Joint Statement of the United States and China Regarding Trade Consultations

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 19, 2018  Joint Statement of the United States and China Regarding Trade Consultations  At the direction of President Donald J. Trump and President Xi Jinping, on May 17 and 18, 2018, the United States and China engaged in constructive consultations regarding trade in ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 17, 2018 The United States stands for the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights. Our nation was founded on the bedrock principle that we are all created equal – and that every person is entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. ...
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Trump Administration Officials to Host Trade Delegation from China

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2018 Trump Administration Officials to Host Trade Delegation from China The trade delegation from China, led by Vice Premier Liu He will participate in meetings at the Department of the Treasury on Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18, 2018. Treasury Secretary ...
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Remarks by Knox Thames Special Advisor for Religious Minorities at the International Muslim Communities Congress

Statement by Knox Thames Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South/Central Asia U.S. Department of State The Future of Muslim Minorities: Opportunities and Challenges Abu Dhabi, UAE May 7-8, 2018 Promoting and protecting religious minorities is a foundational tenet of the United States, established in our constitution domestically and mandated in ...
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Secretary of State’s Statement on Ramadan

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 15, 2018 On behalf of the United States Department of State, I offer best wishes to Muslims around the world for a peaceful and blessed Ramadan. For those observing this month, it is a time of reverence, generosity, and spiritual introspection. Ramadan is also a ...
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Presidential Message on Ramadan

With the rising of tonight’s moon, I send my greetings and best wishes to all Muslims observing Ramadan in the United States and around the world. During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims commemorate the revelation of the Quran to the prophet Muhammad through fellowship and prayer.  Many observe this holy time by fasting, performing ...
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Chinese Government’s Harassment of Early Rain Covenant Church

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 15, 2018 We are deeply concerned by the Chinese government’s reported harassment of the Early Rain Covenant Church, in Chengdu, Sichuan Province after they planned to hold a memorial service on May 12, for the victims of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. The United States government joins ...
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Ambassador Branstad’s Statement On the 10th Anniversary of Sichuan Earthquake

Ten years ago, Sichuan was struck by a powerful earthquake which unleashed devastation throughout the region and claimed the lives of nearly 70,000 people, many of them children. Tragedies like this remind us all of our shared humanity, and people throughout America mourned the victims, prayed for survivors, and sent relief supplies and assistance. In ...
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Remarks by President Trump At Arrival Of Americans Detained In North Korea

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President Donald J. Trump is Ending United States Participation in an Unacceptable Iran Deal

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Remarks by President Trump on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

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“SelectUSA”

The U.S. offers the largest consumer market on earth, with a GDP of $18 trillion and 325 million people.  The U.S. program “SelectUSA” welcomes investors representing international businesses of all sizes that are seeking to establish or expand operations in the United States.  SelectUSA registration is now open! For more information and to apply:  https://www.selectusasummit.us/apply/  
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Secretary Pompeo’s Phone Call with Chinese Politburo Member Yang Jiechi

“Secretary Pompeo’s Phone Call with Chinese Politburo Member Yang Jiechi. United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke by phone today with Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee Yang Jiechi.  ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on China’s Political Correctness 

Statement from the Press Secretary on China’s Political Correctness President Donald J. Trump ran against political correctness in the United States. He will stand up for Americans resisting efforts by the Chinese Communist Party to impose Chinese political correctness on American companies and citizens. On April 25, the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration sent a letter ...
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Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert Remarks on World Press Freedom Day

A few announcements to start out today. First, I’d like to start with recognizing all of you. As many of you journalists know today, today is the 25th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day. Journalists shine a light on many issues around the world, keeping citizens informed, prompting robust debate and discussion – we certainly ...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo With Jonathan Karl of ABC’s This Week

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Moon Jae-In of the Republic of Korea

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea to discuss the April 27 meeting between President Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.  President Trump thanked President Moon for the close coordination between the Republic of Korea and the United States in the lead-up to his meeting, ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan  

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan.  The leaders affirmed their commitment to achieving the permanent and verifiable denuclearization of North Korea and to continuing their close coordination in advance of talks between the United States and North Korea.  They also reiterated the need for North Korea to abandon ...
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Frank Whitaker, Minister Counselor for Public Affairs, on National College Decision Day

May 1 is an exciting and important milestone; the date marks “national college decision day” in the United States.  Students decide by this date which college or university is the right fit for them.  I congratulate those students who have received acceptances already and those who will receive acceptances in the coming months.  You should ...
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Statement from Vice President Mike Pence on the Inter-Korean Summit  

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2018 Statement from Vice President Mike Pence on the Inter-Korean Summit   The fact that North Korea has come to the table without the United States making any concessions speaks to the strength of President Trump’s leadership and is a clear sign ...
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USTR Releases 2018 Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Rights

Washington, D.C. – The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released the 2018 Special 301 Report, identifying trading partners that do not adequately or effectively protect and enforce intellectual property (IP) rights or otherwise deny market access to U.S. innovators and creators that rely on protection of their IP rights.  The Report calls ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Inter-Korean Summit

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2018 Statement from the Press Secretary on the Inter-Korean Summit   On the occasion of Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in’s historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, we wish the Korean people well. We are hopeful that talks will ...
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President Donald J. Trump’s Summit Meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

On April 17-18 at Mar-a-Lago, President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held their sixth meeting, and third major summit, and affirmed their strong determination to strengthen our shared resolve on North Korea, and increase the capability of the U.S.-Japan Alliance to confront all emerging threats to peace, stability, and an international order based on the ...
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Secretary Perdue Statement Regarding Chinese Duties on U.S. Sorghum

(Washington, D.C., April 18, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding China’s announcement of duties of almost 179 percent on U.S. sorghum imports: “The international grain market is about the freest market there is, and it is ludicrous to even mention ‘dumping,’ because China can buy product from ...
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G7 Finance Ministers Joint Statement on North Korea

APRIL 18, 2018 North Korea’s continued development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and ballistic missile programs poses a grave threat to international peace and security. We remain committed to the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and dismantlement of North Korea’s WMD and ballistic missile programs, but North Korea must match ...
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President Donald J. Trump Has Taken Action to Stop Syrian Chemical Weapons Use

“I call on all civilized nations to join us in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria.” President Donald J. Trump CALL FOR ACTION IN SYRIA: President Donald J. Trump is joining with allies to call on Syria and Syria’s defenders to declare and dismantle Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal. The United States has ...
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Statement by President Trump on Syria (Video)

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Statement by Spokesperson Heather Nauert On the Chemical Attack in Douma

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 7, 2018 We continue to closely follow disturbing reports on April 7 regarding another alleged chemical weapons attack, this time targeting a hospital in Douma, Syria. Reports from a number of contacts and medical personnel on the ground indicate a potentially high number of casualties, including ...
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What You Need To Know About President Donald J. Trump’s Actions Responding To China’s Unfair Trade Practices

WHAT: President Donald J. Trump’s Administration is taking action to address China’s unfair trade practices, including the forced transfer of United States technology and theft of U.S. intellectual property.   The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced an initial proposed list of Chinese goods imports that could be subject to additional tariffs. The initial list included approximately ...
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Press Statement: U.S. ASEAN Dialogue April 3, 2018

Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Acting Assistant Secretary Susan Thornton co-chaired the 31st U.S.-ASEAN Dialogue in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on April 3 together with Secretary General Dato’ Ramlan Ibrahim of Malaysia.  The Dialogue included fruitful talks among the United States, all ten ASEAN members, and the ASEAN Secretariat, and demonstrated the ongoing importance of ...
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Under Section 301 Action, USTR Releases Proposed Tariff List on Chinese Products

Washington, DC – As part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related to the forced transfer of U.S. technology and intellectual property, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today published a proposed list of products imported from China that could be subject to additional tariffs. Following USTR’s Section 301 investigation, ...
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Press Release: Ambassador Haley on Another Historic UN Sanctions Package on North Korea

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2018 Press Release: Ambassador Haley on Another Historic UN Sanctions Package on North Korea Today, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations secured Security Council support for the largest-ever UN sanctions designation package on North Korea. The ...
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Ambassador Branstad talks about the U.S.-China relationship

“There’s opportunity to correct some of the unfairness in the trade situation and open up new opportunities” Ambassador Branstad talks about the U.S.-China relationship, including trade and our cooperation on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, with several media outlets. CNBC https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/03/29/us-ambassador-to-china-opportunity-to-correct-unfair-trade.html?play=1 https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/03/29/we-have-to-make-sure-that-us-technology-advantages-are-not-stolen-us-ambassador.html Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-03-29/branstad-says-tariff-retaliation-by-chinese-not-the-answer-video CBS News https://www.cbsnews.com/news/north-korea-diplomacy-caution-us-ambassador-china-terry-branstad-cbs-news/ BBC http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-china-43593241/us-envoy-to-china-says-we-don-t-trust-kim-jong-un
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Presidential Memorandum on the Actions by the United States Related to the Section 301 Investigation

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Ambassador Haley on the Expulsion of Russian Intelligence Operatives from the United States

March 26, 2018 Today, the United States began the process of expelling 12 intelligence operatives from the Russian Mission to the United Nations who have abused their privilege of residence in the United States. After a review, we have determined that the 12 intelligence operatives engaged in espionage activities that are adverse to‎ our national ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Expulsion of Russian Intelligence Officers

Today President Donald J. Trump ordered the expulsion of dozens of Russian intelligence officers from the United States and the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle due to its proximity to one of our submarine bases and Boeing. The United States takes this action in conjunction with our NATO allies and partners around the ...
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Section 301 Fact Sheet

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Excerpts: Remarks by President Trump at Signing of a Presidential Memorandum Targeting China’s Economic Aggression

THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you everybody.  This has been long in the making.  You’ve heard many, many speeches by me and talks by me, and interviews where I talk about unfair trade practices.  We’ve lost, over a fairly short period of time, 60,000 factories in our country — closed, shuttered, gone.  Six million jobs, at ...
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State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert, March 22, 2018

We have a longstanding relationship with China.  There’s a lot of work that is left to be done with two massive, massive countries.  One of the key things that we will be dealing with regard to China is the DPRK, and let me remind you that they voted in support of UN Security Council resolutions ...
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President Donald J. Trump is Standing Up For American Innovation

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U.S. Statement to the 61st Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Now more than ever, our work in the Commission is vital to protecting the health and security of all our citizens. The world drug problem is ever-evolving and changing. Today, we are in the midst of a new drug trafficking paradigm where international criminal organizations trafficking in drugs are evading international controls by creating synthetic ...
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President Trump has accepted Kim Jong Un’s Offer to Meet

As announced in Washington, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said he is committed to denuclearization, pledged to refrain from any further nuclear or missile tests, and understands routine joint military exercises between the Republic of Korea and the United States will continue.  Kim also expressed his desire to meet with President Trump.  President ...
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Imposition of Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act Sanctions on North Korea

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Statement from Vice President Mike Pence on North Korea

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2018 Statement from Vice President Mike Pence on North Korea Whichever direction talks with North Korea go, we will be firm in our resolve. The United States and our allies remain committed to applying maximum pressure on the Kim regime to end ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson On U.S.-Africa Relations: A New Framework

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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2018 as Women’s History Month

Our history is rich with amazing stories of strong, courageous, and brilliant women.  Since America’s founding, women have played an integral part in American innovation and productivity, while simultaneously raising generations of lively children and providing leadership in their local communities. Time and time again, women have demonstrated resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges.  America’s ...
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STATEMENT: Death of Human Rights Attorney Dr. Li Baiguang

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON February 27, 2018 We are saddened by the sudden death of Chinese human rights attorney Dr. Li Baiguang.  Dr. Li Baiguang devoted his career to defending the rights of vulnerable peoples, including religious minority groups. As recently as two weeks ago, Dr. Li Baiguang travelled to Washington to attend the National ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

President Donald J Trump’s Administration is committed to achieving the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The Unites States, our Olympic Host the Republic of Korea, and the International community broadly agree that denuclearization must be the result of any dialogue with North Korea. The maximum pressure campaign must continue until North ...
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Press Release: Ambassador Haley on New U.S. Actions Against North Korea

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2018  Press Release: Ambassador Haley on New U.S. Actions Against North Korea  The U.S. Mission to the UN submitted today a list of designation proposals to the UN Security Council’s 1718 North Korea Sanctions Committee aimed at ...
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Treasury Announces Largest North Korean Sanctions to Further Isolate Rogue Regime

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the largest North Korea-related sanctions tranche to date, aimed at disrupting North Korean shipping and trading companies and vessels to further isolate the regime and advance the U.S. maximum pressure campaign.  Today’s action targets one individual, 27 entities, and 28 ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Interview With Margaret Brennan of CBS 60 Minutes

Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC February 18, 2018 MS BRENNAN: Rex Tillerson admits he was an unconventional choice for Secretary of State. He had no prior government experience. But as CEO of ExxonMobil, he had crisscrossed the globe striking deals with foreign leaders. Secretary Tillerson, a man who still considers himself a Boy ...
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Statement of Susan Thornton Nominee to be Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Statement of Susan Thornton Nominee to be Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Senate Committee on Foreign Relations February 15, 2018 Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Menendez, members of the committee, it is my great honor to appear here today as the President’s nominee to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia ...
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Building on Our Relationship in the New Year

Last June I arrived in Beijing as the U.S. Ambassador to China.  My first day here, I stood next to my wife and family and talked about the U.S.-China relationship with journalists, feeling energized and honored to be representing America. With no time to rest, we got to work right away.  In July, we sliced ...
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Heather Nauert on Secretary Tillerson’s meeting with State Councilor Yang

“Secretary Tillerson hosted Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi at the State Department for a bilateral meeting on February 8, 2018.  They agreed on the importance of continuing a constructive and productive relationship aimed at cooperation on mutual challenges and addressing our differences forthrightly. During the meeting, both sides reaffirmed President Trump and President Xi’s commitment ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson On U.S. Engagement in the Western Hemisphere

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President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union Address

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Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. Follow ...
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REMARKS: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson On The Way Forward for the United States Regarding Syria

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson On The Way Forward for the United States Regarding Syria January 17, 2018 Hoover Institute at Stanford University Stanford, California SECRETARY TILLERSON:  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you so much. Well, good morning.  And I really, really appreciate this opportunity to swing down to Stanford while I was out on ...
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Strengthening U.S. Partnerships in the Indo-Pacific for a More Secure and Prosperous Future

By  Susan Thornton  on January 8, 2018 In the first year of the Trump Administration, the United States worked tirelessly with our East Asian and Pacific allies and partners to strengthen cooperation and foster new relationships to address security threats and increase U.S. economic opportunities. As we move forward in 2018, I wanted to take a moment ...
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Vice President Pence to Travel to Republic of Korea, Japan, and Lead Presidential Delegation to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games

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Press Statement by Heather Nauert, Department Spokesperson: Prosecution of Reuters Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

Press Statement by Heather Nauert, Department Spokesperson Washington, DC January 10, 2018 Prosecution of Reuters Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo The United States is deeply disappointed by today’s court decision in Burma to allow prosecution of Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo under the Official Secrets Act. The media freedom that ...
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Statement by Spokesperson Heather Nauert

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Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson’s Interview with CNN

Interview With Elise Labott of CNN Interview Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC January 5, 2018 QUESTION: Let’s start with North Korea. There was big news last night about the North and South arranging talks for next week, North Korea now coming to the table. Is that an opening maybe for talks with the U.S. ...
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Statement: Designations Under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON January 4, 2018 Statement: Designations Under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 In far too many places around the globe, people continue to be persecuted, unjustly prosecuted, or imprisoned for exercising their right to freedom of religion or belief.  Today, a number of governments infringe upon individuals’ ability to adopt, ...
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Ji Hyeon-A, a DPRK Defector Tells Her Story

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Joint Statement from Embassies of Germany and the U.S. on the sentencing of Wu Gan and Xie Yang

The embassies of Germany and the United States are deeply disappointed that Chinese human rights defender and blogger Wu Gan and Chinese attorney Xie Yang have been convicted on vague charges of “subverting state power”, and that Wu has been sentenced to eight years in prison.  We call on the Chinese authorities to release Wu ...
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley at the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2397

In response to the November 29, 2017 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch by North Korea, United Nations Security Council resolution (UNSCR) 2397 imposes strong new sanctions on North Korea’s energy, export, and import sectors with new maritime authorities to help shut down North Korea’s illicit smuggling activities.
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President Donald J. Trump Announces a National Security Strategy to Advance America’s Interests

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WORLDWIDE CAUTION

December 18, 2017 WORLDWIDE CAUTION With the holiday travel season upon us, the Embassy would like to call your attention to the most recent worldwide caution message that the Department of State issued on December 11, 2017.  We want to ensure that all U.S. citizens are well aware of the current worldwide travel environment.  Please ...
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Remarks at the UN Security Council Ministerial Meeting on D.P.R.K.

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Good afternoon and thank you for the opportunity to speak today. On behalf of the United States, I thank Japan and Foreign Minister Kono for convening this ministerial session on the growing threat from North Korea. Upon taking office, President Trump identified North Korea as the United States’s greatest national security threat. That judgment ...
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Ambassador Accepts Phoenix TV’s Interview

 November 20, 2017, Ambassador Branstad accepts Phoenix TV’s interview. The Ambassador talks about our President’s recent visit to Beijing, the taste of American beef, and more. Please click here to watch the interview. More Media Coverage of Ambassador Branstad:  Ambassador Branstad Accepts CCTV’s Interview, November, 2017  Ambassador Branstad Visits Hebei Province, July, 2017
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on “Meeting the Foreign Policy Challenges of 2017 and Beyond,” the 2017 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum

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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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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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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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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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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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No More Eyeglasses in the Application Photos

As of November 1, 2016, all foreign passport holders who apply for U.S. visas and all American citizens who apply for new U.S. passports or to renew existing U.S. passports, must remove their eyeglasses in their application photos.  We can no longer accept photographs of visa and U.S. passport applicants wearing eyeglasses, except in rare, ...
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CONSULAR SECTION IMPORTANT NOTICE (09/27/2016)

As of November 1, 2016, all foreign passport holders who apply for U.S. visas and all American citizens who apply for new U.S. passports or to renew existing U.S. passports, must remove their eyeglasses in their application photos.  We can no longer accept photographs of visa and U.S. passport applicants wearing eyeglasses, except in rare, ...
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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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CONSULAR SECTION IMPORTANT NOTICE (07/25/2016)

Consulate General of the United States of America Consular Section 1038 West Nanjing Road Westgate Mall, 8th floor July 25, 2016 Beginning Monday, July 25, Westgate Mall management will be making repairs to its property along Fengxian Road.  We anticipate the repair process will take approximately three weeks to complete, and will involve construction adjacent ...
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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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2016 U.S.-China People-to-People Exchange

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State   National Museum Beijing, China Secretary Kerry: Thank you very much, Madam Vice Premier. Look, at the outset, I want to make it clear to everybody that I was totally prepared to trade my speech for more singing. (Laughter.) I want to thank the Yale’s Spizzwinks, as they are known, ...
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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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CONSULAR SECTION IMPORTANT NOTICE (05/19/2016)

Consulate General of the United States of America Consular Section 1038 West Nanjing Road, Westgate Mall, 8th floor May 19, 2016 In August, Non-Immigrant visa appointments at the Consulate General in Shanghai may be limited. We encourage all travelers, especially students, to apply for their U.S. visas today. Students may apply for their F1 visa ...
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Ambassador Baucus commemorates the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) (05/17/2016)

As U.S. Ambassador to China, I am proud to mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia – a day to pause and reflect on the need to combat discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. The last 12 months have marked tremendous progress in the United States for LGBT individuals. Just last ...
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Important Reminder on the Visa Waiver Program/ESTA and Travel to the United States (03/28/2016)

The U.S. Consulate in Shanghai wishes to remind all applicants who are able to travel to the United States via the Visa Waiver Program that as of 01 April 2016, they must have a valid electronic passport. This rule applies even to those who possess a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). The U.S. ...
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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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Chinese President Xi Jinping’s State Visit to the United States

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 25, 2015 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT XI JINPING OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA IN JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE Rose Garden 12:22 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon, everybody. Please have a seat. I want to once again welcome President Xi back ...
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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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Upcoming Consular Section Closures: Special October Closure of Consular Section Shanghai

The Consular Section at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai will be closed to the public on Monday, September 7, in observance of the U.S. Labor Day holiday. The Consular Section will also be closed on Monday, September 28, Wednesday, September 30 and October 1-5 in observance of Mid-Autumn Festival and the Chinese National Holidays. No ...
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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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China Ordains New Catholic Bishop Amid Tensions

A diocese in central China has ordained the country’s first Roman Catholic bishop in three years, amid continued repression of Chinese Christians. Bishop Joseph Zhang Yinlin was ordained Tuesday in Henan province before about 1,400 faithful, as hundreds of police officers enforced a tight security cordon nearby, according to Catholic websites based abroad. The ceremony ...
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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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Joint Statement on U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange

This statement was released by the governments of the United States and China on the occasion of the 2015 U.S.–China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange in Washington: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. June 24, 2015 Joint Statement: Sixth U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange The United States and China held ...
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Consul General Hanscom Smith’s Statement Regarding The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, 2015

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia ( IDAHOT ) is held on May 17 to mark the day in 1990 when the World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from its International Classification of Diseases.  A quarter of a century later, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community has made great progress in ...
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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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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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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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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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MESSAGE FROM NEW U.S. CONSUL GENERAL September 7, 2014

MESSAGE FROM NEW U.S. CONSUL GENERAL HANSCOM SMITH “I am delighted to be in Shanghai to take up my new responsibilities as Consul General. Top among my priorities will be meeting with government, business, and community leaders in Shanghai and throughout eastern China to hear their views about how the Consulate General can best serve ...
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