Ambassadors to China

Leonard Freel Woodcock (伍德科克) Appointment: Feb. 27, 1979 Presentation of Credentials: Mar. 7, 1979 Termination of Mission: Left post Feb 13, 1981. Arthur W. Hummel, Jr. (恒安石) Appointment: Jul 30, 1981 Presentation of Credentials: Sep 24, 1981 Termination of Mission: Left post Sep 24, 1985 Winston Lord (洛德) Appointment: Nov 6, 1985 Presentation of Credentials: ...
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Ambassador Baucus Remarks at the U.S.-China Tourism Year Closing Event

Good evening everyone! Thank you to the China National Tourism Administration for hosting tonight’s event. It’s great to be here with my friends Secretary Pritzker, Vice Premier Wang, Chairman Li, Ambassador Cui, and Executive Director Craighead. I also want to thank everyone for joining us tonight to celebrate the thing that perhaps brings our two ...
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Ambassador Baucus Hosts IPR Roundtable

On October 14, Ambassador Baucus convened the fourth in his Ambassador’s IPR Roundtable series, “Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in a Global Economy: Current Trends and Challenges in China.” More than 150 representatives from the Chinese government, industry, and IP community attended the event.  In his keynote remarks, Ambassador Baucus emphasized the need to have effective ...
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Secretary of Education Visits Shanghai

Aug. 7-9, Shanghai – Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. spent 3 days learning about the strengths of and challenges faced by‎ Shanghai’s world-renowned public education system during a program organized by the Shanghai Public Affairs Section. Secretary King joined Ambassador Max Baucus in engagements with Shanghai’s education community, students, parents, experts and Chinese ...
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Ambassador Helps Bring Disney’s Magic to China

June 15-16, Shanghai – Ambassador Max Baucus joined Disney CEO Bob Igor, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, Shanghai Party Secretary Han Zheng, and Shanghai Mayor Yang Xiong in officially launching the Shanghai Disney Resort, the very first Disney park in mainland China. Hundreds of media outlets, both local and international, joined the grand opening gala ...
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Ambassador’s Opening Remarks at the Second U.S.-China Bilateral Cyber Ministerial

Good morning. I’d like to thank State Councilor Guo for hosting us here today for our second High-Level Dialogue on Cybercrimes and Related Issues. Secretary Johnson and Attorney General Lynch regret that they cannot be here with us.  They are managing the U.S. response to the tragic events in Orlando. The Attorney General and I, ...
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Ambassador Baucus’s Remarks on IACC Conference

Keynote Remarks IACC Spring Conference May 19, 2016 Good morning, everyone! Thank you Danny for that wonderful introduction.  It is great to be here! Tim Cook once said, “You can focus on things that are barriers, or you can focus on scaling the wall or redefining the problem.” Developing better solutions.  That’s the only constructive ...
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Interview with First Asian-American Ambassador

May 19, Shanghai – During a trip to promote educational exchange, Julia Chang Bloch, the first Asian American to be appointed Ambassador, sat for a Public Affairs Section-filmed interview. Ambassador Bloch described her extensive career in international affairs and government service, beginning in 1964 as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malaysia and culminating as U.S. ...
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Ambassador Baucus commemorates the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) (05/17/2016)

As U.S. Ambassador to China, I am proud to mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia – a day to pause and reflect on the need to combat discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. The last 12 months have marked tremendous progress in the United States for LGBT individuals. Just last ...
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Ambassador Max Baucus: Fighting online counterfeiting together

Ten million US dollars per minute.  That’s how many goods were sold online during China’s most recent “Singles Day” on November 11. In 2015, online retail sales to Chinese consumers reached an estimated $675 billion.  By 2020, China’s e-commerce market is expected to hit $1.1 trillion, cementing its status as the largest e-commerce market in ...
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Ambassador Delivers Message of Sustainability

May 8, Hanghzhou – Ambassador Baucus highlighted U.S.-China cooperation in the issue of climate change and natural resource conservation at a dinner hosted by Jack Ma and The Nature Conservancy (THC) in Hangzhou. Members of TNC’s China Board of Trustees include Jack Ma, Pony Ma, and Ying Wu, who just took over the chairmanship of ...
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Ambassador Baucus Makes First Visit to Anhui Province

Apr. 8, Hefei – Ambassador Baucus visited Hefei University of Technology’s (HFUT) E-Vehicle Lab on his first visit to Hefei, Anhui Province. The new energy vehicle lab showcases the collaboration between Ohio State University and HFUT. The eco-partnership brings together cities, local governments, NGOs, and private companies to cooperate on projects that address global challenges ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ambassador Baucus Speaks to Students at NYU Shanghai

Max Baucus United States Ambassador to China Speech to Students at NYU Shanghai October 7, 2014 As Delivered AMBASSADOR BAUCUS:  Thank you, Vice Chancellor Lehman, very much for that very generous introduction. It is very exciting, frankly, to see lots of bright-eyed eager students.  I once went to college myself, and seeing all of you ...
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Ambassador Max Baucus Brief Remarks to the APEC Network of Anti-Corruption Authorities and Law Enforcement Agencies (ACT-NET)

Thank you, Mr. Chairman for your kind introduction.  And thank you all for being here today.  It is an honor to address the distinguished APEC delegates and guests. On behalf of President Obama and Secretary Kerry, I want to thank Vice Minister FU and the Chinese government for their very warm hospitality.  We appreciate your ...
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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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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 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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