Event Report | December 08, 2015

9th U.S.-China High-Level Security Dialogue

A high-level U.S. delegation led by EWI CEO and President Cameron Munter held four days of meetings with top Chinese officials and experts from November 16-19, 2015, in Beijing. 

The confidential meetings, organized by EWI in partnership with the China Institute of International Studies, marked the 9th U.S.-China High-Level Security Dialogue, which occurred on the heels of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first state visit to the United States and China’s Fifth Plenum. 

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. The goal of the dialogue is to increase understanding between the two sides on the most challenging issues in the bilateral relationship and to generate concrete recommendations to policymakers in both countries on ways to promote mutual long-term trust and confidence.

The key discussions during the week focused on a wide range of issues, including strategic relations in the Asia-Pacific, cybersecurity, counterterrorism, military confidence-building measures, the impact of distinctions between “Chinese” and “Western” values on U.S.-China relations and the role of U.S. and Chinese public opinion in the bilateral relationship.