Our Relationship

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 (http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ho/) for more background information on U.S. diplomatic history. To learn about the most recent bilateral engagements between our two countries, please visit the Official Visits and Meetings page.