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US-China Bilateral Relations 2023

In 2023, the dynamic between the United States and China witnessed diplomatic engagements and interactions aimed at promoting understanding and cooperation, underscoring the multifaceted nature of their bilateral relationship. From high-level meetings and consultations to exchanges between key representatives, these engagements underscored the importance of dialogue in addressing bilateral and global challenges. These activities reflect the ongoing efforts of both nations to navigate their complex relationship, address mutual concerns, and explore avenues for cooperation.


Numerous promotional activities have taken place in the diplomatic relations between the US and China during 2023, according to the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs portal:

  • President Xi Jinping Sends Congratulatory Letter to U.S.-China Business Council on Celebration Marking the 50th Anniversary of Its Establishment (2023-12-15).

  • Chinese Delegation Attends the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (2023-12-12).

  • Wang Yi Has a Phone Call with U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken (2023-12-06).

  • Wang Yi Mourns the Passing of Henry Kissinger (2023-12-05).

  • Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu Meets with President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haass (2023-12-05).

  • President Xi Jinping Sends Message of Condolence to U.S. President Joe Biden over the Passing of Henry Kissinger (2023-11-30).

  • Steering the Wheel of China-U.S. Relations and Piloting Asia-Pacific Cooperation - Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Foreign Minister Wang Yi Talks About President Xi Jinping's Visit to the U.S. for the China-U.S. Summit Meeting and the 30th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (2023-11-18).

  • President Xi Jinping Returns to Beijing after China-U.S. Summit Meeting and Attendance at the 30th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (2023-11-18).

  • President Xi Jinping Delivers a Written Speech at the APEC CEO Summit (2023-11-17).

  • President Xi Jinping Attends and Addresses Welcome Dinner by Friendly Organizations in the U.S. (2023-11-16).

  • Wang Yi Speaks to the Press about the Summit Meeting Between Chinese and U.S. Presidents in San Francisco (2023-11-16).

  • President Xi Jinping Meets with U.S. President Joe Biden (2023-11-16).

  • President Xi Jinping Arrives in San Francisco for China-U.S. Summit Meeting and the 30th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (2023-11-15).

  • President Xi Jinping Replies to Letter from President and CEO of The Philadelphia Orchestra Matías Tarnopolsky (2023-11-10).

  • President Xi Jinping Sends a Letter to the Fifth China-U.S. Sister Cities Conference (2023-11-03).

  • China and the U.S. Hold Consultations on Arms Control and Non-proliferation (2023-11-08).

  • Special Envoy of the Chinese Government on the Middle East Issue Zhai Jun Meets with U.S. Ambassador to China Robert Nicholas Burns (2023-11-07).

  • China and the U.S. Hold Consultations on Maritime Affairs (2023-11-04).

  • China and U.S. Hold Foreign Policy Planning Consultation (2023-11-04).

  • Special Representative of the Chinese Government on Korean Peninsula Affairs Liu Xiaoming Holds Virtual Meeting with U.S. Special Representative for the DPRK Sung Kim (2023-10-30).

  • Wang Yi Holds Talks with Representatives of U.S. Business Community and Other Sectors (2023-10-29).

  • ​Wang Yi Holds Discussions with U.S. Strategists (2023-10-29).

  • Wang Yi Holds Talks with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (2023-10-28).

  • U.S. President Joe Biden Meets with Wang Yi (2023-10-28).

  • Wang Yi Meets with Assistant to the U.S. President for National Security Affairs Jake Sullivan (2023-10-28).

  • Wang Yi and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken Hold the First-Day Talks (2023-10-27).

  • President Xi Jinping and Han Zheng Meets with Governor of the U.S. State of California Gavin Newsom (2023-10-25).

  • President Xi Jinping Sends a Congratulatory Letter to the Annual Gala Dinner of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (2023-10-25).

  • Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu Attends the Commemorative Event Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of the U.S. Liaison Office in China (2023-10-21).

  • Han Zheng Meets with the U.S. Representatives Attending the Fifth Meeting of the China-U.S. Eminent Persons Forum (2023-10-13)

  • Wang Yi Meets with Delegation of U.S. Senate Led by Majority Leader Charles Schumer (2023-10-09).

  • President Xi Jinping Meets with Delegation of U.S. Senate Led by Majority Leader Charles Schumer (2023-10-09).

  • China, U.S. Hold Asia-Pacific Consultation (2023-09-29).

  • Wang Yi and Han Zheng Meets with Former Secretary of the Treasury of the U.S. Henry M. Paulson, Jr. (2023-09-26).

  • Han Zheng Has a Group Meeting with U.S. Friendly Organizations, Heads of Think Tanks and People from All Walks of Life (2023-09-21).

  • Han Zheng Attends and Addresses High-level Meeting on Global Development Initiative Cooperation Outcomes (2023-09-20).

  • Han Zheng Attends SDG Summit Leaders' Dialogue (2023-09-20).

  • Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu Meets with U.S. Acting Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland (2023-09-20).

  • President Xi Jinping Replies to Letter from General Joseph Stilwell's Descendant (2023-08-31).

  • ​Li Qiang Meets with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo (2023-08-29).

  • President Xi Jinping Replies to Letter from U.S.-China Youth and Student Exchange Association and Friends from All Walks of Life in Washington State (2023-08-20).

  • Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu Meets with Senior Vice President of ExxonMobil Jack P. Williams (2023-08-19).

  • ​Chinese and U.S. Diplomats Hold Work Consultations in Washington, D.C. (2023-08-02).

  • President Xi Jinping Meets with Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger (2023-07-20).

  • Wang Yi Meets with Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger (2023-07-19).

  • Li Qiang and Wang Yi Meets with U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry (2023-07-18).

  • Wang Yi Meets with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (2023-07-14).

  • Han Zheng Meets with U.S. Representatives Attending the 14th Annual U.S.-China CEO and Former Senior Officials' Dialogue (2023-07-12).

  • ​Li Qiang Meets with U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen (2023-07-07).

  • Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu: Carry forward the Kuliang Friendship and Iowa Story in the New Era (2023-06-30).

  • President Xi Jinping Sends Congratulatory Letter to the "Bond with Kuliang: 2023 China-U.S. People-to-People Friendship Forum" (2023-06-28).

  • Wang Yi Meets with Delegation Led by Chair of Board of Directors of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations Jacob J. Lew (2023-06-26).

  • Director-General of the Department of North American and Oceanian Affairs of the Foreign Ministry Yang Tao Briefs Chinese and Foreign Media on U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's Visit to China (2023-06-21).

  • Director-General of the Department of North American and Oceanian Affairs of the Foreign Ministry Yang Tao Briefs on Five Common Understandings between China and the U.S. (2023-06-20).

  • President Xi Jinping and Wang Yi Meets with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (2023-06-19).

  • Qin Gang Holds Talks with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (2023-06-18).

  • President Xi Jinping Meets with Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2023-06-16).

  • Qin Gang Has a Phone Call with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (2023-06-14).

  • Qin Gang Meets with Chief Executive Officer of Tesla Elon Musk (2023-05-30).

  • Qin Gang Meets with President of Berklee College of Music of the U.S. Erica Muhl (2023-05-23).

  • Wang Yi Holds a Meeting with Assistant to the U.S. President for National Security Affairs Jake Sullivan (2023-05-12).

  • Qin Gang Meets with U.S. Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns (2023-05-08).

  • Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng Meets with Chief Policy Officer of Ford Motor Company Steven Croley (2023-04-11).

  • Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng Meets with Chairman and CEO of Blackstone Stephen A. Schwarzman (2023-03-31).

  • Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng Meets Respectively with President Stephen A. Orlins and Former President John L. Holden of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (2023-03-28).

  • Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng Meets with Honorary President of the Juilliard School Joseph W. Polisi (2023-03-28).

  • Qin Gang Has Group Meetings with the U.S. Friendly Organizations and Individuals from the Business Community (2023-03-25).

  • Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng Meets with the U.S. Businessmen (2023-03-17).

  • Wang Yi Has a Phone Call with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken at Request (2023-02-04).

  • Wang Yi Meets with President of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Csaba Kőrösi (2023-02-03).

  • Ambassador Qin Gang, China's Foreign Minister Called U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (2023-01-02).

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