U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Is Vitally Important

May 6, 2011

The third round of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) between U.S. and Chinese officials will take place in Washington beginning May 9. Cabinet secretaries Hillary Clinton and Tim Geithner will host the two days of the S&ED, which provides a forum for talks about strategic and longstanding issues important for U.S.-China relations. Kenneth Lieberthal, who directs the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings, notes that these meetings are critical for the enhancement of mutual trust, cooperation and understanding between the global powers.