US-China Hold Inaugural Diplomatic and Security Dialogue (D&SD) in Washington D.C.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis hosted Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui, Chief of the People’s Liberation Army’s Joint Staff Department for the inaugural U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue (D&SD) on June 21, 2017 together with other senior U.S. and Chinese officials.

This new, high-level framework for negotiations was launched by President Donald J. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Mar-a-Lago April 7, 2017, to expand areas of cooperation while narrowing differences on key diplomatic and security issues.  To learn more about the dialogue, see [LINK: https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/secretary-state-rex-tillerson-secretary-defense-jim-mattis-joint-press-availability/]