U.S. Embassy’s Message Celebrating the LGBTI Pride Month

People around the world celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride this Month.  Here in China, American diplomats celebrate Pride Month with friends and colleagues, taking advantage of the chance to recognize the value society gains from each member of society. It is important that each member of our community—of all communities—feel free ...
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Statement by Secretary of State Pompeo on the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 14, 2018 On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, I extend my best wishes to our Muslim friends and partners celebrating Eid al-Fitr. This holiday marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting, charity, compassion, and reflection. Eid al-Fitr reminds all of us ...
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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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‘Chopped’ Star Marc Murphy Showcases the Flavor of July 4th

In collaboration with the State Department’s Diplomatic Culinary Partnership program as well as Post’s Foreign Commercial Service (FSC) and Agriculture and Trade Office (ATO), Public Affairs supported the visit of acclaimed restaurateur and celebrity chef Marc Murphy. His itinerary included a roundtable with culinary students from two local schools, a visit to an open-air “wet ...
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Shanghai Hosts China’s First ComicCon!

Nearly 50,000 visitors descended on China’s first Comic Convention—a homage to American comics, movies, and gaming. PAS Shanghai connected convention organizers with the Motion Picture Association to promote intellectual property, displayed at the event via slogans “With great IPR comes great responsibility” and “May the IPR be with you.” After meeting fans at the convention, ...
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Break-dancers Spread Message of Peace, Unity, and Having Fun

Break-dancers from around the world participated in the Battle in Shanghai 2015 (B.I.S.) dance competition, which drew thousands of fans, both young and old. In its ninth year and bigger than ever, B.I.S. has established itself as the premier annual regional BBoy event. The four-day event includes workshops for children, public service activities, and world-class ...
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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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New York Latin Band Strikes a Chord with Shanghai Students

New York-based band Alex Torres and his Latin Orchestra conducted a music workshop at Jing’an Foreign Language Middle School. Torres described the origins and basic instruments of Latin music while his orchestra demonstrated the rhythmic arrangements. The audience was made up of student musicians who jumped at the chance to interact with the American band. ...
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Carolyn Malachi Inspires Thousands in East China

As part of her China tour for American Music Abroad, Carolyn Malachi performed for 500 people at the Nanjing University of the Arts and over 800 people at the Shanghai Centre Theatre. The concerts spread the message of positivity, women’s empowerment, and the importance of diversity to hundreds of students and members of the general ...
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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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CG Smith in Wuhu

January 22, 2015: CG Smith, Outreach Unit Chief Molly Koscina and Vice Consul Audrey Keranen traveled to Wuhu. Their visit included the Wuhu Urban Planning Museum and a discussion on Wuhu’s urbanization with Vice Mayor Hu Xiping. CG Smith promoted American wine at Yugengshan Alcohol Industrial Park, NGO leaders at the Wuhu Ecology Center 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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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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Ambassador Baucus Speaks to Students at NYU Shanghai

Max Baucus United States Ambassador to China Speech to Students at NYU Shanghai October 7, 2014 As Delivered AMBASSADOR BAUCUS:  Thank you, Vice Chancellor Lehman, very much for that very generous introduction. It is very exciting, frankly, to see lots of bright-eyed eager students.  I once went to college myself, and seeing all of you ...
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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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Facts on U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Beijing, China July 10, 2014 FACT SHEET U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) On July 9-10, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong co-chaired the fifth annual U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE). The CPE aims to enhance and strengthen ...
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Message from First Lady Michelle Obama to the United States-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange

Good Morning.  I am pleased to send my warmest greetings to all those gathered at the opening of the fifth round of the United States-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) in Beijing, China.  I would like to send my thanks to President Xi Jinping, Vice Premier Liu Yandong, and the entire Chinese delegation for hosting ...
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Remarks by the First Lady at Stanford Center at Peking University

Remarks of First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama Stanford Center at Peking University Beijing, China March 22nd, 2014 Ni-Hao.  It is such a pleasure and an honor to be here with all of you at this great university…thank you so much for having me. And before I get started today, on behalf of ...
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The First Lady’s Travel Journal: Meeting with American and Chinese Students at Peking University

Note: This post is part of a series authored by First Lady Michelle Obama to share her visit to China with young people in the U.S. You can read all of the First Lady’s posts at WhiteHouse.gov/First-Lady-China-Trip . This morning, I had the privilege of visiting Peking University and speaking with Chinese students and American students ...
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The First Lady’s Travel Journal: Our Official Visit to China Begins

After a long flight from Washington, D.C. – one that took around 20 hours – my mother, my daughters, and I arrived in Beijing to begin our official visit to China.  Our first stop was at the Beijing Normal School, where we were hosted by Madam Peng Liyuan, the First Lady of China. Madam Peng ...
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The First Lady’s Travel Journal: Touring the Forbidden City

March 21, 2014 09:24 AM EDT Note: This post is part of a series authored by First Lady Michelle Obama to share her visit to China with young people in the U.S. You can read all of the First Lady’s posts at  WhiteHouse.gov/First-Lady-China-Trip . After visiting the Beijing Normal School, Madame Peng took Sasha and Malia, ...
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