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  • President Commemorate Selma “Bloody Sunday”

    President Commemorate Selma “Bloody Sunday”

    President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama march to commemorate a seminal moment in the U.S. Civil Rights movement: the March 7, 1965 “Bloody Sunday” walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Also pictured is Amelia Boynton Robison, who was beaten on that day.

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  • President Delivers State of the Union

    President Delivers State of the Union

    On January 20th, President Barack Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union to a Joint Session of Congress. The President outlined his domestic and foreign policy priorities for his two remaining years in office. Read a synopsis of his foreign policy priorities (AP Photo)

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  • Amb. Baucus Visits Harbin

    Amb. Baucus Visits Harbin

    Ambassador Max Baucus and Melodee Hanes visited the Ice Festival in Harbin this week. The Ambassador also met with provincial and city officials, as well as touring an American factory in Harbin. (Embassy Photo)

  • Ambassador Baucus on Longer Visa Validity

    Ambassador Baucus on Longer Visa Validity

    On November 18, Ambassador Baucus announced the number of Chinese students in the U.S. has once again set a new record! He hopes that the newly announced longer-validity visas will encourage even more exchanges among American and Chinese students.

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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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  • Fulfilling our Human Rights Commitments: The United States’ Experience – A Conversation with U.S. State Department Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski

    U.S. State Department Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski answered questions on Twitter at 8pm Beijing/7AM EST, Feb 13 about how the US fulfills its human rights commitments. 

  • Ambassador Baucus's Remarks at Kunming Museum

    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 Parochial Academy of Social Science who I just met, as well as Lu Tianyun, Director General of the Foreign Affairs Office up here at Kunming.  

  • 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.  

  • Obama Proclamation on Religious Freedom Day 2015

    In proclaiming Religious Freedom Day 2015, President Obama says promoting religious freedom has always been a key objective of his administration’s foreign policy. 

  • Kerry on 5th Anniversary of Liu Xiaobo’s Conviction

    Nobel Peace Prize laureate and writer Liu Xiaobo today spends the fifth anniversary of his conviction for “inciting subversion” in prison, serving out an 11-year sentence. The United States remains deeply concerned that China continues to incarcerate Liu Xiaobo and hold his wife, Liu Xia, in extralegal house arrest. Liu Xiaobo is a courageous and eloquent spokesperson recognized throughout the world for his long and non-violent advocacy for human rights and democracy in China. We reiterate our call on China to release Liu Xiaobo and to remove all restrictions on Liu Xia.  

  • 25th U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade Concludes with Key Outcomes

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman hosted a Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Wang Yang for the 25th session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), which took place in Chicago. At the conclusion of the discussions, the United States announced key outcomes in the areas of agricultural market access, intellectual property rights protection, innovation policies, and competition law enforcement. Through sustained engagement over the course of this past year, the United States and China have reached agreement in several areas of key importance to U.S. farmers, innovators, manufacturers and workers. 

  • Remarks by the President at the Business Round Roundtable

    Let me just give you a sense of where I think our economy currently is, what’s happening around the world and where I think it should be, and the chances for us here in Washington to accelerate rather than impede some of the progress that we've made. Around this time six years ago, America’s businesses were shedding about 800,000 jobs per month. Today, our businesses, including some of the most important businesses in the world that are represented here today, have created over 10.6 million new jobs; 56 months of uninterrupted job growth, which is the longest private sector job growth in our history. We just saw the best six-month period of economic growth in over a decade. For the first time in six years, the unemployment rate is under 6 percent.  

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