Establishment of U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
April 2, 2009
President Obama Names Special Representatives to U.S.-China Dialogue

President Obama named Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner as Special Representatives to the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. Secretary Clinton and Secretary Geithner issued this joint statement:"We are honored to have been appointed by President Obama as Special Representatives for the United States to the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. The Dialogue is a result of an agreement reached between the United States and China by President Barack Obama and President Hu Jintao.

The dialogue will focus on addressing the challenges and opportunities that both countries face on a wide range of bilateral, regional and global areas of immediate and long-term strategic interest. Through the Dialogue, and in its strategic and economic tracks, we look forward to pursuing in-depth discussions with our Chinese counterparts to enhance the welfare of the citizens of both countries. We intend to meet once a year in alternate capitals, and we look forward to welcoming the Chinese to the United States for the first round of the Dialogue this summer.

We look forward to working closely with our respective Chinese Co-Chairs, Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo, and Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan, as well as our colleagues in President Obama’s Cabinet in promoting U.S.-China cooperation."



South Korea
April 3, 2009

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Dear to persons in picture.

your don`t know me, but i don`t know a little.
(please don`t mistake, i just believe)

it`s a good scene. may, it`s record in history. why?

please, imagine. why you, meet at London.

i believe success.

New Mexico, USA
April 3, 2009

Eric in New Mexico writes:

Re: NK missile launch:

Ponder this;

They call it a satilite, would we know if they stuck a nuke on top for a full scale, real world test?

How much "face" would they lose if 'lil Kim's illusions of grandure got some three feet off the ground and "fizzled"?

Could be messy, especially when we are accused of sabotaging it so they can "save face".

If you want effective missile defense on this planet, I suggest we start by targeting the individuals with ill intent...


And I don't mean with some unanimous UN resolution that demands in the strongest terms, "Please don't do that again."

Been there, done that.

Maryland, USA
April 3, 2009

Patrick in Maryland writes:

Hi, My friends at The States Department and Netizens.

It's good to hear that the Chinese and American people are going to be working more closely in the future. The once a year meeting was a good Idea, it will help us with arerelations with the Chinese people. The more we know about each others cultures, the better we will be able to work together on world Economic and Strategic problems. The Chinese Leaders and people seem to be really working with us on the Economy of other countries. I hope this is the start of a better Friendship/Partnership between our countries. I like the photo of our Leaders together.

.....Cyou....Bloggers...Later :)

South Korea
April 4, 2009

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Thank you...


S-Korea`s President Myung-Bak, Lee take some roll


S-Korea take part in this recovery

April 5, 2009

Zhu in China writes:

I'm a Chinese, I hope that China and the U.S.A. have a good relationship. At the same time, I believe the world will be better in future!

New Mexico, USA
April 5, 2009

Eric in New Mexico writes:

RE; NK missile launch-afterword:

At least it didn't fall on Japan.

NK threatens war in order to defy the will of many nations.

Perhaps the only diplomacy that could have stopped them would have been to collectively threaten war on NK in return if they were to go ahead with it.

Well, there's always next time...and the next, and the next, and how many times will it take till people realize that diplomacy without teeth is a toothless beggar?

Now it's not so important to rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons as it is to remove those with the intent to build them from power.

Even if that means war.

Because eventually Kim will start one because he sees weakness and will make a fatal mistake upon doing so.

You can take that to the bank, but just don't call it an economic stimulus package.

Ken H.
New Hampshire, USA
April 5, 2009

Ken H. in New Hampshire writes:

The key to the strategic relationship between the United States and China is an effective military-to-military dialogue that addresses issues relevant to providing security to the region. This reduces the opportunity for misunderstandings between our countries that could escalate during an unforeseen crisis. Ultimately, the test of friendly relations rests on trust and confidence at the highest levels of our respective governments. Military-to-military dialogue is essential to building that trust.

April 15, 2009

Jerome in France writes:

United States and China is a money dialog

China have $1.2 trillion reserves

Tim L.
California, USA
June 29, 2009

Tom L. in California writes:

I hope the G-2 summit goes well this July. Both countries need to co-operate a host of issues around the world.


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