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PBSC Week in Review
Xi Jinping

Party General

June 13 Xi met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


Secretary; PRC President; Chairman of   Xi sent a message of condolences to United States President Barack Obama after the shooting in Orlando, Florida.


Central Military Commission June 12 Xi sent a written instruction praising the deeds of late forestry professor Li Baoguo to a seminar on Li’s work.


June 7 Xi met with United States Secretary of State John Kerry and United States Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.


    Xi sent a written instruction to the 2016 national conference on employment of demobilized officers.


    Xi appointed and dismissed ambassadors.

Saudi Arabia, Lesotho, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Ukraine, Bulgaria.


  June 6 Xi spoke at the opening ceremony of the annual US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

Full text of his speech (in Chinese).

Despite over 100 “outcomes”, did not get the sense that much progress was made at this year’s dialogue. Any big breakthroughs more likely to be reserved for Xi-Obama meeting at G-20 in September.


Li Keqiang


June 13 Li and German Chancellor Angela Merkel chaired the fourth round of China-Germany intergovernmental consultation.

Did Merkel try to win concessions ahead of EU decision on China’s market economy status?

According to Xinhua: “the two countries will work on a political settlement in Syria, strengthen dialogue on Afghanistan issue, work under the G20 framework on sustainable and balanced growth of the world economy, and continue to promote China-EU relations. Cooperation will be expanded in education, tourism and media, with more youth exchanges focused on soccer.”


    Li held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


    Li and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a joint press conference.

Notes from the press conference (English,


    Li expressed condolences after the shooting in Orlando, Florida, USA.


  June 8 Li chaired an executive meeting of the State Council.

The meeting decided to provide basic medical services for all people living under the poverty line in rural China, build a health and medical data platform across the country, and establish new National Innovation Demonstration Zones in two provinces.


  June 7 Li met with United States Secretary of State John Kerry and United States Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew.


    Li met with representatives attending the round table summit of the Global CEO Council.


Zhang Dejiang

Chair of the National People’s Congress

June 13 Zhang met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


Yu Zhengsheng

Chair of the Chinese People’s

June 12 Yu attended and spoke at the opening ceremony of the Straits Forum in Xiamen, Fujian Province.


Political Consultative Conference June 11 Yu visited the cross-Strait innovation and entrepreneurship base for youth in Xiamen, Fujian Province.


Liu Yunshan

Head of Party Secretariat; Head of Propaganda

June 12 Liu chaired a seminar on the poverty alleviation work of Li Baoguo.

Li was a professor at Hebei Agricultural University who championed poverty alleviation through afforestation. He successfully afforested more the 93,000 hectares of barren mountains and helped 100,000 farmers out of poverty.


Wang Qishan

Secretary of the Central Commission for

Discipline Inspection

June 7 Wang’s comments on creating rules to penalize cadres who fail to meet standards for political loyalty were published on the CCDI website.

The comments were made during meetings in Beijing and Liaoning province to discuss the regulations.

Zhang Gaoli

Executive Vice Premier

June 12 Zhang met with the International Olympic Committee Chairman Thomas Bach.


  June 6 Zhang held talks with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan in Yerevan, Armenia.


    Zhang held talks with Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan in Yerevan, Armenia.



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