On June 20-21, 2017, the Ninth U.S.-China CEO and Former Senior Officials’ Dialogue was held in Beijing, co-hosted by China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE) and U.S. Chamber of Commerce. CECEP Chairman Liu Dashan attended the event and gave a speech. Among the 34 participants were CCIEE Chairman Zeng Peiyan, business leaders, former senior officials and scholars from China and the U.S. They held frank discussions on trade and economic relations between the two countries after Xi-Trump meeting at the Mar-a-Lago resort. Their topics included the 100-Day Plan, infrastructure, two-way investment, cooperation on production capacity, and digital economy.
In his speech Liu Dashan urged China and the U.S. to further expand the scope of bilateral cooperation, and highlighted energy conservation and environmental protection as a field of great potential on which the two countries should have more discussions. He expressed hope that, under the mechanism of China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue, the two sides would upgrade the U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum to a platform for both energy efficiency and environmental protection to further boost exchanges between the two peoples and their businesses as well as cooperation in energy conservation and environmental protection.
CECEP Chairman Liu Dashan (fourth left, second row) and other participants of the Ninth U.S.-China CEO and Former Senior Officials’ Dialogue.
Established with the approval of China’s State Council, the U.S.-China CEO and Former Senior Officials’ Dialogue is a non-governmental exchange mechanism co-hosted by CCIEE and U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It aims to offer a high-end, dual-track platform for frank discussions between its participants on trade and economic ties and investment between China and the U.S. Such discussions can dissipate doubts, enhance mutual trust, and boost cooperation, hence contributing to healthy and stable development of economic ties between the two countries.
So far eight rounds of dialogue have been held in Beijing and Washington, with positive consensus reached. Based on them, participants have presented detailed policy proposals to their respective governments, which advance the healthy, stable development of China-U.S. trade and economic ties.