U.S.-China Relations

China Update – April 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama Visits China

The Asia-Pacific region – and you know the U.S. is a Pacific power – is one of the world’s most dynamic regions. It contains the top four most populous countries, the three largest economies, many of the world’s fastest growing economies, and a rapidly growing middle class of over half-a-billion consumers. U.S. trade with the Asia-Pacific region was $2.9 trillion in 2013.

Shanghai Tower Graphic Final

  In 2014, two daredevils broke into a construction site and climbed to the top of the second tallest building in the world: the Shanghai Tower. You may recognize it from their vertigo-inducing viral video, which leaves no doubt that the Tower is tall. What it doesn’t show is how much American businesses have had… Keep reading →


The Department of Energy and Department of Commerce are teaming up for a joint Presidential Trade Mission to China. We’re bringing you the latest from the trip on Energy.gov and Commerce.gov. As part of this week’s joint trade mission to China, Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall spoke at Microsoft’s Beijing campus. Delivering remarks to… Keep reading →

U.S. President Barack Obama Visits China

U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center Issues Solicitation to Address the Energy-Water Nexus WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a $12.5 million Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for a new technical track under the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) that addresses water-related aspects of energy production and use. The solicitation calls for… Keep reading →

Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Ernest Moniz For Energy Secretary

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz traveled to Beijing from July 8 to 11 to participate in the sixth U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.  The S&ED, which is chaired on the U.S. side by the Secretaries of State and Treasury, is the pre-eminent channel for government-to-government discussion between the two nations on issues relating to… Keep reading →