During his visit to Yunnan Aug 12-14, Ambassador Baucus and his wife Ms. Melodee Hanes participated in several events to commemorate WWII and the Flying Tiger legacy in Southwest China, including laying wreaths at the Hump Flight Memorial outside Kunming, Yunnan.ALSO: Photos
Ambassador Speaks at Student Exchange Program
On July 27th, Ambassador Baucus held a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy to thank the Bank of China for its support of student exchanges between the U.S. and China. Since 2011, nearly 200 Chinese and American students, from economically disadvantaged communities, received Bank of China help to study abroad.
Statement by the President on the 70th Anniversary Commemorating the End of World War II in the Pacific
Today we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the formal end of World War II in the Pacific, a conflict that tragically claimed millions of lives across Asia and Oceania and stretched several months beyond the war’s conclusion in the European theater. We salute the American servicemen and women of the Greatest Generation who answered the call of duty in the Pacific, as well as the allied forces with whom they served.
I join President Obama and the American people in reflecting on today’s 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific theater. As we recall the war’s devastating toll and mourn those lost on all sides, we also remember the gallantry of our American men and women in uniform who, alongside their allied partners, courageously served in combat across the Pacific Ocean and Asian continent.
Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein traveled to the People’s Republic of China August 20-28, 2015 to discuss religious freedom with government officials, religious leaders, and civil society representatives. He visited Beijing, Shijiazhuang, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Hong Kong.
Thank you very much, Mr. President. Thank you for welcoming me and my delegation. Thank you for the good and hard work of your team of colleagues with whom we have had very productive conversations. It is my honor to be back in Beijing on behalf of President Obama and to prepare for your very important State visit next month to Washington, D.C. President Obama and Mrs. Obama are very much look forward to welcoming you and Madame Peng. It will be a great opportunity following President Obama’s very successful visit to Beijing last year to strengthen and deepen our cooperation.
Press Statement at Meeting of U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice with General Fan and Foreign Minister Wang Yi
Thank you very much, General Fan. It’s good to see you again, and it’s good to be back in Beijing. I’m glad we’re having this opportunity to address efforts after your latest visit to Washington in which we had an excellent conversation.
Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice's Meetings in Beijing, China
National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met with senior Chinese officials in Beijing, China on August 28-29 to prepare for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the United States next month and to discuss bilateral, regional, and global issues of mutual concern.
Press Statement at Meeting of U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi
AMBASSADOR RICE: Well, thank you very much Mr. State Councilor for welcoming me and my delegation. It is good to be back in Beijing. And you have, as always, been warm and generous in extending your hospitality and kindness to all of us. We are all very much looking forward to continuing the discussions throughout the day with you and your colleagues. And it is our aim to build on the success of our now very frequent, high-level interactions and our personal dialogue, most recently last time in June in Washington. We have had the opportunity, over many months, to engage on a number of occasions, as always, I find it very constructive.
At this time of tragedy, the United States extends its heartfelt condolences to the Chinese people over the deadly explosion that occurred on August 12 in Tianjin. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families, and with China's first responders who are working to help those who were injured.
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