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.

PRESS CONTACTS:
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