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  • International Women of Courage Winner Ni Yulan

    International Women of Courage Winner Ni Yulan

    International Women of Courage (IWOC) winner Ms. Ni Yulan was honored by U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus and U.S. Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann April 13. Read the remarks from the IWOC awards ceremony here

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  • Secretary Moniz visits China

    Secretary Moniz visits China

    U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz meets with Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli at the Great Hall of the People (March 16). The Secretary’s trip reinforced U.S.-China cooperation on nuclear security, clean energy research and development, and climate change. AP Photo

  • Secretary Kerry Visits China

    Secretary Kerry Visits China

    Secretary Kerry (Jan 27) met with President Xi Jinping, State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Foreign Minister Wang Yi , for comprehensive discussions of regional security and bilateral issues, including the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, South and East China Seas, Taiwan and human rights.

  • Deputy Secretary Blinken Visits Beijing

    Deputy Secretary Blinken Visits Beijing

    Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken (Jan 21): “While mutual understanding and strategic trust are critical to managing our differences and areas of competition, we also need visible actions”

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  • Release of the 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

    SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. Thanks for being here. I’m going to make a statement and I have to run from here to an NSC meeting on a number of issues, so forgive me if I dash out of here. I’m not trying to avoid you, but Tom will take some questions and I think John’s going to come to the podium and he’ll make some statements. I know there’s some events that you’re curious about and we will be commenting on them, but let me at this moment wait until we do a little more homework with respect to that.  

  • Briefing on the 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

    ASSISTANT SECRETARY MALINOWSKI: Thank you, everybody. My thanks to the Secretary. Also want to begin by thanking all of the hundreds and hundreds of people who work so hard over a period of months to compile these reports – from Stephen Eisenbraun and his team at DRL, my bureau, to the hundreds of wonderful human rights officers who we have at embassies all around the world who do the legwork.  

  • U.S.-China Joint Presidential Statement on Climate Change Washington D.C.

    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.  

  • U.S.-China Joint Statement on Nuclear Security Cooperation

    Today in Washington, D.C., on the occasion of the fourth Nuclear Security Summit (NSS), we, the United States and China, declare our commitment to working together to foster a peaceful and stable international environment by reducing the threat of nuclear terrorism and striving for a more inclusive, coordinated, sustainable and robust global nuclear security architecture for the common benefit and security of all  

  • Secretary Kerry Honors 14 Women of Courage

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will present the 2016 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award to a group of extraordinary women from around the world tomorrow at the U.S. Department of State.  

  • Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) Fact Sheet

    In November 2014, The Governments of the United States and China entered into an agreement on a reciprocal basis, to issue visitor and business travel visas (B1/B2, B1 and B2) with 10-year validity. That same agreement recognized that travelers would be required to periodically complete an online form updating their biographical information. This requirement is new, and is similar to requirements that 38 countries currently must follow before traveling to the United States. The U.S. Government expects that the EVUS program will apply to additional countries in the future.  

  • CBP Announces the Electronic Visa Update System

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the anticipated establishment of the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS), a new platform under development designed to enhance border security in accordance with the bilateral arrangement with China to issue 10-year validity tourist and business visas.  

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