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. 

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. 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. 

Read the latest consensus agreement (PDF | 中文)


2021 U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on the Digital Economy

November 17, 2021 to November 18, 2021
Zoom meeting

The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the China Institute for Innovation & Development Strategy convened their fourth Track II Dialogue on the Digital Economy virtually through Zoom on November 17 and 18, 2021 (November 18 and 19, 2021 in China). The Dialogue brought together U.S. and Chinese experts from academia, think tanks, and industry for non-governmental, off-the-record, in-depth discussions on digital economy issues of concern to both countries.

The two days of discussion advanced the results of the previous session of the Dialogue held in December 2020, as set out in the Consensus Agreement from that meeting. The November 2021 session focused on two key areas of concern and opportunity in the digital economy for both nations, namely, semiconductors and enterprise software. The participants agreed that China-U.S. relations are at an unprecedented inflection point and both countries need to take concerted action if the digital economy is to develop for the benefit of both nations, their peoples, and, by extension, the world. The consensus agreement sets forth recommendations that both sides can propose to their respective governments.

2020 U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on the Digital Economy

December 2, 2020 to December 4, 2020
Zoom meeting


The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, together with the China Institute for Innovation & Development Strategy, the Fuxi Institution and the Guanchao Cyber Forum, convened their third Track II Dialogue on the Digital Economy virtually through Zoom on December 2 and 3, 2020 (December 3 and 4, 2020 in China). The dialogue brought together U.S. and Chinese experts from academia, think tanks, and industry for non-governmental, off-the-record, in-depth discussions on digital economy issues of concern to both countries. The two sides developed a consensus agreement, which has been shared with both governments.

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

December 9, 2019 to December 10, 2019
Sanya, Hainan, China

The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the Guanchao Cyber Forum convened their second Track II Dialogue on the Digital Economy on December 9 and 10, 2019 in Sanya, Hainan, China. The dialogue brought together U.S. and Chinese experts from academia, think tanks, and industry for off-the-record discussions on digital economy issues of concern to both countries.

During the two-day meeting, representatives from both sides discussed a series of topics including data governance, optimizing and appropriately securing digital economy supply chain, artificial intelligence technology, and new trends in digital economic cooperation. They reached the following consensus agreement to provide a set of recommendations for their respective government departments based on the principles of openness and mutual benefit.

March 10, 2019 to March 12, 2019
Washington, DC

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, participants focused their discussions on data governance, supply chain risk management and the Internet of Things. The two sides developed a consensus agreement, which has been shared with both governments.


2021 U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on the Digital Economy
November 2021 Consensus Agreement (PDF | 中文)

2020 U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on the Digital Economy
December 2020 Consensus Agreement (PDF | 中文)

2019 U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on the Digital Economy
December 2019 Consensus Agreement (PDF | 中文)
March 2019 Consensus Agreement (PDF | 中文)