In 2019, the National Committee established a new Track II dialogue between the United States and China to discuss issues relating to the digital economy, in partnership with the Guanchao Cyber Forum, a division of Chinese Internet Security Conference. The dialogue focuses on changes affecting corporations doing business globally and on finding ways that American and Chinese companies can cooperate to address these concerns. At the conclusion of each dialogue, the two sides will develop a consensus agreement, documenting areas of discussion and recommendations to both nations.

The dialogue participants are evenly divided between the United States and China, and are experts in the field, along with corporate representatives from different industrial sectors. The United States team is led by Admiral Dennis Blair, former director of national intelligence and a member of NCUSCR's Board of Directors, and Michael Chertoff, former secretary of Homeland Security. The leader of the Chinese delegation is Major General Hao Yeli (ret.), president of the Guanchao Cyber Forum and vice president of the China Institute for Innovation and Development Strategy.

At the conclusion of each dialogue, the two sides develop a consensus agreement, documenting areas of discussion and recommendations to both nations. The National Committee shares this document with relevant agencies and offices in both governments.

Last Held:
March 10, 2019 to March 12, 2019

2019 U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on the Digital Economy

March 10, 2019 to March 12, 2019
Washington, District Of Columbia

The inaugural dialogue on the Digital Economy was held in March 2019 at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. This initial gathering brought together ten American participants and ten Chinese participants, consisting of experts in the field and representatives of major technology companies. During the two-day meeting, particpants focused their discussions on data governance, supply chain risk management and the internet of things.

The two sides are in the process of developing a consensus agreement to be shared with both governments.

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