The US Embassy in Beijing serves as the bilateral mission between China and the United States, housing more than 20 federal agencies. The various offices are listed under Sections and Offices. For Visa and American Citizens’ Services also see separate sections in main menu of this site.
Diplomatic relations between China and the United States date back to 18th century, which makes China one of the countries in Asia with the longest diplomatic ties to the United States. See the Office of the Historian for more background information on U.S. diplomatic history or visit our History of the U.S. and China page.