The Economic Dialogue of the Eight Round of China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogues in Beijing on June 6, 2016 marked a meeting between senior officials from the two countries, led by US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, to discuss cooperation around the next phase in realizing the Paris climate agreement. Both parties stated their positive impressions of the early stages of their cooperation, inaugurated in the 2014 carbon emission deal struck by President Obama and President Xi, and reiterated their interest in continuing this work.

China's special representative on climate change Xie Zhenhua outlined the countries’ plans to continue cooperation through common events, aiming to share knowledge and experience in the interest of advancing energy transitions and innovations as well as carbon emissions reductions. US Secretary of State John Kerry noted that the governments must endeavor to engage actors from local governments, to enterprises, research institutions, to social groups to ensure that the countries exploit the full extent of their resources.

Furthermore, Secretary Kerry voiced the need for the two states to join together in forming a shared plan for realizing this change. Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi praised the efforts of all participants and hailed the new cooperation as a new type of major power relationship for the two countries.

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