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China, US officials to meet for annual dialogue

Updated: May 30,2016 7:41 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Officials from China and the United States will hold annual meetings next week in Beijing, according to a Foreign Ministry spokesperson on May 30.

The eighth China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) and the seventh China-US High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) will be held on June 6 and 7, spokesperson Lu Kang announced.

The S&ED will be co-chaired by Vice-Premier Wang Yang and State Councilor Yang Jiechi, with US Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew present as representatives of the two heads of state.

The CPE will be co-chaired by Vice-Premier Liu Yandong and Kerry.

China is ready to work with the United States to implement the consensus reached by leaders of both sides, enhance strategic communication, promote mutually beneficial cooperation, and properly handle differences, to advance the building of a new model of major-country relations between China and the United States, said Lu.

The CPE will discuss exchanges and cooperation in education, science and technology, culture, health, sports, women and youth, according to the spokesperson.