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6th Round of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue -
On June 30, the State Department and the Department of the Treasury announced that the sixth meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) will be held in Beijing, China, July 9-10, 2014. Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, as President Obama’s Special Representatives, will be joined for the Dialogue by their respective Chinese co-chairs, State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Vice Premier Wang Yang, along with members of the U.S. delegation and their Chinese counterparts. The Dialogue will focus on addressing the challenges and opportunities that both countries face on a wide range of bilateral, regional and global areas of immediate and long-term economic and strategic interest. The schedule of press events will include but is not limited to an opening session on Wednesday, July 9, and a U.S. press conference on Thursday, July 10. Deputy Secretary William Burns will travel to Beijing July 8 to co-host the fourth Strategic Security Dialogue (SSD) with his Chinese counterpart, Executive Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui. Senior civilian and military officials will exchange views on a range of security issues of strategic importance to both countries. The State Department also announced today that Secretary Kerry will participate in the fifth annual U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) in coordination with Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong. The CPE will be held July 9-10 in Beijing, China. The CPE promotes and strengthens people-to-people ties between the United States and China in the fields of education, culture, science and technology, sports, and women’s issues. It provides a high-level annual forum for government and private sector representatives to discuss cooperation on exchanges in a broad, strategic manner. Topics highlighted by the State Department for discussion during the S&ED include an exchange of views and exploration of prospects for progress on regional challenges in Sudan, Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, Ukraine, Iraq, and maritime disputes in the South and East China Seas; strengthening the global economic recovery; combatting climate change and expanding cooperation on clean energy; and various global challenges such as cybersecurity, counterterrorism, wildlife trafficking, and human rights.
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