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The United States and China Complete Dialogue on Law of the Sea and Polar Issues

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 1, 2014


The 5th U.S.-China Dialogue on the Law of the Sea and Polar Issues was held in Qingdao, China, March 27-28. Experts from U.S. and Chinese foreign affairs and maritime agencies exchanged views on a wide range of issues related to oceans, the law of the sea, and the polar regions. The United States and China supported deepening U.S.-China dialogue on these issues in future dialogues. The annual meeting began in 2010, and is called for by the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. The United States plans to host the next round in 2015.


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