US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Could Have a Different Focus This Year

High-ranking government officials from the world’s largest economies gathered in Beijing on Monday for the two-day U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED), an annual meeting to address bilateral and regional issues. But this edition could take on a different tone from previous years.

The 2016 event will be the last under President Barack Obama, so analysts believe Washington will likely steer discussions towards areas with a higher success rate for signed agreements instead of politically sensitive subjects that are unlikely to produce any policy action.


Craig Erlam
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the BBC and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, FOX Business and BNN. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.