Secretary Clinton: Travel to Asia

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to Japan, China, and Korea, having departed Washington, DC, on May 20. Secretary Clinton visited Tokyo (May 21), Shanghai (May 21-23), Beijing (May 23-26), and Seoul (May 26).

Secretary Clinton traveled to Tokyo on May 21 to discuss regional and global issues with our Japanese ally.

In Shanghai, Secretary Clinton visited the 2010 Shanghai Expo. While at the Expo, she attended a dinner in honor of the USA Pavilion sponsors and others who helped develop the USA Pavilion. On May 23, she participated in a commercial diplomacy event to highlight the importance of U.S. market access and job creation.

In Beijing, Secretary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner joined their respective Chinese Co-Chairs, State Councilor Dai Bingguo and Vice Premier Wang Qishan, for the second joint meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. Over a dozen U.S. cabinet members and agency heads made up the U.S. delegation.

On May 26, the Secretary traveled to the Republic of Korea and met senior government officials to discuss regional stability and other issues with our Korean ally.

The Secretary returned to Washington, DC, on May 26.

05/26/2010 Press Availability With Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan After their Meeting
05/26/2010 Meeting With Chinese Women Civil Society Leaders
05/25/2010 Interview With Chen Weihong of CCTV
05/25/2010 Concluding Joint Statements at the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue  
05/25/2010 Q&A With Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner in Beijing 
05/25/2010 Remarks at the Closing of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue 
05/25/2010 Remarks at Event Celebrating People to People Engagement
05/23/2010 Secretary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Geithner Interview on Phoenix TV
05/24/2010 Secretary Clinton Briefs the Traveling Press on the Republic of Korea
05/23/2010 Strategic and Economic Dialogue Opening Session
05/22/2010 Remarks During Visit to the Boeing Maintenance Facility at the Shanghai Airport
05/22/2010 Meet and Greet with Shanghai Consulate Employees
05/22/2010 Meet and Greet with USA Pavilion Student Ambassadors and Employees
05/22/2010 Remarks at USA Pavilion Gala Dinner
05/21/2010 Joint Press Availability with Japanese Foreign Minister Okada
05/19/2010 Briefing on the Upcoming U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue


Press Releases, Fact Sheets
05/25/2010 Secretary Clinton and Chinese State Councilor Liu Celebrate People-to-People Engagement in Beijing
05/25/2010 U.S.-China Joint Statement on Energy Security Cooperation
05/25/2010 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue 2010 Outcomes of the Strategic Track
05/21/2010 US-China Achievements Go Beyond Expo (Op-Ed)
05/20/2010 Behind the Scenes on Secretary Clinton's Trip to Asia (Travel Diary)
05/19/2010 Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Upcoming Trip to AsiaBlog Entry 
05/19/2010 Statement on the Republic of Korea Navy ship the Cheonan