Tag: Strategic and Economic Dialogue

Obama Tests China’s Xi on South China Sea

U.S. President Barack Obama will host China’s President Xi Jinping for a special bilateral meeting on March 31. This signifies at once the general and increasing importance of relations between Washington and Beijing, but also the specific need to address...

/ March 31, 2016

US, China Sign Eight Clean Energy Partnerships at S&ED

By Elise Pietro On the sidelines of this year’s annual Strategic and Economic Dialogue, the United States-China Climate Change Working Group announced eight clean energy projects that pair businesses, municipalities, and research institutions from both countries. Of the eight joint...

/ July 16, 2014

US Treasury Secretary ‘Optimistic’ on Upcoming S&ED Talks

By Elise Pietro and Andrew Gong Updated 9:50 am, 7/08/2014 Saying that China should focus on “actually opening markets,” US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew discussed China’s economic reforms, a US-China bilateral investment treaty (BIT), cybersecurity, and other issues central to...

/ July 7, 2014

S&ED Update: US, China Agree to Negotiate Investment Treaty

Updated 12:50 pm, 7/12/2013 The United States and China agreed Thursday to begin negotiating a bilateral-investment treaty (BIT), which could open up more business opportunities for American firms in the Chinese market. US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said in a...

/ July 11, 2013

USCBC President Meets PRC Leaders and Member Companies in China

US-China Business Council (USCBC) President John Frisbie visited China during the week of September 21 and met with senior PRC officials in Beijing and Shanghai to raise several advocacy points on behalf of USCBC member companies. Frisbie also met with...

/ November 1, 2009

First S&ED Concludes with Handshakes and a Roadmap

by John Frisbie and Erin Ennis The first meeting of the Obama administration’s Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) with China, held in Washington, DC, in late July, ended with a dinner co-hosted by the US-China Business Council (USCBC) that was...

/ September 1, 2009

USCBC Honors PRC Vice Premier Wang and State Councilor Dai

At the conclusion of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in late July, roughly 600 guests from the PRC delegation, US government, private sector, and think-tank community attended a reception and dinner honoring PRC Vice Premier Wang Qishan, State Councilor...

/ September 1, 2009

Pragmatism Meets … What?

by John Frisbie The Obama administration’s China policy approach is starting to take shape. So far, the word “pragmatic” comes to mind. The administration has shown pragmatism in several ways. In February, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Beijing, where...

/ July 1, 2009

USCBC’s 36th Annual Membership Meeting

USCBC members gathered in Washington, DC, for the organization’s 36th Annual Membership Meeting. USTR Ambassador Ronald Kirk delivered the keynote speech on “US-China Trade Relations Today and Tomorrow,” in which he pledged to work with China to further open its...

/ July 1, 2009