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  • President Obama on ISIL

    President Obama on ISIL

    President Obama, in a speech to the nation on September 10, outlined his strategy to degrade and destroy the terrorist group Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL). (AP Photo/ Saul Loeb, Pool)

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  • National Security Advisor Rice in Beijing for Talks with Chinese Leaders

    National Security Advisor Rice in Beijing

    On September 8, Susan Rice met with State Councilor Yang Jiechi at Diayutai State Guesthouse. Ambassador Rice is in China for meetings with senior Chinese officials to consult on a range of bilateral, regional and global issues. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool)

  • Ambassador Welcomes Former President

    Ambassador Welcomes Former President

    Ambassador Max Baucus and his wife Melodee Hanes welcomed Former President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on September 3, 2014.

  • U.S. Sports Envoys attend Youth Olympics in Nanjing

    U.S. Sports Envoys attend Youth Olympics in Nanjing

    The U.S. Department of State and National Basketball Association sent Taj McWilliams-Franklin and Doug Overton as Sports Envoys to China. While here, they cheered on U.S. participants at the Nanjing Youth Olympics! U.S. Mission China congratulates all of the athletes!

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  • 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. 

  • Statement by NSC Deputy Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on the Earthquake in Southwestern China

    The United States offers sincere condolences to all those who lost loved ones in the August 3 earthquake in southwestern China. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those that lost their lives, those injured or displaced, and all the people of China on this difficult day. U.S. disaster response officials are in contact with their Chinese counterparts. The United States stands ready to assist. 

  • International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 – China

    The constitution states citizens enjoy “freedom of religious belief” but limits protections for religious practice to “normal religious activities.” The government applies this term in a manner that is not consistent with China’s international human rights commitments with regard to freedom of religion. In practice, the government restricted religious freedom.  

  • U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Outcomes of the Strategic Track

    At the Sixth Round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) July 9-10, 2014, in Beijing, State Councilor Yang Jiechi, special representative of President Xi Jinping, and Secretary of State John Kerry, special representative of President Barack Obama, chaired the Strategic Track, which included participation from senior officials from across both governments. The two sides reviewed the successful implementation of the Strategic Track role in deepening outcomes of the Fifth Round of the S&ED, held in-depth discussions on major bilateral, regional, and global issues, and recommitted to the S&ED’s strategic trust, expanding practical cooperation, and constructively managing differences to build a new model of relations between the United States and China.  

  • Chinese, U.S. Officials at End of U.S.-China Dialogue

    SECRETARY KERRY: Well, thank you very much. Good afternoon, everybody. I’m very pleased to join Vice Premier Wang and State Councilor Yang as we celebrate 35 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and China. I want to thank both of you for your partnership and your seriousness of purpose that you brought to the discussions over the past two days. I think it’s been constructive and has advanced the dialogue between our countries.  

  • Message from President Obama to the Strategic and Economic Dialogue

    It is an honor to greet the American and Chinese delegations to the sixth round of the United States-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED). I want to thank President Xi, Vice Premier Wang, State Councilor Yang, and the entire Chinese delegation for hosting this year’s S&ED and for their warm reception of the American delegation.  

  • Message from First Lady Michelle Obama to the United States-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange

    Good Morning. I am pleased to send my warmest greetings to all those gathered at the opening of the fifth round of the United States-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) in Beijing, China. I would like to send my thanks to President Xi Jinping, Vice Premier Liu Yandong, and the entire Chinese delegation for hosting the United States’ delegation this year. 

  • Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Assistant Secretary Russel

    This year marks the 35th anniversary of the establishment of official diplomatic relations between the United States and China. We have made remarkable progress since the era of back-channel messaging and secret trips. The scope of today’s U.S.-China relationship was unimaginable when President Nixon made his historic visit in 1972 to China. Yet there is still enormous potential for progress in the U.S.-China relationship. 

  • Ambassador Baucus Speech to Business Community

    “Talking to my friends in the business community is one of the greatest pleasures of my job as Ambassador. Thank you for all that you do on behalf of American business and to deepen U.S.-China relations.”  

  • Trafficking in Persons Report 2014

    Secretary Kerry: “We each have a responsibility to make this horrific and all-too-common crime a lot less common. And our work with victims is the key that will open the door to real change—not just on behalf of the more than 44,000 survivors who have been identified in the past year, but also for the more than 20 million victims of trafficking who have not.” 


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