U.S.- China Strategic & Economic Dialogue

Engage China supports this high-level engagement between the United States and China through the hosting of meetings, events, and activities for policymakers, regulators, the media, and academic and business leaders to discuss issues relevant to this important bilateral economic relationship.

In 2006, then U.S. President George W. Bush and China President Hu Jintao created the Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) to provide a framework for ongoing bilateral economic dialogue and future economic and financial relations. The SED was convened semi-annually and led by the Secretary of the Treasury for the U.S., and by a Vice Premier for China.

In 2009, the SED was expanded under the Obama administration to give the U.S. State Department a greater role and was renamed the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED).

The now annual S&ED continues as a high-level dialogue for the two countries to discuss a wide range of bilateral, regional and global political, strategic, security and economic issues. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese State Councilor Yong Jiechi currently co-chair the “Strategic Track,” while U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew and Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang co-chair the “Economic Track.”

The seventh session of the S&ED was held in Washington, D.C. on June 23-24, 2015.