Release Date: Jul 18, 2012Contact: 888-249-NEWS
Chamber Convenes U.S.-China CEO Dialogue to Expand Bilateral Commerce
Third Annual Dialogue Seeks Ways to Generate Growth and Jobs through U.S-China Trade and Investment
BEIJING, CHINA—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE) today held the third meeting of the U.S.-China CEO and Former Senior Officials’ Dialogue. The Dialogue provides a platform for U.S. and Chinese executives, along with a select group of thought leaders and former government officials, to candidly discuss issues that impact the two countries' commerical relations.
“A healthy and stable U.S.-China commercial relationship is critical to the success of our two economies and imperative to creating faster growth and more jobs in the United States,” said Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue. “Former Chinese vice premier Zeng Peiyan and I believe this ongoing dialogue is helping business leaders on both sides work with our two governments to fulfill the potential of our bilateral relationship.”
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Commerce Minister Chen Deming met with Dialogue participants, discussing opportunities to promote two-way trade and investment while also addressing barriers that impede commercial expansion.
U.S. and Chinese CEOs voiced their hope that once the government transitions in both countries are complete, leaders in the two countries will ambitiously advance the bilateral economic relationship.
“U.S. and Chinese companies are now partnering around the world for mutual benefit, and Chinese investment in the United States is on the rise,” Donohue continued. “We need to build on this momentum, especially during a period of slow growth and economic uncertainty across the globe.”
Donohue said he hoped to see more progress from China in removing barriers to U.S. exporters and investors, while affirming the Chamber's commitment to fighting protectionism in the United States.
The goal of the U.S.-China CEO and Former Senior Officials’ Dialogue is to significantly increase channels for discussion of business and public policy issues between U.S. and Chinese CEOs of globally competitive companies.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.