Diplomacy

Daniel Kritenbrink and Ely Ratner, Testimony on the U.S. Partnership with Taiwan, Dec. 8, 2021

December 8, 2021

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.

Tennis in China

December 2, 2021

The Women’s Tennis Association is at odds with China’s government. How big is tennis in China?

US-China governments, Virtual Summit between Xi Jinping and Joseph Biden, Nov. 15, 2021

November 15, 2021

U.S. White House, Readout on the Virtual Summit

Nicholas Burns, Nominee for Ambassador to China, Oct. 20, 2021

October 20, 2021

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.

Panda Power

August 26, 2021

For a creature whose numbers are small and whose natural habitat is tiny, those lovable pandas have played key global roles in conservation, science and even diplomacy.

Daniel Kritenbrink, Nominee to be Asst. Secretary of State for East Asia, June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

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

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.

Reeves, The Lone Flag -- Memoir of the British Consul in Macao during World War II, 2014

February 9, 2016

Augustine Meaher reviewed this book for the History of War discussion list in February 2016.

Council on Foreign Relations, "CFR Backgrounders: China in Africa," April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015

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.

Van de Ven, Lary, and MacKinnon, eds., Negotiating China's Destiny in World War II (December 3, 2014)

March 30, 2015

Hans van de Ven, Diana Lary, and Stephen MacKinnon's book was reviewed by Katherine Reist for H-War and is published here under Creative Commons license.

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