U.S. politics

U.S. Commercial Service, "2012 Country Commercial Guide for China," January 1, 2012

January 1, 2012

This guide provides a market overview and examines political and economic factors affecting market opportunities. It provides detailed information on the U.S. government resources available to support the work of American businesses as well as highlighting fairs and associations of interest to business professionals.

Johnson, ed. Narratives of Free Trade, The Commercial Cultures of Early US-China Relations, 2012

January 1, 2012

This book edited by Kendall Johnson was reviewed by Dael Norwood for H-Diplo and published in November 2012. It is reprinted here under Creative Commons license.

Gary Locke, Testimony before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, May 26, 2011

May 26, 2011

Ambassador-designate Gary Locke's testimony before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is the nominee to become President Obama’s next U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China.

PRC State Council, Human Rights Record of the United States in 2010, April 8, 2011

April 8, 2011

China's Information Office of the State Council, or cabinet, published a report titled "The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2010".

Senate Minority Report, Another US Deficit -- China and America -- Public Diplomacy in the Age of the Internet, February 15, 2011

February 15, 2011

A report prepared by the staff of the Republican minority on the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Senator Richard Lugar, ranking minority member, released the report.

Barack Obama and Hu Jintao, Remarks at the Start of State Visit, January 19, 2011

January 19, 2011

The American and Chinese leaders spoke at the ceremony welcoming Hu Jintao to the White House.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, "Inaugural Richard C. Holbrooke Lecture on a Broad Vision of U.S.-China Relations in the 21st Century," January 14, 2011

January 14, 2011

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke in Washington, D.C. shortly before Chinese President Hu Jintao was due to visit the U.S. Richard Holbrooke was a distinguished U.S. diplomat who passed away on Dec. 13, 2010. At the time he was serving as the U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

U.S. Department of State, 2009 Human Rights in Taiwan, March 11, 2010

March 11, 2010

This report is produced annually by the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.