China and the United States will hold the fifth round of
strategic dialogue from Jan. 17 to 18 in China with the consents of
the two countries, announced by Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang
Yu at a regular press conference on Thursday.
Deputy Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo and the US Deputy Secretary
of State John Negroponte will co-chair the dialogue, Jiang
"The two sides will continue to have an in-depth exchange of the
views on Sino-US relations and the international and regional
issues of common concerns based on the previous four dialogues,"
The dialogue mechanism, established in accordance with the
consensus reached in 2004 between President Hu Jintao and US President George W. Bush, is
an important platform for the two countries to communicate on
strategic and political level.
The first strategic dialogue was held in Beijing in August of
(Xinhua News Agency January 10, 2008)