The Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) organised a roundtable discussion titled “Bangladesh-China Relations: Political and Economic Dimensions” on 20 June 2013. The roundtable preceded the proposed visit of His Excellency Mr. Md. Shahidul Haque, Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh, leading a delegation to China for official consultations between the two Foreign Ministries. This roundtable was thus organised to obtain inputs from the learned participants contributing towards the preparations for the visit. The session was chaired by Ambassador Munshi Faiz Ahmad, Chairman, Board of Governors, BIISS. Major General Sajjadul Haque, afwc, psc delivered the address of welcome. His Excellency Mr. Md. Shahidul Haque attended the programme and delivered his valuable speech. The keynote paper was presented jointly by Dr. M. Jashim Uddin, Senior Research Fellow, BIISS and Mr. Mahbubur Rashid Bhuiyan, Research Officer of the same institution. The presentation was followed by a lively Open Discussion with comments, observations, and recommendations from government officials (both in-service and retired), academicians, NGOs, businesspeople, journalists etc. The roundtable ended with expressing hopes for building better Bangladesh-China bilateral relations.