Ambassador Baucus Visits Lanzhou
On Thursday, April 21, Ambassador Baucus met with Gansu Party Secretary Wang Sanyun to discuss advancing U.S.-China economic and trade relations, people-to-people ties, and cooperation in the bilateral relationship and the embassy’s outreach efforts in Gansu province.ALSO: Photos
Ambassador Baucus Travels to Gansu
Ambassador Baucus traveled to Dunhuang April 20 as part of our Dashi Qu Nar contest, to visit the Mogao Grottes, a fascinating World Heritage Site in Dunhuang, Gansu Province.ALSO: Photos
International Women of Courage (IWOC) winner Ms. Ni Yulan was honored by U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus and U.S. Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann April 13. Read the remarks from the IWOC awards ceremony hereALSO: Story
Secretary Moniz visits China
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz meets with Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli at the Great Hall of the People (March 16). The Secretary’s trip reinforced U.S.-China cooperation on nuclear security, clean energy research and development, and climate change. AP Photo
On World Press Freedom Day, we thank the journalists around the world without whom democracy could not flourish and whose courageous work helps hold authorities to account. These are the men and women who work to ensure that debate on public issues can be, in the words of Justice William Brennan, "uninhibited, robust, and wide open." Through such debate we make the choices that shape our lives and the world around us.
SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. Thanks for being here. I’m going to make a statement and I have to run from here to an NSC meeting on a number of issues, so forgive me if I dash out of here. I’m not trying to avoid you, but Tom will take some questions and I think John’s going to come to the podium and he’ll make some statements. I know there’s some events that you’re curious about and we will be commenting on them, but let me at this moment wait until we do a little more homework with respect to that.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY MALINOWSKI: Thank you, everybody. My thanks to the Secretary. Also want to begin by thanking all of the hundreds and hundreds of people who work so hard over a period of months to compile these reports – from Stephen Eisenbraun and his team at DRL, my bureau, to the hundreds of wonderful human rights officers who we have at embassies all around the world who do the legwork.
Over the past three years, climate change has become a pillar of the U.S.-China bilateral relationship. Both countries have taken strong measures at home to build green, low-carbon and climate-resilient economies, helping galvanize global action to combat climate change and culminating in the Paris Agreement reached last December.
Today in Washington, D.C., on the occasion of the fourth Nuclear Security Summit (NSS), we, the United States and China, declare our commitment to working together to foster a peaceful and stable international environment by reducing the threat of nuclear terrorism and striving for a more inclusive, coordinated, sustainable and robust global nuclear security architecture for the common benefit and security of all
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will present the 2016 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award to a group of extraordinary women from around the world tomorrow at the U.S. Department of State.
In November 2014, The Governments of the United States and China entered into an agreement on a reciprocal basis, to issue visitor and business travel visas (B1/B2, B1 and B2) with 10-year validity. That same agreement recognized that travelers would be required to periodically complete an online form updating their biographical information. This requirement is new, and is similar to requirements that 38 countries currently must follow before traveling to the United States. The U.S. Government expects that the EVUS program will apply to additional countries in the future.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the anticipated establishment of the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS), a new platform under development designed to enhance border security in accordance with the bilateral arrangement with China to issue 10-year validity tourist and business visas.
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