Message from US Embassy to Americans in China

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Here's a mail from the US Embassy to the Americans living in China about President Obama's visit. I think it's pretty cool that our government is doing so much to share the content of the visit and is reaching out to the American community in China. I only wish I received an invite for a beer with the President.


From: Labarge, Sandra A (Beijing) []
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2009 12:39 PM
To: AmCitBeijing
Subject: Shanghai Town Hall
Importance: High

Greetings from Embassy Beijing,

The White House has a travel blog dedicated to the President’s trip through Asia. You can follow the President’s trip, including live streaming of the town hall meeting with Chinese youth in Shanghai, on the blog. Please feel free to share this information with your friends and contacts. Below is an excerpt from the blog giving details of today’s Shanghai event:

Shanghai Town Hall / 欧巴马总统在上海与青年面对面

Posted by Katie Stanton on November 15, 2009 at 06:29 AM EST

Ed. Note: Keep up with the President on our page dedicated to his trip through Asia.

Tomorrow, November 16, President Obama will have a town hall meeting with Chinese youth in Shanghai, China. Holding the event in Shanghai is symbolic as the Shanghai Communique was announced here and helped pave the way for normalization and the first 30 years of formal diplomatic relations.

At the meeting, the President will interact with young Chinese and discuss the relationship between our two countries in the years ahead.  Attendees of the event will come from several Universities in the Shanghai area. During this event, the President will take questions from the live audience, as well as from the online Chinese community. The online community in China has been submitting questions on a variety of websites includingXinhuanet, Sohu and the U.S. Embassy in Beijing’s website.

The Town Hall will be livestreamed on You can also join us on the official White House page on Facebook or the Embassy's website to view and participate in a live discussion during the event.

The event is planned to start Monday at 12:45pm local time in Shanghai which means late Sunday night in Washington, DC at 11:45pm EST.

This blog post has been translated into Chinese:



在活动上,总统将与中国青年人互动,讨论我们两国在未来数年的关系。 参加活动者将来自上海地区的一些大学。活动期间,总统将回答现场观众和中国网上社区的提问。中国的网上社区已经在包括新华网搜狐美国驻华大使馆网站的一系列网站上提交了问题。

这次活动将在上在线视频直播。 活动进行当中,您也可以到白屋在Facebook上的官方页面或者大使馆网站观看和参与现场讨论。


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