Founded in 1995, the United States-China Policy Foundation (USCPF) is a non-partisan, non-profit, non-advocacy organization that promotes a greater understanding between American and Chinese policymakers, researchers, and government officials. USCPF seeks to provide opportunities for students, researchers, and practitioners of foreign policy to interact in more diverse and substantial ways. USCPF also conducts research on U.S.-China policies and relations in the Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation does not advocate any policy or attempt to influence policy decisions, but instead provides information in order to increase awareness of issues in U.S.-China relations.
As a research-oriented organization, the Foundation undertakes the following activities to fulfill its educational mission:
- COORDINATING research efforts on topics and issues related to U.S.-China policy.
- ORGANIZING exchanges and visits between specialists on U.S.-China relations, policymakers, and officials from both nations.
- FACILITATING opportunities for discussion between U.S. policymakers and senior Chinese leaders in an unofficial capacity.
- EDUCATING bright, young college graduates on U.S.-China policy and helping them to pursue their professional aspirations.
- ACTING as a focal point for an informal network of American China specialists and Chinese specialists on the U.S.
- PROVIDING free consultative services to American scholars and policymakers on various U.S.-China policy issues.
- SUGGESTING or furnishing experts with information on issues related to U.S.-China policy.
- PROMOTING the development of China studies in U.S. institutions of higher education.
- MAINTAINING a collection of scholarly work and articles for research purposes.
- HOSTING seminars and conferences on issues related to U.S.-China relations.