Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Secretary Clinton Hosts U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

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“Our work really begins with our commitment to better understanding one another, to building trust between each other, and to working to avoid misunderstanding and miscalculation.             . . . We both have much more to gain from cooperation than from conflict. The fact is that a thriving America is good for China and a thriving China is good for America. But to work together, we need to be able to understand each other’s intentions and interests.  -Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton May 9, 2011

Washington, DC (May 9) – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner host the third joint meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington, D.C., May 9-10 and are joined by Chinese Co-Chairs, Vice Premier Wang Qishan and State Councilor Dai Bingguo.  The Strategic and Economic Dialogue with China was established in 2009 by Presidents Obama and Hu to bring together U.S. and Chinese officials to engage and make progress on issues of concern to both countries.  During her remarks to the opening session, Secretary Clinton acknowledged the importance of further cooperation with China.  She said, “China and the United States face a wide range of common regional and global challenges.  How our two countries work together to meet those challenges will help define the trajectory, not only of our relationship going forward, but the future peace, prosperity, and progress of the world.”

Secretary Clinton Opening Session Remarks |Session One Remarks |Chinese Banquet Remarks

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