Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman and Ambassador-at-Large for Global Partnership Initiatives Elizabeth Bagley will brief the press tomorrow, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State. U.S. Commissioner General Jose Villarreal will join Ambassador Huntsman and Ambassador Bagley via live digital video conference from Consulate Shanghai, in China.
Secretary Clinton will visit China later this month and visit the 2010 Shanghai Expo and the USA Pavilion. The United States is pleased to be participating in the 2010 Shanghai Expo, which officially opened May 1 and runs through October 31, 2010. It will be the first Expo hosted by China. With an estimated 70 million visitors, it will be the largest Expo (or World’s Fair) in history. A total of 242 participants will display at various pavilions at the Expo: 192 countries and 50 international organizations.
The USA Pavilion is a public-private partnership, funded 100% by over 50 sponsors, including, among many others, Chevron, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Pepsico, and Citi. The Shanghai Expo is an unprecedented opportunity to showcase the diversity, spirit of innovation, and commitment to sustainable development of the American people. For more information on the USA Pavilion, click here.
On April 30, 2010 Secretary Clinton attended a reception hosted by the Office for Global Partnership Initiatives to celebrate the opening of the USA Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo. Her remarks are available here.