U.S., China Confer at EWC


HONOLULU (June 26, 2011) -- The United States and China held their inaugural round of U.S.-China Asia-Pacific Consultations at the East-West Center on Saturday, June 26, with delegations headed by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt M. Campbell and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai. The consultations are an outcome of the third U.S.-China strategic and economic dialogue that was convened in May.


At a news conference immediately following the meetings, Campbell said the two sides had conducted “open, frank, and constructive discussions with the goal of obtaining a better understanding of each other's intentions, policies, and actions” on a wide range of topics, including such contentious issues as North Korea, maritime security in the South China Sea, and Burma. Click here to read a full transcript of Campbell’s remarks, or here to view a video of the news conference.