The mechanism was initially launched in 2006 as the US-China Strategic Economic Dialogue before it was upgraded to the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in 2009 by former US president Barack Obama and then Chinese president Hu Jintao, but it was suspended by the Trump administration. Photo: AFP The mechanism was initially launched in 2006 as the US-China Strategic Economic Dialogue before it was upgraded to the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in 2009 by former US president Barack Obama and then Chinese president Hu Jintao, but it was suspended by the Trump administration. Photo: AFP
The mechanism was initially launched in 2006 as the US-China Strategic Economic Dialogue before it was upgraded to the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in 2009 by former US president Barack Obama and then Chinese president Hu Jintao, but it was suspended by the Trump administration. Photo: AFP

US-China economic talks ‘infinitely far away’ with ‘emphasis on competition over cooperation’

  • Last week, Bloomberg reported that US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen had no intention to resume regular high-level talks
  • The US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) was created in 2009, but it was suspended by the Trump administration

Topic |   US-China relations
The mechanism was initially launched in 2006 as the US-China Strategic Economic Dialogue before it was upgraded to the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in 2009 by former US president Barack Obama and then Chinese president Hu Jintao, but it was suspended by the Trump administration. Photo: AFP The mechanism was initially launched in 2006 as the US-China Strategic Economic Dialogue before it was upgraded to the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in 2009 by former US president Barack Obama and then Chinese president Hu Jintao, but it was suspended by the Trump administration. Photo: AFP
The mechanism was initially launched in 2006 as the US-China Strategic Economic Dialogue before it was upgraded to the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in 2009 by former US president Barack Obama and then Chinese president Hu Jintao, but it was suspended by the Trump administration. Photo: AFP
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