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 ...
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Important Change to Your Passport

After December 31, 2015, there will be no more extra visa pages added to U.S. passports. Detailed information is available on the State Department’s website . Instead, 52-page passport books will be issued at no extra cost to U.S. citizens applying from outside the United States. Renew your passport early to make sure you have enough blank pages ...
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CG Smith in Wenzhou

December 16-17, 2015; Consul General Smith, accompanied by Consular Officer Spencer Maguire, travelled to Wenzhou. Their visit included speech at Wenzhou-Kean University, speech at Wenzhou University, Meetings with Vice Mayor Miao, Zhejiang Weiming Environment Protection Co., Green Eyes NGO and Wenzhou Environmental Protection Bureau. They also toured a church and met with church officials.
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Trial of Pu Zhiqiang

We remain concerned that Pu Zhiqiang, a prominent Chinese defense lawyer, is being tried under vague charges of “inciting ethnic hatred” and “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” Lawyers and civil society leaders such as Mr. Pu should not be subject to continuing repression, but should be allowed to contribute to the building of a prosperous ...
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CG Smith in Nanjing

December 14, 2015, Consul General Hanscom Smith, Cultural Affairs Officer Joshua Lustig and Consular Officer Angela Chang traveled to Nanjing where CG Smith gave a speech on U.S.-China cooperation at Nanjing Normal University, conducted AmCit outreach at Nanjing International School, and gave remarks on the bilateral relationship at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. Additional activities included a ...
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Human Right Day 2015 Statement

Ambassador Baucus U.S. Embassy, Beijing As the U.S. Ambassador to China, I count myself lucky to work with China every day.  China is a remarkable country that has made tremendous progress in many areas, including lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty.  We would like to see that trend continue and we know China’s ...
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Outreach trip to Huangshan

December 9-10, 2015, Outreach Unit Chief Molly Koscina and Consular Officer Spencer Maguire travelled to Huangshan. During their stay, they visited Huangshan Hui Culture Museum, met with Huangshan College Environmental Protection Association, visited Panda Ecological Garden and met with the four Yale Fellows teaching English at Xiuning Middle School.  
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CG Smith in Hangzhou

December 7, 2015: CG Smith, accompanied by Outreach Unit Chief Molly Koscina and Consular Officer Glorya Sing Key, travelled to Hangzhou. The trip began with an introductory meeting with Green Zhejiang, followed by a working lunch with the Provincial FAO Director General and a courtesy call to the Provincial Sports Bureau on the development of ...
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American Citizen Service in Kunming

On 12/05/2015, a Consular Officer from the United States Consulate General in Chengdu will be in Kunming to provide limited consular services, including applications for passport renewal, additional passport visa pages, and notaries.  Please note that initial passport applications for someone who has never been issued a U.S. passport will not be accepted.  There are a limited number of available slots ...
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CG Smith in Zhoushan

December 2-3, 2015; CG Smith, accompanied by Outreach Unit Chief Molly Koscina and Consular Officer Stephen Sanders travelled to Zhoushan to meet with municipal leadership, learn about Zhoushan’s environmental challenges, and discuss growing economic ties between the U.S. and Zhoushan, including a soon-to-be built Boeing production facility. In addition, CG Smith spoke at Zhejiang Ocean ...
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Middle and High School Students Experience “One Day at the U.S. Consulate”

Nov. 18, Chengdu – Teaming up with news portal Sina.com, PAS welcomed 17 local middle and high school students to experience “One Day at the U.S. Consulate,” where students learned about Public Affairs work and U.S. culture by creating media reports based on the traditional and social media available in the IRC and also attended ...
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Shanghai PAO Congratulates Inaugural Class of New US-China Exchange Program

Nov. 13, Shanghai – Public Affairs Officer Brian Gibel delivered remarks at the Zhi-Xing Eisenhower Fellowship closing ceremony at the China Leadership Academy Pudong. Launched in 2015 as a result of the U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange, the Zhi-Xing China Eisenhower Fellowship is a fully-funded four-week professional and leadership development program that brings 10 mid-career ...
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Shanghai CG Delivers Keynote Address at Shanghai American School Model UN

Nov 13, Shanghai – Consul General Hanscom Smith made remarks at the opening ceremony of the fourth annual Shanghai American School Model United Nations Conference at the Shanghai American School Pudong Campus. As the keynote speaker, CG Smith focused on the theme of this year’s conference, “the ethics of progress,” and spoke to students about ...
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Consulate Chengdu’s 30th Anniversary Event Draws Local and National Press Coverage

Nov. 13, Chengdu – Representatives of multiple local and national news outlets, including China’s largest news agency and one of the country’s major online news portals, attended Consulate Chengdu’s 30th Anniversary Ceremony, resulting in media coverage that reached millions of people. The Sichuan Foreign Affairs Office also publicized this event on its official WeChat account, ...
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Statement by the President on the Situation in Paris

The White House Office of the Press Secretary The President:  Good evening, everybody.  I just want to make a few brief comments about the attacks across Paris tonight.  Once again, we’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians.  This is an attack not just on Paris, it’s an attack not just on the people ...
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Shanghai CG Engages Students in Southern Jiangsu Provincial City

Nov 12, Changzhou – Consul General Hanscom Smith traveled to the southern Jiangsu Provincial City of Changzhou and delivered a speech on the U.S.-China relationship to around 200 Changzhou University students and faculty. The students asked CG Smith what they could do to improve the US-China relationship, whether the Fed would raise interest rates, and ...
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Shanghai Consulate Teams up with Special Olympics & Pac-12 to Promote Access for All

In Conjunction with PAC12 and Special Olympics, Consulate Shanghai organized several events to highlight key mission goals of empowerment for disabled Chinese citizens as well as opportunities to study in America. The cornerstone event was a skills session with Special Olympics athletes, Consulate staff, and players from University of Washington.
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CG Smith in Changzhou

November 12, 2015—CG Smith traveled to Changzhou for an educational and environmental focused outreach trip. In addition to meeting the Party Secretary, CG Smith spoke to undergraduate students at Changzhou University on the U.S-China cooperation. CG Smith visited Trina International School, Trina Solar and Jianghai Environmental Protection Company.
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Promoting American Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Education Forum

Nov. 8, Chengdu – Seizing the opportunity promote American leadership in entrepreneurship and innovation in the educational sector, Consul General Raymond Greene delivered remarks at the 2015 Education Forum for Asia.  As the second of twelve speakers in a breakout session about Creative Industries and Startup Education, Greene showcased American industries that lead the world ...
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Opening Statement: PACOM Commander Admiral Harry Harris at his meeting with PLA General Fan Changlong

November 3, 2015, Ba Yi Building, Beijing, China ADM Harris:  Thank you very much for receiving me today.  It is indeed good for me to be back in China.  As you mentioned, I was in Qingdao last year.  I am especially pleased at our Ambassador, Ambassador Max Baucus to make time in his schedule to ...
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Opening Statement: PACOM Commander Admiral Harry Harris at his meeting with PLA General Fang Fenghui

November 3, 2015, Ba Yi Building, Beijing, China ADM Harris: General Fang, let me begin by thanking you for sitting with me and the American delegation today. It is a pleasure for me to be back in China. I was here last year, when we approved that CUES [Code for Unexpected Encounters at Sea] document ...
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East Asia and the Pacific: Assistant Secretary Ryan Travels to Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 30, 2015 Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan will travel to Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo, November 1-10, to engage international stakeholders in the Department of State’s cross-cultural and educational diplomacy efforts. In Beijing, Assistant Secretary Ryan will meet with Chinese cultural ...
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No Tricks, Only Treats—Southwest Chinese Experience Halloween

Oct. 28, Chengdu – In anticipation of one of America’s favorite holidays, English Language Fellow at Sichuan Normal University LaTasha Simms and Professional Associate Heidi Hartman teamed up to host a Halloween-themed party that included a brief introduction of the history of the holiday, several craft activities and contests, bobbing for apples, pin-the-tail, and trick-or-treating. ...
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Repatriation Ceremony of U.S. Airman Remains Commemorates U.S.-China WWII Cooperation

Oct. 22, Chengdu – The Jianchuan Museum hosted a ceremony to repatriate the remains of a WWII U.S. airman that were discovered at the site of an airplane crash in Tibet. Jianchuan Museum and representatives of the China Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented the remains to U.S. Department of Defense representative James Darby to return ...
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Joint Liaison Group on Law Enforcement Cooperation (JLG) Anti-Corruption Working Group

Opening Remarks by Bruce Ohr Associate Deputy Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice Joint Liaison Group on Law Enforcement Cooperation (JLG) Anti-Corruption Working Group October 20, 2015 Beijing, China Vice Minister Zhang Ming, Vice Minister Liu Jianchao, Deputy Director General Cai Wei, and Director General Xu Hong, thank you for your warm welcome to China. ...
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A/DCM’s Remarks at the JLG Anti-Corruption Working Group

China World Hotel Vice Minister Liu, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen:  On behalf of Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Ambassador Max Baucus, it is an honor to be here with you this morning to help open the 10th Meeting of the U.S.-China Joint Liaison Group Anti-Corruption Working Group. As many senior officials have stated ...
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Tory Burch Designer Promotes Multiple Priorities in Southwest China Through Fashion

Tory Burch Vice President for Design of Accessories Elizabeth Kiester traveled to Yunnan and Chengdu in a program called “Finding Yourself Through Fashion.” In Yunnan, Kiester met with community leaders, hearing impaired students at Yunnan Special College, experts at Yunnan Minorities Museum, ethnic minority cast members and costume designers at the “Yunnan Impressions” theatre show, ...
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Deputy Secretary Highlights Importance of Increased Engagement with Program Alumni

Ambassador Baucus hosted Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken for an official visit to Shanghai during which he met with business leaders, civil society representatives, and exchange program alumni. At a lunch with seven State Department program alumni, Deputy Secretary Blinken highlighted the importance of people-to-people exchanges and learned about how alumni are working to share the ...
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Deputy Secretary Blinken and Ambassador Baucus’s Press Roundtable

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken United States Ambassador to China Max Baucus Press Roundtable, Lost Heaven Restaurant, Beijing, China October 8, 2015 Deputy Secretary Blinken:  It’s a great pleasure for me to be back in China.  I began my job as the Deputy Secretary of State in January of this year.  I had worked ...
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Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, United States Ambassador to China Max Baucus, Press Roundtable, Lost Heaven Restaurant, Beijing, China

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken United States Ambassador to China Max Baucus Press Roundtable, Lost Heaven Restaurant, Beijing, China October 8, 2015 Deputy Secretary Blinken: It’s a great pleasure for me to be back in China.  I began my job as the Deputy Secretary of State in January of this year.  I had worked ...
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Opening Statement: Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken at his meeting with PLA Gen. Fang Fenghui

Deputy Secretary Blinken: General, thank you very much for receiving us today.  It’s a pleasure to be here again.  You are right; this is my second trip to China in just a short period of time.  It is a reflection of the tremendous importance that President Obama attaches to the relationship between our countries.  I ...
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OPENING STATEMENT: Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken at his meeting with PRC State Councilor Yang Jiechi

October 8, 2015, Zhongnanhai, Beijing, China Deputy Secretary Blinken: Thank you, State Councilor, and I have to say that we share your assessment of the success of President Xi’s visit. I think we demonstrated again to the world that we can cooperate in a very meaningful way: in ways that advance the interests of American ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry – China’s National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I would like to congratulate the People’s Republic of China as you celebrate the 66th anniversary of your nation’s founding on October 1. The people of the United States and the people of China enjoy a warm friendship, strengthened by work together to ...
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FACT SHEET: The United States and China Issue Joint Presidential Statement on Climate Change with New Domestic Policy Commitments and a Common Vision

On the occasion of President Xi’s State Visit to Washington, D.C., the United States and China today marked another major milestone in their joint leadership in the fight against climate change with the release of a U.S.-China Joint Presidential Statement on Climate Change. The Statement, which builds on last November’s historic announcement by President Obama ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on Mid-Autumn Festival

September 25, 2015 Mid-Autumn Festival  On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I extend the warmest greetings to all those celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival. Around the world, families and friends are gathering to celebrate the harvest, and give thanks for the blessings we have received during the year.  As part ...
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U.S.-China Joint Presidential Statement on Climate Change

In November 2014, President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping stood together in Beijing to make a historic U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change, emphasizing their personal commitment to a successful climate agreement in Paris and marking a new era of multilateral climate diplomacy as well as a new pillar in their bilateral relationship. On ...
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FACT SHEET: U.S.-China Economic Relations

The United States and China recognize their shared interest in promoting a strong and open global economy, inclusive growth and sustainable development, and a stable international financial system, supported by the multilateral economic institutions founded at the end of World War II that have benefited the peoples of both nations. Both countries recognize and value ...
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FACT SHEET: President Xi Jinping’s State Visit to the United States

On September 24-25, 2015, President Barack Obama hosted President Xi Jinping of China for a State visit.  The two heads of state exchanged views on a range of global, regional, and bilateral subjects.  President Obama and President Xi agreed to work together to constructively manage our differences and decided to expand and deepen cooperation in ...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping’s State Visit to the United States

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 25, 2015 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT XI JINPING OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA IN JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE Rose Garden 12:22 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon, everybody. Please have a seat. I want to once again welcome President Xi back ...
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Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson Ned Price on the Stampede Near Mecca

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2015 Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson Ned Price on the Stampede Near Mecca The United States expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the hundreds of Hajj pilgrims killed and hundreds more injured in the heartbreaking stampede in Mina, Kingdom ...
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IVLP Trip Spurs Art Exchange with New Mexico

Sep. 22, Ningbo – During a recent trip, Public Affairs Officer Brian Gibel and Cultural Affairs Officer Josh Lustig visited the Ningbo Museum of Art to meet with director Licheng Han and deputy director Weiping Zhang, who is an IVLP alumnus. Zhang’s three-week-long U.S. government exchange trip took her to New Mexico, where she was ...
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China Must Stick to the Path of Economic Reform

By Jacob J. Lew Two years ago, China’s leaders charted a course to move to a more market-oriented, consumer-driven economy—a course that is not only in the best interest of China but also the rest of the world. President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States this week presents a crucial opportunity to reaffirm that ...
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National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s As Prepared Remarks on the U.S.-China Relationship at George Washington University

Remarks as Prepared Good morning everyone.  Thank you, President Knapp, for that kind introduction, and thank you to everyone at GW for hosting me.  I wanted to come to this distinguished university to speak directly to younger people, because my topic this morning will impact your futures—whether you decide to open a business, develop cutting-edge ...
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Justice Department And Chinese Ministry Of Public Security Coordinate Efforts To Combat International Drug Trafficking

WASHINGTON – This week, law enforcement officials from the United States and the People’s Republic of China met in Beijing to coordinate their efforts to fight international drug trafficking. Representatives of the two sides held two separate but related meetings to exchange law enforcement information, share their assessments of the drug problem, discuss responses in ...
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Speaker Promotes Corporate Responsibility and Innovation in Chengdu

Sep. 18, Chengdu – Executive Dean at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Philip Cochran, who is also one of the world’s foremost experts in corporate philanthropy, met with who different groups in Chengdu as part of his IIP-sponsored tour of China. With both groups (local entrepreneurs and business people who are members of ...
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Local Entrepreneurs Discuss Women in Business at Entrepreneurship Roundtable

In collaboration with Post’s Civil Society Working Group, Shanghai PAS hosted a roundtable for ten local female entrepreneurs featuring Sarah Kauss, the CEO and Founder of S’well, a company that sells high-end water bottles made from recycled materials. Kauss is mentor for the Fortune-State Women’s Entrepreneur Mentoring Program, which provides female entrepreneurs from around the ...
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CG Smith Launches Illinois FDI Roundtable

Consul General Hanscom Smith delivered welcome remarks at the Illinois FDI Roundtable touting the importance of increasing ties between China and the U.S. through investment opportunities. Led by James M. Shultz, the Director of the Illinois Department of Commerce, the event included other speakers from selected Chinese firms that have successfully invested in Illinois.
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Shanghai PAO Stresses People to People Ties on Radio Program

Sep. 16, Shanghai – Public Affairs Chief Brian Gibel participated in China Radio International’s From University to the World event which brought together over 300 college students from U.S. and China to promote people-to-people ties. Gibel emphasized that academic exchanges are a dynamic force for positive transformation as they help build mutual understanding and he ...
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Shanghai CONS Chief Utilizes Media to Highlight New Visa Services

Sep. 16, Shanghai – Consular Section Chief Jewell Evans gave five local journalists an exclusive tour of the NIV Section’s new intake queuing area. During the walk through, Evans explained that the new space will reduce the visa processing time to just under one hour from start to finish. Also, the increased floor space will ...
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White House: Readout of Senior Administration Officials’ Meeting with Meng Jianzhu

From September 9-12, senior Administration officials held a series of meetings with Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China Meng Jianzhu in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Meng traveled to Washington as President Xi Jinping’s Special Envoy to discuss cybersecurity and other issues in advance of President Xi’s State ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic China

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary September 15, 2015 Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic China  President Obama will host Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, at the White House for an official State Visit on September 25, 2015.  This ...
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American Chef’s Culinary Diplomacy Highlights America’s Diversity

Sep. 15-21, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming – Public Affairs teamed up with the Agricultural Trade Office to bring American cuisine to Southwest China.  American Chef Adam Levin traveled to Chengdu, Chongqing and Kunming in one week and interacted with students, local chefs, and the general public. Programs included cooking demo at a retail outlet and served ...
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Keynote Speech, Ambassador’s IPR Roundtable – “Innovation in Action”

Ambassador Max Baucus Keynote Speech, Ambassador’s IPR Roundtable  “Innovation in Action” September 14, 2015  As prepared for delivery  Good afternoon everyone! It’s great to be here with Commissioner Shen and others from the State Intellectual Property Office – Director General Hu and Director General Lei to name a few. I am pleased to see other ...
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Ambassador’s IPR Roundtable: Innovation in Action

On September 14, U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus convened the second 2015 Ambassador’s IPR Roundtable, “Innovation in Action: Patents and Trade Secrets.”  More than 150 guests attended the event, including representatives from the Chinese government, industry, and IP community. Ambassador Baucus, along with State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) Commissioner Shen Changyu, delivered keynote remarks.  ...
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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, September 12, 2015 at the Greenlake Hotel, located on 6 Cuihu S Rd, Wuhua, Kunming, Yunnan China 650031 (云南省昆明市五华区翠湖南路6号 650031). There are a limited number of appointment slots for this visit.  You must email us to reserve ...
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CG Smith Promotes Innovation and Investment through Hershey’s Shanghai

Consul General Hanscom Smith, Deputy Principal Officer Gwen Cardno, and Foreign Commercial Service Chief Cameron Werker visited Hershey’s Innovation Center in Shanghai to promote innovation and draw attention to increasing commercial linkages between the U.S. and China. The innovation center is an R&D hub designed to enable Hershey quickly develop, test and launch new products ...
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Southwest Chinese “Dream Itineraries” Turn Into Reality Via Consulate Contest

Consul General Raymond Greene on September 10, 2015 congratulated eight winners of the Consulate’s “Dream Itinerary” social media contest, in which residents of the Consulate’s district submitted creative plans for a two-week long trip to America. The winning itineraries that were authored by residents of Chengdu, Chongqing, and Guizhou were selected from over 170 submissions, ...
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Come see us in SHENZHEN!

9/9/2015 Consular officers from Guangzhou will be in Shekou for a town hall meeting on Friday 9/11. Swing by the Shekou International School Auditorium from 5-6pm and bring your questions! When:                     5-6pm Friday Sept 11th Where:                    Shekou International School Auditorium Address in details:    A-101, Coastal Rose Phase 2, Wanghai Road, Shekou, Nanshan District, Shenzhen. Exit D of Dongjiaotou ...
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Important Change to Your Passport

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, would like to inform U.S. Citizens that the U.S. Government will no longer be able to add additional visa pages to U.S. passports starting January 1, 2016.  Instead, 52-page passport books will be issued at no extra cost. This worldwide change enhances the security of U.S. passports. U.S. Citizens ...
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Statement by the President on the 70th Anniversary Commemorating the End of World War II in the Pacific

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 2, 2015 Statement by the President on the 70th Anniversary Commemorating the End of World War II in the Pacific Today we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the formal end of World War II in the Pacific, a conflict that tragically claimed millions ...
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Statement by secretary Kerry On the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II in the Pacific

On the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II in the Pacific I join President Obama and the American people in reflecting on today’s 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific theater. As we recall the war’s devastating toll and mourn those lost on all sides, we also ...
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Upcoming Consular Section Closures: Special October Closure of Consular Section Shanghai

The Consular Section at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai will be closed to the public on Monday, September 7, in observance of the U.S. Labor Day holiday. The Consular Section will also be closed on Monday, September 28, Wednesday, September 30 and October 1-5 in observance of Mid-Autumn Festival and the Chinese National Holidays. No ...
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Ambassador David Saperstein’s Visit to China

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein traveled to the People’s Republic of China August 20-28, 2015 to discuss religious freedom with government officials, religious leaders, and civil society representatives.  He visited Beijing, Shijiazhuang, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Hong Kong. In meetings with government officials, Ambassador Saperstein noted positive developments, including the growth of ...
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Assistant Secretary Daniel Russel Travels to Burma, China, and Mongolia

From September 3-5, Assistant Secretary Russel will travel to Naypyidaw and Rangoon, Burma to meet with senior Burmese government officials, Aung San Suu Kyi, and civil society.  While there, he will discuss preparations for the general elections that will be held on November 8, express U.S. support for the ongoing peace process, and encourage further ...
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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Meetings in Beijing, China

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met with senior Chinese officials in Beijing, China on August 28-29 to prepare for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the United States next month and to discuss bilateral, regional, and global issues of mutual concern. Ambassador Rice held candid, fruitful and wide-ranging consultations with State Councilor Yang ...
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Press Statement at Meeting of U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice with President Xi

Thank you very much, Mr. President.  Thank you for welcoming me and my delegation.  Thank you for the good and hard work of your team of colleagues with whom we have had very productive conversations. It is my honor to be back in Beijing on behalf of President Obama and to prepare for your very ...
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Press Statement at Meeting of U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice with General Fan and Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Press Statement at Meeting of U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice with General Fan  Thank you very much, General Fan.  It’s good to see you again, and it’s good to be back in Beijing.  I’m glad we’re having this opportunity to address efforts after your latest visit to Washington in which we had an excellent ...
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Press Statement at Meeting of U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, Beijing,

Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, Beijing, China As Delivered Remarks Ambassador Rice: Well, thank you very much Mr. State Councilor for welcoming me and my delegation. It is good to be back in Beijing.  And you have, as always, been warm and generous in extending your hospitality and kindness to all of us. We are all very ...
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Consul General Commemorates Past to Encourage Future Cooperation in Chongqing

During a trip to Chongqing August 27-28, Consul General Raymond Greene met with directors of “Behind the Frontline,” a documentary about Chongqing during World War II and American contributions to the Chinese war effort, and helped open the Stilwell Museum’s Freeman Theatre with the screening of a wartime documentary about a “Flying Tiger” American pilot ...
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Consulate-Sponsored Jazz Camp

Cultural Affairs Officer Josh Lustig spoke at the opening ceremony for the 2nd Shanghai Summer Jazz Camp. The camp featured classes for students of all ages and skill levels from American musicians and teachers from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. The camp was part of a grant Post provided to organizer Jazz Education Abroad, which ...
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American Football Fellows

Cultural Affairs Officer Joshua Lustig and RSO Shamar Mitchell briefed three newly-arrived Gridiron Fellows about the Consulate and how the incoming Fellows can collaborate with the Public Affairs Section during their stay in China. The Gridiron Fellows are former College Football players pursuing advanced degrees who come to China for a 9-month fellowship to promote ...
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NSLI-Y Summer Program

State Department English Language Fellow Nicole Kaup participated in the closing ceremony for the National Security Language Initiative Youth (NSLI-Y) Summer Program. Kaup delivered brief remarks reminding the participants how people-to-people exchanges like NSLI-Y strengthen the U.S.-China bilateral relationship. The students were in China for a 2-month State Department funded language exchange at cities throughout ...
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Keynote Speech, Ambassador’s IPR Roundtable

Ambassador Max Baucus Keynote Speech, Ambassador’s IPR Roundtable “Innovation in Action” September 14, 2015 As prepared for delivery Good afternoon everyone! It’s great to be here with Commissioner Shen and others from the State Intellectual Property Office – Director General Hu and Director General Lei to name a few. I am pleased to see other ...
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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the Explosion in Tianjin

At this time of tragedy, the United States extends its heartfelt condolences to the Chinese people over the deadly explosion that occurred on August 12 in Tianjin.  Our thoughts are with the victims and their families, and with China’s first responders who are working to help those who were injured.
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Ice Skating Event Introduces American Sports Culture to Chengdu Public

Together with Ice & Joy Skating Rink at IFS on August 10, 2015, the U.S. Consulate Chengdu hosted an ice skating called “Skate Forward with US!” that combined basic skating instruction with carefully crafted exercises designed to promote American sports culture. Led by Public Affairs Summer Intern Kayla Blomquist, who is a competitive figure skater ...
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U.S.-China Counterterrorism Dialogue

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 6, 2015 Ambassador Tina Kaidanow, Coordinator for Counterterrorism, led a U.S. delegation to Beijing for the U.S.-China Counterterrorism Dialogue August 4. Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs led the Chinese delegation. The two sides reaffirmed their commitment to address the shared ...
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China Ordains New Catholic Bishop Amid Tensions

A diocese in central China has ordained the country’s first Roman Catholic bishop in three years, amid continued repression of Chinese Christians. Bishop Joseph Zhang Yinlin was ordained Tuesday in Henan province before about 1,400 faithful, as hundreds of police officers enforced a tight security cordon nearby, according to Catholic websites based abroad. The ceremony ...
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Meeting Invitation to U.S. Citizens in Nanning

U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou 43 Hua Jiu Road, Zhujiang New Town Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510623 +86 (20) 3814-5000 08/13/2015 A Consular Officer from the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou will visit Nanning on Tuesday, August 18, and would like to invite all U.S. citizens and their families to an American Citizen Services Coffee Hour to chat ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Fuzhou Coffee Hour with Consular Officer

8/3/2015 A Consular Officer from U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou will visit Fuzhou on Monday, August 10, and would like to invite all U.S. citizens and their families to an American Citizen Services (ACS) Coffee Hour to chat about expat life in Fuzhou. The Consular Officer will be available to answer any questions you may have about ...
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All-Female Bassoon Quartet Combines Pop and Classical Music for Chinese Audience

August 2, Chengdu – U.S. Consulate Chengdu hosted a concert for a visiting American bassoon quartet called “The Breaking Winds” at a local music park. The quartet’s four young women played pop songs with their classical instruments, thoroughly entertaining the crown with their creative performance style, which featured comedic dancing and acting. They also performed ...
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Michele Markoff’s remarks on “Developments of Cyberspace and Emerging Challenges”

ARF Workshop on cyber capacity building; Beijing, China; July 28, 2015; Michele Markoff remarks for panel session on “Developments of Cyberspace and Emerging Challenges” Thank you for the opportunity to discuss developments of cyberspace and emerging challenges. Since our last ARF workshop on cyber issues, in Malaysia last year, we have seen an increasing variety ...
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7/19/2015 THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES IN GUANGZHOU IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE CONSULATE WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO AMERICAN CITIZENS IN CHINA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. Thank you for enrolling in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) .  Enrolling in STEP not only allows you to receive the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Invitation to Meet Consular Officer in Shantou

A Consular Officer from U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou will visit Shantou on Monday, July 27 and would like to invite all U.S. citizens and their families to an American Citizen Services Coffee Hour to chat about expat life in Shantou. The Consular Officer will be available to answer any questions you may have about services ...
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Film Series Commemorates World War II and Provides American Perspectives

As part of U.S. Consulate General’s commemoration of the 70th anniversary of World War II, Public Affairs partnered with the private Long Museum to host a two-day film series titled “Remembering World War II: An American Perspective.” Each of the four films (Casablanca, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List and The Monuments Men) was selected for ...
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Consulate General Shanghai’s 4th of July Event: A Hollywood Success!

Consulate General Shanghai celebrated America’s 239th Independence Day with a Hollywood themed gala event. The party featured official movie clips, an authentic movie concession stand with fresh popcorn and candy from the United States, life-sized statues of Iron Man and Super Man, and a live cooking demonstration by celebrity Chef Marc Murphy. Guests received official ...
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‘Chopped’ Star Marc Murphy Showcases the Flavor of July 4th

In collaboration with the State Department’s Diplomatic Culinary Partnership program as well as Post’s Foreign Commercial Service (FSC) and Agriculture and Trade Office (ATO), Public Affairs supported the visit of acclaimed restaurateur and celebrity chef Marc Murphy. His itinerary included a roundtable with culinary students from two local schools, a visit to an open-air “wet ...
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2015 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Achievements

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-People Exchange concluded in Washington, DC June 24. These dialogues were led by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew, Vice Premier Wang Yang, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi, and Vice Premier ...
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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 ...
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FACT SHEET: The United States and China: Protecting and Conserving the Ocean

The United States and China: Protecting and Conserving the Ocean “China and the United States – the two largest economies in the world, two of the top fishing nations in the world, and two of the global leaders in ocean science – have a very real opportunity to come together to deal with conserving and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Consul General Smith participated in the Hopkins-Nanjing Center 2015 Commencement Ceremony

June 19 2015, CG Smith gave the English keynote speech at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center 2015 commencement ceremony at Nanjing University. In addition to congratulating the graduates in his speech, CG Smith encouraged them to commit themselves to service and use their talents in developing the U.S.-China relationship.
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The Ambassador’s 2015 Ramadan Message

As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins, Melodee and I wish Muslims throughout China and around the world Ramadan Mubarak. Muslims of diverse origins in the United States and the across the globe observe Ramadan with the encouragement and support of friends, colleagues and neighbors of all faiths during this blessed month. During Ramadan, ...
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Remarks Delivered at the “Lockdown in Tibet” Event

Sarah Sewall Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights   Geneva, Switzerland Introduction  Thank you Ambassador Harper for that kind introduction. We wish you and your colleagues a productive 29th session of the Human Rights Council. And thank you to the Helsinki Foundation for arranging this event. I am very pleased to be here. At ...
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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, June 13, 2015 at Humdinger Brewpub, located on 111 Zhengyi Lu (昆明正义路111号). There are a limited number of appointment slots for this visit.  You must email us to reserve a time; please include your full ...
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Ambassador Baucus commemorates the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

On Sunday, we marked the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).  IDAHOT is a day to celebrate the advances we’ve made toward equality and justice for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender neighbors, family members, co-workers, and fellow citizens.  It is also a day to examine the steps we can take to end discrimination ...
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Shanghai Hosts China’s First ComicCon!

Nearly 50,000 visitors descended on China’s first Comic Convention—a homage to American comics, movies, and gaming. PAS Shanghai connected convention organizers with the Motion Picture Association to promote intellectual property, displayed at the event via slogans “With great IPR comes great responsibility” and “May the IPR be with you.” After meeting fans at the convention, ...
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Break-dancers Spread Message of Peace, Unity, and Having Fun

Break-dancers from around the world participated in the Battle in Shanghai 2015 (B.I.S.) dance competition, which drew thousands of fans, both young and old. In its ninth year and bigger than ever, B.I.S. has established itself as the premier annual regional BBoy event. The four-day event includes workshops for children, public service activities, and world-class ...
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Outreach Unit Chief Molly Koscina in Hangzhou

May 14-15; Outreach Unit Chief and Specialist travelled to Hangzhou. The trip started with a visit to Hangzhou Wanxiang Polytechnic to learn about current and future exchange programs with American schools. They had an introductory meeting with the Alibaba Government Relations Department. The next day, they visited Green Zhejiang’s service center, charity store and office.
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CG Opens “Picturing America” Exhibit in Anhui Province

Consul General Hanscom Smith opened the dual exhibits “Picturing America” and “From Sea to Shining Sea” at the Hefei City Library in Anhui. The opening event drew local media and officials.. Officials and media asked questions about images such as a photography of Martin Luther King Jr.’s march from Selma to Montgomery and Dorothea Lange’s ...
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Consul General Hanscom Smith’s Statement Regarding The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, 2015

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia ( IDAHOT ) is held on May 17 to mark the day in 1990 when the World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from its International Classification of Diseases.  A quarter of a century later, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community has made great progress in ...
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Shanghai Consular Section Announces New Education USA App

The Shanghai Consular Section held its annual Student Visa Day to promote educational exchanges and to announce the launch of EducationUSA China’s new Virtual Adviser mobile app. The app was developed by EducationUSA China to walk prospective students through the process of applying to a U.S. institution, applying for a student visa, and transitioning to ...
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Remarks by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert W. Holleyman II to the New Democrat Network

Remarks by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert W. Holleyman II to the New Democrat Network (NDN): Digital Economy and Trade: A 21st Century Leadership Imperative May 1, 2015 Washington, D.C. *As Prepared for Delivery* Thank you, Representative Kind, for that warm introduction, and for your leadership of the New Democrat Coalition.  The Coalition’s American Prosperity ...
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American Citizen Service in Chongqing

On April 25, 2015, a Consular Officer from the United States Consulate General in Chengdu will be at the Intercontinental Hotel in Chongqing to provide limited consular services, including applications for passport renewal, additional passport visa pages, and notaries.  We will also be available to answer questions or address any concerns you have should you wish to make an appointment just to ...
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Statement on the Conditional Release of Chinese Women’s Rights Activists

Samantha Power U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations New York, NY The United States notes China’s decision to conditionally release Wu Rongrong, Wei Tingting, Wang Man, Zheng Churan and Li Tingting, also known as the “Beijing+20 Five.” We remain concerned that the women are still being considered criminal suspects, and may be subjected to further detention, ...
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Remarks by Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall on the Joint Trade Mission to China at the Microsoft Campus in Beijing

April 14, 2015 – 8:17am Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Deputy Secretary of Energy Thank you, Dr. Hon for the introduction. I also want to say a special thank you to Microsoft for hosting us today. Our two nations are the world’s largest economies. And we are also the world’s largest carbon producers. And that means we have the power ...
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Consul General Urges Students to “Visit USA” for Study Abroad

As part of the second phase of the Consulate’s year-long campaign to encourage travel to the United States from Southwest China, Consul General Raymond Greene headlined an event promoting study abroad in America on April 12. Specifically promoting campus visits and summer/winter camps at U.S. universities, the Consul General addressed a group of students, their ...
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American and Chinese Film Directors Shine the Spotlight on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and LGBT Issues

Film directors Josh Kim and Fan Popo spoke to largely young audiences about innovation and entrepreneurship in the film industry, same sex marriage, and “LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) and Film” on April 10 and 11. In his individual program, American director Josh Kim talked about his journey from film school student to feature ...
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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 ...
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Consul General Meets Students at Yunnan University of Nationalities

Consul General Raymond Greene spoke with students at Yunnan University of Nationalities in Kunming, Yunnan, on April 8. The Consul General spoke about study opportunities in the United States, and urged students to apply the lessons of U.S.-China cooperation during World War II to the present, as the two nations work together on global issues. ...
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U.S. and China Honor American WWII Hero in Yunnan Province

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 County Foreign Affairs Office Director Ruan Faqing ...
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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 ...
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Essay Contest Inspires Chinese Students’ Ideas on Empowering Women

Consul General Raymond Greene and the Consulate’s English Language Fellow Rebekah Gordon hosted a writing workshop and essay contest in honor of Women’s History Month at the Chongqing Library on March 28 and 29. 100 high school students from 10 different schools participated in the competitive essay writing contest on the theme of “Empowering Women ...
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SECURITY MESSAGE: Knife Attack at Guangzhou Rail Station

3/26/2015 According to press reports, at approximately 1600 hours on March 24th, a local, emotionally disturbed man attacked people with a knife at the shoe wholesale market “Bu Yun Tian Di,” roughly a kilometer from the Guangzhou Railway Station.  Four people were injured in this attack and the perpetrator, after being cornered by security, jumped ...
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New York Latin Band Strikes a Chord with Shanghai Students

New York-based band Alex Torres and his Latin Orchestra conducted a music workshop at Jing’an Foreign Language Middle School. Torres described the origins and basic instruments of Latin music while his orchestra demonstrated the rhythmic arrangements. The audience was made up of student musicians who jumped at the chance to interact with the American band. ...
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Carolyn Malachi Inspires Thousands in East China

As part of her China tour for American Music Abroad, Carolyn Malachi performed for 500 people at the Nanjing University of the Arts and over 800 people at the Shanghai Centre Theatre. The concerts spread the message of positivity, women’s empowerment, and the importance of diversity to hundreds of students and members of the general ...
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Consul General Smith in Ningbo

March 23-24, 2015, Ningbo. Consul General Smith met with Ningbo Vice Mayor Wang Jianhou. He visited Centennial Church and Church of Our Lady of the Assumption. He also spoke at an investment promotion event hosted by the Ningbo Business Council. On the second day, he visited the Ningbo Museum of Art, interacted with teachers and ...
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Security Message: China-Burma Border Incidents

3/21/2015 The U.S. Embassy in Beijing is aware of recent increased tensions related to the ongoing armed conflict in Burma between the Burmese government and various ethnic minority groups near the China-Burma border.  As a result of the conflict, the Chinese government has restricted travel to the border region.  U.S. citizens traveling near the China-Burma ...
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R&B Band Rocks Chengdu, Promotes Diversity in American Culture and Music

American rhythm & blues singer Carolyn Malachi and her band delivered a dynamic two-day program in Chengdu March 21-22. At a lecture to some 200 people, the band discussed their unique music style, blending R&B, jazz and hip-hop, as well as the role that music has had in expressing American culture and history. Audience members ...
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American Citizen Services Now on WeChat

U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou’s American Citizen Services Unit (Guangzhou ACS) is proud to announce we are now broadcasting information for U.S. citizens on We Chat! Please look for username GuangzhouACS or scan the QR code below with your mobile device for the latest regarding travel alerts, ACS services, and more. By using social media, we ...
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American Citizen Service in Kunming

On 3/14/2015, a Consular Officer from the United States Consulate General in Chengdu will be in Kunming to provide limited consular services, including applications for passport renewal, additional passport visa pages, and notaries.  Please note that initial passport applications for someone who has never been issued a U.S. passport will not be accepted.  Regular consular visits will now be scheduled on the ...
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Shanghai Women Entrepreneurs Connect with Small Business Administration

March 10, Shanghai – In celebration of Women’s History Month, Tong Qin of the Small Business Administration (SBA) San Francisco office led a video call with more than 30 local women entrepreneurs and business owners about strategies for advancing women-owned businesses. She spoke about SBA’s best practices and their National Women’s Business Centers, and answered ...
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Shanghai Audience Learns How to Make Strong Presentations

March 5, Shanghai – Information Officer Felix Salazar talked about how to make strong presentations to an audience of over 50 at the Shanghai American Center. Using the metaphor of a house, Salazar showed how a strong presentation is like a strong house, whereby the introduction is the foundation, the supporting arguments are the support ...
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Security Message: China-Burma Border Incidents

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing is aware of recent increased tensions related to the ongoing armed conflict in Burma between the Burmese government and various ethnic minority groups near the China-Burma border.  As a result of the conflict, the Chinese government has restricted travel to the border region.  U.S. citizens traveling near the China-Burma border ...
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Security Message: Report of Alleged Planning of Possible Terrorist Incident in Kunming, Yunnan Province

The United States Embassy in Beijing is aware of media reports alleging that terrorists may be planning to launch an attack in Kunming, Yunnan Province over the Lunar New Year period.  The Embassy has not been able to verify the accuracy of this report. As noted in the current Country Specific Information Sheet for China, ...
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Caution: Common Financial Scam Reported Throughout China

Mission China consular sections have received reports of a financial scam that has already victimized a number of U.S. Citizens in China. While specific details differ slightly, typically callers purporting to be police officers/utility/bank representatives tell the call recipients that their accounts have been compromised by identity theft and money laundering, and insist that the ...
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Ambassador Baucus Visits Yunnan Province

U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China Max Baucus traveled to the cities of Kunming, Jinghong, and the village of Xizhou, in the southwest province of Yunnan, from January 28 to February 1 to commemorate U.S.-China cooperation during World War II, visit a wildlife protection area, and learn about efforts to preserve the region’s ...
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Shanghai American Center Scores Super Bowl Viewing Touchdown

Feb. 2, Shanghai – Shanghai Political/Economic Section Chief Bill Duff hosted an airing of the Super Bowl Game for an audience of over 50 fans. Duff kicked off the event by introducing the basics of American football and took questions throughout the game. The audience of mostly young Chinese professionals asked about game rules, how ...
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Learn English with American Board Games!

On Thursday, February 5th and Thursday, February 12th at 3:00 pm the U.S. Consulate Chengdu Library will host an activity to practice your English while playing American board games! We’ll have several Americans teach their favorite board games to adults and kids ages 8 and older – it’s a great way to have fun while learning English! ...
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ShAC Celebrates Black History Month

During the month of February, Shanghai PAS coordinated public lectures in honor of Black History Month, including The Evolution of African American Music, and Significant Achievement of African Americans. The public also came to the Shanghai American Center to attend lectures on the state of Hawaii, science fiction, and studying in America.
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Come watch the Super Bowl at the U.S. Consulate!

Experience the biggest American sporting event of the year and learn about football with the American Consulate and the Chengdu Mustangs football team! Come watch the New England Patriots battle the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 49 on Monday, February 2nd! Game starts at 1:30 pm. Please bring your ID to enter the Consulate starting ...
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CG Smith Promotes U.S. Wine and Sustainable Future

Jan. 23, Wuhu – During a trip to Wuhu, Consul General Hanscom Smith met with young environmentalists who are working to protect local waterways and promote alternatives to trash incineration. CG Smith also stopped by the American Wine Pavilion which is helping to increase the market share for American wine in China. The CG made ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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American Citizen Service in Chongqing

On 1/24/2015, a Consular Officer from the United States Consulate General in Chengdu will be in Chongqing to provide limited consular services, including applications for passport renewal, additional passport visa pages, and notaries.  Please note that initial passport applications for someone who has never been issued a U.S. passport will not be accepted.  There are a limited number of available slots ...
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Consul General Welcomes Chongqing to the U.S.A.

On January 23, Consul General Raymond Greene gave a speech to members of the public at the Chongqing Library entitled “The United States Welcomes You.” Consul General Greene spoke about travel, study, and investment opportunities in America, and took questions from the audience ranging from educational opportunities at American schools to whether foreigners can buy ...
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CG Smith in Wuhu

January 22, 2015: CG Smith, Outreach Unit Chief Molly Koscina and Vice Consul Audrey Keranen traveled to Wuhu. Their visit included the Wuhu Urban Planning Museum and a discussion on Wuhu’s urbanization with Vice Mayor Hu Xiping. CG Smith promoted American wine at Yugengshan Alcohol Industrial Park, NGO leaders at the Wuhu Ecology Center and ...
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Deputy Principal Officer Mark Tesone Explaining U.S. Policy through the State of the Union

Jan. 21, Shanghai – Deputy Principal Officer Mark Tesone spoke to an audience of 50 viewers of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address. Before the viewing, DPO Tesone spoke to the audience about U.S. federalism, the two-party system, and the history of the address. During the discussion, audience members asked about U.S.-China trade ...
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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 ...
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Consulate Launches “Visit USA” Campaign

The Consulate announced its “Zou Qi Meiguo (Visit USA)” campaign at Raffles City on January 17 with a public event featuring a beach theme with hula dancers, ukulele player, and prizes such as city tours and free hotel stays in America. The event also provided information about transportation to and within the U.S., visas, and ...
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CG Smith in Yangzhou

January 15, 2015: CG Smith, Outreach Unit Chief Molly Koscina and Vice Consul Daniel Monson traveled to Yangzhou. Their visit included the Slender West Lake and a courtesy call with Mayor Zhu Mingyang. CG Smith attended an investment promotion event hosted by Yangzhou Bureau of Commerce and had a discussion with students and faculties at ...
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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 ...
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Remarks of Dept. of Commerce General Counsel at Beijing American Center

Thanks, Steve, for that kind introduction.  And thank you to the Beijing American Center for hosting me here today.  This is a wonderful venue, and I’m pleased to be here. I am in China this week to speak to the public, academics, legal professionals, the media, Chinese government officials, and U.S. businesses about how the ...
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Urban Dance Choreographer Shaun Evaristo Visits Chengdu

Working with local dance studio Sinostage, the Consulate hosted a lecture and dance demonstration by American dancer and choreographer Shaun Evaristo on January 12 at the Ascott.  In what was Chengdu’s first introduction to Los Angeles urban dance style, Evaristo also spoke to excited fans about how to have a career as a dancer, focusing ...
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Shanghai PAO Emphasizes Educational Exchange at US-China MBA Graduation Ceremony

Jan 10, Shanghai. Shanghai PAO Brian Gibel delivered a keynote speech at the graduation ceremony of the Webster University–Shanghai University of Finance and Economics joint MBA program. At 18 years old, it is one of the oldest U.S.-China university joint programs. To the 50 new graduates, school faculty, and family members, Gibel highlighted the importance ...
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EducationUSA Message Delivered to Kunshan

Jan. 8, Kunshan – Shanghai Senior Program Assistant Li Dan and Beijing Embassy EducationUSA advisor Jenny Yu traveled to Kunshan to introduce EducationUSA resources and opportunities for 100 Chinese juniors and seniors at the Kunshan International School. Li Dan and Jenny shared best practices and dispelled rumors. Representatives from California State University San Bernardino complimented ...
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Miss California Is Nuts About China!

Jan. 7, Shanghai – In a joint effort, PAS and the Agricultural Trade Office produced a video to promote American Week from Jan 8-12 on Tmall, China’s version of Amazon.com. The event was designed to entice local consumers to purchase American products for preparation during the Chinese New Year. 500-600 lucky customers who purchased American ...
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