Dear Friends,

We are delighted to welcome two new supporters to the 100K Strong team! LinkedIn, the world’s largest online professional network, and Perfect World, a NASDAQ-listed online game company headquartered in Beijing, have both joined the 100K Strong movement to ensure that our next generation of leaders has the skills to manage this critical relationship effectively.

“LinkedIn is excited to support the 100,000 Strong Foundation whose mission—strengthening US-China relations through study abroad, one student at a time—aligns so well with our mission to connect the world’s professionals and our vision of creating economic opportunity for the global workforce,” said Pablo Chavez, LinkedIn’s Vice President of Global Public Policy and Government Affairs. LinkedIn boasts 347 million members in over 200 countries and territories—with a strong and growing presence in China.

Perfect World CEO Robert Xiao stated, “We are delighted to support the 100,000 Strong Foundation, which has evolved into the leading public diplomacy platform in the US-China strategic and economic relationship. As a Chinese company with a growing US business, Perfect World understands the importance of bridging cultures and shares the 100K Strong vision of bringing our young people closer together.”

LinkedIn and Perfect World are cutting-edge leaders in their respective fields. These two technology companies both work to build meaningful connections between the US and China, and we are deeply grateful for their support.

Best,

Carola McGiffert
President & CEO