Photo Gallery: 6th U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

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The sixth meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, or S&ED, takes place July 9-10 in Beijing, with Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew representing the United States and State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Vice Premier Wang Yang representing China. Since 2009, the S&ED has offered a platform for both countries to address bilateral, regional and global challenges and opportunities, and this year’s meeting comes at a critical time to stabilize the U.S.-China relationship. 

The Sixth US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

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US Secretary of State John Kerry and China's President Xi Jinping sit next to each other as they participate in a Joint Opening Session of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 9, 2014. China and the US geared early on July 9 for high-stakes talks.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry talks with retired Chinese NBA basketball star Yao Ming about his efforts against international wildlife trafficking as they participate in an event about combating the trade of animal remains, at the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue talks at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in Beijing on July 9, 2014. China and the United States met for high-level talks on July 9, with Chinese President Xi Jinping urging the world's two biggest economies to break old patterns of confrontation.
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US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew speaks during the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 9, 2014. China and the US geared early on July 9 for high-stakes talks.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry reads a note passed to him by one of his staff as he sits next to China's State Councilor Yang Jiechi (L) during a working lunch at the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 9, 2014. China and the US geared early on July 9 for high-stakes talks.
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Diplomats and officials from China and the United States, including US Secretary of State John Kerry, participating in the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue pose for a "family photo" at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 9, 2014. China and the US geared early on July 9 for high-stakes talks on a slew of thorny issues.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry participates in a Joint Session on Climate Change and Clean Energy with China's Finance Minister Lou Jiwei, China's Vice Premier Wang Yang (2nd R-behind) and State Councilor Yang Jiechi at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 9, 2014.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry, sitting next to US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, speaks as they attend the climate change issue joint conference with Chinese State Council Yang Jiechi at the Fanghuayuan Hall in the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing on July 9, 2014. China and the US geared early on July 9 for high-stakes talks.
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China's Vice Premier Wang Yang and State Councilor Yang Jiechi share a toast with US Secretary of State John Kerry before a working lunch at the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 9, 2014. China and the US geared early on July 9 for high-stakes talks.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry takes a walk on the grounds of the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse during the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing on July 9, 2014.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry reads a note passed to him by one of his staff as he sits next to China's State Councilor Yang Jiechi during a working lunch at the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 9, 2014.
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(L-R) US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, US Secretary of State John Kerry, China's Vice Premier Wang Yang and State Councilor Yang Jiechi pose before a working lunch at the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 9, 2014.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about efforts against international wildlife trafficking during an event about combating the trade of animal remains, at the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue talks at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in Beijing on July 9, 2014.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with China's State Councilor Yang Jiechi before a working lunch during the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 9, 2014.
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Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang speaks with US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker during a meeting for the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 9, 2014. China and the US geared early on July 9 for high-stakes talks.
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Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi and US Secretary of State John Kerry host a "CEO Roundtable Breakfast" with Chinese and US business leaders during the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue being held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 10, 2014. China and the United States launched high-level talks, with Chinese President Xi Jinping urging the world's two biggest economies to break old patterns of confrontation.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong and US ambassador to China, Max Baucus, leave after posing for a photo with "People to People Exchange" participants at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 10, 2014. The US and China discussed trade and business concerns on July 10.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry talks to Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong as they head to participate in a "People to People Exchange Plenary Session" at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 10, 2014. The US and China discussed trade and business concerns on July 10.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry attends a US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 10, 2014. The US and China discussed trade and business concerns on July 10.
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China's President Xi Jinping gestures during a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and China's Vice Premier Liu Yandong (R) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 10, 2014.
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US Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen and White House Advisor John Podesta attend a meeting with China's President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 10, 2014. China and the US launched high-level talks, with Xi urging the world's two biggest economies to break old patterns of confrontation.
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew listen to US Secretary of State John Kerry during a meeting held at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing on July 10, 2014. The US and China discussed trade and business concerns on July 10.
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew chat during a meeting held at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing on July 10, 2014. The US and China discussed trade and business concerns on July 10.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a press conference following the end of talks at the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, in Beijing on July 10, 2014. The US and China discussed trade and business concerns on July 10.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a press conference as Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew looks on following the end of talks at the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, in Beijing on July 10, 2014. The US and China discussed trade and business concerns on July 10.