Photos: Travel to China, June 5-7, 2016

June 5, 2016


Secretary Kerry traveled to Beijing, China, June 5–7. Secretary Kerry and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew, as President Obama’s Special Representatives, will join their respective Chinese co-chairs, State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Vice Premier Wang Yang, as President Xi’s Special Representatives, along with members of the U.S. delegation and their Chinese colleagues for the eighth U.S.–China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED).

The Dialogue will focus on 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.

Secretary Kerry will also join Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong for the seventh annual U.S.–China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE), to be held concurrently with the S&ED. 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, women’s issues, and health. It provides a high-level annual forum for government and private-sector representatives to discuss cooperation on exchanges in a broad, strategic manner.