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The Strategic and Economic Dialogue 2013: Stronger Engagement Between the U.S. and China

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attends a news conference in Beijing (REUTERS/Paul J. Richards).

Secretaries Kerry and Lew will host Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Vice Premier Wang Yang and a delegation of top leaders from China for the 2013 Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington this week. The summit provides the two countries with an opportunity to discuss major issues and to build upon the understanding President Obama and President Xi Jinping established at their meeting last month in California. The big issues on the table will likely include cybersecurity, China’s changing economic policies and North Korea. The full slate of issues up for discussion will have multilateral impact and the entire global community is vested in their outcome.

The Strategic and Economic Dialogue 2013: Stronger Engagement Between the U.S. and China

Also: Listen to my conversation with Eswar Prasad on the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue »

  • Kenneth Lieberthal is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development at Brookings. From 2009-2012, Lieberthal served as the director of the John L. Thornton China Center. Lieberthal was a professor at the University of Michigan for 1983-2009. He has authored 24 books and monographs and over 70 articles, mostly dealing with China. He also served as special assistant to the president for national security affairs and senior director for Asia on the National Security Council from August 1998 to October 2000. His government responsibilities encompassed U.S. policy toward Northeast, East and Southeast Asia. His latest book, Bending History: Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy (co-authored with Martin Indyk and Michael O’Hanlon), was published by the Brookings Press in March 2012.

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