National China Garden is a Priority Outcome of the Eighth U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

At the Eighth Round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) June 6-7, 2016, in Beijing, State Councilor Yang Jiechi, Special Representative of President Xi Jinping, and Secretary of State John Kerry, Special Representative of President Barack Obama, chaired the Strategic Track, with participation by senior officials from across both governments. The two sides held in-depth discussions on major bilateral, regional, and global issues. This round of dialogue on the Strategic Track produced the following specific outcome for the China Garden project, under Bilateral Cooperation:

21.  China Garden:   The United States and China reaffirmed their support for the China Garden Project and decided to endeavor to ensure to start construction of the China Garden before October 30, 2016. In order to do so, China announced its intention to mobilize funding and carry out the overground and underground construction of the Project, and the United States decided to strive to ensure to complete the review and approval processes before the start of the construction.

For more information about the 120 outcomes from the Strategic Track of the Eighth U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, visit the U.S. Department of State website: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/06/258146.htm