Keeping the Memory Alive

It is important to continue to study and honor the shared history of the United States and China during World War II. Here you can view photos from U.S. Consulate Chengdu’s visits to historic sites around Southwest China. If you are interested in visiting historic WWII sites in Southwest China, below are a list of ...
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Merrill’s Marauders

Though tens of thousands of Americans served in the China-Burma-India Theater, only a fraction were combat troops on the front line. These were the men of the 5307th Composite Unit, known by their nickname Merrill’s Marauders. Led by their commander Brigadier General Frank Merrill, the Marauders were formed as a long-range penetration jungle warfare unit. ...
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General Joseph W. Stilwell

Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan on December 7, 1941, the United States officially entered the Second World War. In early 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt dispatched General Joseph Stilwell to China to advise the Chinese and coordinate Allied forces in the region. Among American generals, Stilwell was already known as an experienced China ...
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The American Volunteer Group (The “Flying Tigers”)

In April 1941, American President Franklin Roosevelt issued a secret executive order authorizing reserve officers and enlisted men to resign from the Army Air Corps, Naval and Marine air services for the purpose of serving in the American Volunteer Group (AVG) under the command of Claire Lee Chennault. Chennault divided his unit of 100 P-40 ...
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Wednesday Lectures, Video Series & Movie Night

Lectures and video begin at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon at the U.S. Consulate General.  First come, first serve.  Please remember to bring identification cards for entry. In addition to our weekly English lecture series, the Consulate offers an American movie night the second Thursday of each month. Following each movie we have an English-language ...
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New EVUS Requirements Explained to Local Travel Industry and Media Outlets

The U.S. Consulate Chengdu invited local travel industry representatives and media outlets to a briefing and detailed Q&A session on upcoming changes to U.S. travel regulations including the requirement for EVUS registration. BrandUSA representatives also promoted the U.S. as a tourist destination as part of the U.S.-China Tourism Year campaign.    
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EducationUSA and English Language Fellow Team Up to Improve Students’ Critical Thinking Skills

As the final event in a series of programs to recognize and celebrate International Education Week, EducationUSA held a workshop about critical thinking and speaking skills at Chengdu Foreign Languages School that attracted 200 local high school students. EducationUSA Adviser Zhao Minting opened the event by sharing relevant information from the most recent Open Doors ...
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EducationUSA Chengdu Releases Open Doors Report on International Education

EducationUSA Chengdu announced the recently-released Open Doors statistics on student mobility between China and the United States at a press conference on November 15, 2016 at the U.S. Consulate General Chengdu. Consul General Raymond Greene delivered opening remarks, Public Affairs Officer Keith Lommel and EducationUSA Adviser Zhao Minting announced the 2016 statistics, and Consular Chief ...
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People in Chengdu Participate in the U.S. Election at the Consulate

200 members of the public watched the results of the U.S. presidential election live at the U.S. Consulate Chengdu on November 9, 2016. In the morning, as participants watched live election results come in, they also learned more about U.S. democratic processes at interactive stations that covered the Electoral College, political parties and campaigning, and ...
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EducationUSA Hosts Interactive Discussion on American College Culture with Local Students

July 28-29, Chengdu – EducationUSA welcomed Consulate summer interns Chandler Williams and Justin Oh to host an English-language dialogue about American culture which was attended by both local secondary school and college students, most visiting the Consulate for the first time. Williams and Oh successfully facilitated a panel discussion that highlighted the everyday contrasts between ...
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Children’s Art Exhibit Empowers Disabled Minority Youth

July 27, In cooperation with the local NGO 5 Colors Foundation, which teaches art to disabled minority children, PAS Chengdu hosted the Activism through Art program and exhibit program, which attracted over 200 visitors to the Consulate .The program included a brief program followed by the opening of the art exhibit, which included 19 original ...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew attends G-20 in Chengdu

From July 23-24, 2016, the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting was held in Chengdu. During a press conference held by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said that the implementation of structural reforms is very difficult on a global scale, and will not have an immediate effect, ...
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American Political Expert Draws Crowds Eager to Discuss U.S. Elections

July 18-20, Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Robert Daly, visited Chengdu on the first stop of his speaking tour to China. During his three-day program, Daly gave four lectures to audiences that totaled over 300 people on the topic of the United States presidential ...
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American Performers March to the Beat of a Different Drum in Chengdu

July 9, Chengdu – Assistant Public Affairs Officer Elizabeth Jones opened the first Chengdu Fancy Music Drum Festival, which hosted eight world-renowned drummers, including 4 Americans, for two days of performances and master classes in Chengdu. The drummers represented the diversity and innovation of the American music scene and encouraged the amateur musicians in the ...
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American Entrepreneur Inspires and Empowers Ethnic Minorities to Preserve Cultural Heritage in Southwest China

June 20-25, Kunming, Chengdu, Guizhou – American entrepreneur, Jason Keehn, Founder and CEO of www.accompanyus.com , visited three provinces in Southwest China as part of a U.S. speaker program on entrepreneurship, socially-conscious business and cultural preservation. In Yunnan and Guizhou, two of the most diverse provinces in China, Keehn interacted with audiences consisting of students, aspiring ...
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One-on-One Counseling Offered to Students on EducationUSA Open Day

Jun. 16 & 21, Chengdu – EducationUSA Adviser Zhao Minting offered one-on-one counseling to 14 students who are interested in studying in the United States on EducationUSA Open Day. During the 30-minute session, each student introduced his or her basic information to the adviser and asked many specific questions, such as how to pick the ...
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Celebrating Father’s Day in English with Primary School Students in Chongqing

Jun. 8, Chongqing (Chengdu) – Chengdu English Language Fellow Rebekah Gordon provided teachers with a teaching demonstration lesson while sharing American culture with students at the Primary School Affiliated with Southwest University. Gordon explained the cultural origins of Father’s Day in both America and China then focused on teaching students six new adjectives that could ...
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New York’s “Matuto” Brings American Diversity to Southwest China

Jun. 6-7, Chengdu – Students and lovers of music in Chengdu participated in workshops, joined Conga lines, and danced to the cosmopolitan beats of Matuto, a New York-based band that is currently touring China as part of the State Department’s American Music Abroad program. The five-member band, comprising two guitarists, two percussionists and a rip-roaring accordionist, ...
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Consulate Steps into the “Arena” Spotlight to Promote Contemporary American Culture

May 26 and June 5, Chengdu – In a prelude to the competition, a public Block Party held at popular entertainment district Lankwaifung featured a flash mob, performances by young student dancers, and a freestyle dance contest that anyone could join. A few days later at the finale, 2000 people watched 23 teams from all ...
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Middle and High School Students Experience “One Day at the U.S. Consulate”

Nov. 18, Chengdu – Teaming up with news portal Sina.com, PAS welcomed 17 local middle and high school students to experience “One Day at the U.S. Consulate,” where students learned about Public Affairs work and U.S. culture by creating media reports based on the traditional and social media available in the IRC and also attended ...
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Consulate Chengdu’s 30th Anniversary Event Draws Local and National Press Coverage

Nov. 13, Chengdu – Representatives of multiple local and national news outlets, including China’s largest news agency and one of the country’s major online news portals, attended Consulate Chengdu’s 30th Anniversary Ceremony, resulting in media coverage that reached millions of people. The Sichuan Foreign Affairs Office also publicized this event on its official WeChat account, ...
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Promoting American Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Education Forum

Nov. 8, Chengdu – Seizing the opportunity promote American leadership in entrepreneurship and innovation in the educational sector, Consul General Raymond Greene delivered remarks at the 2015 Education Forum for Asia.  As the second of twelve speakers in a breakout session about Creative Industries and Startup Education, Greene showcased American industries that lead the world ...
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No Tricks, Only Treats—Southwest Chinese Experience Halloween

Oct. 28, Chengdu – In anticipation of one of America’s favorite holidays, English Language Fellow at Sichuan Normal University LaTasha Simms and Professional Associate Heidi Hartman teamed up to host a Halloween-themed party that included a brief introduction of the history of the holiday, several craft activities and contests, bobbing for apples, pin-the-tail, and trick-or-treating. ...
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Repatriation Ceremony of U.S. Airman Remains Commemorates U.S.-China WWII Cooperation

Oct. 22, Chengdu – The Jianchuan Museum hosted a ceremony to repatriate the remains of a WWII U.S. airman that were discovered at the site of an airplane crash in Tibet. Jianchuan Museum and representatives of the China Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented the remains to U.S. Department of Defense representative James Darby to return ...
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Tory Burch Designer Promotes Multiple Priorities in Southwest China Through Fashion

Tory Burch Vice President for Design of Accessories Elizabeth Kiester traveled to Yunnan and Chengdu in a program called “Finding Yourself Through Fashion.” In Yunnan, Kiester met with community leaders, hearing impaired students at Yunnan Special College, experts at Yunnan Minorities Museum, ethnic minority cast members and costume designers at the “Yunnan Impressions” theatre show, ...
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Speaker Promotes Corporate Responsibility and Innovation in Chengdu

Sep. 18, Chengdu – Executive Dean at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Philip Cochran, who is also one of the world’s foremost experts in corporate philanthropy, met with who different groups in Chengdu as part of his IIP-sponsored tour of China. With both groups (local entrepreneurs and business people who are members of ...
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American Chef’s Culinary Diplomacy Highlights America’s Diversity

Sep. 15-21, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming – Public Affairs teamed up with the Agricultural Trade Office to bring American cuisine to Southwest China.  American Chef Adam Levin traveled to Chengdu, Chongqing and Kunming in one week and interacted with students, local chefs, and the general public. Programs included cooking demo at a retail outlet and served ...
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Southwest Chinese “Dream Itineraries” Turn Into Reality Via Consulate Contest

Consul General Raymond Greene on September 10, 2015 congratulated eight winners of the Consulate’s “Dream Itinerary” social media contest, in which residents of the Consulate’s district submitted creative plans for a two-week long trip to America. The winning itineraries that were authored by residents of Chengdu, Chongqing, and Guizhou were selected from over 170 submissions, ...
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Consul General Commemorates Past to Encourage Future Cooperation in Chongqing

During a trip to Chongqing August 27-28, Consul General Raymond Greene met with directors of “Behind the Frontline,” a documentary about Chongqing during World War II and American contributions to the Chinese war effort, and helped open the Stilwell Museum’s Freeman Theatre with the screening of a wartime documentary about a “Flying Tiger” American pilot ...
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Ice Skating Event Introduces American Sports Culture to Chengdu Public

Together with Ice & Joy Skating Rink at IFS on August 10, 2015, the U.S. Consulate Chengdu hosted an ice skating called “Skate Forward with US!” that combined basic skating instruction with carefully crafted exercises designed to promote American sports culture. Led by Public Affairs Summer Intern Kayla Blomquist, who is a competitive figure skater ...
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All-Female Bassoon Quartet Combines Pop and Classical Music for Chinese Audience

August 2, Chengdu – U.S. Consulate Chengdu hosted a concert for a visiting American bassoon quartet called “The Breaking Winds” at a local music park. The quartet’s four young women played pop songs with their classical instruments, thoroughly entertaining the crown with their creative performance style, which featured comedic dancing and acting. They also performed ...
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American Citizen Service in Chongqing

On April 25, 2015, a Consular Officer from the United States Consulate General in Chengdu will be at the Intercontinental Hotel in Chongqing to provide limited consular services, including applications for passport renewal, additional passport visa pages, and notaries.  We will also be available to answer questions or address any concerns you have should you wish to make an appointment just to ...
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Consul General Urges Students to “Visit USA” for Study Abroad

As part of the second phase of the Consulate’s year-long campaign to encourage travel to the United States from Southwest China, Consul General Raymond Greene headlined an event promoting study abroad in America on April 12. Specifically promoting campus visits and summer/winter camps at U.S. universities, the Consul General addressed a group of students, their ...
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American and Chinese Film Directors Shine the Spotlight on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and LGBT Issues

Film directors Josh Kim and Fan Popo spoke to largely young audiences about innovation and entrepreneurship in the film industry, same sex marriage, and “LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) and Film” on April 10 and 11. In his individual program, American director Josh Kim talked about his journey from film school student to feature ...
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Consul General Meets Students at Yunnan University of Nationalities

Consul General Raymond Greene spoke with students at Yunnan University of Nationalities in Kunming, Yunnan, on April 8. The Consul General spoke about study opportunities in the United States, and urged students to apply the lessons of U.S.-China cooperation during World War II to the present, as the two nations work together on global issues. ...
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U.S. and China Honor American WWII Hero in Yunnan Province

In honor of China’s Tomb Sweeping holiday on April 6, U.S. Consul General in Chengdu Raymond Greene joined Dali Prefecture Foreign Affairs Office Director Ma Wei, Xiangyun County Deputy Magistrate Jiang Ji Fu, Vice Chairman of the People’s Consultative Congress of Xiangyun County Ruan Zhao Rui, and Xiangyun County Foreign Affairs Office Director Ruan Faqing ...
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Essay Contest Inspires Chinese Students’ Ideas on Empowering Women

Consul General Raymond Greene and the Consulate’s English Language Fellow Rebekah Gordon hosted a writing workshop and essay contest in honor of Women’s History Month at the Chongqing Library on March 28 and 29. 100 high school students from 10 different schools participated in the competitive essay writing contest on the theme of “Empowering Women ...
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R&B Band Rocks Chengdu, Promotes Diversity in American Culture and Music

American rhythm & blues singer Carolyn Malachi and her band delivered a dynamic two-day program in Chengdu March 21-22. At a lecture to some 200 people, the band discussed their unique music style, blending R&B, jazz and hip-hop, as well as the role that music has had in expressing American culture and history. Audience members ...
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Learn English with American Board Games!

On Thursday, February 5th and Thursday, February 12th at 3:00 pm the U.S. Consulate Chengdu Library will host an activity to practice your English while playing American board games! We’ll have several Americans teach their favorite board games to adults and kids ages 8 and older – it’s a great way to have fun while learning English! ...
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Come watch the Super Bowl at the U.S. Consulate!

Experience the biggest American sporting event of the year and learn about football with the American Consulate and the Chengdu Mustangs football team! Come watch the New England Patriots battle the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 49 on Monday, February 2nd! Game starts at 1:30 pm. Please bring your ID to enter the Consulate starting ...
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Ambassador Baucus Visits Yunnan

From January 28 to February 1, Ambassador Max Baucus and his wife made their first visit to Yunnan. The Ambassador met with members of the Yunnan Flying Tigers Research Association in Kunming; viewed the Flying Tigers Exhibit at Kunming Municipal Museum, where he also gave a speech about how the U.S. and China should learn ...
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American Citizen Service in Chongqing

On 1/24/2015, a Consular Officer from the United States Consulate General in Chengdu will be in Chongqing to provide limited consular services, including applications for passport renewal, additional passport visa pages, and notaries.  Please note that initial passport applications for someone who has never been issued a U.S. passport will not be accepted.  There are a limited number of available slots ...
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Consul General Welcomes Chongqing to the U.S.A.

On January 23, Consul General Raymond Greene gave a speech to members of the public at the Chongqing Library entitled “The United States Welcomes You.” Consul General Greene spoke about travel, study, and investment opportunities in America, and took questions from the audience ranging from educational opportunities at American schools to whether foreigners can buy ...
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Consulate Launches “Visit USA” Campaign

The Consulate announced its “Zou Qi Meiguo (Visit USA)” campaign at Raffles City on January 17 with a public event featuring a beach theme with hula dancers, ukulele player, and prizes such as city tours and free hotel stays in America. The event also provided information about transportation to and within the U.S., visas, and ...
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Urban Dance Choreographer Shaun Evaristo Visits Chengdu

Working with local dance studio Sinostage, the Consulate hosted a lecture and dance demonstration by American dancer and choreographer Shaun Evaristo on January 12 at the Ascott.  In what was Chengdu’s first introduction to Los Angeles urban dance style, Evaristo also spoke to excited fans about how to have a career as a dancer, focusing ...
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Bringing a True American Christmas to Chengdu

Members of the public got in the Christmas spirit at a free event at the Consulate on December 15. They enjoyed creating their own Christmas cards, making traditional Christmas ornaments and then putting them on a Christmas tree, watching a short film about the history of Christmas, meeting and taking photos with Santa Claus, and ...
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American Citizen Service in Kunming

A consular officer from the United States Consulate in Chengdu will be in Kunming to provide limited consular services on Saturday, December 13, 2014.  There are a limited number of appointment slots for this visit.  You must email us to reserve a time; please include your full name and which service you require.  When your appointment ...
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Commercial Consul Spoke about Investing in the U.S.

The United States & Foreign Commercial Service in Chengdu (CS Chengdu) organized a SelectUSA Workshop in Luxe Lake, Chengdu, on December 10. The SelectUSA program was launched by U.S. President Barack Obama to highlight the many advantages the United States offers as a location for business and investment. At the workshop, Consulate Chengdu’s Commercial Consul ...
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Hudson Institute Senior Fellow on U.S. Politics

Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Richard Weitz spoke at the Consulate on November 28 about the American political system, impact of the U.S. midterm elections on foreign policy, and the role of think tanks on foreign policy making. Discussions with the audience included topics such as how American presidents appoint senior government officials, how Congress interacts ...
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Linden Center Owner on Tourism that Protects Culture and the Environment

On November 19 at the Consulate, American owner and operator of the Linden Center Hotel near Dali, Brian Linden, discussed his own experiences attempting to promote a sustainable model of tourism in Southwest China. Linden talked about the importance of balancing economic development with important community goals of protecting the local culture and environment and ...
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American Professor Discusses Historic Preservation

The Consulate hosted a lecture on November 5 by Arizona State University professor Jannelle Warren-Findley on America’s awakening to the importance of historic preservation, and the role of government and civic organizations in saving historic structures and culturally important landscapes. Professor Warren-Findley also discussed with audience members the challenges of balancing urbanization, growth and development ...
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Former CNN Correspondent Teaches the Art of Journalism

Journalism Professor and former CNN Asia Correspondent Mike Chinoy led a journalism workshop at the Consulate on October 28 for students and working journalists. Chinoy delivered practical lessons in identifying newsworthy stories, conducting a good interview and writing a compelling lead. The interactive class gave participants an opportunity to interview each other and develop a ...
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U.S. – China Aviation Construction Road Show, Chengdu Stop

The U.S. – China Aviation Construction Road Show, Chengdu stop, co-organized by CS Chengdu, CS Beijing and U.S.-China Aviation Cooperation Program was successfully held at Chengdu Airport Hotel on Sept. 17. 14 U.S. companies presented at the workshop. Vice GM at Sichuan Provincial Airport Group and U.S. Commercial Officers attended the event and delivered remarks. ...
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