Wherever you may be, we wish you and those close to you the very best Year of the Rabbit.
These are the prepared remarks offered by Assistant Secretaries Kritenbrink and Ratner to open their testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
U.S. White House, Readout on the Virtual Summit
These are the prepared remarks from Amb. (Ret.) Nicholas Burns at the start of his testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. In December 2021, Burns was confirmed as ambassador to China by a 76-18-7 vote.
Daniel Kritenbrink opened his testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in June 2021 with these remarks. He was confirmed as Assistant Secretary in September. He joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1994. Among his roles Kritenbrink was deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in Beijing (2013-2015) and senior director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council (2015-2017) before serving as ambassador to Vietnam (2017-2021). 72 senators voted to confirm him in this position. 28, all Republicans, opposed his nomination or did not vote.
John Kerry and Wang Yi, Remarks on North Korea, the South China Sea and other topics, February 23, 2016
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi met at the U.S. State Department and spoke to the press in the Ben Franklin Room.
Augustine Meaher reviewed this book for the History of War discussion list in February 2016.
The Council on Foreign Relations published the backgrounder, "China in Africa", to explain Africa's role in China's effort towards rapid industrailization. The piece was written by Christopher Alessi and Beina Xu.
A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.