THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 7, 2011
Guidance on Events leading into the China State Visit
In advance of President Hu’s state visit to Washington on January 19, several senior members of the Obama Administration will be addressing different aspects of our relationship with China.
This weekend, Secretary Gates will travel to China to advance military-to-military ties between our two countries. After he travels to China, Secretary Gates will also be making stops in Japan and the Republic of Korea.
On Wednesday the 12th, Secretary Geithner will delivers remarks at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he will discuss our economic relationship with China, including our efforts to create balanced and sustainable global growth that supports jobs and opportunity for the American people.
On Thursday the 13th, Secretary Locke will be speaking to the U.S. – China Business Council, where he will discuss how leveling the playing field for U.S. businesses in the Chinese market will help spur global innovation and create jobs in America.
On Friday the 14th, Secretary Clinton will deliver a major address at the State Department that presents our broad vision of U.S. – China relations in the 21st century, including our efforts to make progress on a range of bilateral, regional and global issues.