Senate Democrats

Historic Congressional Delegation Meets With Top Chinese Leaders, US Ambassador To China

Senators’ Meetings With China’s Vice Premier, Foreign Minister And Bank President Center On Global Security, Trade, Currency, And Human Rights

Beijing, China – An historic delegation of ten United States Senators, led by Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, met today with Wang Qishan, Vice Premier of China, Yang Jiechi, China’s Foreign Minister, and Zhou Xiaochuan, the president of the People’s Bank of China.

The meetings, which followed a briefing at the American Embassy by Ambassador John Huntsman, centered on trade, currency, cooperation on global security, human rights and clean energy.

“The relationship between the United States and China is important for our two nations, but it is also important for the world,” Reid said. “How the United States and China work together on commerce, currency and clean energy will help determine the future health of the global economy. I thank China’s leaders for meeting with us to discuss these important issues. ”

Never before has a Senate delegation this large, representing more than 100 million Americans and more than a third of the American population, traveled to China.