U.S.-China Relations: An Affirmative Agenda, A Responsible Course
A Council on Foreign Relations Independent Task Force Report
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meeting
President George W. Bush and President Hu Jintao initiated the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) in 2006, where leaders from both nations meet twice a year to seek opportunities for bilateral cooperation. From 2009, President Barack Obama continued this series as the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED), though on an annual basis and with separate "tracks," the Treasury Department leading the Economic Track and State Department leading the Strategic track. The sessions conclude with a jointly-produced "Fact Sheet" detailing the agreements reached at that round of the SED.
"Relations with Russia and China deserve to be given priority," according to Leslie H. Gelb and Dmitri K. Simes.