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  • Attorney General Lynch Sworn In

    Attorney General Lynch Sworn In

    On Monday, April 27, Loretta E. Lynch was sworn in as the U.S.’s first female African-American and 83rd Attorney General by Vice President Biden.

  • President in Everglades on Earth Day

    President in Everglades on Earth Day

    President Barack Obama makes a statement after touring Everglades National Park on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Florida. The President used the visit to warn of the damage that climate change is already inflicting on the nation's environmental treasures. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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  • Ambassador Max Baucus met with Hui villagers during a tour in Ningxia on April 7 and 8.

    Ambassador Visits Ningxia

    Ambassador Max Baucus met with Hui villagers during a tour in Ningxia on April 7 and 8. He also met with government officials, toured the Najiahu Mosque, and spoke to students and faculty at Ningxia University. (U.S. Embassy photo)

  • Amb Baucus Opens Qingdao Hospital

    Amb Baucus Opens Qingdao Hospital

    Ambassador Baucus, together with Chinese officials and hospital officials, cuts the ribbon on April 2 at the opening of the Qingdao United Family Hospital in Laoshan, Qingdao. (U.S. Embassy photo)

East Asia and the Pacific

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  • Readout of Secretary Johnson's Trip to China

    BEIJING – On April 9-10, 2015, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson visited Beijing in the People’s Republic of China. The purpose of the trip was to discuss issues of shared concern including counterterrorism, customs, immigration, cybersecurity, and maritime security, in advance of President Xi Jinping’s 2015 visit to the United States. Chinese Minster of Public Security Guo Shengkun hosted Secretary Johnson’s visit, and it included meetings with Secretary of Political and Legal Affairs Meng Jianzhu, Minister of the Cyberspace Administration of China Lu Wei, and Minister of the General Administration of China Customs Yu Guangzhou. 

  • Fact Sheet: Meeting between U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and China's Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun

    On April 9, 2015, in Beijing, State Councilor and Minister of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Guo Shengkun and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met for the first time to discuss homeland security and law enforcement cooperation. Secretary Johnson and Minster Guo held a candid and in-depth exchange of ideas regarding the enhancement of cooperation on topics of mutual interest and concern.  

  • Remarks By Secretary Of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson: "To Protect And Serve The Public"

    Good morning. It is an honor for me to speak here. This is my first trip to the People's Republic of China. I am here to visit with leaders of your government to discuss a number of subjects that are important to both our countries. I am pleased with the warm reception I have received in China, and I believe there are a number of subjects on which we can find common ground, and on which our two great countries can work together. We must do this, to build a better and safer world.  

  • Samantha Power: Statement on the Conditional Release of Chinese Women's Rights Activists

    The United States notes China’s decision to conditionally release Wu Rongrong, Wei Tingting, Wang Man, Zheng Churan and Li Tingting, also known as the “Beijing+20 Five.” We remain concerned that the women are still being considered criminal suspects, and may be subjected to further detention, restrictions, and interrogation. 

  • Statement on the Conditional Release of Chinese Women's Rights Activists

    The United States notes China’s decision to conditionally release Wu Rongrong, Wei Tingting, Wang Man, Zheng Churan and Li Tingting, also known as the “Beijing+20 Five.” We remain concerned that the women are still being considered criminal suspects, and may be subjected to further detention, restrictions, and interrogation. 

  • Kerry on Ongoing Detention of Chinese Women’s Rights Activists

    The United States strongly urges China to immediately and unconditionally release the “Beijing+20 Five” – Li Tingting, Wu Rongrong, Zheng Churan, Wei Tingting, and Wang Man. These women were detained before International Women’s Day in March after they organized a peaceful campaign to help end sexual harassment and promote equal rights for women. 

  • Statement by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Continued Detention of Chinese Women's Rights Activists

    As we mark today the close of the 59th UN Commission on the Status of Women and events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, better known as “Beijing+20,” the United States remains concerned at the continued detention of Wu Rongrong, Wei Tingting, Wang Man, Zheng Churan and Li Tingting (also known as Li Maizi). These women—who are becoming known to the world as the “Beijing+20 Five” —were arrested in advance of International Women’s Day for courageously taking action to help end sexual harassment.  

  • American Flying Tigers Guilin Heritage Park Receives Warm Welcome

    Honoring the legacy of the Americans and Chinese who bravely fought together defending freedom, the American Flying Tigers Guilin Heritage Park was opened March 28 in Lingui County, Guilin, Guangxi. U.S. Consul General in Guangzhou Jennifer Zimdahl Galt and U.S. Embassy Air Force Attaché Colonel Mark Swentkofske joined several distinguished guests, including Chinese Vice Premier Madam Liu Yandong, Guangxi Party Secretary Peng Qinghua, and representatives of the American Flying Tigers Historical Organization (FTHO), at the opening.  

  • Statement by Ambassador Max S. Baucus in Honor of International Women’s Day

    On the 104th anniversary of International Women’s Day, we celebrate the victories of the international women’s rights movement while recognizing the challenges that remain. It is a day to honor those who have fought for an end to discrimination against women, and remember our responsibility to push for equality between the sexes and to combat gender-based violence. 

  • Statement of President Barack Obama Commemorating International Women’s Day

    As half the planet, women make immeasurable contributions to our world. They are entrepreneurs, farmers, educators, scientists, artists, soldiers, mothers, heads of state – the list is endless. Without them, economies would collapse, political systems would deteriorate, and families and communities would fall apart. Yet in too many places, women are treated as second-class citizens. Their abilities are undervalued. And their human rights – the right to learn, to express themselves, to live free from violence, to choose whether and whom to marry – are routinely violated.  

  • Fulfilling our Human Rights Commitments: The United States’ Experience – A Conversation with U.S. State Department Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski

    U.S. State Department Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski answered questions on Twitter at 8pm Beijing/7AM EST, Feb 13 about how the US fulfills its human rights commitments.  

  • Ambassador Baucus's Remarks at Kunming Museum

    Thank you so very much Mr. Tian Jian. I deeply appreciate that introduction. I want to also thank the tour director who gave us a wonderful tour through the museum. Bai Hong and Yang Fuquan, Vice President of the Parochial Academy of Social Science who I just met, as well as Lu Tianyun, Director General of the Foreign Affairs Office up here at Kunming. 

  • Technology Regulation, the Internet, and Cyberspace (an Op-Ed from Politico)

    By J Michael Daniel, Amb. Robert Holleyman and Alex Niejelow
    We must work together on reliable cybersecurity. Cyber threats are becoming more diverse, sophisticated and dangerous. Over the past year, we have seen an exponential increase in the number of commercial data breaches and the theft of trade secrets. Malicious actors have proven increasingly willing to disrupt or destroy computers and networks through cyber attacks. And all of this is happening in an environment where we are connecting more and more things to the Internet, from thermostats to power plants. 

  • Remarks of Dept. of Commerce General Counsel at Beijing American Center

    Thanks, Steve, for that kind introduction. And thank you to the Beijing American Center for hosting me here today. This is a wonderful venue, and I’m pleased to be here. I am in China this week to speak to the public, academics, legal professionals, the media, Chinese government officials, and U.S. businesses about how the United States and China can work together to promote commercial rule of law.  

  • Commander of USARPAC General Vincent K. Brooks visits Beijing and Haikou to meet with key Chinese PLA leaders and observe US/China military exchange

    The commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific spent several days in China during his visit to the region last week to meet with key People’s Liberation Army leaders, visit the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and observe a U.S.-Chinese military exchange. 

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