April 13, 2006
Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade convenes in Washington
On April 11th, US Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, United States Trade Ambassador Rob Portman, and US Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns met with Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi for the 17th annual senior-level meeting of the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT). The JCCT is a structure established in 1983 for dialogue between the US and Chinese governments on issues affecting US-China trade and investment.
The Department of Commerce press release is here. Scroll down to the bottom of the press release for links to other related documents, including a transcript of the press conference where the famously tough-talking Wu Yi apparently has to explain one of her remarks by adding (in English), "It's a joke."
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