July 9, 2016

Sanya Initiative 2016

Cusef sponsored the seventh meeting of the U.S. – China Sanya Initiative which was held from July 6 to 9, 2016. It was organized by the EastWest Institute (EWI), in partnership with the China Association for International Friendly Contact (CAIFC). Retired senior flag officers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army traveled to Washington, D.C. and New York City to meet with their counterparts from the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force to discuss critical issues in the U.S. – China military-to-military relationship.

The dialogue sessions covered a range of topics important to the United States and China. Discussion focused on military-to-military relations, the South China Sea, cross-Strait relations, the Korean Peninsula and other issues of mutual interest. Both sides had very frank and deep exchanges and shared their own understanding about these issues, which had an active impact on promoting better relationship.

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