A high-level U.S. delegation led by General (ret.) T. Michael Moseley, EastWest Institute board member, Chairman of the Gulf Alliance Company and former United States Air Force Chief of Staff, held five days of meetings with senior Chinese officials and experts from May 6–10, 2013, in Beijing. The confidential meetings, organized by EWI in partnership with the China Institute of International Studies, marked the seventh U.S.-China High-Level Security Dialogue, which occurred just two months after a major government transition in China.
The High-Level Security Dialogue is an annual dialogue between current and former government and military officials, U.S. and Chinese academics and business leaders. The goal of the dialogue is to generate concrete recommendations to policymakers in both countries on building a common vision for the bilateral relationship; promoting mutual long-term trust and confidence; and fostering cooperation in challenging areas within the relationship.
The key discussions during the week focused on a wide range of geopolitical and military issues, including the forging of “a new type of relationship between major countries,” Taiwan, nuclear proliferation in North Korea and Iran, maritime disputes in the East and South China Seas, U.S.-China military confidence-building in the Asia-Pacific and cybersecurity.