|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Liu Jianchao's Remarks on the JCCT and SED|
Q: Could you brief us on the JCCT and SED that will be held in Beijing in the latter half of this year?
A: SED and JCCT are important platforms for China and the U.S. to strengthen mutual understanding and facilitate the sound development of bilateral economic relations and trade through dialogue. SED focuses on strategic and long-term issues that bear on the overall situation in bilateral economic relations. JCCT and other bilateral economic cooperation mechanisms highlight promoting bilateral economic and trading cooperation and discuss specific relevant issues. This December, the 18th JCCT and the 3rd SED will be held in Beijing in succession. Vice Premier Wu Yi will continue to co-chair those meetings with her US counterpart. China is ready to make joint efforts with the U.S. to ensure that the meetings will be successful and conducive to China-US economic relations and trade.