US-China talks to tackle thorny economic issues

The high level S&ED tries to keep US-China ties — arguably the most important bilateral relationship in the world — on a relatively even keel.

US-China talks to tackle thorny economic issues
Xi Jinping and Barack Obama

Discussions surrounding cyberattacks on the US government's Office of Personnel Management and China's ongoing land reclamation work in the South China Sea will undoubtedly dominate the strategic track of the upcoming US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

The SED's economic track, although lacking the attention-grabbing headlines of the heated strategic exchanges, may have far greater long term implications.

The world's first- and second-largest economies are going to-toe-toe, after all, and...

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