China through the Lens of the White House Photographer

(by Arun Chaudhary) When dealing with official state visits, things come in pairs. The leaders hold joint press conferences. The limousines in the motorcades fly the flags of both nations on the hood. The staff sit in equal numbers at the table, each opposite his or her equivalent in the other country’s delegation. Even the […]

Obama Meets with Chinese Premier Before Departing China

U.S. President Barack Obama is meeting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Wednesday for a final discussion before leaving China for South Korea. The president and Mr. Wen are holding a bilateral meeting and attending a working lunch together. Mr. Obama will then tour part of the Great Wall of China before flying to Seoul, the […]

China International Television (CITV) Plans to Broadcast

Xinhua News Agency planed to launch “China International Television” (CITV) in November 7th on its 78 anniversary, but then postponed to 18th. It’s reported that this satellite TV channel will mainly focus on Chinese and international news, the first step is to launch Chinese programme, followed by plans to launch English news in January of […]

Former Chinese Premier Li Peng is in Critical Condition

Report says 81-year-old former Chinese Premier Li Peng is seriously ill, the CPC Central Committee General Office has prepared to deal with his funeral. The death of Li Peng will remove one of major obstacles in handling the after-effects of Tiananmen Square protests happened in 1989. Li Peng has always been the toughest senior statesman […]

US-China Summit Ends With Vows of Cooperation

A Sino-American summit in Beijing has produced no breakthroughs, but vows of cooperation from the leaders of the two countries. U.S. President Barack Obama spent several hours Tuesday in closed-door talks with his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao. The two met after a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People, where a Chinese military […]

US, Chinese Presidents to Meet Again Tuesday

U.S. President Barack Obama is to hold a second round of bilateral talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao Tuesday in Beijing, as the two sides tackle tough economic issues and other matters. The two leaders are expected to discuss trade, China’s controversial currency policy, climate change and the nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea. […]

President Barack Obama Shanghai Speech and Dialogue (Full Text Script 2009奥巴马上海演讲/对话中英文全文)

Remarks by President Barack Obama at Town Hall Meeting with Future Chinese Leaders Museum of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China Full Video Clip Download MP4 (720MB) Download MP3 (53MB) The Missing Parts of Chinese translation 1:18 P.M. CST PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon. It is a great honor for me to be here in Shanghai, and […]

Beijing Watch Party for President’s Town Hall

As President Obama spoke in Shanghai to four hundred-plus Chinese youth, many thousands more young (and not so young) people throughout China attended the event virtually in classrooms, coffee houses, living rooms, and at “watch parties” organized by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates. Some events were hosted by Fulbright professors or Chinese exchange program alumni […]

Obama Meets With Chinese Leaders

President Barack Obama has met with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing, after emphasizing the importance of freedom of information in a question and answer session with college students in Shanghai. President Obama’s first order of business in Beijing was to meet with China’s president, Hu Jintao, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse for talks and dinner. […]

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