November 5, 2018 to November 7, 2018

The third healthcare dialogue was held at Airlie, a conference center in Warrenton, Virginia, outside Washington, D.C. The dialogue brought together eight American participants and eight Chinese participants, consisting of experts in the field and representatives of major healthcare companies, as well as three observers from both countries. Past dialogues have developed a common understanding and foundation for addressing key shared challenges between both countries. The third dialogue built on these themes, recognizing that achieving progress will require more ongoing collaboration between the United States and China, and that such health care collaborations can help address the growing tensions related to trade between the two nations. The two sides discussed a wide range of topics, including medical technology development; health insurance reform and the role of the private sector; advancing value-based care models; public health; and areas of possible cooperation in healthcare between the United States and China. On the third day, Chinese participants attended the Chinese Hospital Association’s forum in downtown Washington, D.C., and met with the Kaiser J. Family Foundation. Each dialogue session concludes with a consensus agreement, setting out key points of discussion among the participants, and suggestions for policy changes. This document is circulated to relevant departments in both governments for their consideration.

U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on Healthcare

U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on Healthcare

This new dialogue, established in 2017, examines the effectiveness of the healthcare systems in China and the United States and recommends ways to better measure and manage the delivery and efficiency of healthcare in the two countries.

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