U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Beijing, March 18-19, his first official visit to China. He met with President Xi, State Councilor Yang and Foreign Minister Wang to pursue a constructive and results-based relationship with China. [State Department photo/Public Domain]ALSO: Story Photos
On March 10-11, U.S. Consulate Wuhan joined a delegation led by U.S. Charge d’Affaires David Rank to Henan Province to participate in the launch of a clinical trial led by U.S., Chinese, and South African researchers aimed at better predicting the treatment outcome for tuberculosis.ALSO: Story
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.”ALSO: Story
Secretary Tillerson's Remarks at the Ministerial Plenary for the Global Coalition Working to Defeat ISIS
SECRETARY TILLERSON: Good morning, and thank you all for traveling to Washington, D.C. to participate in this counter-ISIS/Daesh ministerial conference. It is indeed encouraging to see the attendance. When the forces of ISIS and Daesh tune into their TVs and their computer monitors, they will see the strength of a combined 68 nations and organizations. Together, we share a resolve to deal ISIS or Daesh a lasting defeat. Our coalition is united in stopping an ISIS resurgence, halting its global ambitions and discrediting its ideological narrative. And we’re ready to grow stronger and stay aggressive in this battle.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK), and China March 15-19, his first visit as Secretary to the East Asia and Pacific region.
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States — and citizens of America:
The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner: United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met today with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and affirmed the importance of a constructive bilateral relationship and of regular high-level engagement between the United States and China.
China’s National Narcotics Control Commission announced this week that scheduling controls against four fentanyl-class substances – carfentanil, furanyl fentanyl, valeryl fentanyl, and acryl fentanyl – will begin on March 1, 2017. This announcement is the culmination of ongoing collaboration between the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Government of China, and reaffirms the shared commitment to countering illicit fentanyl.
The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner: Today, United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by phone with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi. Secretary Tillerson and State Councilor Yang affirmed the importance of a constructive bilateral relationship.
Press Releases: Secretary Tillerson's Meeting with Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China Wang Yi
The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner: Today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met for the first time with Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi. Secretary Tillerson and Minister Wang noted the recent call between leaders and discussed efforts to advance bilateral cooperation while addressing differences in a constructive manner.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held separate calls with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, Minister of the Office of the Central Leading Group on Financial and Economic Affairs Liu He, People’s Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan, and Chinese Minister of Finance Xiao Jie.
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