Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 11, 2011

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will co-chair the closing session of the second annual U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) with Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong, at the Department of State on Tuesday, April 12, at approximately 12:00 p.m.

The closing session will be open to credentialed members of the media in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the Department of State.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 11:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

Secretary Clinton and State Councilor Liu inaugurated the first CPE in Beijing on May 25, 2010. The CPE promotes people-to-people ties between the United States and China in education, culture, science and technology, sports, women’s issues and other related fields. It provides a high-level annual forum for government and private-sector representatives to discuss cooperation in a broad, strategic manner.

The 2011 CPE is taking place April 11-12 at the Department of State and is featuring expert presentations and discussions that include significant U.S. private-sector participation. During the closing session, both sides will present joint reports on significant accomplishments since the last CPE and major goals and initiatives for the upcoming year.

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

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A 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 should allow adequate time to process through security.

PRN: 2011/561