཆེའི་གནད་དོན་ཐད་དམིགས་བསལ་སྒོས་གོ་བསྡུར་སྦྱངས་བཤད་ཡོང་ཐུབ།། ཆོག་མཆན་འགོད་མཁན། པེ་ཅིང་གཞུང་ཚབ་ཁང་གི་གཞུང་ཚབ་ཆེན་མོ་བྷི་རོན་སི་ཊ། ཤར་ཨེ་ཤ་ཡ་དང་ཞི་བདེ་རྒྱ་མཚོའི་མངའ་ཁུལ་གྱི་ལས་རོགས་དྲུང་ཆེ་སི་ཊེལ་ཝེལ། མ་ཟིན་འགོད་མཁན།          པེ་ཅིང་གཞུང་ཚབ་ཁང་གི་ཊེ་ཅེ་ ཨོ་ཁི་དི་ཇེ། ཤར་ཨེ་ཤ་ཡ་དང་ཞི་བདེ་རྒྱ་མཚོའི་མངའ་ཁུལ་གྱི་ཇོལ་ སེ་ཕ་ལ། PDF: U.S.-Ambassador-Statement-on-International-Human-Rights-Day-2019-Tibetan-version English Version Chinese Version ... Read More»

مەخپى ئەمەس ئورىگىنال: 2019-يىلى، 12- ئاينىڭ 10- كۈنى نەشرى قىلىش ئۈچۈن

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The U.S., China, and Pluralism in International Affairs

REMARKS DAVID R. STILWELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY BUREAU OF EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS BROOKINGS INSTITUTION DECEMBER 2, 2019 As Prepared Good afternoon. Thank you to the Brookings Institution for inviting me. I’ve been asked to speak today about the People’s Republic of China, and its intentions for shaping the global order. I will do ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Excerpts from Remarks to the Press

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Excerpts from Remarks to the Press November 26, 2019 Press Briefing Room Washington, D.C. Turning to the Chinese Communist Party.  We’ve all seen the “Xinjiang Papers” released in recent days.  They detail the Chinese party’s brutal detention and systematic repression of Uighurs and members of other Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang. ... Read More»

On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States is proud to reaffirm its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls around the world to live free from violence.  The United States recognizes ... Read More»

U.S. Designates ISIS Facilitators in Advance of Counter ISIS Finance Group Meeting

U.S. Designates ISIS Facilitators in Advance of Counter ISIS Finance Group Meeting On November 18, 2019, , the United States sanctioned nine individuals and organizations who were providing material support to the terrorist group ISIS in the Middle East and South Asia.  ISIS remains a threat to global security and stability, and the United States ... Read More»

Secretary of Defense Esper Meeting with Minister of National Defense General Wei Fenghe

Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper Meeting with People’s Republic of China’s Minister of National Defense General Wei Fenghe NOV. 18, 2019 Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper met with the State Councilor and Minister of National Defense, General Wei Fenghe, of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on the margins of the ASEAN Defense ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo comments on Hong Kong in Press Remarks

Secretary Pompeo comments on Hong Kong in Press Remarks, November 18, 2019, Washington, DC  The United States is gravely concerned by the deepening political unrest and violence in Hong Kong, including the standoff between protesters and police at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and other campuses. We have repeatedly called for restraint from all parties in ... Read More»

American Poultry Farmers Regain Access to China

American Poultry Farmers Regain Access to China U.S. poultry exports expected to top $1 billion annually Washington, DC – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released the following statement on China’s decision to lift its ban on poultry imports from the United States: “The United States welcomes China’s ... Read More»

The United States Welcomes Chinese Students

By U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad Last week in the White House, President Trump was asked whether the U.S. welcomes Chinese students and if Chinese students can obtain visas to the United States.  The President’s answer was direct: “We have the greatest university system in the world … And one of the reasons it’s ... Read More»

Situation in Hong Kong

Press Statement Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus November 11, 2019, Washington, DC The United States is watching the situation in Hong Kong with grave concern.  ‎We condemn violence on all sides, extend our sympathies to victims of violence regardless of their political inclinations, and call for all parties— police and protestors— to exercise restraint.‎  We repeat President ... Read More»

ONDCP Statement on Chinese Prosecution and Sentencing of Fentanyl Traffickers and Producers

Today, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Jim Carroll released the following statement after the Chinese government announced the conviction of multiple suspects charged with production and trafficking of illicit drugs, including fentanyl and its analogues. “The concrete action taken by China is a direct result of President Trump’s strong leadership ... Read More»

The World Must Address Iran’s Nuclear Escalation

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Iran’s latest nuclear escalations reflect the regime’s intentions all along: to extort the international community into accepting its violence and terror while it undermines the sovereignty of its neighbors. Members of the international community who are rightly concerned with Iran’s latest attacks and provocations should imagine how Iran would ... Read More»

Official Written Invitation Rules –  Opportunity to hear Jane Goodall Speak at U.S. Embassy and meet her in person

Official Written Contest Rules – Opportunity to hear Jane Goodall Speak at U.S. Embassy and meet her in person  Description of the Contest This social media contest will invite 2 netizens to attend a lecture by Jane Goodall at the U.S. Embassy Beijing America Center in Beijing, including the opportunity to meet Jane Goodall in ... Read More»

Harassment of the Family Members of Uighur Activists and Survivors in Xinjiang, China

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State The United States remains deeply troubled by multiple reports that the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has harassed, imprisoned, or arbitrarily detained family members of Uighur Muslim activists and survivors of Xinjiang internment camps who have made their stories public.  In some cases, these abuses occurred ... Read More»

U.S.-Australia-India-Japan Consultations (“The Quad”)

Office of the Spokesperson Senior officials from the United States, Australia, India, and Japan met in Bangkok on November 4, 2019, for consultations on collective efforts to advance a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific. The four nations reaffirmed their support for a rules-based order in the region that promotes stability, growth, and economic prosperity. The ... Read More»

On the U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

On the U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement 11/04/2019 03:44 PM EST Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Today the United States began the process to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.  Per the terms of the Agreement, the United States submitted formal notification of its withdrawal to the United Nations.  The withdrawal will take effect ... Read More»

Indo-Pacific Transparency Initiative 

FACT SHEET November 3, 2019 Indo-Pacific Transparency Initiative The Indo Pacific Transparency Initiative was announced by Vice President Pence in November 2018 at the APEC CEO Summit in Papua New Guinea.  The Transparency Initiative encompasses more than $600 million in programs that have been funded since the beginning of the Trump Administration.  These programs promote ... Read More»

The United States and ASEAN: Expanding the Enduring Partnership

FACT SHEET November 3, 2019 The United States and ASEAN: Expanding the Enduring Partnership U.S. engagement with the ten member states of ASEAN has never been stronger.  The United States welcomed ASEAN’s Indo-Pacific Outlook, and its close complementarity with America’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, as well as the regional approaches of our allies and partners.  The United ... Read More»

2019 Indo-Pacific Business Forum Showcases High-Standard U.S. Investment

For Immediate Release FACT SHEET November 3, 2019 2019 Indo-Pacific Business Forum Showcases High-Standard U.S. Investment Over 1,000 business and government leaders from the United States and across the Indo-Pacific region gathered on November 4 in Bangkok for the Indo-Pacific Business Forum to promote the value of high-standard investment, transparency, rule of law, and private-sector-led economic development. The nearly 200 U.S. business executives in attendance represented some ... Read More»

Release of the United States’ Report on the Implementation of the Indo-Pacific Strategy

November 3, 2019  Release of the United States’ Report on the Implementation of the Indo-Pacific Strategy On the occasion of the 2019 Indo-Pacific Business Forum and the East Asia Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, the U.S. Department of State is pleased to release a progress report on the implementation of the U.S. whole-of-government strategy for the ... Read More»

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson In far too many places around the world, journalists are killed, tortured, jailed, and harassed for reporting that exposes the abuses of corrupt regimes, undermines the work of terrorist and criminal organizations, gives voice to overlooked communities, and counters disinformation. As of December 2018, more than 250 journalists remain jailed around ... Read More»

The China Challenge

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Hudson Institute’s Herman Kahn Award Gala, JW Marriott New York City, New York MR MURDOCH: Ladies and gentlemen, I’m delighted to be here with you tonight to honor a man of many, many achievements and titles: Captain Pompeo, Editor Pompeo, Chief Executive Pompeo, Representative Pompeo, Director Pompeo, Secretary Pompeo, ... Read More»

Celebrating American Innovation: The 50th Anniversary of the Birth of the Internet

Office of the Spokesperson On October 29, 1969, researchers working under the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency sent the first host-to-host message between laboratories at the University of California Los Angeles and the Stanford Research Institute. This marked the birth of the Internet as we know it. Today, more than half the world’s population ... Read More»

International Religious Freedom Day

Freedom of religion is a cherished American value and a fundamental freedom. The Founding Fathers understood religious freedom not as the state’s creation, but as the unalienable birthright of human beings. Today, we commemorate the 21st anniversary of the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRF Act), landmark legislation that – for the first time – ... Read More»

Ambassador Branstad Statement on Religious Freedom Day

    The United States was founded on principles of freedom, including a core belief in the essential need for religious freedom.  Today, October 27, the United States celebrates International Religious Freedom Day, in recognition of the importance of this fundamental right.  In the years since our founding, our country has learned a lot about ... Read More»

Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus Statement

State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus October 24, 2019 The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) offers an unprecedented and unmatched opportunity for the international community to come together to advance cooperation in space science, applications, exploration and in the global space industry.  The 2019 IAC is particularly important in that it is a celebration of the unprecedented ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Frederic V. Malek Memorial Lecture

Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Frederic V. Malek Memorial Lecture FOREIGN POLICY October 24, 2019 Conrad Hotel Washington, D.C. 11:51 A.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you all for that warm welcome.  And to your new chairman, Governor Scott Walker; former Congresswoman Jane Harman; and to all the members of the board ... Read More»

Illegitimate Maduro Regime’s Election to the UN Human Rights Council

Illegitimate Maduro Regime’s Election to the UN Human Rights Council PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 17, 2019 The UN High Commissioner report on Human Rights issued this past July documented egregious human rights abuses of the former Maduro regime in Venezuela.  It is sadly no surprise that Maduro shamelessly sought a ... Read More»

The United States and Turkey Today Announced an Historic Agreement

The United States and Turkey today announced an historic agreement putting an end to a week of hostilities in the border region of Syria: Turkey is implementing an immediate ceasefire. The two governments committed to safeguard religious and ethnic minorities. Both governments are increasing cooperation to help detain ISIS fighters. Relations between the United States ... Read More»

Warsaw Process Cybersecurity Working Group Convenes in Seoul (excerpts)

10/08/2019 05:33 PM EDT Office of the Spokesperson The United States, Poland, and the Republic of Korea convened the Warsaw Process cybersecurity working group in Seoul October 7 to 8.  Nearly 50 delegations from around the world participated in the working group.  Delegations discussed the importance of strengthening cooperation to promote stability in cyberspace, deter ... Read More»

U.S. Department of State Imposes Visa Restrictions on Chinese Officials for Repression in Xinjiang

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 8, 2019 The Chinese government has instituted a highly repressive campaign against Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and other members of Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang) that includes mass detentions in internment camps; pervasive, high-tech surveillance; draconian controls on expressions of cultural and religious identities; and coercion of ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary

Under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin will welcome a Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Liu He for continued trade negotiations between the two countries starting on October 10, 2019. Read More»

U.S. Department of Commerce Adds 28 Chinese Organizations to its Entity List

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, October 7, 2019 News Media Contact: Office of Public Affairs U.S. Department of Commerce Adds 28 Chinese Organizations to its Entity List WASHINGTON – Today, the Bureau of Industry and Security of the Department of Commerce announced that it will add 28 Chinese governmental and commercial organizations to the Entity List ... Read More»

Press Statement on North Korean Talks

Office of the Spokesperson, October 5, 2019 Press Statement on North Korean Talks The early comments from the DPRK delegation do not reflect the content or the spirit of today’s 8 1/2 hour discussion. The U.S. brought creative ideas and had good discussions with its DPRK counterparts. In the course of the discussions, the U.S. ... Read More»

The People’s Republic of China National Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State September 27, 2019 AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email On behalf of the people of the United States, I offer congratulations to the people of China as you celebrate your National Day on October 1. The United States wishes the people of China happiness, health, peace and prosperity in the year to ... Read More»

Statement from ONDCP Following Director Jim Carroll’s Trip to Beijing With Heads of CBP, USPIS

Office of National Drug Control Policy During meetings in Beijing this week, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Jim Carroll secured commitments from China to take further steps and law enforcement action to crack down on illicit fentanyl production and trafficking.  These actions include establishing recurring law enforcement cooperation meetings, rapidly responding ... Read More»

Ambassador’s Welcome Remarks for 40th Anniversary Reception and Photo Exhibit

Ambassador’s Welcome Remarks for 40th Anniversary Reception and Photo Exhibit 6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 19, 2019 (Atrium) Good evening, everyone! Thank you for joining us tonight. We are here to recognize the importance of people-to-people exchanges over the past 40 years of U.S.-China diplomatic relations. Since my early days as governor, I have always believed ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump to the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

United Nations Headquarters New York, New York September 24, 2019 10:12 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, distinguished delegates, ambassadors, and world leaders: Seven decades of history have passed through this hall, in all of their richness and drama.  Where I stand, the world has heard from presidents and ... Read More»

Joint Statement on Advancing Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace

Information technology is transforming modern life, driving innovation and productivity, facilitating the sharing of ideas, of cultures, and promoting free expression. Its benefits have brought the global community closer together than ever before in history.  Even as we recognize the myriad benefits that cyberspace has brought to our citizens and strive to ensure that humanity ... Read More»

Advancing Religious Freedom Around the World

ADVANCING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AROUND THE WORLD: President Donald J. Trump is putting religious freedom on center stage at the United Nations. President Trump is hosting the Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom event, calling on the international community and business leaders to work to protect religious freedom. The President is calling on all nations to ... Read More»

Statement on the United States Deputy-Level Trade Talks with China

Office of the United States Trade Representative FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2019 On September 19 and 20, deputy-level negotiators from the United States and China met in Washington, D.C. to continue discussions aimed at improving the trade relationship between the two countries. These discussions were productive, and the United States looks forward to welcoming ... Read More»

Special Representative Biegun Remarks at the University of Michigan

Remarks by Special Representative for North Korea Stephen E. Biegun at the University of Michigan’s Weiser Diplomacy Center STEPHEN BIEGUN, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR NORTH KOREA THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN GERALD R. FORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 In June of 2018, the decision of President Trump to meet at a summit in Singapore with Chairman Kim Jung Un of North ... Read More»

Sanctioning of Vast IRGC-QF Petroleum Shipping Network

Today, the United States designated 16 entities and 10 individuals and identified 11 vessels that are part of a large shipping network enabling the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, to sell illicit oil for the benefit of the brutal Assad regime, Hizballah, and other terrorist actors. Read More»

United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Response to Venezuelan Regional Crisis

PRESS STATEMENT, MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON, SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Response to Venezuelan Regional Crisis Deputy Secretary John Sullivan and United States Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green announced September 4 in Cúcuta, Colombia more than $120 million in additional U.S. humanitarian assistance to address the largest external ... Read More»

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

08/30/2019 08:41 AM EDT Today is the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. Authoritarian regimes often disappear advocates for freedom and human rights, journalists, political opposition, and others to silence the voices of those who challenge their authority or express dissent, and as a tool of oppression. In too many places around the ... Read More»

Excerpts: Secretary Pompeo Participates in Media Interviews in Indiana

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. August 27, 2019 [Excerpts of interviews conducted August 27, 2019] Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo With Rafael Sanchez of ABC WRTV *             *             *             * SECRETARY POMPEO:  So any time there’s difficulty, anybody – any time there’s a job loss or someone’s got a ... Read More»

The United States Ratifies Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries Agreement

The United States is the fourth party to ratify the Agreement to Prevent Unregulated High Seas Fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean after Canada, the Russian Federation, and the European Union. The Agreement will enter into force once all ten Signatories ratify. There are currently no commercial fisheries in the Arctic high seas, with most ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary Stilwell Travels to Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Brunei, and Singapore

Assistant Secretary David R. Stilwell Travels to Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Brunei, and Singapore Assistant Secretary David R. Stilwell will visit Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Brunei, and Singapore, August 27 to September 7, 2019 in his first visit to each of these countries in his new role. Assistant Secretary Stilwell will be in Dili August 29 to 31, where ... Read More»

U.S. Continues to Push for Action Two Years after Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing

Two years ago, Burma’s security forces engaged in a brutal attack against hundreds of thousands of unarmed men, women, and children in a grossly disproportionate response to attacks by militants on security posts in northern Rakhine State. The Burmese military’s horrific atrocities against Rohingya villagers caused an exodus of more than 740,000 Rohingya to Bangladesh ... Read More»

Women’s Equality Day, 2019

Women’s Equality Day, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On Women’s Equality Day, we commemorate the 99th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment as part of the United States Constitution, which secured for women the right to vote.  This historic event was the culmination of the decades-long ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo And Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland At a Press Availability

FOREIGN MINISTER FREELAND:  (Via interpreter) I’d like to thank everyone for being with us today.  First, I’d like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of the Algonquin people.  To my colleague, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, thank you for being here in Ottawa today.  Thank you for being with us today.  Secretary ... Read More»

USTR Statement on Section 301 Tariff Action Regarding China

Washington, DC – Today, China announced it will impose unjustified tariffs targeting U.S. products.  In response to China’s decision, and in order to achieve the objectives of the China Section 301 investigation, President Trump has instructed the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to increase by 5% the tariffs on approximately $550 billion worth of Chinese ... Read More»

White House Announcement

White House Announces Actions to Crack Down on Trafficking of Fentanyl and Synthetic Opioids and Better Position Private Sector to Protect the Homeland Today, the United States announced actions to crack down on international fentanyl trafficking and increased information sharing with the private sector to protect the interior of the United States from fentanyl trafficking. ... Read More»

International Commitment to Protect Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

Today we mark the first International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. This day serves as a reminder of the need to promote and protect the unalienable right of religious freedom, and the consequences when countries fail to do so. Promoting freedom of religion or belief is a ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today in Ottawa, Canada. They emphasized the strong bilateral relationship and economic ties between our two countries, including the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Secretary Pompeo stressed the United States’ unwavering commitment to NATO and the ... Read More»

China Escalates Coercion against Vietnam’s Longstanding Oil and Gas Activity in the South China Sea

 STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON August 21, 2019 China Escalates Coercion against Vietnam’s Longstanding Oil and Gas Activity in the South China Sea The United States is deeply concerned that China is continuing its interference with Vietnam’s longstanding oil and gas activities in Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) claim. This calls into serious question China’s commitment, ... Read More»

Pacific Islands Forum – U.S. Engagement in the Pacific Islands

The United States has long been committed to Pacific friends and neighbors in promoting a peaceful, free and open Indo-Pacific region.  The United States is committed to the Pacific Islands’ future security and prosperity. On the occasion of the 50th Pacific Islands Forum, the United States is increasing contributions to the partnerships with the Pacific Islands ... Read More»

The United States and ASEAN: An Enduring Partnership

With a population of 650 million, average GDP growth of five percent nearing $3 trillion, and a young, tech-savvy demographic, the ten ASEAN countries make up one of the world’s most dynamic ‎regions.  Over the past 42 years, the United States and ASEAN have worked together to promote peace, stability, and prosperity.  The U.S.-ASEAN relationship ... Read More»

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on the U.S. in Asia: Economic Engagement for Good

MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SIAM SOCIETY BANGKOK, THAILAND AUGUST 2, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning, everyone.  Peter, thank you for the kind introduction.  I also want to thank the Siam Society and your president for hosting me.  I know too we have many prominent businesspeople here in the room with us today. I ... Read More»

USTR Announces Next Steps on Proposed 10 Percent Tariff on Imports from China

Washington, DC – The United States Trade Representative (USTR) today announced the next steps in the process of imposing an additional tariff of 10 percent on approximately $300 billion of Chinese imports. On May 17, 2019, USTR published a list of products imported from China that would be potentially subject to an additional 10 percent ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Shanghai

Location: Eastern China:  Zhejiang Province, Shanghai metropolitan area, and surrounding regions Event: Typhoon Lekima will bring high winds, heavy rainfall, dangerous seas, and possible flooding and mudslides to Eastern China when it is expected to make landfall on Saturday, August 10, in Zhejiang Province near Wenzhou and Taizhou.  It is expected to weaken by the ... Read More»

Treasury Designates China as a Currency Manipulator

Washington – The Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 requires the Secretary of the Treasury to analyze the exchange rate policies of other countries. Under Section 3004 of the Act, the Secretary must "consider whether countries manipulate the rate of exchange between their currency and the United States dollar for purposes of preventing effective balance ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary Royce Remarks at the EdUSA Forum

Assistant Secretary Royce Remarks at the EdUSA Forum July 30, 2019 Marie Royce Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs EducationUSA Forum, Washington, DC Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 12:15 p.m. Remarks as prepared The United States Welcomes Chinese Students   International students are welcome in the United States. We want future students and ... Read More»

U.S. Government Statement on Trade Negotiations in Shanghai

On July 30 and 31, 2019, the United States trade negotiating team led by United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin traveled to Shanghai, China, to discuss the United States–China trade relationship. Read More»

2018 Report on International Religious Freedom: China

2018 Report on International Religious Freedom: China (Includes Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, and Macau) JUNE 21, 2019 Reports on Hong Kong, Macau, and Tibet are appended at the end of this report.  Given the scope and severity of reported religious freedom violations specific to Xinjiang this year, a separate section on the region is also ... Read More»

The U.S. To Impose Sanctions on Chinese Firm for Purchasing Oil From Iran

The United States To Impose Sanctions on Chinese Firm Zhuhai Zhenrong Company Limited for Purchasing Oil From Iran PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 22, 2019 Today, the United States is taking further action as part of our maximum economic pressure campaign against the Iranian regime by imposing sanctions on the Chinese ... Read More»

Chinese Coercion on Oil and Gas Activity in the South China Sea

Chinese Coercion on Oil and Gas Activity in the South China Sea PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JULY 20, 2019 The United States is concerned by reports of China’s interference with oil and gas activities in the South China Sea (SCS), including Vietnam’s long-standing exploration and production activities.  China’s repeated provocative actions aimed at ... Read More»

2019 Trafficking in Persons Report

China (TIER 3) The Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so; therefore China remained on Tier 3. Despite the lack of significant efforts, the government took some steps to address trafficking, including by ... Read More»

Presidential Message on Space Exploration Day, 2019

Presidential Message on Space Exploration Day, 2019 July 20, 2019 On Space Exploration Day, we marvel at our country’s accomplishments in space, commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, and pledge to launch a new era of discovery and exploration of our universe. For more than a half century, the United States has ... Read More»

Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, 16-18 July 2019

Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, 16-18 July 2019 Secretary Pompeo will host the second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington on July 16-18. The Ministerial will reaffirm international commitments to promote religious freedom for all and focus on concrete outcomes that produce durable, positive change. A broad range of stakeholders, including senior government representatives, ... Read More»

Fourth Anniversary of the 709

On this fourth anniversary of the Chinese government’s July 9, 2015 crackdown on defense lawyers and rights defenders, we remain deeply disturbed by China’s continued detention of its own citizens who worked with in China’s legal system to defend their fellow citizens’ rights and advance the rule-of-law. The “709 crackdown” began when the Chinese police ... Read More»

America’s Independence Day: Celebrating Freedom

America’s Independence Day: Celebrating Freedom By U.S. Ambassador to China, Terry Branstad Every year on the fourth of July, families around the United States gather to celebrate the Declaration of Independence and the United States of America’s birthday.  This year America turns 243 years old. Independence Day is also a time for us to remember ... Read More»

Excerpts: Remarks by President Trump in G20 Press Conference

So, with that, I just want to say that these meetings have been great.  The one that I guess most people are interested in is China.  We had a great meeting.  President Xi.  And we've known each for as long as I'm President.  And many of you were at the event in China a year ... Read More»

Worth a Pound of Cure: Treating Drug Abuse as a Medical Condition

By  Andrew Thompson on June 25, 2019 June 26th marks the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, a day to draw the world’s attention to the growing threats of drug abuse to our societies. On this day every year, the  United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime  (UNODC) releases the World Drug Report, an exhaustive collection of data on drug use around the ... Read More»

Condemning Vice Governor of Xinjiang’s Human Rights Council Address

U.S. MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN GENEVA STATEMENT For Immediate Release June 25, 2019 Condemning Vice Governor of Xinjiang’s Human Rights Council Address On Tuesday, June 25, the Vice Governor of China’s Xinjiang Province Aierken Tuniyazi addressed the UN Human Rights Council and attempted to justify the Chinese government’s widespread ... Read More»

Excerpts: Special Briefing by Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback

PRESS BRIEFING ROOM WASHINGTON, DC JUNE 21, 2019 The fight against religious freedom is mounting. There was a report that 80 percent of people live in places where religious freedom is under attack, yet most of the world organizes their life around a set of religious beliefs. They must be free to do so. The ... Read More»

Statement on the Imposition of Financial Countermeasures on Iran

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 21, 2019 Today, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) responded to Iran’s willful failure to address its systemic money laundering and terrorist financing deficiencies by requiring increased supervision of Iran-based financial institutions. The Islamic Republic of Iran regularly seeks to use deception and subterfuge to fund ... Read More»

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo at the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony

AMBASSADOR RICHMOND: Good morning and welcome to the Department of State. My name’s John Richmond, and I am delighted that you all are here for the rollout of this year’s  Trafficking in Persons Report  and to honor these eight TIP heroes. Let me give you a quick word about this morning’s program. Secretary Pompeo will begin by giving the ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Sullivan spoke by phone today with United Nations Secretary-General Guterres

Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan spoke by phone today with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to convey deep concerns regarding Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office Vladimir Voronkov’s planned travel to Xinjiang, China. The Deputy Secretary expressed that such a visit is highly inappropriate in view of the unprecedented repression campaign underway in Xinjiang ... Read More»

Excerpts: Secretary Pompeo, Remarks to Press, Washington, DC, June 13, 2019

It is the assessment of the United States Government that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of Oman today. This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, and the fact ... Read More»

White House committed to tackling drug epidemic

https://www.hpj.com/opinion/white-house-committed-to-tackling-drug-epidemic/article_e40479e9-c461-5873-bd92-00e4220f5587.html  In small towns, suburban neighborhoods and big cities, our nation is in the midst of an unprecedented crisis of drug addiction. In 2017, nearly 200 people each day died due to a drug overdose. While no corner of our country has escaped the devastation of this epidemic, rural America has been hard hit. I recently ... Read More»

Opening Remarks by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Before the Senate Caucus

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Release of the United States Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security

Women around the world have an essential role in conflict prevention and resolution, security provision, peace processes, and countering terrorism.  For over a decade, the United States has been a leader in promoting global peace and stability by empowering women to take on those roles and addressing challenges faced by women and girls in conflict ... Read More»

Notice

On May 31, 2019, the Department of State updated its immigrant and nonimmigrant visa application forms to request additional information, including social media identifiers, from most U.S. visa applicants worldwide. Applicants should complete the application fully and honestly to avoid any delays in processing. For additional details, please see the “ About Visas C The Basics” FAQ page on our website. Read More»

U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Department of Treasury today released the following statement in response to the “White Paper” issued by China

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On the 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 3, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC On June 4, we honor the heroic protest movement of the Chinese people that ended on June 4, 1989, when the Chinese Communist Party leadership sent tanks into Tiananmen Square to violently repress peaceful demonstrations calling for democracy, human rights, and an end to rampant corruption. The hundreds ... Read More»

Readout of Acting Secretary Shanahan Meeting With Southeast Asian Counterparts

Secretary of Defense Spokesperson LTC Dave Eastburn provided the following readout: Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan met today with ministers and heads of delegation from across Southeast Asia on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore to discuss the United States’ vision and strategy for the Indo-Pacific region and to listen to ... Read More»

Excerpts: Remarks by Vice President Pence and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada

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Excerpts: State Department Press Briefing, Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus

Office of the Spokesperson / May 29, 2019 “As we look ahead to the end of Ramadan and the Eid Holiday, it is important to speak up for the victims of China’s massive campaign of repression against Uighurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities in Xinjiang. The United States is alarmed by the arbitrary and unjust ... Read More»

Excerpts: Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Abe of Japan in Joint Press Conference

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Prime Minister Abe, the First Lady and I are profoundly honored to return to this very beautiful nation as Japan’s first state guests following the enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor.  On behalf of the United States, we want to thank the Imperial Family for this gracious invitation and warm welcome.  It was ... Read More»

Excerpts: Secretary Pompeo Interview with CNBC Squawk Box

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China’s attack on Uighurs isn’t counterterrorism. It’s ugly repression.

ByNathan Salesand Sam Brownback May 22 at 7:48 PM Nathan Sales is the ambassador at large for counterterrorism and Sam Brownback is the ambassador at large for international religious freedom at the State Department. The Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of Muslims in Xinjiang province is drawing condemnation from civilized nations and civil society because of its ... Read More»

Department of Commerce Announces the Addition of Huawei to the Entity List

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Excerpts: Assistant Secretary Breier’s Remarks at the 2019 Concordia Americas Summit

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Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Section 301 Action

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Secretary’s Remarks: On Iran’s Escalating Series of Threatening Actions and Statements

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Secretary’s Remarks: Detainment of Edgar Zambrano

05/09/2019 08:28 PM EDT Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 9, 2019 The arbitrary arrest yesterday evening of Edgar Zambrano, First Vice President of Venezuela’s National Assembly, is an unacceptable and illegal act that is yet another reflection of the repression of the former Maduro regime. This is an attack ... Read More»

Looking North: Sharpening America’s Arctic Focus

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Rovaniemi, Finland May 6, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Ambassador. I know you’re enjoying your time here tremendously, and you are doing an outstanding job. It’s great to look out here and see so many friends, too. Who’d have thought I could come this far north and know this ... Read More»

Presidential Message on Ramadan 2019

Presidential Message on Ramadan, 2019 I send my warmest greetings to all Muslims observing the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan commemorates when the sacred Quran was revealed to Muhammad.  At the spotting of the crescent moon, Muslim families and communities will honor this revelation by beginning a month of inward reflection, spiritual renewal, and prayer. ... Read More»

World Press Freedom Day

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 3, 2019 On World Press Freedom Day, we reaffirm our commitment to protecting safety and freedom for members of the press. A free and independent media is indispensable to a vibrant, functioning democracy. Despite some progress, journalists around the world continue to be persecuted, targeted with ... Read More»

Press Releases: On the Occasion of Ramadan

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 5, 2019 On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, I extend best wishes to Muslim communities at home and abroad for a blessed Ramadan. For many Muslims, this month is an occasion to focus on spiritual rejuvenation, kindness and resilience, compassion for those ... Read More»

Let’s “Reach for Gold” Together

Let’s “Reach for Gold” Together The drive to test limits, the thrill of competition, and the awe of watching ordinary people achieving extraordinary feats have fueled our fascination with sports for thousands of years.  Just this month, 19-year-old Chinese basketball prodigy Han Xu made headlines as the youngest player selected in this year’s U.S. Women’s ... Read More»

Press Freedom Day: The Power to Illuminate

Author Ambassador Branstad Images and words in the news capture our attention and shape our understanding of the world.  The photo of a scientist engaged in groundbreaking research.  The sharply-worded headline explaining a breaking news story.  The moment two presidents meet and shake hands, beamed around the world for their citizens to witness.  Like sunlight, ... Read More»

Press Releases: Unconscionable Reports of Secret Executions of Minors in Iran

Press Statement Morgan Ortagus Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 1, 2019 The Department of State is appalled by the Iranian regime’s secret execution of two 17-year old males, Mehdi Sohrabifar and Amin Sedaghat, in Adelabad prison in Shiraz, as reported by Amnesty International. According to this report, Iran has resumed its execution of minors, while ... Read More»

Statement of the United States Regarding China Talks

At President Donald J. Trump’s direction, officials from the United States traveled to Beijing for negotiations on the trade relationship between the United States and China.  The United States delegation was led by United States Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer and Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin.  Vice Premier Liu He led the talks ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Karim Masimov

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today in Washington with Kazakhstani Presidential Special Envoy and National Security Committee Chairman Karim Masimov.  The two discussed Kazakhstan’s historic presidential transition and upcoming election in June, as well as bilateral cooperation on counterterrorism.  The Secretary welcomed Kazakhstan’s support for ... Read More»

Press Releases: Hong Kong: 2014 Occupy Movement Cases and Fugitive Ordinance Law

The United States is disappointed by the decision of the Hong Kong Government to prosecute and convict several Hong Kong residents for organizing peaceful protests during the Occupy Central movement in 2014. We are concerned that this decision will limit or discourage the people of Hong Kong from exercising the basic freedoms guaranteed them under ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the Administration’s Trade Talks with China

Office of the Press Secretary April 23,2019 Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the Administration’s Trade Talks with China At President Donald J. Trump’s direction, United States Trade Representative Robert Lightizer and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing for continued negotiations on the trade relationship between the United States and China. ... Read More»

Secretary’s Remarks: Decision on Imports of Iranian Oil

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC April 22, 2019 Today we are announcing the United States will not issue any additional Significant Reduction Exceptions to existing importers of Iranian oil. The Trump Administration has taken Iran’s oil exports to historic lows, and we are dramatically accelerating our pressure campaign in a ... Read More»

Official Rules – World Book Day Giveaway

Official Rules World Book Day Giveaway  Contest Sponsors [1] World Book Day Lucky Draw contest is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy Beijing and Sina Weibo.  Description of the Contest This social media contest is to give away five copies of Zen and The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance by Pirsig, Robert M. The contest winner will be ... Read More»

Secretary’s Remarks: Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC April 21, 2019 The United States condemns in the strongest terms the terror attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter morning. Attacks on innocent people gathering in a place of worship or enjoying a holiday meal are affronts to the universal values and freedoms that we ... Read More»

Guangzhou American Town Hall on Friday, April 26, 2019

The U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou invites American citizens and their immediate family members to a Town Hall on Friday, April 26th from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm in Lincoln Hall.  We will have a Q&A with consulate staff, provide information on U.S. consulate and community services of interest to Americans, and there will be food and ... Read More»

CHINA 2018 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

During the year the government significantly intensified its campaign of mass detention of members of Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang).  Authorities were reported to have arbitrarily detained 800,000 to possibly more than two million Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, and other Muslims in internment camps designed to erase religious and ethnic identities.  ... Read More»

Press Releases: Remarks on U.S. Latin American Policy (Excerpts)

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Casa Piedra Vitacura, Chile April 12, 2019 … The Trump administration believes that our two nations and the rest of the Americas have an incredible opportunity, the chance truly to cement a future of democracy, prosperity for all of the people of all of this hemisphere. It’s not ... Read More»

Press Releases: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Republic of Korea President Moon

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 11, 2019 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton met with Republic of Korea (ROK) President Moon Jae-in today in Washington. The U.S. and ROK sides affirmed their commitment to achieving the final, fully ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Bangladesh Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Bangladesh Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen 04/08/2019 02:51 PM EDT Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 8, 2019 ________________________________________ The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today in Washington with Bangladesh Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen. They discussed our increasing economic, ... Read More»

Excerpts: Secretary’s Remarks: Interview With Norah O’Donnell of CBS This Morning

04/05/2019 10:22 AM EDT Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State New York City April 5, 2019 … QUESTION: How are we fighting back against that Chinese threat? Because you’ve described it as a threat to our democracy from the Chinese. SECRETARY POMPEO: It very much is. They very much want to undermine our Western ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. April 4, 2019 READOUT Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland in Washington, D.C.  The Secretary and the Foreign Minister ... Read More»

Excerpts: Secretary Pompeo With Maria Bartiromo of Mornings With Maria on Fox Business Network

INTERVIEW Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo With Maria Bartiromo of Mornings With Maria on Fox Business Network April 5, 2019 New York, New York *             *             *             * QUESTION:  Thank you so much for joining us.  The IP theft issue is something we’ve spoken about before.  How do you change something that’s really engrained ... Read More»

Excerpts: Secretary Pompeo at a Press Availability

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Excerpts: Remarks by President Trump and Vice Premier Liu He Before Bilateral Meeting

Oval Office 4:31 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  It’s a great honor to be with the Vice Premier of China, a highly respected man all over the world.  We’ve had tremendous discussions.  We’re getting very close to making a deal.  That doesn’t mean a deal is made, because it’s not, but we’re ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Participation in the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

For Immediate Release  READOUT April 6, 2019 Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Participation in the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, joined by Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale, concluded two days in Dinard, France, leading the U.S. delegation to the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.  ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the Administration’s Trade Talks with China

At President Donald J. Trump’s direction, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin welcomed Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and a Chinese delegation for negotiations on trade from April 3 to April 5, 2019. The subjects of the negotiation included intellectual property, forced technology transfer, non-tariff barriers, agriculture, services, ... Read More»

Director Carroll Statement on China’s Class Scheduling of Fentanyl

Director Carroll Statement on China’s Class Scheduling of Fentanyl Washington, D.C. – Today, Director of National Drug Control Policy James Carroll released the following statement regarding China’s announcement that it is following through on its pledge to add fentanyl to the country’s list of controlled substances, effective May 1. “Each year, tens of thousands of ... Read More»

Official Written Invitation Rules – Netizen Reception in honor of 40th Anniversary of U.S. China Relations hosted at U.S. Ambassador’s Residence

Official Written Invitation Rules – Netizen Reception in honor of 40th Anniversary of U.S. China Relations hosted at U.S. Ambassador’s Residence   Contest Sponsors [1]   Invitation to reception event.   Description of the Contest This social media contest will invite 40 netizens to attend a reception which will take place in late April at the ... Read More»

Statement of the United States Regarding China Talks

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2019 Statement of the United States Regarding China Talks At President Donald J. Trump’s direction, officials from the United States traveled to Beijing for negotiations on the trade relationship between the United States and China. The United States delegation was led by United States Trade ... Read More»

Excerpt: Press Releases: 32nd U.S.-ASEAN Dialogue

03/28/2019 07:11 PM EDT Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 28, 2019 Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary W. Patrick Murphy co-chaired the 32nd U.S.-ASEAN Dialogue in Washington, D.C., on March 28, together with Deputy Foreign Minister Thongphane Savanphet of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The United ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Uighur Muslims Impacted by Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE STATEMENT BY ROBERT PALLADINO, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON March 27, 2019 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Uighur Muslims Impacted by Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of China Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Mihrigul Tursun, a Uighur Muslim who survived horrific conditions and abuse in a Chinese internment ... Read More»

U.S.Trade Representative Lighthizer and Secretary Mnuchin will travel to Beijing

Statement from the Press Secretary At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing, China, for principal-level meetings starting on March 28, 2019, to continue negotiations aimed at improving the trade relationship between the United States and China.  The ... Read More»

Speeches: U.S. Africa Strategy Speech at Trade and Investment Luncheon (Excerpts)

Excerpts of Remarks John J. Sullivan Deputy Secretary of State Luanda, Angola March 20, 2019 As Ambassador Fite said, I would like to speak today about how the U.S. Africa strategy can unlock the many economic opportunities we’ll discuss at greater length throughout today’s luncheon. I look forward to highlighting the many ways we can ... Read More»

Excerpts: Keynote Address and Fireside Chat at the Road to GES Heartland Event

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. Excerpts of Remarks Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Sheraton Overland Park Hotel Overland Park, Kansas March 18, 2019 I know we have a delegation here from the Netherlands in the audience with us. It’s led by Trade Minister Sigrid Kaag.  …. [The United States ... Read More»

Remarks on the Release of the 2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Press Briefing Room Washington, DC March 13, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. Since America’s founding, the concept of individual rights has been woven into the national fabric. As my friend and scholar Mary Ann Glendon has written, it has given weak members of our society, quote, “an instrument ... Read More»

Excerpts: Keynote Address at CERAWeek

.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. March 12, 2019 EXCERPTS OF REMARKS Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Keynote Address at CERAWeek Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel Houston, Texas SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you, Dan.  Thank you all for joining me. *             *             *             * Our plentiful oil supplies allow us to help our ... Read More»

Excerpts:Ambassador Brownback’s Remarks on Religious Freedom

Samuel D. Brownback Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Foreign Correspondents Club Hong Kong, China March 8, 2019 Introduction I would like to begin by expressing my profound respect for the Chinese people. My youngest daughter is Chinese and now attends school at Baylor University. *** During this speech, I will express a number of ... Read More»

Press Releases: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 13, 2019 The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in Washington with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The Secretary extended his condolences on the tragic loss of life of United Nations affiliated personnel on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. The Secretary ... Read More»

UPenn Quakers as first Ivy League football Team to play in China exemplifies sports diplomacy in weeklong program

Despite the final lopsided 85-0 win for the U-Penn Quakers over the American Football League of China All-Stars, the 2019 Ambassadors Bowl capped off a week of sports diplomacy. The historic game, which drew a capacity crowd of 3,200, marked the first time for an Ivy League school to play a game of football on ... Read More»

Speeches: Remarks at the National Association of Attorney’s General Winter Meeting

Remarks Kirsten D. Madison Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Washington, DC March 6, 2019 We are all painfully aware of the devastating impact of the opioids crisis in our country. To put it into perspective: at the peak of the ‘70s heroin crisis and the late ‘80s/early ‘90s crack cocaine crisis, ... Read More»

Economic, Energy, Agricultural and Trade Issues: Remarks for International Women’s Day 2019

Remarks Manisha Singh Acting Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Washington, DC March 7, 2019 As we gather to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, I am honored to be here with so many business leaders and champions of women’s economic empowerment. In line with this year’s ... Read More»

Ambassador’s Statement on Women’s Day: Empowering Women, Unleashing Success

Empowering Women, Unleashing Success Terry Branstad, U.S. Ambassador to China Today is International Women’s Day.  Two women who made a tremendous impact in my life are my mother, Rita Branstad, and my teacher, Laura Sewick.  My mother drove home the importance of a good education, “because no one can take that away.”  My eighth grade ... Read More»

Press Releases: Interim President Juan Guaido’s Return to Venezuela

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC March 4, 2019 The United States applauds the people of Venezuela for their actions to create a peaceful democratic transition, and congratulates Interim President Juan Guaido on his successful diplomatic efforts in the region and safe return to Venezuela. The United States and freedom-loving nations ... Read More»

Excerpt: Remarks for Hearings on State Corruption and the Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela

Remarks Michael G. Kozak Senior Bureau Official, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor The Organization of American States Washington, DC March 1, 2019 Here in the Hall of the Americas, our objective is peace. And peace is our objective in Venezuela. But this past Saturday Nicolas Maduro ordered armed criminals to attack his own people ... Read More»

Press Releases: 2019 International Women of Courage Award Recipients Announced

03/05/2019 02:55 PM EST Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 5, 2019 On Thursday, March 7, Secretary of State Pompeo will host the Annual International Women of Courage (IWOC) Awards at the U.S. Department of State to honor 10 extraordinary women from around the world. First Lady of the United States Melania ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo Remarks to the Iowa Farm Bureau

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State World Food Prize Hall of Laureates Des Moines, Iowa March 4, 2019 AMBASSADOR BRANSTAD: Good afternoon. It is my honor to be back in Iowa today to introduce Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. As U.S. ambassador, I have the great privilege of representing the American people in China. (Applause.) The ... Read More»

Excerpt: Remarks With Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr.

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Department of Foreign Affairs Manila, Philippines March 1, 2019 As an island nation, the Philippines depends on free and unobstructed access to the seas. China’s island-building and military activities in the South China Sea threaten your sovereignty, security, and therefore economic livelihood, as well as that of the ... Read More»

Press Releases: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Yang Jiechi

Press Releases: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China Yang Jiechi Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 1, 2019 The following is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Member of the Political Bureau of the ... Read More»

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Travel to Des Moines, Iowa

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson March 1, 2019  STATEMENT BY ROBERT PALLADINO, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Travel to Des Moines, Iowa Secretary Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Des Moines, Iowa March 3-4, 2019 to discuss how the American agriculture industry’s embrace of free enterprise and innovation helps ... Read More»

Excerpts: Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks With Traveling Press

Chairman Kim reiterated on his trip he is fully prepared to denuclearize.  He recommitted that they will not conduct missile tests, that he will not conduct nuclear tests.  Those are good things.  Those remain as a pillar, as a foundation.   You heard the President say that he is committed still not to conduct the major ... Read More»

Excerpts of Remarks by President Trump in Press Conference

The White House Office of the Press Secretary February 28, 2019 EXCERPTS OF REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP IN PRESS CONFERENCE JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi Hanoi, Vietnam 2:15 P.M. ICT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  I want to begin by thanking the Prime Minister and President of Vietnam.  We’re in Hanoi.  It’s an incredible ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the Hanoi Summit

February 28, 2019 “President Donald J. Trump of the United States and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea had very good and constructive meetings in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 27-28, 2019. The two leaders discussed various ways to advance denuclearization and economic driven concepts. No ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un in a 1:1 Conversation

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CHAIRMAN KIM JONG UN OF THE STATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA IN A 1:1 CONVERSATION Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hanoi, Vietnam February 27, 2019 6:33 P.M. ICT CHAIRMAN KIM:  (As interpreted.)  So it’s exactly 261 days since we met last time in Singapore, in June, ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump at 2019 Governors’ Ball

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AT 2019 GOVERNORS’ BALL February 24, 2019 We’ll be leaving for Hanoi, Vietnam, and we’ll be meeting with Kim Jong Un.  It’s a very interesting thing to say, but I’ve developed a very, very good relationship.  We’ll see what that means. … I’m not pushing for speed, but we’re not removing ... Read More»

Press Release Secretary Pompeo’s Phone Call With Japanese Foreign Minister Kono  

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 22, 2019 Robert Palladino: ‎On February 21, Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Japanese Foreign Minister Kono to discuss next steps on D.P.R.K. engagement. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kono reaffirmed their shared commitment to the final, fully verified denuclearization of the D.P.R.K. and to maintaining our ... Read More»

Excerpt: Interview With Jake Tapper of CNN State of the Union

Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC February 24, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: [we] built out a coalition, an enormous global coalition we built out through the United Nations, to put that pressure in place to allow us to begin to have what have been real negotiations over the past now six or seven ... Read More»

President Trump Remarks On Trade Negotiations

THE WHITE HOUSE   Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release                          February 22, 2019     REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP IN MEETING WITH VICE PREMIER LIU HE OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA Oval Office   2:31 P.M. EST   PRESIDENT ... Read More»

Excerpt: Secretary of State Pompeo Interview With Fox Business Network

INTERVIEW Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo With Maria Bartiromo of Mornings with Maria on Fox Business Network   New York, New York February 21, 2019 QUESTION:  Joining me right now is the Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo.  Mr. Secretary, it’s great to have you on the program. SECRETARY POMPEO:  Maria, it’s great to ... Read More»

Consular Officer Explains Student Visa Policies to Student Reporters

A total of 27 student youth reporters from Shanghai Student Post visited Shanghai American Center to meet with U.S. Consular Officer Danette Sullivan.  After a brief presentation by Sullivan, the students conducted a group an in-depth interview with her on U.S. non-immigrant visas.  Sullivan introduced the categories of visas that people often apply for, the ... Read More»

Achieving Transformational Peace for the United States, Korean Peninsula, and the World

As part of a bold new diplomacy, we continue our historic push for peace on the Korean Peninsula. A TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY: President Donald J. Trump is committed to achieving a bright and secure future for all people on the Korean Peninsula and across the world. On February 27 and 28, 2019, President Donald J. Trump will ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo Interview With Thora Arnorsdottir of RUV

Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State U.S. Embassy Reykjavik Reykjavik, Iceland February 15, 2019 QUESTION: So welcome, Mr. Pompeo. SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, very much. Thanks for having me on your show. QUESTION: So the scope of your visit to Hungary, Poland, Slovakia on this European tour was pretty clear, but why is Reykjavik your last stop? ... Read More»

Excerpt: Remarks by Vice President Pence at the 2019 Munich Security Conference

Remarks by Vice President Pence at the 2019 Munich Security Conference | Munich, Germany So while we’re standing with our allies, strengthening NATO, and standing up to aggression, President Trump’s leadership is also bringing about historic change in the Indo-Pacific.  The United States seeks an Indo-Pacific where independent nations boldly pursue their own interests, respecting ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 18, 2019 Statement from the Press Secretary Today, President Donald J. Trump announced that the United States will welcome an official delegation from China for a series of meetings starting on February 19, 2019, to discuss the trade relationship between the two countries. Principal-level meetings will ... Read More»

Statement from the White House Regarding China Talks

This week, at the direction of President Donald J. Trump, officials from the United States traveled to Beijing to continue negotiations on the trade relationship between the United States and China.  On the United States side, the talks were led by Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer, the United States Trade Representative, and the Honorable Steven T. ... Read More»

Pompeo and Foreign Minister of Poland: A new solidarity

(CNN)Solidarity is once again popular in Poland — though not in the way you might think. The concept that gave a name to the anti-communist movement in the 1980s now characterizes the strong partnership between Poland and the United States. And solidarity is what we seek from all countries this week in Warsaw, as we ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary: Delegation to China

Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the members of an official United States delegation to China to discuss the trade relationship between the two countries. United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin travel to Beijing for principal-level meetings that will take place from February 14 through February 15, 2019. These ... Read More»

Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun’s Remarks on DPRK at Stanford University

Remarks Stephen Biegun Special Representative for North Korea  Palo Alto, CA, United States January 31, 2019 MR BIEGUN: Good afternoon. Thank you, Dr. Shin, and thank you to Stanford University and to the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center for inviting me here today. I want to add particular thanks to a few representatives of the university community who ... Read More»

President Trump Delivers State of the Union

Remarks as prepared for delivery TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans: We meet tonight at a moment of unlimited potential.  As we begin a new Congress, I stand here ready to work with you to achieve ... Read More»

Statement of the United States Regarding China Talks

Issued on: January 31, 2019 For the last two days, high-ranking officials from the United States and China have engaged in intense and productive negotiations over the economic relationship between our two countries.  The United States appreciates the preparation, diligence, and professionalism shown throughout these meetings by Vice Premier Liu He and his team. The ... Read More»

Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Thompson Travels to China and Japan

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 30, 2019 Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L. Thompson will travel to China and Japan, January 30 – February 1, 2019. In China, the Under Secretary will lead the U.S. delegation at the 2019 P5 Conference in Beijing, with counterparts ... Read More»