China and the US will hold their 20th Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) in Hangzhou (Zhejiang province) on October 29th 2009. The first JCCT was established in 1983 as a forum for the two countries to discuss trade and intellectual property matters. It will be the first JCCT meeting under the Obama administration. Li Xianzhi wrote for Xinhua that the meeting will be co-chaired by Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk. Read more here.