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January 26, 2016
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra toured Asia in February 2009. The tour included performances in Shanghai, Yokohama, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. Residing conductor was Bernard Haitink. From baroque through contemporary music, the CSO commands a vast repertoire. Its renowned musicians annually perform more than 150 concerts, most at Symphony Center in Chicago and, each summer, at the suburban Ravinia Festival. They regularly tour nationally and internationally. Since 1892, the CSO has made 58 international tours, performing in 29 countries on five continents.
April 22, 2013
U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Daniel Baer traveled to China to promote human rights and religious freedom. In Hong Kong, they discussed religious freedom issues with nongovernment organizations and government representatives. They also met with Cardinal John Tong Hon and engaged other religious leaders to encourage continued interfaith dialogue.
March 26, 2014
Women science professionals from ten Chinese research and policy institutions met with ten American women scientists at the Department of State in Washington for the fifth U.S.-China Young Scientist Forum (YSF) on March 26. The fifth YSF was co-led by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Science, Space and Health Jonathan Margolis and Chinese Counselor for Science and Technology Jianping Mei. Twenty U.S.
August 12, 2013
From August 12 to 17, 2013 China, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States conducted the multilateral Phoenix Spirit exercise on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. It was the first multilateral exercise involving all four nations.
September 1, 2013
Ameson Year in China (AYC) is a unique opportunity for college graduates to become Educational Ambassadors by spending a year teaching, learning, and making a difference at public schools across China.
June 3, 2016
The 8th Session of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Dialogue will be held Beijing, China. The dialogue will focus on the challenges and opportunities the the U.S. and China face on a number of bilateral, regional, and global areas of strategic and economic interest.
June 5, 2016
The Duke women's soccer team played against Beijing Normal University's women's soccer team in a scrimmage at Beijing Normal University, with the final score at 1-1. Hao Ping, the Vice Minister of Education in China, and Sean O'Hallaren, Senior Vice President of Nike, talked with the two teams and presented gifts.
June 6, 2016
Chinese President Xi Jinping urged China and the U.S. to deepen strategic mutual trust and mutually-beneficial cooperation in an address at the joint opening ceremony of the eighth U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED). In terms of policy proposals, President Xi urged for greater coordination on macroeconomic policies, achieving positive outcomes at the upcoming G20 Hangzhou summit, and conclude a reciprocal bilateral investment treaty.
January 1, 2017
Secretary of State John Kerry announced at a climate change summit that the city of Boston will host the US-China Climate Change Summit in 2017, in which around 2,000 business officials and urban leaders from the U.S. and China are expected to attend. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh remarks that the conference will give Boston the opportunity to emerge as a global leader in the fight against climate change. Boston follows Beijing and Los Angeles as cities from the world's two largest economies cooperating in the struggle to curb emissions.
June 7, 2016
The Asia Society and the US-China Strong Foundation announced a joint partnership to realize President Obama and President Xi's call for 1 million American students to be learning Mandarin by 2020. The two organizations made the announcement during the 7th Annual US-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange chaired by Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong.

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