THE AMERICAN TEACHERS DELEGATION
June 21 – July 7, 2006
In the summer of 2006, the U.S.-China Policy Foundation completed a pilot program that sent nine American teachers to China to study the Chinese education system and learn about Chinese history and culture. This first of its kind program, the American Teachers Delegation, began in summer 2005 by bringing together a group of high school teachers from several independent schools in the Washington, D.C. area for a two-week intensive workshop followed by a two-week trip to China to experience what they had learned first-hand. Find out more about this program.
THE DEFENSE STUDIES DELEGATION
November 4-11, 2006
In November 2006, the USCPF sent the first of its kind delegation of distinguished American experts to China to engage in an intensive exchange of information related to China’s defense budget and military spending with active and retired PLA officers. The Foundation released the result of these exchanges in the report, Defense-Related Spending in China: A Preliminary Analysis and Comparison with American Equivalents.
We at USCPF believe this report offered a significant contribution to the factual basis for public understanding of the defense and related budgets in China and the United States, even as it established a benchmark for future exchanges and further advances in mutual understanding and pioneered a methodology for international defense-spending comparisons with implications far beyond those for Sino-American relations.