A high-level U.S. delegation led by EastWest Institute (EWI) CEO and President Cameron Munter held three days of meetings with top Chinese officials and experts from June 12-14, 2017, in Beijing. The meetings were part of the 11th U.S.-China High-Level Security Dialogue and were organized by EWI in partnership with the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS).
The High-Level Security Dialogue is an annual dialogue between U.S. and Chinese academics, former and current military and government officials and business leaders. This year’s dialogue occurred during a time of political transition in both countries with the Trump administration in its first six months in the United States and China preparing for its 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Candid and substantive discussions during the dialogue covered a range of challenging topics affecting the bilateral relationship, including the impact of domestic factors on U.S.-China relations; Asia-Pacific security topics, particularly the North Korea issue; globalization; and trade and economic issues.
In addition to a full day of dialogue at CIIS, the delegation also visited the China Reform Forum, the National Defense University of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. Delegates met with Minister Wang Yi and Vice Minister Zheng Zeguang at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vice Minister Guo Yezhou of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and officials from the United States and Republic of Korea embassies in Beijing.
Pictured: Ambassador Cameron Munter shaking hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.