U.S.-China Social and Cultural Dialogue 

On September 28, 2017, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met, for the first time, with Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong. The topic at this inaugural meeting was on U.S.-China Social and Cultural Dialogue.

The summary from the State Department’s website (https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/09/274496.htm) noted that ‘The social, cultural, and people-to-people ties between our two peoples are both deep rooted and dynamic.’ But the press release from the Chinese Xinhua Agency was extensive and specific. Of particular interest was that under the area of Cultural Dialogue, the two countries pledged to promote the interchange of outstanding artistic undertakings that would further mutual understanding between the two countries. One of the examples cited was SF Opera’s production of Dream of the Red Chamber.

To see U.S.China Dialogue Press Release from Xinhua Agency, please click here