ATO Shenyang Holds First Industry Gathering

On December 6, 2017 the Shenyang Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) held its first industry seminar. This is also the ATO’s first ever business event since the ATO was launched in 2010. Chinese beef, pork, and poultry industry leaders from three provinces attended workshop, “The Market Outlook for Buying and Selling U.S. Beef and Pork.” Thirteen ...
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President Donald J. Trump’s Proclamation on Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel

“My announcement today marks the beginning of a new approach to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.” – President Donald J. Trump RECOGNIZING JERUSALEM: President Donald J. Trump is following through on his promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and has instructed the State Department to begin to ...
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Mrs. Branstad’s Corn Casserole Recipe

Ambassador:  Dà Jiā Hăo!  The holiday season is here. Mrs. Branstad:  This is a time for friends, family, and special traditions. Ambassador:  One of our family holiday traditions is enjoying a special dish – corn casserole. Mrs. Branstad:  To find a recipe for this corn casserole, click the link below. Family:  Jiérì kuàilè! Happy Holidays! ...
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Press Statement: On the Latest D.P.R.K. Missile Launch

Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 28, 2017 The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of what is likely an intercontinental ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, indiscriminately threatening its neighbors, the region and global stability. The D.P.R.K.’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them must ...
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Efforts To Address Burma’s Rakhine State Crisis

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 22, 2017 I visited Naypyitaw, Burma on November 15, where I met separately with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. I reaffirmed the United States’ strong commitment to Burma’s successful democratic transition ...
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The Parasites Feeding on North Koreans

By BRIAN H. HOOK Earlier this month at the National Assembly in Seoul, President Trump highlighted the tragic tale of the “two Koreas” — one free, just and peaceful, the other tyrannical, oppressive and dangerous. This contrast is at the root of America’s most urgent national-security challenge. It is also now on vivid display in ...
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Remarks by President Trump Before Cabinet Meeting

Cabinet Room 11:40 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: One of the primary goals of our trip was to pursue the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. I want to begin this morning by meeting and by talking about the fact that we will be instituting a very critical step, and that will start right now. Today, the ...
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President Donald J. Trump’s Visit to Asia Advanced America First Priorities

“I’m here to advance peace, to promote security, and to work with you to achieve a truly free and open Indo-Pacific, where we are proud and we have sovereign nations, and we thrive, and everybody wants to prosper.” – President Donald J. Trump   INVESTING IN AMERICAN WORKERS: During his trip through Asia, President Donald ...
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Fact Sheet on President Trump’s Visit to China

STRENGTHEN INTERNATIONAL RESOLVE TO DENUCLEARIZE NORTH KOREA: President Donald J. Trump strengthened international resolve to address the security challenges presented by North Korea. · President Trump and President Xi reaffirmed their commitment to achieving the goal of full, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and stated they will not accept the DPRK as ...
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North Korea Travel Warning

The Department of State strongly warns U.S. citizens not to travel to North Korea/the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).  Due to the serious and mounting risk of arrest and long-term detention of U.S. citizens, effective September 1, 2017, U.S. passports were invalidated for travel into, in, or through North Korea.  Persons who wish to ...
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Remarks by President Trump at APEC CEO Summit | Da Nang, Vietnam

PRESIDENT TRUMP: What an honor it is to be here in Vietnam -- in the very heart of the Indo-Pacific -- to address the people and business leaders of this region. This has already been a remarkable week for the United States in this wonderful part of the world. Starting from Hawaii, Melania and I ...
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Remarks by President Trump and President Xi of China at State Dinner

Great Hall of the People Beijing, China PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you so much. That was so nice. And this has been an extraordinary few days. President Xi, your generous words. I must say, Melania — we both want to express our gratitude to you and Madam Peng for the extraordinary hospitality that you’ve shown us ...
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Day 2 of President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump’s Visit to China

On their second day in Beijing, President Trump and First Lady Melania attended a grand Welcome Ceremony at the Great Hall of the People. President Trump, President Xi and other leaders met to discuss bilateral relations and announce business deals between the United States and China. The First Lady and Madame Peng toured an elementary ...
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Remarks by President Trump at Business Event with President Xi of China | Beijing, China

For Immediate Release November 09, 2017 Remarks by President Trump at Business Event with President Xi of China | Beijing, China Great Hall of the People Beijing, China 11:21 A.M. CST PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  And thank you, Minister Zhong Shan, for that introduction.  And especially thank you to President Xi ...
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Remarks by President Trump and President Xi of China in Joint Press Statement | Beijing, China

For Immediate Release November 09, 2017 Remarks by President Trump and President Xi of China in Joint Press Statement | Beijing, China Great Hall of the People Beijing, China 12:57 P.M. CST PRESIDENT XI: (As interpreted.) Your Honorable, President Donald Trump, friends from the press: Good afternoon. It is my great pleasure to meet all ...
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President Trump’s Remarks at an Expanded Bilateral Meeting with Chinese President Xi

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Mr. President, thank you very much. It is an honor to be with you. There can be no more important subject than China-U.S. relations. We have between us, and we have to include some other countries, which would quickly come in. We have a capacity to solve world problems for many, many years ...
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Remarks by President Trump and President Moon of the Republic of Korea in Joint Press Conference | Seoul, Republic of Korea

Blue House Seoul, Republic of Korea 5:20 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT MOON: (As interpreted.) I extend my heartfelt welcome to the visit by Your Excellency, President Donald Trump, and Madam First Lady to the Republic of Korea. His visit marks the first state visit by the U.S. President to Korea in 25 years. And President Trump ...
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Address by President Trump to the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary November 8, 2017 ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA Seoul, Republic of Korea [As prepared for delivery] Speaker Chung, distinguished members of this Assembly, ladies and gentlemen: Thank you for the extraordinary privilege to speak in this great chamber, and ...
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Ambassador Branstad Editorial: US, China Success Benefits Whole World

By Terry Branstad Source: Global Times Published: 2017/11/7 21:08:39 http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1074012.shtml   President Donald Trump arrives in Beijing on a state visit Wednesday. I am excited to welcome him on his first visit to China as the US president. My wife Chris and I have greatly enjoyed the hospitality of the Chinese people, and I trust ...
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Excerpts of Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Abe of Japan in Joint Press Conference

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary November 6, 2017 Akasaka Palace Tokyo, Japan 2:58 P.M. JST *             *             *             * PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you.  Thank you very much.  Well, thank you very much, Shinzo.  And this has been a truly enjoyable trip and one where we’re accomplishing a lot. And I agree with ...
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2018 Mission China Holiday Schedule

2018 Holiday Schedule: *** January 1 Monday New Year’s Day * January 15 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday ** February 15-20 Thurs-Tues Chinese (Lunar) New Year * February 19 Monday Presidents’ Day ** April 5 Thursday Tomb Sweeping Day ** May 1 Monday International Labor Day * May 28 Monday Memorial Day ** June ...
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Remarks on “Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century”

Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State John J. Hamre, CEO for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Center for Strategic & International Studies Washington, DC October 18, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, thank you so much, John, and it is a real pleasure to be back in the building. And I was asking John if ...
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Consul General Stein Welcomes Jazz at Lincoln Center to Shanghai

Consul General Stein joined senior leadership from Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) in New York, Shanghai Bund Investment Group senior executives, and local government officials to open JALC Shanghai, a venture in the making since 2012 that seeks to preserve the Shanghai Bund’s historical legacy and cultural elements. The evening began with formal remarks and ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Beijing

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Beijing September 28 – October 1 to meet with senior Chinese leaders. Secretary Tillerson will discuss a range of issues, including the President’s planned travel to the region, the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and trade and investment. Secretary Tillerson’s visit to China reaffirms the Administration’s ...
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Ambassador Branstad gives remarks at the groundbreaking of the China-U.S. Demonstration Farm modeled on Kimberley Farms of Iowa

“In both Chinese and American cultures, food brings families and people together.  Perhaps because of that, agriculture holds a special place in our hearts.  It is therefore very fitting that this project is often referred to as a ‘friendship farm,’” Ambassador Branstad’s remarks at the groundbreaking of the China-U.S. Demonstration Farm modelled on Kimberley Farms ...
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Deputy Attorney General of the United States Rod J. Rosenstein visited Beijing

Press Release Public Affairs Section U.S. Embassy Beijing Anjialou Road 55, Chaoyang District Beijing, China 100600 Tel: 8531-3000 Fax: 8531-4040 Chinese Website https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/zh/ English Website https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/ Statement From Monday September 25 to Wednesday September 27, Deputy Attorney General of the United States Rod J. Rosenstein visited Beijing for meetings with Minister of Public Security Guo, Procurator General ...
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Press Briefing by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

U.S. Department of the Treasury Today, the President strengthened — he signed an executive order that strengthened the U.S. government’s ability to cut off funding to the North Korean regime and its weapons development program. Despite multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un continues to threaten the world and his neighbors with ...
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Remarks by President Trump Before Trilateral Meeting With President Moon of the Republic of Korea and Prime Minister Abe of Japan

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary September 21, 2017 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP BEFORE TRILATERAL MEETING WITH PRESIDENT MOON OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND PRIME MINISTER ABE OF JAPAN Lotte New York Palace Hotel New York, New York 12:15 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Today I’m announcing a new executive order I just ...
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PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP INCREASES PRESSURE TO CUT OFF FUNDING FOR NORTH KOREA

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2017 PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP INCREASES PRESSURE TO CUT OFF FUNDING FOR NORTH KOREA STRONG FINANCIAL SANCTIONS:  President Trump today issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) imposing additional sanctions with respect to North Korea. The provocative, destabilizing, and repressive actions and policies ...
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Remarks by President Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

United Nations New York, New York PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates:  Welcome to New York.  It is a profound honor to stand here in my home city, as a representative of the American people, to address the people of the world. As millions of our citizens continue to ...
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Ambassador Branstad Tours Jinjiang Hotel and the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

Ambassador Branstad met with a group of expert “Shanghai hands” at the historic Jinjiang Hotel, where they discussed the history of Shanghai, its current state, and possibilities for the future.  Afterwards, the Ambassador went on a tour of the hall where the Shanghai Communique was signed in 1972. In the afternoon, Ambassador Branstad visited the ...
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North Korea’s Missile Launch

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC September 14, 2017 North Korea’s provocative missile launch represents the second time the people of Japan, a treaty ally of the United States, have been directly threatened in recent weeks. These continued provocations only deepen North Korea’s diplomatic and economic isolation. United Nations Security Council ...
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Storm Warning – Talim & Doksuri

The U.S. Consulate General cautions U.S. citizens that super typhoon TALIM could make landfall near Fujian and Zhejiang provinces, China between September 14th to September 15th. Typhoon DOKSURI could make landfall near Hainan province, China on September 15th.  The Chinese government has issued a warning for Fujian, Zhejiang and Hainan areas. If landfall occurs, those ...
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Excerpt from the Statement of Acting Assistant Secretary Susan Thornton Before the House of Foreign Affairs Committee

North Korea Policy Excerpt from the Statement of Susan Thornton Acting Assistant Secretary Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs U.S. Department of State Before the House of Foreign Affairs Committee September 12, 2017 *             *             *             * Signs of Progress While there is more work to be done, we see encouraging signs of progress ...
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FACT SHEET: Resolution 2375 (2017) Strengthening Sanctions on North Korea

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Resolution 2375 (2017), adopted unanimously by the United Nations Security Council on September 11, 2017, strengthens UN sanctions on North Korea in response to the North Korea nuclear test conducted on September 2, 2017. As such, this resolution sends a very clear message to North Korea that the Security Council is united ...
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Remarks Following the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2375 on North Korea Sanctions

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City September 11, 2017 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you for calling this meeting and allowing us to have this vote. The images from space of northeast Asia at night show brightness and prosperity ...
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Ambassador Branstad welcomes the 2018 Schwarzman Scholars to Tsinghua University

  Ambassador Branstad welcomes the 2018 Schwarzman Scholars to Tsinghua University, including one of the U.S. Embassy’s former Marine security guards! These bright young minds competed to be included in the prestigious one-year Master’s program, a scholarship for young leaders from around the world. Ambassador Branstad, pictured along with scholarship founder and CEO Steve Schwarzman ...
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President Trump Meets with Prime Minister Abe of Japan and President Moon of the Republic of Korea

SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 AT 5:42 PM ET BY THE WHITE HOUSE Thursday, President Donald J. Trump hosted a working lunch in New York with Prime Minister Shinzō Abe of Japan and President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea. The three leaders continued the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) by discussing North Korea’s aggressive actions ...
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Ambassador Branstad met with Fulbright Lecturers and English Language Fellows

August 31 2017, Ambassador Branstad met with a group of American Fulbright Lecturers and English Language Fellows to emphasize the importance of their role in developing people to people ties with China. These teachers will teach English, history, political science, literature, finance,  and communications to Chinese students all around China.  He shared  how in the ...
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Statement by President Donald J. Trump on North Korea

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 29, 2017 Statement by President Donald J. Trump on North Korea The world has received North Korea’s latest message loud and clear: this regime has signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of ...
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Remarks by President Trump on the Strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release August 21, 2017 Remarks by President Trump on the Strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia Fort Myer Arlington, Virginia 9:02 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  Please be seated. Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Tillerson, members of the Cabinet, ...
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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dunford Visits Beijing

“I do believe there is unanimity in seeking a diplomatic and an economic solution to the current crisis in North Korea…I think we’ve had a very transparent exchange with our Chinese interlocutors about North Korea as well… I do believe right now — there’s a long way to go — but we are on a ...
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American Genius is Under Attack from China

Intellectual property theft and expropriation costs US businesses up to $600bn a year -Wilbur Ross The US Department of Commerce houses the patent and trademark office, whose mission is to protect our nation’s innovators and their intellectual property. Above our entrance is inscribed a quote from Abraham Lincoln: “The patent system added fuel to the fire ...
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Mattis and Tillerson: “We’re Holding Pyongyang to Account”

“In response, the Trump administration, with the support of the international community, is applying diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea to achieve the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and a dismantling of the regime’s ballistic-missile programs. We are replacing the failed policy of ‘strategic patience,’ which expedited the North Korean ...
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CG Stein introduces himself to the local media at roundtable press conference

CG Stein held a roundtable press conference for local Shanghai media. Fourteen journalists from ten publications were in attendance.  CG Stein introduced himself and previewed his priorities for his tenure in Shanghai.  He answered questions about his prior experience in China, U.S.-China trade, and Chinese students in the United States.
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Explanation of Vote at the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2371 Strengthening Sanctions on North Korea

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City August 5, 2017 Thank you, Mr. President. Exactly one month ago, I came before members of the Security Council and declared it was a dark day for the world because of the dangerous and irresponsible actions ...
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2017 July 4th Celebration: Consul General Speech

Good afternoon, Deputy Director Zhou Zhongxuan, Consul General Shin Bongsup, Consul General Peter Kreutzberger, Consul General Hideki Ishizuka, Acting Consul General Bernard Valezy, and dear friends from local foreign affairs offices and distinguished guests from all over Northeast China. Welcome to our 4th of July celebration party! I am very happy to have you all ...
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Consul General Sean Stein has arrived in Shanghai

Sean Stein, U.S. Consulate Shanghai’s new Consul General, has arrived. During the coming weeks, Consul General Stein will meet with key government officials, business leaders, and community members to introduce himself hear their views on  issues important to the U.S.-China relationship. Read his arrival statement here: “I am excited to return to China as Consul ...
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Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross: “Free-Trade is a Two-Way Street”

SECRETARY OF COMMERCE WILBUR ROSS: “FREE-TRADE IS A TWO-WAY STREET” “The Trump administration believes in free and fair trade and will use every available tool to counter the protectionism of those who pledge allegiance to free trade while violating its core principles. The U.S. is working to restore a level playing field, and under President ...
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2017 Trafficking in Persons Report – China

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 was downgraded to Tier 3. Despite the lack of significant efforts, the government took some steps to address trafficking, including ...
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Statement From Secretary Wilbur Ross And Secretary Steven Mnuchin Following the U.S. – China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue

Departments of Commerce and the Treasury Washington, D.C. July 19, 2017  Statement From Secretary Wilbur Ross And Secretary Steven Mnuchin Following the U.S. – China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue We thank Vice Premier Wang and the Chinese delegation for making the journey to Washington for this first session of the U.S.-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue. We also ...
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Secretary Mnuchin’s opening remarks for the U.S. – China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue

7/19/2017 Good morning.  It is a pleasure to be here today as we start today’s important bilateral dialogue.  I would like to extend my warmest welcome from our nation’s capital to Vice Premier Wang and the entire Chinese delegation.  I also would like to thank Secretary Chao, Secretary Ross, Director Cohn, and Ambassador Lighthizer for being here today. ...
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Purchasing Notice: Office Furniture (Closing Date: September 1st, 2017)

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

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 13, 2017 Statement from the Press Secretary on the Death of Liu Xiaobo   President Donald J. Trump was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and prominent Chinese political prisoner Liu Xiaobo. The President’s heartfelt condolences go ...
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Ambassador Nikki Haley’s Statement On the Passing of Liu Xiaobo

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City July 13, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today we lost a true champion for freedom and an inspiration to those longing for democracy around the world. Liu Xiaobo used the power of his voice, knowing he would ...
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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON: On the Passing of Liu Xiaobo

For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON July 13, 2017 On the Passing of Liu Xiaobo Today, I join those in China and around the world in mourning the tragic passing of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died while serving a lengthy prison sentence in China for promoting peaceful democratic reform.  Mr. Liu ...
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Statement from U.S. Ambassador Branstad on the passing of Liu Xiaobo, July 13, 2017

I join Secretary Tillerson in mourning the death of Liu Xiaobo, a courageous advocate who dedicated his life to the pursuit of democracy and liberty.  My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, Liu Xia, his family and friends, and the Chinese people.  A poet and scholar, Mr. Liu received the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize ...
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EducationUSA Engages with Shanghai International Studies University Students on U.S. Higher Education

EducationUSA Shanghai Adviser Xie Pianpian was invited by Hult Business School’s Shanghai Rotating Center to give a talk to a group of 20 students from Shanghai International Studies University (SISU). Xie introduced EducationUSA, resources to assist students in developing their applications to U.S. graduate schools, and differences between U.S. and China higher education systems, as ...
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President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with President Xi Jinping of China

President Donald J. Trump met today with President Xi Jinping of China at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. President Trump discussed the destabilizing threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs and the need to respond to North Korea’s major escalation involving the test of an ICBM. Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to a ...
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Ambassador Haley’s remarks at the UN Emergency Session on DPRK

Thank you, Mr. President. To my friends on the Security Council, I must say that today is a dark day. It is a dark day because yesterday’s actions by North Korea made the world a more dangerous place. Their illegal missile launch was not only dangerous, but reckless and irresponsible. It showed that North Korea ...
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Purchasing Notice: Building Automation System (BAS) Preventive Maintenance for the Consulate.

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

The U.S. Consulate plans to have Preventive Maintenance Services for Chillers. All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the work. At a minimum, each offeror must meet the following requirements when submitting their proposal: • Be able to understand written and spoken English; • Have an ...
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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Visits China – U.S. Beef Returns to China

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue traveled to Beijing & Shanghai June 29-30 and July 1 to hold meetings with Vice Premiere Wang Yang and Minister Han Changfu of the Ministry of Agriculture as well as participate in special ceremonies to mark the return of high quality U.S. beef to the Chinese market after a ...
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Purchasing Notice: the Consulate Dehumidifiers installation Service

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

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

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the return of U.S. beef to Shanghai and the rest of China during a cooking demonstration at Shanghai’s premier IAPM City’Super grocery store.  Perdue noted the pride American cattle farmers feel in being able to once again provide Chinese consumers with high quality beef. Celebrity chef and Wisconsin native ...
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Ambassador Terry Branstad Arrives in Beijing!

US Ambassador to the Peoples’ Republic of China Terry Branstad and his family have arrived in China and met with the press at his official residence Wednesday, June 28.   His wife Christine, daughter Alison and her husband Jerry Costa, and granddaughters have joined him in Beijing. During the media event he said: “We recognize this ...
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Shanghai Cultural Affairs Officer hosts talk on Local Civic Engagement

Cultural Affairs Officer Joshua Lustig delivered a talk on how “all politics is local” to an audience of 16 Chinese. Lustig highlighted the importance of state governments, city councils, and school boards, as well as the many ways Americans can get involved in governing their local communities.  Audience members were intrigued by the decentralized nature ...
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Purchasing Notice: the Consulate Office Building Painting Service (Closing Date: August 10th, 2017)

Purchasing Notice: the Consulate Office Building Painting Service The U.S. Consulate plans to paint the Consulate Office Building. All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the work. At a minimum, each offer or must meet the following requirements when submitting their proposal: • Be able to ...
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Purchasing Notice: the Consulate Fence Painting Service (Closing Date: August 5th, 2017)

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

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

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson And Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis At a Joint Press Availability June 21, 2017 Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, D.C. SECRETARY TILLERSON:  Hello.  Good afternoon, all.  I do want to thank Secretary Mattis, State Councilor Yang Jiechi, and PLA Chief of Joint Staff Fang Fenghui for a day of very productive ...
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China Delegation Gearing up for 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit

CHINA DELEGATION GEARING UP FOR 2017 SELECTUSA INVESTMENT SUMMIT More than 150 Chinese Investors to Join Global Business Leaders and U.S. Government Officials at Top Investment Event BEIJING, CHINA – More than 150 investors from a variety of industries across China will be travelling to Washington D.C. to participate in the SelectUSA Investment Summit (Summit) , June 18-20. On ...
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U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue to Be Held June 21, 2017

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE June 15, 2017 U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue to Be Held June 21, 2017 The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense today announced that the inaugural U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue (D&SD) will be held in Washington, D.C. ...
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FDA Signs MOU with China to Outline Certification Process for Certain Exports

Constituent Update June 15, 2017 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA), formally establishing a registration process for U.S. food manufacturers who export certain foods to China. The FDA is taking this action in response to ...
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Shanghai CAO Relays Tillerson’s Support of LGBTI at Pride Week Film Festival

Cultural Affairs Officer Joshua Lustig relayed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s message of support for the LGBTI community to an audience of 70 activists and the general public at the opening of the American portion of ShanghaiPRIDE’s pride week film festival.  Public Affairs was a co-sponsor for the event, which helped ShanghaiPRIDE obtain copyrights to ...
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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry met with Chinese Executive Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry met with Chinese Executive Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli at Zhongnanhai on June 8, 2017 to discussed a variety of important issues of mutual interest to both the United States and China, including the development of clean energy technologies such as LNG, carbon capture, utilization and storage, renewable energy, and nuclear ...
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United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry

On March 2nd, I had the honor of being sworn in as the 14th Secretary of Energy of the United States, representing the Administration of President Donald J. Trump. My job is to promote the development of a diverse and reliable American energy portfolio, ensure the resiliency of our energy infrastructure, and to continually push ...
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28th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON June 4, 2017 28th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square This year marks the 28th anniversary of the Chinese government’s violent suppression of a peaceful protest that took place in and around Tiananmen Square. We call again on China to make a full accounting of those ...
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CG Smith Congratulates Wenzhou-Kean Class of 2017

Consul General Hanscom Smith gave remarks at Wenzhou-Kean University’s (WKU) second commencement ceremony.  WKU is a joint U.S. – China program that was established on November 16, 2011 and began accepting students in 2012, making last year’s Class of 2016 the first graduating class.  Kean University, a New Jersey state school, is responsible for managing ...
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America’s Role as a ‘Melting Pot’ Highlighted at U.S. Cultural Month Opening

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increase in Crimes and increase in screening for Drugs by Local Authorities

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Joint Statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats

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