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Paulson to Lead US Delegation To US-China Strategic Economic Dialogue

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson will lead a US delegation to China for the meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue next week, it was announced Tuesday.

The meeting, which is set to take place December 4-5 in Beijing, will focus on strategies for managing macroeconomic risks and promoting balanced economic growth, strengthening cooperation in energy and environment, confronting the challenges to trade, promoting open investment environments, and furthering international economic cooperation.

Accompanying Paulson will be Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer, Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt, Office of Management and Budget Director Jim Nussle, U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab, EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson, and other Bush administration officials.

The SED was established back in September 2006 with the intent of the US and China discussing mutually related topics and to help the countries avoid misunderstandings with one another. This would be the fifth meeting of the SED since its launch.

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