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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Sports Diplomacy on Ice

Partnering with New York University-Shanghai, PAS Shanghai enthusiastically welcomed Michelle Kwan, the most decorated figure skater in US history, for two days of cultural diplomacy and exchange activities. Starting out with a visit to the mega-skating center established by China’s first Winter Olympics gold medalist, Ms. Yang Yang, Michelle interacted with 140 beginner kindergartner skaters …

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Consul General Sean Stein Speaks on Student Visa Policies at International Education Innovation Conference

U.S. Consul General Sean Stein and Public Affairs Officer Pauline Kao attended the first International Education Innovation Conference in Shanghai. At the opening ceremony, Consul General Sean Stein clarified the misinformation on U.S. student visa policies and expressed continued welcome of Chinese students to the United States. PAO Officer Pauline Kao discussed the excellence of …

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PAS Shanghai Supports City’s First-Ever International Deaf Film Festival

Shanghai Mainland China’s first-ever deaf-led film and arts festival, the Shanghai International Deaf Film Festival (SHIDFF), took place September 21-23 in Shanghai. PAS provided funding to support American deaf filmmaker, Joel Barish, to participate in workshops, trainings, and film screenings during the festival. Working collaboratively with the organizers, he will co-produce a documentary on the …

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Pacific Forum CSIS Senior Advisor Discusses U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy

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

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Shanghai Museum Debuts Exhibition on U.S.-Educated Chinese Architects

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

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Consulate Intern Shares Insights on American Campus Sports with Local Media

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

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Photo Contest: Explore America through Travel and Photography

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

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IVLP Alumni Spins Tale of Broadway’s Path to Shanghai, Delights and Surprises Audience

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

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As demand and deaths increase, US and China cooperate on opioid addiction treatment

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

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CG Stein Opens Third U.S.-China Entertainment Law Conference

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

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“Green Dining at Yale” 2018 China Tour Arouses Great Interest at the ShAC

Shanghai American Center hosted Rafi Taherian, Associate Vice President of Yale Hospitality, for a talk titled “Sustainable Green Campus Food”. Rafi visited the ShAC and delivered a speech during his “Green Dining at Yale” 2018 China Tour. During this talk, Rafi shared his values, vision, and strategy towards Yale’s Green Dining: while still considering food …

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Purchasing Notice: Replacing office furniture for the PAS Office.

The U.S. Consulate plans to replace office furniture for PAS Office. 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 established business …

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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 …

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Purchasing Notice: OpenNet second ISP circuit for the U.S. Consulate.

The U.S. Consulate plans to purchase the IT service for the U.S. 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 English; Have an …

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Purchasing Notice: Venue requirement for the U.S. Consulate 2019 Independence Day event.

The U.S. Consulate plans to purchase the venue service for the U.S. Consulate 2019 Independence Day event. All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the work. At a minimum, each offeror must meet the following requirements when submitting their proposal: Be able to understand written and …

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Santa Delivers Washington Apples to VIP Tmall Customer

Embracing the holiday spirit, CG Stein delivered a box of Washington state apples to a pleasantly surprised VIP Tmall customer. This holiday season, Washington Apple Commission (WAC) teamed up with Alibaba’s Tmall for a seasonal promotion. As part of the promotion, WAC organized a Washington apple roadshow and conducted apple sampling for consumers in a …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Purchasing Notice: the Consulate chilled water pumps installation Service

The U.S. Consulate plans to install two new chilled water pumps for the central A/C system. 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 …

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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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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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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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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

Consular Officer Melanie Smith delivered opening remarks about the concept of the American Dream, the Melting Pot, individualism, and business innovation during opening remarks for Jiaotong University’s American Cultural month, which was attended by over 200 students and faculty.  The event, which was attended by several high level university officials, featured student-led celebrations of American …

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EducationUSA Hosts Guidance Counselor Workshop

Anhui province’s first-ever High School Guidance Counselor Workshop empowered guidance counselors from across East and Central China to encourage their students to study in America.  The workshop, held at Hefei’s prestigious #2 High School, brought together 50 counselors representing thousands of students from Anhui, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and Henan provinces. These counselors participated in sessions …

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Future Site of Consular Section

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Future Site of Consular Section May 19, 2017 (Shenyang) – The U.S. Consulate General in Shenyang broke ground today on the site of its future Consular Section at the Maoye Center in Shenyang. The new facility will include 25 windows for intake processing, capturing biometrics, visa interviews, and providing American Citizen Services, …

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Jazz Ticket Give Away Trivia Conetest Rules

Official Trivia Contest Rules Name of Contest #JazzTicketGiveAway Contest Sponsors [1] #JazzTicketGiveAway: Trivia contest is sponsored by the, U.S.Embassy Beijing Description of the Contest In order to celebrate Jazz music and promote the American Jazz, the U.S. Embassy will hold a social media contest to give away concert tickets.  (See the “Eligibility” section below to find out …

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Writing Program Alumna Extols Cross-cultural Communication

Public Affairs Shanghai invited novelist Ms. Zhou Jianing, a returned alumna of the 2016 International Writing Program (IWP), to give a talk at the Shanghai American Center about her experience attending the IWP at the University of Iowa , one of the world’s most well-known IWP programs. Ms. Zhou briefed the 60 literature fans on the history of the IWP program, …

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Pulitzer-Prize Winning Editor Visits Shanghai and Explains How a Hurricane Modernized Media

Pulitzer-prize winning editor Jim Amoss began his speaking tour in Shanghai with a series of official and public engagements.  At Fudan University, he explained to undergraduates how Hurricane Katrina not only ravaged New Orleans in 2005 but shattered his newspaper’s traditional way of reporting.  In the wake of the storms devastation, he and his colleagues …

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English Language Fellow Helps Shanghai Audience Avoid Miscommunication

English Language Fellow Austin Pack continued his teaching English language workshop series with a session on cross-cultural communication at the Shanghai American Center for a packed house of 76 local students, teachers and young professionals. The workshop centered around comparing and contrasting the differences in U.S. and Chinese communication styles, ideas about rank and power, …

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Spreading Joy on Intellectual Property Day in Shanghai

In celebration of World Intellectual Property Day, the Shanghai Public Affairs Section teamed up with the Shanghai Patent and Trade Office and the Motion Picture Association of American (MPAA) to host a special screening of the movie Joy— a critically acclaimed film that follows the true story of a woman who built her own business …

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Earth Day Celebrated at Local Shanghai Library

In honor of Earth Day and in order to address environmental issues and wildlife protection, Public Affairs Shanghai launched the “Earth Day 20-Year Retrospective Poster Show (1997-2016)” at Jing’an District Library, one of the most popular local libraries in Shanghai.  Public Affairs Officer Brian Gibel delivered welcome remarks to the audience of over 40 officials, …

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Anti-Domestic Violence Forum Builds Coalition for Change

A high level forum on the local implementation of China’s anti-domestic violence law at Shanghai’s PwC Innovation Centre brought together over 100 leaders from government, civil society, academia and business to discuss ongoing challenges and practical solutions.  The forum, which U.S. Consulate Shanghai co-hosted with UN Women, the Shanghai’s Women’s Federation, and the Australian Consulate, featured …

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Official Written Content Contest Rules – U.S. Foodie Tour

Official Written Content Contest Rules – American Foodie Tour   Contest Sponsors [1] The American Foodie Tour Contest is organized by the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service in Beijing and the U.S. Embassy. Description of Contest Objectives The purpose of this contest is to promote increased travel by Chinese citizens to the United States, and in particular …

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ATO Shanghai Premiers Cooking with MeiMei Video Series

Agriculture Trade Office Shanghai Director Valerie Brown previewed the Cooking with MeiMei video series, part of ATO Shanghai’s Savor USA campaign, which aims to enhancing the understanding of American cuisine by presenting the great diversity of food in the United States.  The multi-episode series, which will be released via Post’s social media accounts, will feature …

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Shanghai CG and ATO Toast U.S. Wine on Tmall.com

Consul General Hanscom Smith and Agriculture Trade Office Shanghai Director Valerie Brown hosted a wine tasting to celebrate the launch of American Wine Merchant on Tmall.com , an online store where consumers can purchase quality American wine.  The event which featured 30 vintages from California, Oregon, Washington and New York drew Shanghai lifestyle media, wine traders, and representatives from the …

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Chargé d’Affaires David Rank Promotes SelectUSA and Engagement in Jilin Province

On March 13, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires David Rank kicked off a “SelectUSA” roadshow in Changchun, the capital of Jilin Province, where he encouraged Chinese investors to meet with the participating U.S. Economic Development Offices (EDOs) to understand investment opportunities in the United States. SelectUSA is a U.S. Department of Commerce program whose mission is to …

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Terms of Use for Mission China Social Media Platforms

Welcome to the U.S. Mission to China’s Terms of Use for its social media accounts! This information is provided to you by U.S. Mission China of the U.S. Department of State (“State Department”). For additional information regarding this site or about our programs and services please see our official website https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/ . 1. Acceptance of Terms …

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Eligible Chinese Higher Education Institutions

Name 院校名 Institution of Higer Education 院校英文名 1 安徽大学 Anhui University 2 北京外国语大学 Beijing Foreign Studies University 3 北京林业大学 Beijing Forestry University 4 北京理工大学 Beijing Institute of Technology 5 北京交通大学 Beijing Jiaotong University 6 北京语言大学 Beijing Language and Culture University 7 北京师范大学 Beijing Normal University 8 北京航空航天大学 Beihang University 9 北京化工大学 Beijing University of Chemical …

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Professional Exchanges Programs List

Professional Exchanges Every year, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in China administer a variety of professional exchange programs, including the International Visitor Leadership Program and Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship.  These programs give participants an opportunity to obtain knowledge and develop skills in their fields of expertise and establish valuable contacts with U.S. colleagues. Hubert H. …

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EducationUSA Advising Centers in China

Beijing: Address: No.55 An Jia Lou Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100060 Email: EducationUSAChina@state.gov Chengdu: Address: No. 4 Lingshiguan Lu, Chengdu , Sichuan 610000 Email: EducationUSAchengdu@state.gov Guangzhou: Address: 43 Hua Jiu Road, Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510623 Email: EducationUSAGZ@state.gov Shanghai: Address: Suite 532 East Tower, Shanghai Centre (in the Portman Ritz-Carlton complex) 1376 Nanjing West …

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Shanghai Series Explores American Volunteerism

February 15, Shanghai – In the first of a three-part series on American Volunteerism, Vice Consul Doug Mann kicked off this program with an overview of the history of volunteerism in the United States.  Mann explained that America and its development have been closely linked to the work of volunteers since its founding.  From volunteer …

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Shanghai CG Meets with Civil Society in Jiaxing

Feb. 15, Jiaxing – Consul General Hanscom Smith traveled to Jiaxing and met with Bluebird, a Jiaxing-based community service NGO.  Bluebird has nearly 500 young volunteers helping Chinese with disabilities, providing elder care service and more with a theme of “helping people help themselves.”  Accompanied by Outreach Unit Chief Mary Sue Fields and Outreach Unit …

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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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Veteran Recollections

In this section, we share memories of World War II veterans. From Wayne Johnson, the 23rd Fighter Group, 14th Air Force  “The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor brought on a surge of patriotism throughout America. I signed up for the U.S. Army Air Corps on 8 December, 1941… After completion of the Air Corps pilot …

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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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Claire Lee Chennault

Before he arrived in China, Claire Lee Chennault was considered a maverick by the United States Army Air Corps. While the Army Air Corp focused on high-altitude bombing tactics, Chennault advocated for the use of pursuit fighter aircraft. His ideas often put him at odds with his superiors, leading to his resignation from the military …

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The China Air Task Force and 14th Air Force

With the entrance of the United States into the Second World War, there was no longer a need for American pilots to serve as volunteers in the Chinese Air Force as the American Volunteer Group (AVG) did. In the AVG’s wake came official pilots of the United States military. Though these pilots openly served under …

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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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Human Rights Day 2016 Statement

Today we celebrate International Human Rights Day, which marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights sixty-eight years ago.  The declaration states that each and every one of us has the right to freedom of thought, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and freedom of peaceful assembly and association.  We …

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