China and the United States have held high level talks in Washington. What was on the agenda? And, what did the dialogue achieve?

The seventh meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue has taken place in Washington, D.C. The annual high level talks provided both sides an opportunity to discuss issues of economic and political interest. One of the major goals is to increase cooperation and communication between the two major powers.

CCTV America’s Nathan King covered the event from the U.S. State Department.

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The Heat interviewed three experts on the dialogue:

* Xu Sitao, chief economist for the financial consulting group, Deloitte China.

* Robert Hormats, vice chairman of Kissinger Associates, an international consulting firm. Hormats has taken part in previous U.S.-China talks.

* Shao Yuqun, acting director of the Center for American Studies at the Shanghai Institutes of International Studies and is the Deputy Director of the Institute for Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Studies.

The Heat continued its discussion about the S&ED talks between China and the United States.