Backgrounder: China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue

13:03, May 24, 2010      

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Chinese President Hu Jintao first met with U.S. President Barack Obama on April 1, 2009 during the G20 financial summit in London, and both sides agreed to establish a China-U.S. strategic and economic dialogue mechanism in order to create a "a positive, cooperative and comprehensive China-U.S. relationship in the 21st century."

The first China-U.S. strategic and economic dialogue was held in Washington in July 2009, and the second will be held in Beijing on May 24 and 25, 2010.

The strategic and economic dialogue and the China-U.S. strategic dialogue was established during the administration of President George W. Bush. The two mechanisms had laid a solid foundation for today's China-U.S. strategic and economic dialogue. The China-U.S. strategic dialogue was established when Chinese President Hu Jintao met with the U.S. President Bush in Santiago, Chile in November 2004 in order to further promote the establishment of the constructive and cooperative relations between China and the United States. It was held six times since 2005 and was an important communications mechanism on the strategic and political level. The China-U.S. strategic and economic dialogue was established by the U.S. secretary of the treasury Henry Paulson and China's vice premier Wu Yi in Beijing in September 2006. It was a dialogue focusing on the strategic and economic level and had been held five times since it was established in 2006.

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