The China Challenge

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Hudson Institute’s Herman Kahn Award Gala, JW Marriott New York City, New York MR MURDOCH: Ladies and gentlemen, I’m delighted to be here with you tonight to honor a man of many, many achievements and titles: Captain Pompeo, Editor Pompeo, Chief Executive Pompeo, Representative Pompeo, Director Pompeo, Secretary Pompeo, ...
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Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus Statement

State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus October 24, 2019 The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) offers an unprecedented and unmatched opportunity for the international community to come together to advance cooperation in space science, applications, exploration and in the global space industry.  The 2019 IAC is particularly important in that it is a celebration of the unprecedented ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary

Under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin will welcome a Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Liu He for continued trade negotiations between the two countries starting on October 10, 2019.
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U.S. Department of Commerce Adds 28 Chinese Organizations to its Entity List

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, October 7, 2019 News Media Contact: Office of Public Affairs U.S. Department of Commerce Adds 28 Chinese Organizations to its Entity List WASHINGTON – Today, the Bureau of Industry and Security of the Department of Commerce announced that it will add 28 Chinese governmental and commercial organizations to the Entity List ...
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USTR Statement on Section 301 Tariff Action Regarding China

Washington, DC – Today, China announced it will impose unjustified tariffs targeting U.S. products.  In response to China’s decision, and in order to achieve the objectives of the China Section 301 investigation, President Trump has instructed the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to increase by 5% the tariffs on approximately $550 billion worth of Chinese ...
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China Escalates Coercion against Vietnam’s Longstanding Oil and Gas Activity in the South China Sea

 STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON August 21, 2019 China Escalates Coercion against Vietnam’s Longstanding Oil and Gas Activity in the South China Sea The United States is deeply concerned that China is continuing its interference with Vietnam’s longstanding oil and gas activities in Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) claim. This calls into serious question China’s commitment, ...
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USTR Announces Next Steps on Proposed 10 Percent Tariff on Imports from China

Washington, DC – The United States Trade Representative (USTR) today announced the next steps in the process of imposing an additional tariff of 10 percent on approximately $300 billion of Chinese imports. On May 17, 2019, USTR published a list of products imported from China that would be potentially subject to an additional 10 percent ...
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Treasury Designates China as a Currency Manipulator

Washington – The Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 requires the Secretary of the Treasury to analyze the exchange rate policies of other countries. Under Section 3004 of the Act, the Secretary must "consider whether countries manipulate the rate of exchange between their currency and the United States dollar for purposes of preventing effective balance ...
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Assistant Secretary Royce Remarks at the EdUSA Forum

Assistant Secretary Royce Remarks at the EdUSA Forum July 30, 2019 Marie Royce Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs EducationUSA Forum, Washington, DC Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 12:15 p.m. Remarks as prepared The United States Welcomes Chinese Students   International students are welcome in the United States. We want future students and ...
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U.S. Government Statement on Trade Negotiations in Shanghai

On July 30 and 31, 2019, the United States trade negotiating team led by United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin traveled to Shanghai, China, to discuss the United States–China trade relationship.
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America’s Independence Day: Celebrating Freedom

America’s Independence Day: Celebrating Freedom By U.S. Ambassador to China, Terry Branstad Every year on the fourth of July, families around the United States gather to celebrate the Declaration of Independence and the United States of America’s birthday.  This year America turns 243 years old. Independence Day is also a time for us to remember ...
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Excerpts: Remarks by President Trump in G20 Press Conference

So, with that, I just want to say that these meetings have been great.  The one that I guess most people are interested in is China.  We had a great meeting.  President Xi.  And we've known each for as long as I'm President.  And many of you were at the event in China a year ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary: Delegation to China

Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the members of an official United States delegation to China to discuss the trade relationship between the two countries. United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin travel to Beijing for principal-level meetings that will take place from February 14 through February 15, 2019. These ...
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Joint Statement by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen

12/20/2018 11:33 AM EST   Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 20, 2018   Since at least 2014, Chinese cyber actors associated with the Chinese Ministry of State Security have hacked multiple U.S. and global managed service and cloud providers. These Chinese actors used this access to compromise the networks of the ...
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Remarks at a Press Availability Following the U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue

REMARKS Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo With Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Chinese Politburo Member Yang Jiechi, And Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe At a Press Availability Ben Franklin Room Washington, D.C. November 9, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. Secretary Mattis and I are pleased to welcome Director Yang ...
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Remarks With Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councilor Wang Yi at a Press Availability

SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon. I’m pleased today to host State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi here in Washington for my first meeting with [1]  the Secretary of State. Thank you. It’s wonderful to see you. As you know, the President and this administration is committed to a constructive, results-oriented relationship with China, and I am glad ...
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Joint Statement of the United States and China Regarding Trade Consultations

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 19, 2018  Joint Statement of the United States and China Regarding Trade Consultations  At the direction of President Donald J. Trump and President Xi Jinping, on May 17 and 18, 2018, the United States and China engaged in constructive consultations regarding trade in ...
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Remarks by President Trump at Business Event with President Xi of China | Beijing, China

For Immediate Release November 09, 2017 Remarks by President Trump at Business Event with President Xi of China | Beijing, China Great Hall of the People Beijing, China 11:21 A.M. CST PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  And thank you, Minister Zhong Shan, for that introduction.  And especially thank you to President Xi ...
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Ambassador Branstad welcomes the 2018 Schwarzman Scholars to Tsinghua University

  Ambassador Branstad welcomes the 2018 Schwarzman Scholars to Tsinghua University, including one of the U.S. Embassy’s former Marine security guards! These bright young minds competed to be included in the prestigious one-year Master’s program, a scholarship for young leaders from around the world. Ambassador Branstad, pictured along with scholarship founder and CEO Steve Schwarzman ...
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President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with President Xi Jinping of China

President Donald J. Trump met today with President Xi Jinping of China at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. President Trump discussed the destabilizing threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs and the need to respond to North Korea’s major escalation involving the test of an ICBM. Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to a ...
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2016 U.S.-China Tourism Year

The U.S. National Travel and Tourism Strategy set a goal of welcoming 100 million international visitors to the United States by the end of 2021. As the second largest source of spending on U.S. travel and tourism, China is essential to achieving this goal. In 2014, Chinese visitors spent $24 billion traveling to U.S. cities, ...
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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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China remains top sending nation and top Asian destination for American students

Beijing, November 15, 2016—The number of Chinese students enrolled in U.S. institutions of higher education in academic year 2015/16 increased from 304,040 to 328,547 according to the 2016 Open Doors Report[1].  This strong growth is an 8.1 percent increase over the previous year.  China remains first among all countries sending students to the United States ...
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CG Touts Importance of Culture and Trade in US-China Relationship

Nov. 13, Shanghai – Consul General Hanscom Smith hosted Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and his trade mission of 69 delegates to Shanghai.  He provided remarks at an evening reception with over 200 attendees, touting the importance of the U.S.-China relationship and the role U.S. states play in deepening the cultural and economic ties between the ...
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Readout of the President’s Meeting with President Xi Jinping of China

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary November 19, 2016 Readout of the President’s Meeting with President Xi Jinping of China The President met today with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Lima, Peru.  The two leaders reflected on the significant progress they have achieved in strengthening the bilateral relationship through sustained engagement and focused ...
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Deputy Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Beijing

Deputy Secretary Blinken traveled to Beijing on October 29 for meetings with Chinese officials, including for the third round of the Interim Strategic Security Dialogue (ISSD). The dialogue, co-chaired by Deputy Secretary Blinken and Chinese Executive Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui, is the highest level civilian-military dialogue between the United States and China. This session ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Delivers Keynote at Global Summit on Aging and Health

Oct. 17, Shanghai – Speaking at the Columbia-Fudan University Global Summit on Aging and Health, Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) David Rank delivered a keynote address on U.S.-China collaborations on healthcare and medical research. The DCM discussed the role of healthy, engaged, and productive older citizens in Chinese and U.S. society, and highlighted U.S.-China collaboration ...
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U.S. and Chinese Drug Enforcement Agencies Meet on Synthetic Opioid Efforts

September 29, 2016 Contact: DEA Public Affairs (202) 307-7977 U.S. and Chinese Drug Enforcement Agencies Meet on Synthetic Opioid Efforts Meeting held to discuss ways to improve and enhance U.S.-China joint drug investigations SEP 29 (WASHINGTON) – This week the heads of the national drug-control agencies for the United States and the People’s Republic of ...
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U.S.-China Climate Change Cooperation Outcomes

President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping have forged a historic partnership between the United States and China to lead in combatting climate change. From the Sunnylands meeting in 2013, to the landmark November 2014 Joint Announcement on Climate Change and the September 2015 and March 2016 Joint Presidential Statements on Climate Change, leadership by ...
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FACT SHEET: U.S.-China Cooperation on Climate Change

Today, the United States and China formally joined the Paris Agreement in a ceremony in Hangzhou, China.  President Obama and President Xi deposited each country’s official instrument to join the agreement with United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon.  Today’s announcement marks another milestone in President Obama and President Xi’s legacy of climate leadership and represents ...
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Readout of the President’s Meeting with President Xi Jinping of China

The President met today with President Xi Jinping of China.  The two leaders commended the progress achieved in strengthening the foundation of the bilateral relationship and committed to continuing to manage differences constructively and expand practical cooperation on regional and global challenges.  Both leaders expressed satisfaction with jointly joining the Paris climate agreement and pledged to work together ...
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FACT SHEET: U.S.-China Economic Relations

The United States and China recognize that our two economies are closely interconnected, and each country has a strong stake in the economic prosperity of the other.  Policies that lay the foundation for strong and sustainable growth in both economies are essential to improving the livelihoods of American and Chinese citizens, as well as countless ...
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Opening Statement: National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice at her meeting with PRC State Councilor Yang Jiechi

July 25, 2016, Diaoyutai, Beijing, China   NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR RICE: Good morning and it’s been really good to be back in Beijing.  This is my fourth visit as National Security Advisor; that’s three independently and one of course in addition with the President, and look forward to coming back in September.  I’m grateful to ...
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Opening Statement: National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice at her meeting with PRC Central Military Commission Vice Chairman Fan Changlong

July 25, 2016, Ministry of National Defense, Beijing, China NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR RICE: Thank you very much General Fan again for such a warm welcome. I’ve appreciated our various meetings as you say over the last three years we have met repeatedly in Beijing and in Washington and it’s always a valuable portion of my ...
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Opening Statement: National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice at her meeting with PRC President Xi Jinping

July 25, 2016, Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR RICE: Thank you very much, Mr. President, I am very grateful for your warm welcome, receiving me again, and I bring you warmest greetings from President Obama and Mrs. Obama to you and Madam Peng.  The President is very much looking forward ...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew attends G-20 in Chengdu

From July 23-24, 2016, the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting was held in Chengdu. During a press conference held by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said that the implementation of structural reforms is very difficult on a global scale, and will not have an immediate effect, ...
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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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Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi At the

Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi At the U.S.-China Press Statements Great Hall of the People Beijing, China Secretary Lew:  Thank you.  I’d like to thank Vice Premier Wang Yang, State Councilor Yang Jiechi, and the Chinese delegation for hosting us at ...
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U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue VIII Strategic Track Select Outcomes

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC On the occasion of the Strategic & Economic Dialogue (S&ED) June 6-7, 2016, the United States and China decided to, among other things: Support denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula: The United States and China condemned North Korea’s January 6, 2016 nuclear test and subsequent launches using ballistic missile ...
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2016 U.S.-China People-to-People Exchange

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State   National Museum Beijing, China Secretary Kerry: Thank you very much, Madam Vice Premier. Look, at the outset, I want to make it clear to everybody that I was totally prepared to trade my speech for more singing. (Laughter.) I want to thank the Yale’s Spizzwinks, as they are known, ...
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2016 Strategic and Economic Dialogue Opening Session Remarks

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew Diyatoau State Guesthouse Beijing, China Secretary Kerry: Well, good morning, everybody, Ni hao. I’m happy to be here. We’re very grateful to President Xi for coming this morning and for opening up this Strategic and Economic Dialogue, and to all of his designated representatives ...
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2016 Strategic and Economic Dialogue

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, second left, speaks as U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew, left, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, second right, and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi listen to him during a closing statements of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Great Hall
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Assistant Secretary Bond Promotes EVUS and U.S.-China Tourism

Apr. 15, Shanghai – Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Michele Thoren Bond travelled to China to attend the annual U.S.-China bilateral Consular Dialogue, which was hosted by the Chinese Government. During her final stop in Shanghai, she sat for a group interview to emphasize the simple and inexpensive nature of the Electronic Visa ...
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U.S. and Chinese Delegations Conclude the 26th Session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade

Agreement reached in several areas of importance to U.S. farmers, innovators, manufacturers and workers U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman today led a U.S. delegation in discussions with Vice Premier Wang Yang and other Chinese government officials as part of the 26th session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on ...
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U.S.-China Joint Presidential Statement on Climate Change Washington D.C.

1.  Over the past three years, climate change has become a pillar of the U.S.-China bilateral relationship. Both countries have taken strong measures at home to build green, low-carbon and climate-resilient economies, helping galvanize global action to combat climate change and culminating in the Paris Agreement reached last December. With their joint announcement of ambitious ...
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Secretary Moniz Highlights U.S. – China Energy Cooperation

Mar. 19, Shanghai – During his final stop in China, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz sat for an interview with Shanghai-based Dragon TV. The nearly four-minute long piece highlighted U.S. – China cooperation to combat climate change and the importance of clean energy innovation. Watch Dragon TV interview Watch Secretary Moniz’s clean energy message
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U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern Travels to China

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 29, 2016   U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern will travel February 29 – March 2 to Beijing for the first time since the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. Special Envoy Stern will meet with counterparts to discuss implementation of the Paris Agreement, ...
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U.S. and China to Launch 2016 U.S.-China Tourism Year

Thursday, February 25, 2016 Office of Public Affairs 202-482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov On Monday, February 29, the United States and China will launch the 2016 U.S.-China Tourism Year in Beijing at an opening ceremony hosted by Brand USA, the public-private partnership responsible for promoting the United States as a premiere travel destination to help maximize the economic and social benefits of increased ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry And Chinese President Xi Before Their Meeting

Great Hall of the People – Beijing, China President XI: (Via interpreter) Mr. Secretary, a warm welcome to China. We really have a very crowded schedule here and you are just here for one day. And I know before coming here, you visited a couple of Southeast Asian countries. We welcome you to China. Generally ...
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Shanghai Consular Chief Attends Lianghui and Conducts Outreach in Nanjing

Jan. 24-25, 2016; Shanghai Consular Chief Jewell Evans, accompanied by Consular Officer Alex Wald attended the Jiangsu Provincial Annual Plenary Session (LiangHui). Following the event, Consular Chief Evans was hosted by Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Standing Committee of Jiangsu Provincial People’s Congress for a lunch, during which she gained valuable insight ...
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Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Travel to Japan, Burma, the Republic of Korea, and China January 14-21

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel later this week to Tokyo, Naypyitaw, Seoul, and Beijing to consult with U.S. allies in the region; see first-hand progress in Burma’s post-election democratic transition; conduct the interim Strategic Security Dialogue with the Chinese government; and discuss a range of other regional and global issues.  This is ...
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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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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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