For the past 14 years, the U.S.-China Policy Foundation has organized the Policymakers Seminar Series and Trip to China Program. The purpose of the program is to provide a small group of congressional staff the opportunity to enhance their understanding of China and U.S.-China bilateral relations. Through an orientation and several participatory seminars delivered by distinguished American China specialists, followed by a week-long trip to several major Chinese cities, the delegation will have the opportunity to explore the historical, economic, and security issues facing China, as well as the current state of Sino-American relations.
Following the lectures, participants travel to China to experience the country’s political institutions and historical sites first hand. Past trip participants have met with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Commerce, the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing, the Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress, and local village officials, and have visited state-owned and joint venture enterprises, the Shanghai Stock Exchange, the Shanghai World Expo, and much more. In addition, participants often have the opportunity to visit China’s historical landmarks, such as the Great Wall in Beijing, and the Terracotta Warriors in Xian.
The educational trips to China are approved under Section 108A of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (MECEA). For more information, please see MECEA 22 U.S.C. 2451 et seq.
If you are interested in participating in the USCPF’s future Policymakers programs, please contact the Foundation by phone at (202) 547-8615 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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