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Energy Department Opens Office in Beijing

01 July 2005

Office, energy policy dialogue to advance bilateral issues

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is establishing an office in Beijing, China to support cooperation on bilateral energy and nuclear issues, Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman says.

"The United States and China have a constructive relationship on a variety of issues, including energy security and nuclear security," Secretary Bodman said in a June 30 press release. "Through the U.S.-China Energy Policy Dialogue, and with on-site assistance from the new DOE office, we can enhance our cooperation to promote energy efficiency, diversify our energy supplies, expand the use of clean energy technologies, as well as continue our mutual efforts to increase nuclear security in both our nations."

Former Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham initiated the U.S.-China Energy Policy Dialogue and the establishment of the Beijing office in 2004.

Following is the text of the Department of Energy press release:

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U.S. Department of Energy
June 30, 2005

Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman Announces New Department of Energy Office in Beijing, China

WASHINGTON, DC -- Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman today announced the establishment of a Department of Energy (DOE) office in Beijing, China. The new office will support DOE's cooperative efforts with China on energy and nuclear security issues. The announcement of DOE's new Beijing office was made in conjunction with the first meeting of the U.S.-China Energy Policy Dialogue being held in Washington today.

"The United States and China have a constructive relationship on a variety of issues, including energy security and nuclear security," Secretary Bodman said. "Through the U.S.-China Energy Policy Dialogue, and with on-site assistance from the new DOE office, we can enhance our cooperation to promote energy efficiency, diversify our energy supplies, expand the use of clean energy technologies, as well as continue our mutual efforts to increase nuclear security in both our nations."

The Beijing office will provide guidance and support for DOE's cooperative activities with China, in both the energy and nuclear security fields. The office will be located within the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

Both the establishment of DOE's Beijing Office and the U.S.-China Energy Policy Dialogue were initiated in 2004 by then-Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham, in recognition of China's role in the international community, as well as the increased numbers of cooperative agreements established between the two countries in recent years.

Media contacts:
Anne Womack Kolton, 202/586-4940
Drew Malcomb, 202/586-5806

Number: R-05-148

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(Distributed by the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. Web site: http://usinfo.state.gov)



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