In 2017, the National Committee established a Track II dialogue between the United States and China to discuss issues surrounding healthcare faced by both nations, in partnership with the National School of Development (NSD) at Peking University. Under the theme, “Providing Effective Healthcare,” this ongoing bi-annual dialogue 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. In addressing the topic, participants consider the current plans of and challenges facing both nations, including, in the case of China, the proposals for “Healthy China” set out in the 13th Five-Year Plan, and, in the case of the United States, ongoing changes to the healthcare system.

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 Dr. Mark McClellan, former commissioner of the FDA and administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The leader of the Chinese delegation is Dr. Liu Qian, former vice minister of the Ministry of Health. Heading the NSD’s efforts is Dr. Gordon Liu, a leading expert on health and development economics who sits on the China State Council Health Reform Advisory Commission.

  • 2019 U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on Healthcare (China)

    June 18, 2019 to June 20, 2019
    Jiangyin, Jiangsu, China

    The fourth iteration of the National Committee’s healthcare dialogue was held in Jiangyin, a city in Jiangsu Province. The dialogue brought together seven American and 12 Chinese experts in the field and representatives of major healthcare companies, along with four observers from both countries. A wide range of topics, including regulatory science and capacity building, health technology assessments, technology payment, and value-based care, was discussed, as were possible projects to address care reform opportunities in both countries. The mayor of Jiangyin and other city officials provided an introduction to the local healthcare system and a tour of medical facilities in the city. As with previous dialogues, this one concluded with a consensus agreement that sets out key points of discussion and suggestions for policy changes in both countries. This document is being circulated to relevant departments in both governments for their consideration.

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