On This Day-July (Continued)

On This Day
40 Years of U.S.-China Relations

40 years ago, on January 1, 1979, the U.S. and China re-established diplomatic relations. We invite you to join us over the next year as we recognize the anniversary and look back at the milestones over the last 40 years.

July 17, 2009

July 17, 2009

From left to right, U.S. Consul General in Shanghai Beatrice Camp, Jose Villareal, the top official in charge of U.S. participation, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Shanghai Vice Mayor Yang Xiong, China’s Vice Minister of Commerce Ma Xiuhong, and Hong Hao, director-general of the Shanghai World Expo, attend the USA Pavilion ground-breaking ceremony at USA Pavilion site Friday, July 17, 2009 in Shanghai, China. (AP Images)

July 22, 2007

July 22, 2007

#OnThisDay in 2007 Chinese children posed for photos near an advertisement for the Hollywood movie “Transformers”, which was the biggest hit of the year. (AP Images)

July 23, 1985

July 23, 1985

#OnThisDay in 1985 Chinese President Li Xiannian visited the U.S. State Department in Washington D.C. alongside Vice President George H. Bush. It was part of Li’s historic 10-day State Visit to the U.S. (AP Images)

July 24, 1997

July 24, 1997

#OnThisDay in 1997 Former President Jimmy Carter shook hands with Chinese President Jiang Zemin in the Chinese seaside resort of Beidaihe, where Chinese leaders were meeting to prepare for a major Communist Party congress later in the year. (AP Images)

July 24, 2007

July 24, 2007

#OnThisDay in 2007, Stephen Tritch, then chief executive of Westinghouse, a leading provider of nuclear energy in the U.S. shook hands with Wang Binghua, chairman of the State Nuclear Power Technology Corp. of China (SNPTC), during a signing ceremony to build nuclear power plants in China, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (AP Images)

July 25, 2005

July 25, 2005

Chinese astronaut Yang Li Wei, center, receives the Arthur Chin Aviation Achievement Award from the president of the Sino American Aviation Heritage Foundation Jeffrey B. Greene. U.S. astronauts Charles F. Bolden, Charles M. Duke, and Mae C. Jemison look on during a banquet at Diayoutai. This award recognizes an individual whose contributions to aviation best represent the spirit of cooperation between the U.S. and China. (AP Images)

July 27, 2009

July 27, 2009

#OnThisDay in 2009 President Barack Obama welcomed China’s Vice Premier Wang Qishan and State Councilor Dai Bingguo as he opened the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington. The establishment of the S&ED was announced on April 1, 2009 by U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao. (AP Images)

July 29, 2006

July 29, 2006

#OnThisDay in 2006 U.S. Under Secretary for International Trade Franklin L. Lavin visited the first Harley Davidson dealership in Beijing, which was also the first authorized Harley-Davidson dealer in mainland China. (AP Images)