Leaders from the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations were part of a group that met with Chinese President Xi Jinping for over an hour to discuss the U.S.-China relationship on March 27, 2024, in Beijing. 

Participants stressed the importance of engagement and dialogue between leaders of the two countries, discussed the importance of rebalancing China’s economy, and underscored the value of shared regulatory norms and the role of China’s private sector in improving consumer confidence and attracting foreign business and investment. We also raised concerns about security, and avoiding conflict between the United States and China.  

National Committee leaders were encouraged to hear about tangible steps that have been taken by the Chinese government since the San Francisco meeting between Presidents Biden and Xi, and anticipate continued efforts on areas of shared concern. The National Committee believes that such meetings with senior Chinese leaders serve American interests by promoting mutual understanding.