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  • U.S., Chinese Officials Meet in DC

    U.S., Chinese Officials Meet in DC

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and U.S. Ambassador to China Baucus participate in a working lunch with their Chinese co-chairs, State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Vice Premier Wang Yang, during the seventh U.S.-China S&ED at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on June 23, 2015.

  • Ambassador Supports Special Olympics

    Ambassador Supports Special Olympics

    Ambassador Max Baucus and his wife Melodee Hanes attend 2015 Special Olympics East Asia Unity Gala fundraising dinner in Shanghai, June 12, 2015. (Photo: From left to right, Ambassador Max Baucus, Ms. Melodee Hanes and Hong Kong Special Olympics Athletes Director Mr. Sam Tam)

  • President Obama on Memorial Day

    President Obama on Memorial Day

    President Obama with Sgt. 1st Class John C. Wirth lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, at Arlington National Cemetery. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

  • U.S. Consulate Co-Hosts Sustainability Forum

    U.S. Consulate Co-Hosts Sustainability Forum

    The U.S. Consulate and Shenyang Architectural University co-hosted the 2015 Sino-U.S. Urban Sustainable Development International Forum on May 10, 2015. Three American and three Chinese urban design experts presented their latest research on how to design and build cities in ways that promote sustainability and environmental protection.

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    The Consulate Speakers Program helps connect the U.S. Consulate community with Chinese audiences. The goal of our program is to broaden local understanding of the United States

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  • Kerry on Annual Country Reports on Human Rights

    Secretary of State John Kerry comments on the release of the State Department’s annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. 

  • Joint Statement on U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange

    The United States and China issue a joint statement on the sixth meeting of the U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange. 

  • Country Reports on Terrorism 2014

    Major trends in global terrorism in 2014 included the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL’s) unprecedented seizure of territory in Iraq and Syria, the continued flow of foreign terrorist fighters worldwide to join ISIL, and the rise of lone offender violent extremists in the West. Despite the fragmentation of al-Qa’ida and its affiliates, weak or failed governance continued to provide an enabling environment for the emergence of extremist radicalism and violence, notably in Yemen, Syria, Libya, Nigeria, and Iraq. Continuing a trend noted in last year’s report, terrorist groups employed more aggressive tactics in their attacks. In ISIL’s case, this included brutal repression of communities under its control and the use of ruthless methods of violence such as beheadings and crucifixions intended to terrify opponents.  Read more (English)  »

  • U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, Consultation on People-to-People Exchange, and Strategic Security Dialogue to be held June 22-24, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

    The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced today that the seventh meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) will be held in Washington, D.C., June 23-24. The sixth Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) will be held concurrently with the S&ED.  

  • On the 26th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square-Statement by John Kirby, State Department Spokesperson

    Twenty six years after the Chinese government’s violent suppression of peaceful protests in and around Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, the United States continues to call for an official accounting of the victims of these events, the release of those still serving Tiananmen-related sentences, and an end to the harassment and detention of those who wish to peacefully commemorate the anniversary.  

  • Ambassador Baucus Visits Tibet Autonomous Region, Highlights Potential for U.S.-China Cooperation

    U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus visited the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) May 26-30 with his wife and officials from Embassy Beijing and Consulate General Chengdu. “The unique beauty and distinct cultural traditions of Tibet have left a deep impression on me,” said Ambassador Baucus, who first traveled to TAR in 1993. “These are treasures that must be preserved and shared with future generations.”  

  • 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 and to commit ourselves to that work.  

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