President Barack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping, first lady Michelle Obama and Chinese first lady Madame Peng Liyuan wave from the Truman Balcony of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, after a state arrival ceremony for the Chinese president on the South Lawn.ALSO: Story Photos
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, following a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)ALSO: Story Photos
OPENING STATEMENT: Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken at his meeting with PRC State Councilor Yang Jiechi
Deputy Secretary Blinken: Thank you, State Councilor, and I have to say that we share your assessment of the success of President Xi's visit. I think we demonstrated again to the world that we can cooperate in a very meaningful way: in ways that advance the interests of American people, Chinese people, and people around the world. Our hope now is to follow through on the momentum that was generated by that visit, to make concrete progress on the various commitments that were made, both in deepening our cooperation, but also in managing and addressing our differences.
OPENING STATEMENT: Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken at his meeting with PLA Gen. Fang Fenghui
DEPUTY SECRETARY BLINKEN: General, thank you very much for receiving us today. It’s a pleasure to be here again. You are right; this is my second trip to China in just a short period of time. It is a reflection of the tremendous importance that President Obama attaches to the relationship between our countries. I also share your assessment, General, of the success of President Xi's visit to Washington. We demonstrated in many different areas that we have deepened and broadened our cooperation. We also showed that we could engage and manage our differences.
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I would like to congratulate the People’s Republic of China as you celebrate the 66th anniversary of your nation’s founding on October 1.
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I extend the warmest greetings to all those celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival. Around the world, families and friends are gathering to celebrate the harvest, and give thanks for the blessings we have received during the year. As part of a family of nations, America is grateful for our strong and vibrant partnerships with the peoples of the Asia-Pacific region. These friendships multiply our blessings and enhance our mutual understanding.
FACT SHEET: The United States and China Issue Joint Presidential Statement on Climate Change with New Domestic Policy Commitments and a Common Vision for an Ambitious Global Climate Agreement in Paris
On the occasion of President Xi’s State Visit to Washington, D.C., the United States and China today marked another major milestone in their joint leadership in the fight against climate change with the release of a U.S.-China Joint Presidential Statement on Climate Change. The Statement, which builds on last November’s historic announcement by President Obama and President Xi of ambitious, respective post-2020 climate targets, describes a common vision for a new global climate agreement to be concluded in Paris this December.
The United States and China recognize their shared interest in promoting a strong and open global economy, inclusive growth and sustainable development, and a stable international financial system, supported by the multilateral economic institutions founded at the end of World War II that have benefited the peoples of both nations.
Remarks by President Obama And President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China in Exchange of Toasts at State Dinner
President Obama: Well, good evening, everyone. On behalf of Michelle and myself, welcome to the White House. (Applause.) President Xi, Madame Peng, members of the Chinese delegation -- once again, I want to welcome you as we honor the ties between our nations and our peoples.
In November 2014, President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping stood together in Beijing to make a historic U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change, emphasizing their personal commitment to a successful climate agreement in Paris and marking a new era of multilateral climate diplomacy as well as a new pillar in their bilateral relationship.
On Sunday, October
11, the U.S. Embassy main switchboard will be down between the hours of
7:00-10:00 am. During that time, Embassy operators can be reached at
+86-10-6532-4146 and +86-10-6532-4234. We expect normal switchboard
service to resume after 10:00 am. Thank you for your patience.
AIR QUALITY CURRENT READING
- Come to the Beijing American Center to hear lectures, in English, on American topics. Please check Douban for the latest schedule.
Avian Influenza Information
CONNECT WITH US
- Mission China Consolidation Page
- Sina Microblog
- Sina Blog
- QQ Microblog
- QQ Blog
- Beijing American Center Douban Site
- Renren Page
- Consular Section Sina Microblog
- Consular Section Sina Blog
- Outreach Team QQ Microblog
- Outreach Team QQ Blog
- EducationUSA China Sina Blog
- EducationUSA China Sina Microblog
All downloadable documents on this page are provided in PDF format. To view PDFs you must have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. You may download a free version by clicking the link above.