Charge d’Affaires at Wuhan Groundbreaking
U.S. Charge d’Affaires David Rank said at the groundbreaking ceremony, “the U.S.-China relationship is the most consequential in the world today. And our consulate here allows us to expand and deepen that relationship – as it has been doing since 2008, through building connections between our two countries and people.”
Secretary Tillerson Delivers Welcome Remarks
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers welcome remarks to State Department employees in the main lobby of the Department's Harry S. Truman building on his first day as Secretary of State in Washington, D.C., on February 2, 2017.
The holiday season is here and that means it’s time for a very special family tradition, baking cookies! This is a something we do every Christmas with our family and this year we want to share it with you. Mel and I wish you: Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!ALSO: Video
Today, the State Department released our second report on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) human rights abuses and censorship, identifying Kim Won Hong (Minister of State Security), Kim Yo Jong (Vice Director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department), Choe Hwi (Vice Director KWP Propaganda and Agitation Department), Kim Il-nam (Chief of South Hamgyong Province State Security), Min Byong Chol (Director of the Inspection Division of the Organization and Guidance Department), Jo Yong-won (Vice Director of the Organization and Guidance Department), Kang Pil Hoon (Director of the Political Bureau in the Ministry of People’s Security), the State Planning Commission, and the Ministry of Labor, as being responsible for serious human rights abuses or censorship in North Korea.
The Trump Administration is committed to a foreign policy focused on American interests and American national security. Peace through strength will be at the center of that foreign policy. This principle will make possible a stable, more peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground.
On January 1, China’s new Foreign NGO Management Law will take effect. Non-government organizations working around the world, including in China, do critical work. They help people exchange knowledge, skills, and ideas. They help societies drive innovation, they contribute to social stability, and they support the neediest among us. They promote business development and trade, provide education and healthcare services, and bring us together to protect the environment. They strengthen and enrich all parts of our societies.
On December 7, 2016, in Washington, D.C., Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, together with Chinese State Councilor and Minister of the Ministry of Public Security Guo Shengkun, co-chaired the third U.S.-China High-Level Joint Dialogue on Cybercrime and Related Issues.
Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Meeting with State Councilor Guo Shengkun of China
National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met today with State Councilor Guo Shengkun of China to emphasize the importance of fully adhering to the U.S.-China cyber commitments from President Xi's September 2015 State Visit. The meeting occurred following the conclusion of the third U.S.-China High-Level Joint Dialogue on Cybercrime and Related Issues, which State Councilor Guo co-chaired along with Attorney General Lynch and Secretary of Homeland Security Johnson on December 7.
Today we celebrate International Human Rights Day, which marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights sixty-eight years ago. The declaration states that each and every one of us has the right to freedom of thought, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and freedom of peaceful assembly and association. We Americans know, from first-hand experience, that protecting these freedoms is difficult and never-ending work.
Thank you for that introduction. Let me also thank the China Finance 40 for hosting this event. I will speak today on two topics that are closely related: first, China’s economic rebalancing, which is a familiar theme in discussions of China’s role in the global economy; and second, rising debt levels in China’s corporate sector, a phenomenon that is increasingly a focus for China’s policymakers as well as for global markets.
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 efforts to manage differences responsibly and expand practical cooperation on regional and global challenges.
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