Xi attends opening ceremony of China-US highlevel dialogue
BEIJING—Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday attended the joint opening ceremony of the eighth China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) and the seventh China-U.S. High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) in Beijing.
Senior Chinese and U.S. officials gatherered on Monday in Beijing to kick off the eighth Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED), the last for the Obama administration, to discuss a wide range of economic issues from macroeconomic policy, investment treaty to industrial overcapacity and trade disputes.
Advancing bilateral relations, deepening pragmatic cooperation, and managing differences and sensitive issues within the two-day dialogues and consultations also form the discussion domains.
The annual high-level dialogue also coincides this year with China hosting the Group of 20 (G20) summit and the United States holding presidential elections. While it’s too early to tell what specific outcomes the two sides could get from the two-day dialogue, past experiences suggest that maintaining regular dialogues and continued engagement between the world’s two largest economies is increasingly crucial to both countries and the global economy.