Secretary of State

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.

John Kerry, "Remarks on U.S.-China Relations," November 4, 2014

November 4, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. His comments preceded the APEC Summit meeting to be held in Beijing.

Sec. John Kerry, Councilor Yang Jiechi, Senior U.S. State Department Official, “Remarks and a Briefing,” Oct. 18, 2014

October 18, 2014

First are comments made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and PRC State Councilor Yang Jiechi prior to an informal meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. Subsequently a briefing for reporters was conducted via teleconference. It focused on the meeting.

Warren Christopher, Remarks en route to Beijing, November 19, 1996

November 19, 1996

Foreign Secretary of State Warren Christopher speaks en route to Beijing in 1996.

Tiananmen Square Document 13: Secretary of State's Morning Summary for June 4, 1989, China: Troops Open Fire, 1989

June 4, 1989

The document describes how civilians turned out in massive numbers and fought for seven hours to prevent the troops from advancing on the square.

Acheson, Statement on China, 1949

August 5, 1949

Secretary of State Dean Acheson's view of China in August 1949.


January 28, 2021 - 4:00pm

Jennifer Pan examines how China's major social assistance program, Dibao, has been used to quell dissent.

February 4, 2021 - 4:00pm

Scott Rozelle discusses his new book that looks at the stark contrast between China's rural and urban populations.