On June 5-6, 2023, 15 Chinese and American diplomats met in La Jolla, California for the 13th annual US-China Young Diplomats Dialogue, co-hosted by Professor Wu Xinbo of the Center for American Studies at Fudan University and Professor Peter Gries of the Manchester China Institute. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America and the United States Department of State supported the event. The 13th Dialogue was hosted by the 21st Century China Center at the University of California at San Diego.
The dialogue involved formal sit-down discussions of topics including the diplomat’s role in China-U.S. relations, political systems and foreign policy making in China and U.S., the sources of trust and mistrust in China-U.S. relations, and confidence building and other measures to improve U.S.-China Relations.
Professor Wu Xinbo and Professor Peter Gries co-established the US-China Young Diplomats Dialogue in 2007 to generate mutual trust and improve U.S.-China relations. It does this by creating an informal retreat-like atmosphere in which participating diplomats can establish personal relationships while frankly exchanging their views on bilateral relations. The dialogue, a vital platform for young diplomats to exchange, is held annually in China and the United States on a rotating basis, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America and the United States Department of State.