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Secretary Sebelius Visits China to Participate in the 2nd U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

Secretary Sebelius Visits China to Participate in the 2nd U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius with Chinese Minister of Health Chen Zhu after renewing the Memorandum of Understanding

May 25, 2010 – Secretary Sebelius participated in the 2nd U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing, China. Her counterparts included Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, U.S. Trade Representative Ronald Kirk, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors Christina Romer, and other U.S. and Chinese government leaders. Secretary Sebelius participated in discussions on a variety of global health and development issues.

During the Dialogue, Secretary Sebelius met with Chinese Minister of Health Chen Zhu and Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang and reinforced the good relationship the U.S. and China have on public health research and disease control. She and Minister Chen renewed a Memorandum of Understanding on Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases on May 25, 2010. Secretary Sebelius received an honorary professorship from the Peking Union Medical College, where she gave a lecture on U.S.-Chinese health collaboration and hosted a gathering of senior Chinese academicians and government officials who have worked in HHS programs (CDC, NIH) in the U.S. The Dialogue was an important success in furthering a comprehensive relationship between the two countries.

Last revised: June 10, 2010