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 »

Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting with State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Yang Jiechi

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on February 28, 2017. [State Department Photo/ Public Domain]U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson   For Immediate Release READOUT February 28, 2017 Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting with State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Yang... Read More »

Press Releases: Secretary Tillerson’s Phone Call with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 21, 2017 The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner: Today, United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by phone with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi. Secretary Tillerson and State Councilor Yang affirmed the importance of a constructive bilateral relationship. The two sides agreed on the need to address the t... Read More »

History of the U.S. and China

Clipper ships were the mainstays of the China trade during the 19th century (LOC) An early 20th century warehouse in Hankow (LOC) Former President Ulysses S. Grant confers with Chinese diplomat Li Hung Chang in 1879 (Corbis) Chinese communist party leader Mao Tse-Tung, left, and U.S. President Richard Nixon shake hands as they meet, Feb. 21, 1972. Nixon's visit marks the first time an Americ... Read More »

China Announces Scheduling Controls of Carfentanil and other Fentanyl Compounds

FEB 17 (WASHINGTON D.C.) – China’s National Narcotics Control Commission announced this week that scheduling controls against four fentanyl-class substances – carfentanil, furanyl fentanyl, valeryl fentanyl, and acryl fentanyl – will begin on March 1, 2017.  This announcement is the culmination of ongoing collaboration between the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Government o... Read More »

Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Mnuchin’s Call with Chinese Counterparts

2/17/2017 ​ WASHINGTON – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held separate calls with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, Minister of the Office of the Central Leading Group on Financial and Economic Affairs Liu He, People’s Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan, and Chinese Minister of Finance Xiao Jie. In each of these calls, Secretary Mnuchin underscored that he looked forward to fos... 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 »

Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg Meets with Drug Control Officials in China

Meeting to build relationships, recognize increased cooperation with DEA’s main counterpart in China, and to support bilateral investigations JAN 13 (WASHINGTON) – At the invitation of the China Ministry of Public Security (MPS), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg visited China this week to discuss issues of mutual concern and to build on DEA’s ex... Read More »

Keeping the Memory Alive

It is important to continue to study and honor the shared history of the United States and China during World War II. Here you can view photos from U.S. Consulate Chengdu’s visits to historic sites around Southwest China. If you are interested in visiting historic WWII sites in Southwest China, below are a list of some of the museums and monuments dedicated to this period. Where possible, we hav... Read More »

Veteran Recollections

In this section, we share memories of World War II veterans. From Wayne Johnson, the 23rd Fighter Group, 14th Air Force  “The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor brought on a surge of patriotism throughout America. I signed up for the U.S. Army Air Corps on 8 December, 1941… After completion of the Air Corps pilot training, I was sent to China and assigned to the 118th Tactical Reconnaissance S... Read More »

Living Together

Bed Time Story Wally Taboo, left homeless and an orphan after a raid by the Japanese on city where he once lived, was adopted by S/Sgt's Leming, Thomas and Kardash. Here they are telling him a bed time story. Source: National Archives and Records Administration; http://www.fold3.com/image/28851843/ 4th Air Force WACs stage a party for war orphans of China. December 26, 1945. Source: National... Read More »

Working Together

February 12, 1944 Upon completion of the training program, instructor Captain Herman Freddburg from Massachusets received a pennant from Captain Lin Yu Kun, commander of the instruction company of the 53rd Army. Photo by Technical Sergeant George L.Kocourek from the U.S.Army Signal Corps, issued by the Bureau of Public Relations, the US Department of Defense in Washington Chinese and American... Read More »

Merrill’s Marauders

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

The Stilwell Road

December 1942 saw the beginning of one of the most herculean tasks accomplished by the U.S. Army during the Second World War—the building of the Stilwell Road. In the spring of 1942, the main supply road into China, known as the Burma Road, was cut off. Attempts to supply China from then on were limited to “The Hump,” a dangerous air route across the eastern Himalayas. In order to reopen th... Read More »

The Stilwell Road

December 1942 saw the beginning of one of the most herculean tasks accomplished by the U.S. Army during the Second World War—the building of the Stilwell Road. In the spring of 1942, the main supply road into China, known as the Burma Road, was cut off. Attempts to supply China from then on were limited to “The Hump,” a dangerous air route across the eastern Himalayas. In order to reopen th... Read More »

General Joseph W. Stilwell

Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan on December 7, 1941, the United States officially entered the Second World War. In early 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt dispatched General Joseph Stilwell to China to advise the Chinese and coordinate Allied forces in the region. Among American generals, Stilwell was already known as an experienced China hand. Before the war, he had served three t... Read More »

Flying the Hump

When the Japanese captured the Burmese town of Lashio in 1942, they effectively cut off the last major Allied supply route into China. Allied commanders devised a daring plan to supply China and the Allied forces via an air route from India. From April 1942 to August 1945, American transport planes from the 10th Air Force and later Air Transport Command made daily flights over the Eastern Himalaya... Read More »

Claire Lee Chennault

Before he arrived in China, Claire Lee Chennault was considered a maverick by the United States Army Air Corps. While the Army Air Corp focused on high-altitude bombing tactics, Chennault advocated for the use of pursuit fighter aircraft. His ideas often put him at odds with his superiors, leading to his resignation from the military in May 1937 (Yu 24). Shortly afterward, Chennault travelled to C... Read More »

The China Air Task Force and 14th Air Force

With the entrance of the United States into the Second World War, there was no longer a need for American pilots to serve as volunteers in the Chinese Air Force as the American Volunteer Group (AVG) did. In the AVG’s wake came official pilots of the United States military. Though these pilots openly served under the American flag, they continued to be known as Flying Tigers. Like their predecess... Read More »

The American Volunteer Group (The “Flying Tigers”)

In April 1941, American President Franklin Roosevelt issued a secret executive order authorizing reserve officers and enlisted men to resign from the Army Air Corps, Naval and Marine air services for the purpose of serving in the American Volunteer Group (AVG) under the command of Claire Lee Chennault. Chennault divided his unit of 100 P-40 fighters into three squadrons, stationing two in Kunming... Read More »

Statement by Ambassador Max Baucus on China’s Foreign NGO Management Law

On January 1, China’s new Foreign NGO Management Law will take effect.  Non-government organizations working around the world, including in China, do critical work.  They help people exchange knowledge, skills, and ideas.  They help societies drive innovation, they contribute to social stability, and they support the neediest among us.  They promote business development and trade, provide ed... Read More »

CBP Launches the Electronic Visa Update System for Early Enrollments

Nationals of the People’s Republic of China with a 10-year visa will update their information every two years using EVUS WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the launch of the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) website for early enrollments. All individuals with a People’s Republic of China issued passport bearing a 10-year ... Read More »

2015 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Achievements

President Obama, flanked by Vice President Biden and Secretary Kerry, meets with Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong, left, and China’s State Councilor Yang Jiechi, second from left, at the conclusion of the seventh meeting of the U.S. China S&ED, June 24. The seventh round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, and the sixth round the U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-Peo... Read More »

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 the 6... 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 »

Ambassador Baucus Encourages US-China Aviation to Reach New Heights

Ambassador Baucus Encourages US-China Aviation to Reach New Heights Ambassador Baucus gave remarks at the closing ceremony of the 2015 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition during which he emphasized his love of flying and support for increased aviation trade between the United States and China. ... 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 »

U.S. and China Honor American WWII Hero in Yunnan Province

Consul General Raymond Greene paid respect to the World War II hero Lt. Robert Mooney. In honor of China’s Tomb Sweeping holiday on April 6, U.S. Consul General in Chengdu Raymond Greene joined Dali Prefecture Foreign Affairs Office Director Ma Wei, Xiangyun County Deputy Magistrate Jiang Ji Fu, Vice Chairman of the People’s Consultative Congress of Xiangyun County Ruan Zhao Rui, and Xiangyun ... Read More »

American Flying Tigers Guilin Heritage Park Receives Warm Welcome

Honoring the legacy of the Americans and Chinese who bravely fought together defending freedom, the American Flying Tigers Guilin Heritage Park was opened March 28 in Lingui County, Guilin, Guangxi. U.S. Consul General in Guangzhou Jennifer Zimdahl Galt and U.S. Embassy Air Force Attaché Colonel Mark Swentkofske joined several distinguished guests, including Chinese Vice Premier Madam Liu Yandong... 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 »

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 from our shared past as we head into the future; promoted wildlife preserva... Read More »

Commander of USARPAC General Vincent K. Brooks visits Beijing and Haikou to meet with key Chinese PLA leaders and observe US/China military exchange

The commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific spent several days in China during his visit to the region last week to meet with key People’s Liberation Army leaders, visit the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and observe a U.S.-Chinese military exchange. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks gave a presentation to Chinese scholars and military officers at the National Defense University on Thursday, January 15.  The pre... Read More »

Ambassador Baucus Visits Shanxi Province, Highlights Clean Energy Cooperation

U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Max Baucus, traveled to the cities of Taiyuan and Yangquan in northern China’s Shanxi Province from January 13 – 14, 2015, to highlight U.S.-China cooperation, especially in the area of clean energy and climate change. One of the Ambassador’s first activities was to visit a demonstration project for clean coal technology in Yangquan City w... 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 »

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 the American community in the region, as well as continue to s... 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 »

Statement by NSC Deputy Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on the Earthquake in Southwestern China

WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2014 Statement by NSC Deputy Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on the Earthquake in Southwestern China The United States offers sincere condolences to all those who lost loved ones in the August 3 earthquake in southwestern China.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those that lost their lives, those injured or ... Read More »

U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Outcomes of the Strategic Track

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE  Office of the Spokesperson  For Immediate Release                                                                                   July 14, 2014         MEDIA NOTE: U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Outcomes of the Strategic Track   At the Sixth Round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) Jul... Read More »

U.S.-China Joint Fact Sheet Sixth Meeting of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue

7/11/2014 As the Special Representatives of President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew and Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang led the sixth meeting of the Economic Track of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) on July 9-10, in Beijing, China.  They were joined by a high-level delegation of Cabinet members, ministers, agency heads, and senior... Read More »

Facts on U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Beijing, China July 10, 2014 FACT SHEET U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) On July 9-10, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong co-chaired the fifth annual U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE). The CPE aims to enhance and strengthen ties between ... Read More »

Message from First Lady Michelle Obama to the United States-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange

Good Morning.  I am pleased to send my warmest greetings to all those gathered at the opening of the fifth round of the United States-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) in Beijing, China.  I would like to send my thanks to President Xi Jinping, Vice Premier Liu Yandong, and the entire Chinese delegation for hosting the United States’ delegation this year. I would also like t... Read More »

Message from President Obama to the Strategic and Economic Dialogue

It is an honor to greet the American and Chinese delegations to the sixth round of the United States-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED).  I want to thank President Xi, Vice Premier Wang, State Councilor Yang, and the entire Chinese delegation for hosting this year’s S&ED and for their warm reception of the American delegation. This year marks a special milestone in the U.S.-China rel... 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 »

White House on Terrorist Attack in Urumqi, China

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary May 22, 2014 Statement by Press Secretary Jay Carney on Terrorist Attack in China The United States condemns the horrific terrorist attack in Urumqi, China today. We are aware of reports that the attack resulted in the death of 31 citizens and the injury of 90 more. This is a despicable and outrageous act of violence against innocent civilians, and the... 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 »

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 »

The First Lady’s Travel Journal: Meeting with American and Chinese Students at Peking University

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

The First Lady’s Travel Journal: Our Official Visit to China Begins

Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shows U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, center, how to hold a writing brush as they visit a Chinese traditional calligraphy class at the Beijing Normal School After a long flight from Washington, D.C. – one that took around 20 hours – my mother, my daughters, and I arrived in Beijing to begin our official visit to China.  Our first stop w... Read More »

The First Lady’s Travel Journal: Touring the Forbidden City

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, her daughters Sasha and Malia, her mother Marian Robinson, and Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping pose for photos at the Forbidden City in Beijing, March 21, 2014.(AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool) March 21, 2014 09:24 AM EDT Note: This post is part of a series authored by First Lady Michelle Obama to share her visit to China with young people in the U.S. You... Read More »
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