The 18th Sino-U.S. Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT)
is to meet in Beijing on Tuesday, and high-level
officials of the two countries will discuss bilateral economic and
trade issues and sign several agreements and memoranda.
Chinese vice premier Wu Yi, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Carlos Gutierrez and U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab will
preside over the meeting, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce
The JCCT, formed in 1983, has served as a bilateral venue for
China and the United States to address trade and market access
The two countries will soon begin a succession of dialogues,
including the 18th JCCT, the 3rd China-U.S. Strategic Economic
Dialogue, and the 5th Strategic Dialogue.
(Xinhua News Agency December 11, 2007)