China and the United States on August 3 and 4 held their first legal dialogue in Beijing.
The dialogue was jointly sponsored by the office of China's central leading group for judicial reform and the U.S. departments of justice and commerce.
A total of 30 officials, judges and experts joined the dialogue.
The two sides agreed that the dialogue was an important aspect of the consensus reached by leaders of the two countries, according to a statement issued by China.
The dialogue focused on reform and economic growth, commercial cases, practices and challenges.
The second dialogue will be held in 2017 in Washington.
(Xinhua News Agency August 4, 2016)