April 7, 2016 to April 8, 2016
New York, NY

The third round of the U.S.-China Energy Track II Dialogue was last convened in New York City on April 7 and 8, 2016. With generous support from the Starr Foundation and Cornerstone Acquisition & Management Company, LLC, the dialogue brought together 17 American and Chinese experts from academia, think tanks, and industry for off-the-record discussions and a public program on U.S.-China energy cooperation at a time of global energy transition. Together, the group discussed each country’s energy outlook, the global energy market and the geopolitics of energy, and Sino-American cooperation in climate change and energy. A consensus document summarizing dialogue participants’ policy recommendations for strengthening U.S.-China energy cooperation is available here.


  • Chen Weidong, Former Chief Energy Researcher, Energy Economics Institute, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC); Chairman, DFS Energy Consultant (Beijing), Ltd.
  • Guo Sujian, Professor and Director, Environmental & Energy Policy Center, Zhejiang University
  • Jin Canrong, Associate Dean, School of International Studies, Renmin University
  • Liu Yadong, Director, China Energy Fund Committee (CEFC) U.S.; General Manager, CEFC Global Strategic Investment Holdings
  • Xu Xiaojie, Director, World Energy Division, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
  • Yu Hongyuan, Professor and Deputy Director, Institute for Comparative Politics & Public Policy, Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS)
  • Zhu Dajian, Director, Institute of Sustainable Development and Management, Tongji University
  • Zhuang Jianzhong, Deputy Director, CEFC International Center;  Deputy Director, International Energy Research Center
  • Howard Gruenspecht, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)
  • Sarah Ladislaw, Director and Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Joanna I. Lewis, Associate Professor, Science, Technology and International Affairs, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Faculty Affiliate, China Energy Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Damien Ma, Fellow and Associate Director, Think Tank, Paulson Institute
  • Stephen Orlins, President, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
  • David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University, and former U.S. Under Secretary of Energy (Acting)
  • Meghan O’Sullivan, Professor, Practice of International Affairs;  Director, Geopolitics of Energy Project, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Ernie Thrasher, Chief Executive Officer, Xcoal Energy & Resources LLC
  • Anthony Yuen, Director, Global Energy Strategist, Commodities, Citi Research


U.S.-China Track II Energy Dialogue

U.S.-China Track II Energy Dialogue

American and Chinese experts from academia, think tanks, and industry gather for a two-day dialogue exploring how significant climate change and energy developments are altering each country's energy outlook.

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