UPDATED: 2015 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue and Consultation on People-to-People Exchange Media Schedule

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 22, 2015


The seventh U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) and the sixth Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) will be held in Washington, D.C. June 23-24, 2015. Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew will be joined for the Dialogue by Chinese co-chairs, State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Vice Premier Wang Yang, along with members of the Chinese delegation and their U.S. colleagues. Vice Premier Liu Yandong, Secretary Kerry’s Chinese co-chair at the Consultation on People-to-People Exchange, will lead the Chinese CPE delegation.

Please see below for the current schedule of media opportunities. A S&ED or CPE credential is required for all members of the media wishing to cover the events surrounding the S&ED and CPE at the U.S. Departments of State and Treasury. Please note that the deadline for submitting an application for credentials has passed and NO additional credentials will be allocated at this time. Those who have been credentialed should have received an email confirmation. For questions on credentialing, please contact the Treasury Department Press Office, Whitney Smith, at (202) 622-2960. Press credentials may be picked up between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19 and Monday, June 22 from the Washington Foreign Press Center, 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 800. You must present a U.S. passport or government issued photo ID and media outlet credential to pick up your S&ED/CPE media credential.

For questions on the Economic Track, please contact: Treasury Department Press Office, (202) 622-2960. For questions on the Strategic Track or CPE, please contact: State Department Press Office, (202)-647-2492 or Katy Bondy (202)-647-2539.

To request an interview with Department of State officials regarding the S&ED or CPE, please email the details of your inquiry (your name, media organization, subject of your interview, etc.) to MediaRequests@state.gov.

Follow @StateDept, @USAsiaPacific and the hashtag #USCHINA during the S&ED. For CPE events follow @ECAatState and use the hashtags #CPE2015, #USCHINA, and #people2people. All open press events will be streamed live on 2009-2017.state.gov.

MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015

2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. – Press pre-set time at the 23rd Street Entrance for all video cameras covering the S&ED/CPE Joint Opening Session in the Dean Acheson on Tuesday, June 23. For media questions contact the Press Office (202)-647-2492 or Katy Bondy (202)-647-2539.

6:30 p.m. - S&ED Reception and Dinner at Mount Vernon.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

TUESDAY JUNE 23, 2015

7:45 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Press Filing Center located in the Department of State’s Exhibit Hall opens for S&ED/CPE credentialed media. All press must access the facility through the 23rd Street Entrance of the Department of State.

9:00 a.m. -S&ED/CPE Joint Opening Session with Vice President Biden in the Dean Acheson Auditorium, at the Department of State. (OPEN PRESS COVERAGE TO ALL S&ED/CPE CREDENTIALED MEDIA)

Pre-set for video cameras: 4:40 a.m. – 5:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance. Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 7:45 – 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

10:00 a.m. - Act on Climate: S&ED Celebration of Energy and Environment Cooperation in the Dean Acheson Auditorium, at the Department of State. (OPEN PRESS COVERAGE TO ALL S&ED CREDENTIALED MEDIA)

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

10:50 a.m. - Joint Session on Climate Change, at the Department of State. (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE) 12:15 p.m. - Strategic Track Small Working Lunch, at the Department of State. (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. - Strategic Track Small Session in the Thomas Jefferson Room, at the Department of State.(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:45 p.m. - Strategic Track Small Session II, at the Department of State. (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:45 p.m.- U.S.-China Consultation on CPE Women’s Leadership Exchange and Dialogue in the George Marshall Center, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE TO ALL S&ED/CPE CREDENTIALED MEDIA)

Final access time for video cameras, journalists, and still photographers: 4:30 p.m. from the 21st Street Entrance.

6:00 p.m. - S&ED/CPE Joint Family Photo in the Dean Acheson Auditorium, at the Department of State.(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE TO ALL S&ED/CPE CREDENTIALED MEDIA)

Pre-set for video cameras, journalists and still photographers: 5:00 p.m. in the S&ED/CPE Press Filing Center located in the Exhibit Hall of the Department of State.

6:00 p.m. - Joint Banquet on the Occasion of the S&ED and CPE in the Benjamin Franklin Room, at the Department of State. (POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. - Press Filing Center located in the Department of State’s Exhibit Hall opens for S&ED/CPE credentialed media. All press must access the facility through the 23rd Street Entrance of the Department of State.

8:15 a.m. - S&ED Roundtable with U.S. and Chinese CEOs in the Garden Room, at the Blair House.

(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:20 a.m. - Strategic Track Oceans Meeting in the Thomas Jefferson Room, at the Department of State.(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. - Strategic Track Plenary Session in the Loy Henderson Auditorium, at the Department of State.(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:10 p.m. - U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) working lunch, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m. - Plenary Session of the U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) in the Benjamin Franklin Room, at the Department of State. (POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. - U.S.-China Closing Statements in the Benjamin Franklin Room, at the Department of State.(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE TO ALL S&ED CREDENTIALED MEDIA)

Pre-set for video cameras: 4:00 p.m. from the Press Filing Center located in the Exhibit Hall of the Department of State.

Final access time for journalist and still photographers: 4:30 p.m. from the Press Filing Center located in the Exhibit Hall of the Department of State.

6:00 p.m. - U.S. Press Conference in the Benjamin Franklin Room, at the Department of State. (OPEN PRESS COVERAGE TO ALL S&ED CREDENTIALED MEDIA)