Thursday November 21, 2019

MISSION AND GOALS

The U.S.-China Policy Foundation is the only non-profit organization in the U.S. capital solely dedicated to promoting and improving U.S.-China relations. The U.S.-China Policy Foundation is committed to building bridges and mutual understanding between the U.S. and China through people-to-people diplomacyeducation, engagement, cultural exchanges, and business dialogue.

BACKGROUND

The U.S.-China Policy Foundation (USCPF) was founded in 1995 by the current USCPF president, Professor Chi Wang, and the late Ambassadors John H. Holdridge and Arthur Hummel, Jr. The founders dedicated their careers as diplomats and scholars to fostering better relations between the U.S. and China. Holdridge joined Dr. Kissinger on his secret trip to China in 1971. Wang traveled to China in 1972 on behalf of the U.S. government to establish cultural and educational exchange programs during the delicate period of rapprochement. Hummel, who had been born in China to American missionary parents, served as the U.S. Ambassador to China from 1981-1985.

They founded USCPF to continue their work. Over the years, disagreements have continued to cause occasional friction between the U.S. and China. Unfortunately, these disputes have been exacerbated by misunderstandings and misconceptions that stem from different cultural and political histories. USCPF hopes to bridge these gaps, improve understanding, and foster an environment that allows for a more productive bilateral relationship.

USCPF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. USCPF is nonpartisan and also does not receive government funding, ensuring that it remains impartial and free from outside influence. USCPF works closely with scholars, policymakers, and the general public to achieve a deeper level of communication and understanding, and promote bilateral exchange and people-to-people ties.

ACTIVITIES

Educational delegations to China for the senior staff from the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, track II military delegations, and business delegations allowing American companies to meet with Chinese officials and Chinese companies.

Fall, spring, and summer internship programs training young Americans to become future leaders and policymakers in U.S.-China relations. Each year, we receive many more applicants than we have the capacity for. We hope that with additional funding we can further expand our internship program.

Public panels and discussions on current topics related to U.S.-China relations.

Dialogues and exchanges between U.S. and Chinese officials, scholars, and business leaders. USCPF also works with other oganizations to welcome Chinese leaders when they visit the U.S., including President Xi Jinping.

Various publications including The Washington Journal of Modern China, the China Forum television program, and a variety of books and reports written by scholars and USCPF Board Members.

Cultural events, including art exhibits, film screenings, and displays of historical photos.

(L to R): Amb. Arthur Hummel, Jr., Amb. John Holdridge, Amb. Jim Sasser, Chi Wang

(L to R): Amb. Arthur Hummel, Jr., Amb. John Holdridge, Amb. Jim Sasser, Chi Wang