Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced that the eighth session of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) will be held in Beijing, China, in early June.

Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew will join their respective Chinese co-chairs, State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Vice Premier Wang Yang, along with members of the U.S. delegation and their Chinese colleagues for the Dialogue.

The Dialogue will focus on the challenges and opportunities that both countries face on a wide range of bilateral, regional, and global areas of immediate and long-term economic and strategic interest.

The U.S. Department of State also announced today that Secretary Kerry will join Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong for the seventh annual U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE).

The CPE will be held in early June in Beijing, China.

The CPE promotes and strengthens people-to-people ties between the United States and China in the fields of education, culture, health, science and technology, sports, and women’s issues. It provides a high-level annual forum for government and private-sector representatives to discuss cooperation on exchanges in a broad, strategic manner.

Further details regarding the precise dates, open press events, credentialing for the media, and other details will be made available in the weeks ahead.