Statement from the Press Secretary on the United States-China Visit

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary April 7, 2017 Statement from the Press Secretary on the United States-China Visit President Donald J. Trump was pleased to host Chinese President Xi Jinping and Madam Peng Liyuan at Mar-a-Lago over the last two days. This visit was a great opportunity for both presidents and their wives to get to know one another, enjoy meals together, and work on imp... Read More »

Remarks by President Trump After Meeting with President Xi of China

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 07, 2017 Remarks by President Trump After Meeting with President Xi of China Mar-a-Lago Palm Beach, Florida 11:22 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  I just want to say that President Xi and all of his representatives have been really interesting to be with.  I think we have made tremendous progress in our relatio... Read More »

Secretary of State Tillerson Remarks at West Palm Beach Airport before the arrival of the President Xi

“The Trump administration remains dedicated to working with China toward mutual goals of respect, security, and prosperity. As we do so, we will not shy away from frank discussions which are necessary to narrow our differences. I hope President Xi, First Lady Madam Peng, and the entire Chinese delegation enjoy their visit to the United States, and we look forward to our discussions with them.”... Read More »

Remarks at the Ministerial Plenary for the Global Coalition Working to Defeat ISIS

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State The Department of State Washington, DC March 22, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Good morning, and thank you all for traveling to Washington, D.C. to participate in this counter-ISIS/Daesh ministerial conference. It is indeed encouraging to see the attendance. When the forces of ISIS and Daesh tune into their TVs and their computer monitors, they will see ... Read More »

Here’s President Trump’s first address to Congress

President Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on February 28. THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States — and citizens of America: Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are reminded of our nation’s path towards civil rights and the work tha... Read More »

Charge d’Affaires David Rank Remarks at Wuhan Groundbreaking

February 10, 2017 Thanks, Joe.  Good morning everyone! I am honored to be here for the groundbreaking ceremony of our new Consulate General Office here in Wuhan. It’s a pleasure to see Mayor Shao and all of our distinguished guests here today. When I first came to Wuhan in 2008, I was told Wuhan was called the “Chicago of Asia.”  Being from Chicago myself, I’ve always felt very at home ... Read More »

Remarks by Consul General Joe Zadrozny at the Wuhan Consulate Groundbreaking Ceremony

February 10, 2017 Good morning! As U.S. Consul General, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Groundbreaking Ceremony for our new Consulate office in Wuhan!    Thank you all for joining us today. I would especially like to thank Mayor Wan, and Director General Yan representing the Hubei Provincial Government for being part of today’s event.   Your presence here is extremely meaningf... Read More »

The Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump

REMARKS OF PRESIDENT DONALD J.  TRUMP – AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY INAUGURAL ADDRESS FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. As Prepared for Delivery – Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild ... Read More »

Ambassador Baucus Remarks at the U.S.-China Tourism Year Closing Event

Good evening everyone! Thank you to the China National Tourism Administration for hosting tonight’s event. It’s great to be here with my friends Secretary Pritzker, Vice Premier Wang, Chairman Li, Ambassador Cui, and Executive Director Craighead. I also want to thank everyone for joining us tonight to celebrate the thing that perhaps brings our two countries and people together more than anyth... Read More »

Statement by the President

Rose Garden 12:20 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Yesterday, before votes were tallied, I shot a video that some of you may have seen in which I said to the American people:  Regardless of which side you were on in the election, regardless of whether your candidate won or lost, the sun would come up in the morning. And that is one bit of prognosticating that actually came t... Read More »

Statement by the President

Statement by the President Rose Garden 12:20 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Yesterday, before votes were tallied, I shot a video that some of you may have seen in which I said to the American people:  Regardless of which side you were on in the election, regardless of whether your candidate won or lost, the sun would come up in the morning. And that is one bit of prognosti... Read More »

U.S. and China Joining the Paris Agreement

John Kerry Secretary of State Hangzhou, China September 3, 2016 Today the United States and China demonstrated their continued, shared commitment to climate leadership when, on the margins of the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in Hangzhou, China, President Obama and President Xi deposited each country’s official instrument to formally join the Paris Agreement reached last December. Our two nations are ... Read More »

Remarks by president Obama Before Bilateral Meeting with President Xi Jinping of China at the G20 Summit

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA BEFORE BILATERAL MEETING WITH PRESIDENT XI JINPING OF CHINA AT THE G20 SUMMIT September 3, 2016 West Lake State House Hangzhou, China PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Mr. President, I want to thank you, your government, the people of China, and the people Hangzhou for the excellent accommodations and what I am sure will be a productive G20 Summit.  Our meeting here is an opportunity ... Read More »

Remarks by President Obama on the United States Formally Entering into the Paris Agreement

September 03, 2016 Remarks by President Obama on the United States Formally Entering into the Paris Agreement   West Lake State House ​Hangzhou, China 5:46 P.M. CST      PRESIDENT OBAMA:  (In progress.)  We are here together because we believe that for all the challenges that we face, the growing threat of climate change could define the contours of this century more dra... Read More »

Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Trip to China and Laos

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary August 18, 2016 Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Trip to China and Laos President Obama will travel to China and Laos September 2-9, 2016.  This trip will highlight the President’s ongoing commitment to the G-20 as the premier forum for international economic cooperation as well as the U.S. Rebalance to Asia and the Pacific. In ... Read More »

Background Briefing with a Senior Administration Official on National Security Advisor Susan Rice’s Visit to China

OPENING STATEMENT:  National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice at her meeting with PRC President Xi Jinping July 25, 2016, Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR RICE: Thank you very much, Mr. President, I am very grateful for your warm welcome, receiving me again, and I bring you warmest greetings from President Obama and Mrs. Obama to you and Madam Peng.  The President... Read More »

Opening Statement: National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice at her meeting with PRC State Councilor Yang Jiechi

July 25, 2016, Diaoyutai, Beijing, China   NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR RICE: Good morning and it’s been really good to be back in Beijing.  This is my fourth visit as National Security Advisor; that’s three independently and one of course in addition with the President, and look forward to coming back in September.  I’m grateful to you Mr. State Councilor and many colleagues here in Beijing... Read More »

Opening Statement: National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice at her meeting with PRC Central Military Commission Vice Chairman Fan Changlong

July 25, 2016, Ministry of National Defense, Beijing, China NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR RICE: Thank you very much General Fan again for such a warm welcome. I’ve appreciated our various meetings as you say over the last three years we have met repeatedly in Beijing and in Washington and it’s always a valuable portion of my visit to Beijing to have the opportunity to meet with you and your col... Read More »

Opening Statement: National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice at her meeting with PRC President Xi Jinping

July 25, 2016, Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR RICE: Thank you very much, Mr. President, I am very grateful for your warm welcome, receiving me again, and I bring you warmest greetings from President Obama and Mrs. Obama to you and Madam Peng.  The President is very much looking forward to visiting you again in Hangzhou.  He is looking forward to a successful G... Read More »

Ambassador’s Opening Remarks at the Second U.S.-China Bilateral Cyber Ministerial

Good morning. I’d like to thank State Councilor Guo for hosting us here today for our second High-Level Dialogue on Cybercrimes and Related Issues. Secretary Johnson and Attorney General Lynch regret that they cannot be here with us.  They are managing the U.S. response to the tragic events in Orlando. The Attorney General and I, with Secretary Johnson on the phone as well, had an opportunity t... Read More »

2016 U.S.-China People-to-People Exchange

Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong co-chaired the seventh annual U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) June 6th and 7th in Beijing, China. 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 tot... Read More »

2016 Strategic and Economic Dialogue

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, second left, speaks as U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew, left, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, second right, and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi listen to him during a closing statements of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Great Hall ... Read More »

Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2016 by the President of the United States of America a Proclamation

PRAYER FOR PEACE, MEMORIAL DAY, 2016 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION With courage and a love of country that knows no limits, America’s men and women in uniform exemplify patriotism at its core — stepping into harm’s way to protect our people and to safeguard the ideals that have long sustained our democracy.  Those who serve under... Read More »

Ambassador Baucus’s Remarks on IACC Conference

Keynote Remarks IACC Spring Conference May 19, 2016 Good morning, everyone! Thank you Danny for that wonderful introduction.  It is great to be here! Tim Cook once said, “You can focus on things that are barriers, or you can focus on scaling the wall or redefining the problem.” Developing better solutions.  That’s the only constructive way forward. Too often we get stuck complaining about ... Read More »

Briefing on the 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Special Briefing Tom Malinowski Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Washington, DC April 13, 2016 ASSISTANT SECRETARY MALINOWSKI: Thank you, everybody. My thanks to the Secretary. Also want to begin by thanking all of the hundreds and hundreds of people who work so hard over a period of months to compile these reports – from Stephen Eisenbraun and his team at DRL, ... Read More »

Release of the 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Press Briefing Room Washington, DC April 13, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. Thanks for being here. I’m going to make a statement and I have to run from here to an NSC meeting on a number of issues, so forgive me if I dash out of here. I’m not trying to avoid you, but Tom will take some questions and I think John’s going to come to the p... Read More »

Remarks: Secretary of State John Kerry And Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Ben Franklin Room Washington, D.C. SECRETARY KERRY:  Good afternoon, everybody.  I’m delighted to welcome Minister Wang Yi back to the State Department to the Ben Franklin Room and back to Washington.  And we had a – this is about the third time that we have now met in the last weeks, and we’ve had occasion to have a lot of conversations about all of the topics of interest between our cou... Read More »

Secretary Kerry’s Statement on 2016 Lunar New Year

Press Statement John KerrySecretary of StateWashington, DC February 6, 2016 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to convey my warmest wishes of health and prosperity to all celebrating the Lunar New Year on February 8. In welcoming this New Year, let us look back on the past year, noting the strengthened relationships that have brought about greater pros... Read More »

Statement by Secretary Kerry on DPRK Missile Launch

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY February 6, 2016 DPRK Missile Launch The United States strongly condemns today’s missile launch by the DPRK – a flagrant violation of UN Security Council Resolutions related to the DPRK use of ballistic missile technology. This is the second time in just over a month that the DPRK has chosen to conduct a major provocation, threatening not only the security of the ... Read More »

Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks at The Washington Post Grand Opening Event

Washington, DC January 28, 2016 ….The dedication of this [Washington Post] building is a neon sign of faith in the future of journalism, the future of newspapers themselves. And we’ve all heard the modern-day Cassandras’ prophecy that – because of new technology – traditional journalism is a dying enterprise. But they don’t honor the fact that knowing the truth, curiosity is just part ... Read More »

Secretary of State John Kerry And Chinese President Xi Before Their Meeting

Great Hall of the People – Beijing, China President XI: (Via interpreter) Mr. Secretary, a warm welcome to China. We really have a very crowded schedule here and you are just here for one day. And I know before coming here, you visited a couple of Southeast Asian countries. We welcome you to China. Generally speaking, the China-U.S. relationship has been smooth and on the way up in the past year... Read More »

The United States: Southeast Asia’s Economic and Security Partner

Remarks – Daniel R. Russel – Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs – Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore Thank you, Ambassador Wagar, for the kind introduction. It’s a pleasure to be here at the National University of Singapore, and the Lee Kuan Yew School. I had the honor of meeting Minister Mentor Lee during one of his visits to ... Read More »

Human Right Day 2015 Statement

Ambassador Baucus U.S. Embassy, Beijing As the U.S. Ambassador to China, I count myself lucky to work with China every day.  China is a remarkable country that has made tremendous progress in many areas, including lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty.  We would like to see that trend continue and we know China’s success benefits our own. China’s ability to achieve the innov... Read More »

Remarks by President Obama at the First Session of COP21

Le Bourget Paris, France 12:47 P.M. CET President Obama:  President Hollande, Mr. Secretary General, fellow leaders.  We have come to Paris to show our resolve. We offer our condolences to the people of France for the barbaric attacks on this beautiful city.  We stand united in solidarity not only to deliver justice to the terrorist network responsible for those attacks but to protect our peopl... Read More »

Statement by the President on the Situation in Paris

The White House Office of the Press Secretary The President:  Good evening, everybody.  I just want to make a few brief comments about the attacks across Paris tonight.  Once again, we’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians.  This is an attack not just on Paris, it’s an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universa... Read More »

Opening Statement: PACOM Commander Admiral Harry Harris at his meeting with PLA General Fan Changlong

November 3, 2015, Ba Yi Building, Beijing, China ADM Harris:  Thank you very much for receiving me today.  It is indeed good for me to be back in China.  As you mentioned, I was in Qingdao last year.  I am especially pleased at our Ambassador, Ambassador Max Baucus to make time in his schedule to accompany me.  He is a statesman and a diplomat, and I am just a military guy.  I believe that b... Read More »

Opening Statement: PACOM Commander Admiral Harry Harris at his meeting with PLA General Fang Fenghui

November 3, 2015, Ba Yi Building, Beijing, China ADM Harris: General Fang, let me begin by thanking you for sitting with me and the American delegation today. It is a pleasure for me to be back in China. I was here last year, when we approved that CUES [Code for Unexpected Encounters at Sea] document as part the western Pacific Naval Symposium, a confidence building measure to enhance safety at se... Read More »

Joint Liaison Group on Law Enforcement Cooperation (JLG) Anti-Corruption Working Group

Opening Remarks by Bruce Ohr Associate Deputy Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice Joint Liaison Group on Law Enforcement Cooperation (JLG) Anti-Corruption Working Group October 20, 2015 Beijing, China Vice Minister Zhang Ming, Vice Minister Liu Jianchao, Deputy Director General Cai Wei, and Director General Xu Hong, thank you for your warm welcome to China. I congratulate you and my collea... Read More »

A/DCM’s Remarks at the JLG Anti-Corruption Working Group

China World Hotel Vice Minister Liu, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen:  On behalf of Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Ambassador Max Baucus, it is an honor to be here with you this morning to help open the 10th Meeting of the U.S.-China Joint Liaison Group Anti-Corruption Working Group. As many senior officials have stated on both sides, the Anti-Corruption Working Group is a shining exam... Read More »

Deputy Secretary Blinken and Ambassador Baucus’s Press Roundtable

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken United States Ambassador to China Max Baucus Press Roundtable, Lost Heaven Restaurant, Beijing, China October 8, 2015 Deputy Secretary Blinken:  It’s a great pleasure for me to be back in China.  I began my job as the Deputy Secretary of State in January of this year.  I had worked at the White House before, for six and a half years before that.  The ... Read More »

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, United States Ambassador to China Max Baucus, Press Roundtable, Lost Heaven Restaurant, Beijing, China

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken United States Ambassador to China Max Baucus Press Roundtable, Lost Heaven Restaurant, Beijing, China October 8, 2015 Deputy Secretary Blinken: It’s a great pleasure for me to be back in China.  I began my job as the Deputy Secretary of State in January of this year.  I had worked at the White House before, for six and a half years before that.  The ve... Read More »

Opening Statement: Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken at his meeting with PLA Gen. Fang Fenghui

Deputy Secretary Blinken: General, thank you very much for receiving us today.  It’s a pleasure to be here again.  You are right; this is my second trip to China in just a short period of time.  It is a reflection of the tremendous importance that President Obama attaches to the relationship between our countries.  I also share your assessment, General, of the success of President Xi’s vis... Read More »

OPENING STATEMENT: Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken at his meeting with PRC State Councilor Yang Jiechi

October 8, 2015, Zhongnanhai, Beijing, China Deputy Secretary Blinken: Thank you, State Councilor, and I have to say that we share your assessment of the success of President Xi’s visit. I think we demonstrated again to the world that we can cooperate in a very meaningful way: in ways that advance the interests of American people, Chinese people, and people around the world.  Our hope now is to... Read More »

Statement by Secretary Kerry – China’s National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I would like to congratulate the People’s Republic of China as you celebrate the 66th anniversary of your nation’s founding on October 1. The people of the United States and the people of China enjoy a warm friendship, strengthened by work together to overcome some of the toughest challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region and th... Read More »

Remarks by President Obama and President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China in Exchange of Toasts at State Dinner

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 EXCHANGE OF TOASTS AT STATE DINNER State Dining Room 8:19 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, good evening, everyone. On behalf of Michelle and myself, welcome to the White House. (Applause.) President Xi, Madame Peng, members... Read More »

Remarks by President Obama and President Xi of the People’s Republic of China in Joint Press Conference

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 to the White House. We first hosted him here three years ago ... Read More »

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 to the White House. We first hosted him here three years ago when he was Vice President. So this is our sixth meeting. As a result of our efforts, our two nations are working together more closely across a broader range of critical issues — and our cooperation... Read More »

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s State Visit to the United States

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping participate in a joint news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) 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 Ro... Read More »

China Must Stick to the Path of Economic Reform

By Jacob J. Lew Two years ago, China’s leaders charted a course to move to a more market-oriented, consumer-driven economy—a course that is not only in the best interest of China but also the rest of the world. President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States this week presents a crucial opportunity to reaffirm that course and the rules-based international economic system that has enabled C... Read More »

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s As Prepared Remarks on the U.S.-China Relationship at George Washington University

Remarks as Prepared Good morning everyone.  Thank you, President Knapp, for that kind introduction, and thank you to everyone at GW for hosting me.  I wanted to come to this distinguished university to speak directly to younger people, because my topic this morning will impact your futures—whether you decide to open a business, develop cutting-edge internet technology, or work in national secu... Read More »

Keynote Speech, Ambassador’s IPR Roundtable – “Innovation in Action”

Ambassador Max Baucus Keynote Speech, Ambassador’s IPR Roundtable  “Innovation in Action” September 14, 2015  As prepared for delivery  Good afternoon everyone! It’s great to be here with Commissioner Shen and others from the State Intellectual Property Office – Director General Hu and Director General Lei to name a few. I am pleased to see other Chinese Intellectual Property leaders ... Read More »

Statement by the President on the 70th Anniversary Commemorating the End of World War II in the Pacific

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 2, 2015 Statement by the President on the 70th Anniversary Commemorating the End of World War II in the Pacific Today we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the formal end of World War II in the Pacific, a conflict that tragically claimed millions of lives across Asia and Oceania and stretched several months beyond the w... Read More »

Statement by secretary Kerry On the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II in the Pacific

On the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II in the Pacific I join President Obama and the American people in reflecting on today’s 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific theater. As we recall the war’s devastating toll and mourn those lost on all sides, we also remember the gallantry of our American men and women in uniform who, alongside their allied partners, coura... Read More »

Press Statement at Meeting of U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice with President Xi

Thank you very much, Mr. President.  Thank you for welcoming me and my delegation.  Thank you for the good and hard work of your team of colleagues with whom we have had very productive conversations. It is my honor to be back in Beijing on behalf of President Obama and to prepare for your very important State visit next month to Washington, D.C. President Obama and Mrs. Obama are very much look... Read More »

Press Statement at Meeting of U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice with General Fan and Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Press Statement at Meeting of U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice with General Fan  Thank you very much, General Fan.  It’s good to see you again, and it’s good to be back in Beijing.  I’m glad we’re having this opportunity to address efforts after your latest visit to Washington in which we had an excellent conversation. The quality and frequency of our interactions at the high l... Read More »

Press Statement at Meeting of U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, Beijing,

Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, Beijing, China As Delivered Remarks Ambassador Rice: Well, thank you very much Mr. State Councilor for welcoming me and my delegation. It is good to be back in Beijing.  And you have, as always, been warm and generous in extending your hospitality and kindness to all of us. We are all very much looking forward to continuing the discussions throughout the day with you a... Read More »

Keynote Speech, Ambassador’s IPR Roundtable

Ambassador Max Baucus Keynote Speech, Ambassador’s IPR Roundtable “Innovation in Action” September 14, 2015 As prepared for delivery Good afternoon everyone! It’s great to be here with Commissioner Shen and others from the State Intellectual Property Office – Director General Hu and Director General Lei to name a few. I am pleased to see other Chinese Intellectual Property leaders here ... Read More »

FACT SHEET: The United States and China: Protecting and Conserving the Ocean

The United States and China: Protecting and Conserving the Ocean “China and the United States – the two largest economies in the world, two of the top fishing nations in the world, and two of the global leaders in ocean science – have a very real opportunity to come together to deal with conserving and protecting the ocean.” — U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry Today, leaders of marit... Read More »

Chinese, U.S. Officials at Opening of Strategic Dialogue

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. REMARKS The Strategic & Economic Dialogue/Consultation on People-to-People Exchange Joint Opening Session with Vice President Joe Biden, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong, Secretary of State John Kerry, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew, and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi Dean Acheson Auditorium W... Read More »

Fact Sheet: U.S.-China Development Cooperation

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  FACT SHEET U.S.-China Development Cooperation The most pressing global health, environmental, and security threats are beyond the ability of any one nation to confront alone and require cooperative action to mitigate.  From our respective contributions to global health security in West Africa to the joint announcement on ... Read More »

The Ambassador’s 2015 Ramadan Message

As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins, Melodee and I wish Muslims throughout China and around the world Ramadan Mubarak. Muslims of diverse origins in the United States and the across the globe observe Ramadan with the encouragement and support of friends, colleagues and neighbors of all faiths during this blessed month. During Ramadan, Muslims take time to reflect, and this special time on t... Read More »

Remarks Delivered at the “Lockdown in Tibet” Event

Sarah Sewall Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights   Geneva, Switzerland Introduction  Thank you Ambassador Harper for that kind introduction. We wish you and your colleagues a productive 29th session of the Human Rights Council. And thank you to the Helsinki Foundation for arranging this event. I am very pleased to be here. At the U.S. Department of State, I serve... Read More »

Statement on the Conditional Release of Chinese Women’s Rights Activists

Samantha Power U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations New York, NY The United States notes China’s decision to conditionally release Wu Rongrong, Wei Tingting, Wang Man, Zheng Churan and Li Tingting, also known as the “Beijing+20 Five.” We remain concerned that the women are still being considered criminal suspects, and may be subjected to further detention, restrictions, and... Read More »

Remarks by Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall on the Joint Trade Mission to China at the Microsoft Campus in Beijing

April 14, 2015 – 8:17am Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Deputy Secretary of Energy Thank you, Dr. Hon for the introduction. I also want to say a special thank you to Microsoft for hosting us today. Our two nations are the world’s largest economies. And we are also the world’s largest carbon producers. And that means we... Read More »

Remarks By Secretary Of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson: “To Protect And Serve The Public”

Release Date: April 10, 2015 Beijing, China The People’s Public Security University (As delivered) Good morning. It is an honor for me to speak here. This is my first trip to the People’s Republic of China. I am here to visit with leaders of your government to discuss a number of subjects that are important to both our countries. I am pleased with the warm reception I have received i... Read More »

Statement by Ambassador Max S. Baucus in Honor of International Women’s Day

On the 104th anniversary of International Women’s Day, we celebrate the victories of the international women’s rights movement while recognizing the challenges that remain.  It is a day to honor those who have fought for an end to discrimination against women, and remember our responsibility to push for equality between the sexes and to combat gender-based violence. The United States and Chi... Read More »

Ambassador Baucus’s Remarks at Kunming Museum

Max Baucus United States Ambassador to China Kunming Museum January 28, 2015 AMBASSADOR BAUCUS:  Thank you so very much Mr. Tian Jian.  I deeply appreciate that introduction. I want to also thank the tour director who gave us a wonderful tour through the museum.  Bai Hong and Yang Fuquan, Vice President of the local Academy of Social Science who I just met, as well as Lu Tianyun, Director Gener... Read More »

Remarks of Dept. of Commerce General Counsel at Beijing American Center

Thanks, Steve, for that kind introduction.  And thank you to the Beijing American Center for hosting me here today.  This is a wonderful venue, and I’m pleased to be here. I am in China this week to speak to the public, academics, legal professionals, the media, Chinese government officials, and U.S. businesses about how the United States and China can work together to promote commercial rule ... Read More »

Ambassador Baucus’s Remarks to the American Chamber of Commerce

AMBASSADOR BAUCUS:  Thank you Hanscom very much for that very kind introduction. Before I go any further, I’d just like to say that Hanscom Smith is one of our best Consul Generals, not just in China but around the world.  I’m a big fan of Hanscom Smith.  Let’s give a big round of applause to Hanscom. Thanks as well to Ken Jarett.  I’m getting to know Ken better all the time.  There... Read More »

Ambassador Baucus’s Remarks at Tsinghua University

Max Baucus United States Ambassador to China Tsinghua University November 26, 2014 As Delivered Thank you very much, Dean Yan.  That was very generous, your introduction. It’s wonderful to be here at Tsinghua University.  This is a wonderful room here.  I wish I had such a wonderful lecture hall when I went to college.  This is very nice.  I’m very envious of all of you. It was a pleasure... Read More »

Ambassador Baucus Press Conference on Visas and Open Doors

Ambassador Max Baucus Press Conference November 18, 2014 AMBASSADOR BAUCUS:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Thank you all very much and again good afternoon and welcome to everybody. Americans and Chinese have a saying in common.  That is the more the better.  When it comes to education and travel nothing could be more true. This afternoon I am very pleased to announce that the number of Chinese ... Read More »

Remarks by President Obama in Joint Press Conference with President Xi Jinping

Great Hall of the People Beijing, China November 12, 2014 PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, thank you, President Xi, for welcoming me and my delegation to Beijing and for the extraordinary hospitality that you and the Chinese people have shown to me on this state visit. I also want to take this opportunity to thank the people of China for the warmth and kindness they showed my wife Michelle and our daughters... Read More »

Obama at APEC CEO Summit in Beijing

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary November 10, 2014 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AT APEC CEO SUMMIT Beijing, China 4:51 P.M. CST PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you so much. Xiàwǔ hǎo. (Applause.) Thank you, Andrew, for that introduction. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Andrew very well these past few years. We have worked him hard –- he helped my administration with strategies ... Read More »

Secretary Kerry on U.S.-China Relations

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies SECRETARY KERRY: Well, thank you very much, Dean Nasr. I’ve had the privilege of knowing Vali for a while. When I was in the Senate, he was a very valuable advisor, and I can remember coming down to the State Department and meeting with him and with Richard Holbrooke and others in the early days of working on what was then called AfPak – A... Read More »

Remarks With Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi Before Their Meeting

Remarks John Kerry and Yang Jiechi Secretary of State Boston, MA October 18, 2014 SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning, everybody. I just want to say a couple things. First, my great pleasure to welcome the State Councilor of China Yang Jiechi to Boston. We have a great deal that we will be talking about and already began last night with a very informal and pleasant dinner. But there are many issues that... Read More »

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 in this auditorium like this obviously reminds me of my days... Read More »

John Kerry: The Threat of ISIS Demands a Global Coalition

To Defeat Terror, We Need the World’s Help  New York Times Opinion Saturday, August 30, 2014  By JOHN KERRY  John Kerry: The Threat of ISIS Demands a Global Coalition IN a polarized region and a complicated world, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria presents a unifying threat to a broad array of countries, including the United States. What’s needed to confront its nihilistic vision and geno... Read More »

Ambassador Max Baucus Brief Remarks to the APEC Network of Anti-Corruption Authorities and Law Enforcement Agencies (ACT-NET)

Thank you, Mr. Chairman for your kind introduction.  And thank you all for being here today.  It is an honor to address the distinguished APEC delegates and guests. On behalf of President Obama and Secretary Kerry, I want to thank Vice Minister FU and the Chinese government for their very warm hospitality.  We appreciate your focus on combatting international corruption and bribery. Last Novemb... Read More »

Statement by Ambassador Baucus on the August 3 Earthquake

My wife Melodee and I want to extend our heartfelt condolences to the people of China who lost their loved ones, whose homes and businesses were destroyed, or who were affected in other ways by the August 3 earthquake. We are praying for you in these trying times, and the United States stands ready to assist in any way that we can. ... Read More »

Ambassador Baucus Speech to Business Community

June 25, 2014 Beijing China Thank you Greg.  Thank you so much for those warm remarks. I want to just tell you how pleased I am to be here.  This is such a wonderful opportunity to do what all of us want to do, that is help us make this world an even better place than it already is.  We’re very lucky.  We in America are lucky to be Americans; Chinese folks are lucky to be Chinese.  It’s r... Read More »

President Obama’s Interview with National Public Radio, May 29

STEVE INSKEEP:  I want to begin this way. You’re here at this historic place, trying to speak with a sense of history. And I was thinking of past presidents that I know you have studied and commented on. And a couple came to mind who were able to express what they were trying to do in the world in about a sentence. Reagan wanted to roll back communism by whatever means. Lincoln has a famous let... Read More »

Remarks by the President at West Point Academy Commencement Ceremony

President Obama Addresses Foreign Policy in West Point Speech THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary May 28, 2014 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT WEST POINT ACADEMY COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY U.S. Military Academy-West Point West Point, New York 10:22 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you. And thank you, General Caslen, for that introduction. To General Trainor,... Read More »

Statement by Ambassador Max Baucus on International Day Against Homophobia

I am proud to join my colleagues at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and at U.S. Consulates throughout China in commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia. This is a day marked around the world to counter homophobia and raise awareness of the discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. Personal prejudices, no matter how strongly felt, must not be used... Read More »

Opening Ceremony of U.S.-China Joint Training Program for Afghan Diplomats

The U.S.-China Training Program for Afghan diplomats is a four-week training program, jointly organized by the U.S. and Chinese governments since 2012, which provides opportunities for 15 entry-level Afghan diplomats to receive two weeks of training in the United States, and two weeks of training in China.  This year’s third round of the training program continues to highlights U.S.-China coope... Read More »

Proclamation on Earth Day

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary April 21, 2014 EARTH DAY, 2014 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA   A PROCLAMATION   Over four decades ago, Americans from all walks of life came together to tackle a shared challenge. Pollution damaged our health and livelihoods — from children swimming in contaminated streams to workers exposed to dangero... Read More »

Obama, Chinese President Xi Before Meeting in The Hague

24 March 2014 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary March 24, 2014 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT XI JINPING OF CHINA BEFORE BILATERAL MEETING U.S. Ambassador’s Residence The Hague, The Netherlands 12:48 P.M. CET PRESIDENT OBAMA: (In progress) — We have made incredible strides over these past several decades, and I know that President Xi and I are both committed to continuing... Read More »

Remarks by the First Lady at Stanford Center at Peking University

Michelle Obama gave a speech on the importance of education to students, educators, and distinguished guests at Peking University’s Stanford Center in Beijing, March 22, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon) 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 ... Read More »
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