Ambassador Baucus joined by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, Department of Commerce Secretary Pritzker, Vice Premier Wang Yang and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Froman aboard a Pearl River cruise for the JCCT held in Guangzhou November 21-23.ALSO: Photos
G-20 Summit –World Leaders United
“The United States and our allies do not give in to fear, nor will we be divided…We will do whatever it takes, working with nations and peoples around the world...to go after terrorists who threaten our people.” - President Obama
Minority Leader Pelosi Meets Premier Li Keqiang
U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi led a delegation of Members of Congress to China, meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and members of National People’s Congress of China to discuss bilateral cooperation on global challenges.ALSO: Photos
U.S. PACOM commander Admiral Harry Harris met with PLA Generals at Ba Yi on Nov. 3rd, 2015, to continue routine high level dialogue between the U.S. and Chinese militaries. Admiral Harris’ visit to China is one of 33 exchanges occurring between the two militaries.ALSO: Story
OPENING STATEMENT: PACOM Commander Admiral Harry Harris at his meeting with PLA General Fang Fenghui
ADM Harris: General Fang, let me begin by thanking you for sitting with me and the American delegation today. It is a pleasure for me to be back in China. I was here last year, when we approved that CUES [Code for Unexpected Encounters at Sea] document as part the western Pacific Naval Symposium, a confidence building measure to enhance safety at sea.
OPENING STATEMENT: PACOM Commander Admiral Harry Harris at his meeting with PLA General Fan Changlong
ADM Harris: Thank you very much for receiving me today. It is indeed good for me to be back in China. As you mentioned, I was in Qingdao last year. I am especially pleased at our Ambassador, Ambassador Max Baucus to make time in his schedule to accompany me. He is a statesman and a diplomat, and I am just a military guy. I believe that both of our nations are fortunate indeed that Max Baucus is the Ambassador of the United States to China.
Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan will travel to Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo, November 1-10, to engage international stakeholders in the Department of State’s cross-cultural and educational diplomacy efforts.
DEPUTY SECRETARY BLINKEN: It’s a great pleasure for me to be back in China. I began my job as the Deputy Secretary of State in January of this year. I had worked at the White House before, for six and a half years before that. The very first trip that I took as Deputy Secretary was to China, as well as Japan and Korea, in February, and now we’re back, about eight months later.
The U.S.-China Legal Experts Dialogue will take place in Beijing, China, October 15 - 16, 2015. Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski and Principal Deputy Legal Adviser Mary McLeod will lead the U.S. delegation.
Seventy five years after the United States and Australia established diplomatic relations, more than 60 years into our alliance, and a decade into our free trade agreement, our common values and shared history form the foundation of a lasting partnership that remains crucial to addressing a range of regional and global challenges.
Secretary Kerry: Remarks With Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, and Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne
SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good afternoon. I’m delighted to welcome Secretary Carter and our friends from Australia, Foreign Minister Bishop and Defense Minister Payne. Julie and Marise, I’m really happy to have you here in Boston. We’ve been delighted to be able to give you a slight taste of this great city, which I have the privilege of calling home.
OPENING STATEMENT: Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken at his meeting with PRC State Councilor Yang Jiechi
Deputy Secretary Blinken: Thank you, State Councilor, and I have to say that we share your assessment of the success of President Xi's visit. I think we demonstrated again to the world that we can cooperate in a very meaningful way: in ways that advance the interests of American people, Chinese people, and people around the world. Our hope now is to follow through on the momentum that was generated by that visit, to make concrete progress on the various commitments that were made, both in deepening our cooperation, but also in managing and addressing our differences.
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