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Description of Pictures: Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2019
* A sampling of Chinese foods
* Performances of Chinese opera, martial artsand dances
* Interactive stations of Chinese tea ceremony, calligraphy, paper tearing performances
* Exhibition on the achievements of China-U.S. scientific and technological cooperation
* Displays about China's latest progress inscience and technology
* Souvenirs in commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of China-U.S. diplomatic relations
The ambassador H.E. Ambassador Cui Tiankai was there.
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EMBCHI_190504_024.JPG: Chinese Embassy Open Day Security Rules
3. There is a non-tolerance policy for protesting at anytime. Those who fail to follow the rules will be removed and handover [sic] to the police.
7. All rights of interpreting the above terms are reserved to the Chinese Embassy.
EMBCHI_190504_031.JPG: The following items are prohibited
no banners and posters
no flammable materials
no foods and beverages
EMBCHI_190504_076.JPG: Purple Cloud Rising From the East, 2009
EMBCHI_190504_078.JPG: Purple Cloud Rising From the East, 2009
EMBCHI_190504_092.JPG: On China's New Embassy in the United States
EMBCHI_190504_102.JPG: "Dawn on Mount Huangshan", 2009
by Zhang Song
EMBCHI_190504_122.JPG: Guqin "Flowing Water"
EMBCHI_190504_167.JPG: Four Mountains in Four Seasons
EMBCHI_190504_174.JPG: Belt and Road: Helping the World's Children
Easier Way Home
EMBCHI_190504_182.JPG: Belt and Road: Helping the World's Children
EMBCHI_190504_185.JPG: Belt and Road: Helping the World's Children
Clean Drinking Water
EMBCHI_190504_192.JPG: The Belt and Road Initiative
Progress, Contributions and Prospects
Office of the Leading Group for Promoting the Belt and Road Initiative [Interesting name for the group!]
EMBCHI_190504_205.JPG: Meeting Room: In Memory of Historic Moments of the China-U.S. Relationship
EMBCHI_190504_237.JPG: Houmuwu Square Cauldron (DING, a replica)
EMBCHI_190504_285.JPG: Four Poems of Four Seasons
EMBCHI_190504_321.JPG: Structural Basis of Anti-RSV Monoclonal Antibody
EMBCHI_190504_336.JPG: Polo in the Tang Dynasty
EMBCHI_190504_350.JPG: Near Zero Energy Demonstration Building
EMBCHI_190504_376.JPG: Metro Vehicles for Chicago
EMBCHI_190504_379.JPG: Chicago Metro Vehicles Model
EMBCHI_190504_386.JPG: Boston Orange Line Vehicles Model
EMBCHI_190504_391.JPG: Boston Metro Vehicles
Five-Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope
EMBCHI_190504_414.JPG: Bailong Buoy
EMBCHI_190504_427.JPG: IBR Future Complex
EMBCHI_190504_435.JPG: While applying advanced DC energy technology, and the structural system with features of modularity and lightweight to adapt changes, IBR Future Complex is creating future-oriented green low carbon quality space.
EMBCHI_190504_450.JPG: Ambassador Cui Tianka
EMBCHI_190504_452.JPG: My China Album
EMBCHI_190504_473.JPG: Tear-Off Calligraphy
EMBCHI_190504_476.JPG: The Four Treasures of Study
(The tools of calligraphy)
EMBCHI_190504_513.JPG: Chinese Tea Culture
EMBCHI_190504_544.JPG: Reception Room
("The Bamboo Room")
EMBCHI_190504_565.JPG: Panorama of the Great Wall
by Guan Shanyue
Wikipedia Description: Embassy of China in Washington, D.C.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Washington, D.C. is the diplomatic mission of the People's Republic of China to the United States. It is located at 3505 International Place, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Van Ness neighborhood.
The embassy also operates Consulates-General in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City.
The Ambassador is Cui Tiankai, who was appointed in April 2013. The previous ambassador was Zhang Yesui.
The Qing Empire opened its first mission to the U.S. in 1875, with Chen Lanbin as Minister. From 1877 to 1883, the legation rented the former luxury town house of Alexander Shepherd designed by Adolf Cluss on 1705 K Street NW, one of Washington DC's most distinguished addresses at the time. Then and until 1893, the legation was located in Stewart's Castle on Dupont Circle; and later, under Minister Wu Tingfang, in the former mansion of Thomas Franklin Schneider at 18th & Q Street, NW.
In 1902, the Qing legation moved to a purpose-built mansion designed by Waddy Butler Wood on 2001 19th Street NW. It is the oldest extant building erected in Washington by a foreign government, following the demolition in 1931 of the former British Legation on Connecticut Avenue, built in 1872. This became the legation of the Republic of China following the fall of the Qing Dynasty in 1912. In 1935, the legation was upgraded to an embassy, and Alfred Sao-ke Sze became China's first ambassador to the U.S. The embassy remained in the same building until 1944, then moved to the former Fahnestock Mansion designed by Nathan C. Wyeth on 2311 Massachusetts Avenue NW (now the embassy of Haiti), where it stayed until the late 1970s.
When the US established diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China, a liaison office was first established in 1973, led by Huang Zhen. It occupied two adjacent former apartment buildings at 2300 and 2310 Connecticut Avenue NW, and in 1979 became a fully-fledged embassy. These buildings were torn down in 2012 (except a 1922 fašade on Connecticut Avenue) and are being replaced by an apartment house for Chinese embassy employees.
The current building in the International Chancery Center was built in 2006–08 on a design by Pei Partnership Architects, with I. M. Pei as consultant.
On February 5, 2014, the Uyghur American Association organized a demonstration in front of the Embassy of China in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre.
Street renaming proposals
In June 2014 during the 113th United States Congress, Republican Senator Ted Cruz introduced a simple resolution while Republican Representative Frank Wolf also proposed to rename the street in front of the Chinese Embassy after the Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. This would make the embassy's new address "1 Liu Xiaobo Plaza". But both of them got stuck in the introduction stage. BBC reported that Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, dismissed the lawmakers' move as "nothing more than a sheer farce", and restated the government's position that Mr. Liu had been convicted for breaking domestic laws. New York Times also reported that when Hua was asked if China would retaliate by renaming the street in front of the Embassy of the United States, Beijing, she smiled and asked rhetorically, "Do you think China should take identical action as America?" Many Chinese commented online, suggesting China do just that. Proposal included “Prisoners Abused Street,” “Edward Snowden Street,” “Osama bin Laden Road” and even "Monica Lewinsky Street."
During the 114th United States Congress in 2016, both Sen. Cruz and Rep. Mark Meadows introduced bills to continue the efforts. On February 12, the senate passed Cruz's version unanimously. On February 16, the administration announced that US President Barack Obama would veto legislation for the renaming act. Hong Lei, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said at a press conference that China hoped that the Obama administration could "put an end to this political farce." On February 23, Cruz's bill was referred to U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform but never cleared the House to present to President Obama for him to veto it.
During the 115th United States Congress, on May 18, 2017, Sen. Cruz and Rep. Meadows re-introduced bills to resume their push to rename the address. After Dr. Liu's death on July 13, Bob Fu, a Chinese American human rights activist and pastor, told The Texas Tribune that he is “definitely more optimistic” about Cruz's bill getting enacted with President Donald Trump in office.
In 2020, a group of Republican senators and representatives proposed renaming the street after whistleblower Li Wenliang, who was warned by authorities after drawing attention to the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan.
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