Fact Sheet: 25th U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, together with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, co-chaired the 25th U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) in Chicago, Illinois, on December 16-18, 2014.  They were joined by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to address agricultural concerns.  Other U.S. participants included ...
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Bringing a True American Christmas to Chengdu

Members of the public got in the Christmas spirit at a free event at the Consulate on December 15. They enjoyed creating their own Christmas cards, making traditional Christmas ornaments and then putting them on a Christmas tree, watching a short film about the history of Christmas, meeting and taking photos with Santa Claus, and ...
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American Citizen Service in Kunming

A consular officer from the United States Consulate in Chengdu will be in Kunming to provide limited consular services on Saturday, December 13, 2014.  There are a limited number of appointment slots for this visit.  You must email us to reserve a time; please include your full name and which service you require.  When your appointment ...
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Human Rights Day Statement by Ambassador Max Baucus

Human Rights Day Statement by Ambassador Max Baucus December 10, 2014 Today we celebrate International Human Rights Day and commemorate the 66th anniversary of the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  In the United States, we use this day to reflect on the importance of human rights, as outlined in the Universal Declaration.  We ...
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Commercial Consul Spoke about Investing in the U.S.

The United States & Foreign Commercial Service in Chengdu (CS Chengdu) organized a SelectUSA Workshop in Luxe Lake, Chengdu, on December 10. The SelectUSA program was launched by U.S. President Barack Obama to highlight the many advantages the United States offers as a location for business and investment. At the workshop, Consulate Chengdu’s Commercial Consul ...
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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 ...
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Ambassador Baucus’s Statement on World AIDS Day

December 1, 2014 Ambassador Baucus’s Statement on World AIDS Day World AIDS Day is an important opportunity for people around the world to renew our commitment to the global fight against HIV and to achieving an AIDS-free generation. For more than a decade, the United States and China have worked together on public health initiatives ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Asia

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2014 Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Asia The President will travel to China, Burma and Australia from November 10-16.  In China from November 10-12, President Obama will attend the APEC Leaders Meeting and APEC CEO Summit.  Upon ...
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Linden Center Owner on Tourism that Protects Culture and the Environment

On November 19 at the Consulate, American owner and operator of the Linden Center Hotel near Dali, Brian Linden, discussed his own experiences attempting to promote a sustainable model of tourism in Southwest China. Linden talked about the importance of balancing economic development with important community goals of protecting the local culture and environment and ...
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American Professor Discusses Historic Preservation

The Consulate hosted a lecture on November 5 by Arizona State University professor Jannelle Warren-Findley on America’s awakening to the importance of historic preservation, and the role of government and civic organizations in saving historic structures and culturally important landscapes. Professor Warren-Findley also discussed with audience members the challenges of balancing urbanization, growth and development ...
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Changes in Fees for U.S. Consular Services Effective September 12, 2014

On August 28, the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs announced changes to the fees for some U.S. consular services.  The new fees went into effect on September 12.  The fees for visitor (B1/B2) and student (F1/M1/J1) visas were not affected by the change and will remain the same. The Bureau of Consular Affairs, which operates ...
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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 ...
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U.S. – China Aviation Construction Road Show, Chengdu Stop

The U.S. – China Aviation Construction Road Show, Chengdu stop, co-organized by CS Chengdu, CS Beijing and U.S.-China Aviation Cooperation Program was successfully held at Chengdu Airport Hotel on Sept. 17. 14 U.S. companies presented at the workshop. Vice GM at Sichuan Provincial Airport Group and U.S. Commercial Officers attended the event and delivered remarks. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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         ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Twenty-five years ago, the United States deplored the use of violence to silence the voices of the peaceful demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square.  Twenty-five years later, the United States continues to honor the memories of those who gave their lives in and around Tiananmen Square and throughout China, and we call on Chinese authorities ...
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Remarks by the President at West Point Academy Commencement Ceremony

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, General ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Remarks by the First Lady at Stanford Center at Peking University

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 be here with all of you at this great university…thank you so much for having me. And before I get started today, on behalf of ...
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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 ...
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The First Lady’s Travel Journal: Our Official Visit to China Begins

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 was at the Beijing Normal School, where we were hosted by Madam Peng Liyuan, the First Lady of China. Madam Peng ...
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The First Lady’s Travel Journal: Touring the Forbidden City

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 can read all of the First Lady’s posts at  WhiteHouse.gov/First-Lady-China-Trip . After visiting the Beijing Normal School, Madame Peng took Sasha and Malia, ...
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Death of Chinese Activist Cao Shunli

Press Statement by Jen Psaki, Department Spokesperson Washington, DC March 15, 2014 The United States is deeply disturbed by reports that rights activist Cao Shunli has passed away at a hospital in Beijing. We offer our condolences to her family. Chinese authorities detained Cao Shunli in Beijing on September 14 while she was on her ...
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