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  • Secretary Welcomes Yang to Boston

    Secretary Welcomes Yang to Boston

    On October 17, Secretary Kerry welcomed State Councilor Yan Jiechi to his home in Boston to exchange in-depth views on U.S.-China relations. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa).

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  • Amb. Baucus Addresses Students at NYU Shanghai

    Amb. Baucus Addresses Students at NYU Shanghai

    Ambassador Baucus delivered remarks and met with students at NYU Shanghai on October 8, 2014. (Photo: U.S. Consulate General Shanghai)

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  • Ambassador Meets with Xinjiang Secretary

    Ambassador Meets with Xinjiang Secretary

    Ambassador Baucus met Xinjiang Party Secretary Zhang Chunxian in Urumqi on September 17 to promote trade and discuss local conditions. (photo: U.S. Embassy)

  • Ambassador Meets Uighur Musicians

    Ambassador Meets Uighur Musicians

    Ambassador Max Baucus, continuing his travels to meet with people throughout China, attended a performance of traditional Uighur music by artists at the Mukam Cultural Center in Urumqi on September 16. (Photo: U.S. Embassy)

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  • Hagel, Chinese Official Discuss Increasing Cooperation

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, meets in the Pentagon with People’s Republic of China State Councilor Yang Jiechi, second from left, on October 20. 

  • Remarks With Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi Before Their Meeting

    SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning, everybody. I just want to say a couple things. First, my great pleasure to welcome the State Councilor of China Yang Jiechi to Boston. We have a great deal that we will be talking about and already began last night with a very informal and pleasant dinner.  

  • Ambassador Baucus Speaks to Students at NYU Shanghai

    AMBASSADOR BAUCUS: It is very exciting, frankly, to see lots of bright-eyed eager students. I once went to college myself, and seeing all of you in this auditorium like this obviously reminds me of my days when I was a student. I’ve got to tell you, at that time I had no idea what I wanted to be and do. No idea whatsoever. None. I was a typical college student. I studied and I tried to get good grades. I went out at night, had a good time. But by and large, even though I was fairly conscientious as a student, I had no idea what I wanted to be and do.  

  • Secretary Kerry Remarks with Chinese FM Wang

    SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. It’s my distinct pleasure to welcome His Excellency, the foreign minister of China, Foreign Minister Wang Yi. I met with the foreign minister in July in Beijing for a very productive Strategic & Economic Dialogue.  

  • Secretary Kerry on People’s Republic of China National Day

    On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I would like to extend our best wishes and congratulations to the people of The People’s Republic of China as you celebrate your 65th National Day on October 1. 

  • Obama’s Address to 69th U.N. General Assembly

    PRESIDENT OBAMA: Around the globe, there are signposts of progress. The shadow of World War that existed at the founding of this institution has been lifted, and the prospect of war between major powers reduced. The ranks of member states has more than tripled, and more people live under governments they elected. Hundreds of millions of human beings have been freed from the prison of poverty, with the proportion of those living in extreme poverty cut in half. And the world economy continues to strengthen after the worst financial crisis of our lives.  

  • Conviction and Sentencing of Ilham Tohti

    The United States is deeply disturbed that Ilham Tohti has been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. Peaceful dissent is not a crime. This harsh sentence appears to be retribution for Professor Tohti’s peaceful efforts to promote human rights for China’s ethnic Uighur citizens. 

  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Conviction and Sentencing of Ilham Tohti

    The United States is deeply concerned by today’s sentencing of prominent Uighur Ilham Tohti to life imprisonment on charges of separatism. He is a respected professor who has long championed efforts to bridge differences between Uighurs and Han Chinese. We believe that civil society leaders like Ilham Tohti play a vital role in reducing the sources of inter-ethnic tension in China, and should not be persecuted for peacefully expressing their views.  

  • Remarks by the President at U.N. Climate Change Summit

    THE PRESIDENT: Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow leaders: For all the immediate challenges that we gather to address this week -- terrorism, instability, inequality, disease -- there’s one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent and growing threat of a changing climate. 

  • Obama on Plans to Destroy ISIL

    As Commander-in-Chief, my highest priority is the security of the American people. Over the last several years, we have consistently taken the fight to terrorists who threaten our country. We took out Osama bin Laden and much of al Qaeda’s leadership in Afghanistan and Pakistan. We’ve targeted al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen, and recently eliminated the top commander of its affiliate in Somalia. We’ve done so while bringing more than 140,000 American troops home from Iraq, and drawing down our forces in Afghanistan, where our combat mission will end later this year. Thanks to our military and counterterrorism professionals, America is safer.  

  • John Kerry: The Threat of ISIS Demands a Global Coalition

    IN a polarized region and a complicated world, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria presents a unifying threat to a broad array of countries, including the United States. What’s needed to confront its nihilistic vision and genocidal agenda is a global coalition using political, humanitarian, economic, law enforcement and intelligence tools to support military force.  

  • Obama on Latest Events in Iraq

    First of all, we continue to make progress in carrying out our targeted military operations in Iraq. Last week, I authorized two limited missions: protecting our people and facilities inside of Iraq, and a humanitarian operation to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians stranded on a mountain. 

  • Ambassador Max Baucus Brief Remarks to the APEC Network of Anti-Corruption Authorities and Law Enforcement Agencies (ACT-NET)

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman for your kind introduction. And thank you all for being here today. It is an honor to address the distinguished APEC delegates and guests. On behalf of President Obama and Secretary Kerry, I want to thank Vice Minister FU and the Chinese government for their warm hospitality. We appreciate your focus on combatting international corruption and bribery.  

  • Kerry at East-West Center on U.S. Vision for Asia-Pacific

    Secretary Kerry:Completing the TPP negotiations, creating sustainable growth, powering a clean energy revolution, managing regional rivalries by promoting cooperation, and empowering people from all walks of life – that’s how we’re going to realize the promise of the Asia Pacific. And this is a region whose countries can and should come together, because there is much more that unites us than divides us. This is a region that can and should meet danger and difficulty with courage and collaboration. And we are determined to deliver on the strategic and historic opportunities that we can create together.  

  • Statement by Ambassador Baucus on the August 3 Earthquake

    My wife Melodee and I want to extend our heartfelt condolences to the people of China who lost their loved ones, whose homes and businesses were destroyed, or who were affected in other ways by the August 3 earthquake. We are praying for you in these trying times, and the United States stands ready to assist in any way that we can. 


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