Notice to the Press
Washington, DC
January 13, 2011


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver remarks on U.S.-China relations on Friday, January 14 at 9:45 a.m. for the inaugural Richard C. Holbrooke Annual Lecture. The speech will take place at the Department of State.

Secretary Clinton’s speech will present our broad vision of U.S.-China relations in the 21st century, setting the stage for the upcoming state visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao on January 19, 2011.

The Richard C. Holbrooke Annual Lecture is a tribute to the memory and accomplishments of one of our nation’s finest diplomats and most dedicated public servants. The annual lecture will provide a forum to discuss challenging and important foreign policy issues like those Ambassador Holbrooke grappled with and left an indelible mark upon throughout his distinguished career, including as Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 1977-1981.

This event is pool coverage only.

NOTE: Due to space limitations, we will have an overflow room. The Department of State Briefing Room (2209) will serve as the overflow room.

Secretary Clinton's speech will also be streamed live on www.state.gov.

Media representatives may view this event from the Department of State Briefing Room upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).

Press Contacts:

Department of State
Office of Press Relations
(202) 647-2492



PRN: 2011/053