U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue to be Held in Beijing, China, on July 9-10, 2014

The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of the Treasury today 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 J. 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 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 U.S. Department of State 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.