Newsletters

再见 (farewell) to US-China Strong

November 15, 2016
Dear Friends, It’s truly a bittersweet moment for me: On December 31, I’ll be stepping down as CEO of the US-China Strong Foundation to take on a new and exciting opportunity in Washington, D.C. US-China Strong is in an incredible place and entering into its next chapter of growth and...

United Airlines and US-China Strong Offer China Flight Discounts for Students

November 8, 2016
Dear Friends, I am thrilled to announce that, through our partnership with United Airlines, American students will now have access to discounted roundtrip travel between the United States and China! US-China Strong and United are both committed to ensuring that all...

US-China Strong & Yale Center Beijing host CHINA Town Hall Event

November 8, 2016
Dear Friends, It’s an honor to share a wonderful US-China Strong-Yale Center Beijing event that took place on Nov. 2 in Beijing with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Held at the Yale Center Beijing in front of 300 attendees, “CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National...

US-China Strong COO on Developing Mandarin Teachers and US-China Culture

November 2, 2016
Dear Friends, I’m thrilled to share a new article highlighting the US-China Strong Foundation’s 1 Million Strong initiative at the University of Maryland. Published in The Diamondback, the university’s student newspaper, “UMD will use teacher training programs to help 1 million students...

Governors Promote Mandarin and US-China Strong in US News Op-Ed

October 25, 2016
Dear Friends,   I’m thrilled to share a new op-ed by Governors Gary Herbert (R-UT) and Jack Markell (D-DE) highlighting the need for greater Mandarin language learning in the US. “Mandarin Learning Is a Must,” published today in US News & World Report,...

USCS CEO, Student Ambassadors Talk Diversity and Study Abroad in China

October 6, 2016
Dear Friends, I’m so excited to share my op-ed on why “It’s Time for Greater Diversity in China.” Published today in The Huffington Post, I discuss the need to break down barriers and create greater opportunities for minorities to be exposed to other cultures: As America becomes ever...

United Airlines and USCS Team Up to Support China Ties

September 29, 2016
Dear Friends, I am writing to share some exciting news: US-China Strong is partnering with United Airlines to increase China travel and study abroad opportunities for students, teachers and administrators. Our two-year partnership includes sponsored travel to China for students and...

New HNC Fellowship Exclusively for USCS Student Ambassadors

September 2, 2016
Dear Friends, I’m thrilled to announce that we’re partnering with the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies’ (HNC) Washington Office – part of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) – to offer a new HNC Student Ambassador...

USCS, Mayor Emanuel, Wanxiang America Expand Study Abroad in Chicago

August 8, 2016
Dear Friends, Last week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Wanxiang America President Pin Ni signed an agreement to extend the city’s Chinese Summer Language, Culture and Technology Initiative (CSLCTI) program for another three years through 2019. The program is part of the US-China Strong...

USCS & Wanxiang Engage Women in STEM with China Study Abroad

July 21, 2016
Dear Friends, I’m so happy to share news about the recent US-China Women in Clean Energy Program, a joint program created by the US-China Strong Foundation, Wanxiang Group and the US State Department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues. The two-week event, held at Hangzhou Wanxiang Polytechnic...

US-China Strong Team Grows: Promotions & New Hires!

June 14, 2016
Dear Friends, We’re thrilled to announce a few changes at our expanding organization. Travis Tanner, who has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since May 2013, has been named President of the US-China Strong Foundation and will be based in Beijing. Travis has...

Kerry & Liu Recognize US-China Strong at Annual Meeting in Beijing

June 10, 2016
Dear Friends, We’re happy to share exciting developments from this week's 7th Annual US-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) in Beijing, where we officially launched the 1 Million Strong campaign in China. Secretary of State John Kerry referenced the Foundation and...

Annual Spring Reception

May 30, 2016
Dear Friends, We were delighted to see so many friends and supporters at our annual Spring Reception on Tuesday. Special thanks to Laura Lane and UPS for hosting us, as well as our supporters P&G and Caterpillar. CNN Global Affairs Correspondent Elise Labott served as moderator for a...

Mark Schlarbaum, Krane Funds’ Managing Partner, Supports 100K Strong

May 5, 2016
Dear Friends, We’re thrilled to announce that Mark Schlarbaum, Managing Partner at Krane Funds Advisors, LLC (KFA), is the newest supporter of the 100,000 Strong Foundation.  Schlarbaum will lend valuable insight into Chinese investment, financial markets and US-China business...

The Asia Group Foundation Supports 100K Strong

March 22, 2016
Dear Friends, We’re honored to announce that the 100,000 Strong Foundation has been named a philanthropic partner of The Asia Group Foundation, an effort by The Asia Group (TAG) to support high-impact nonprofit organizations. The TAG Foundation’s launch, held on March 9, 2016, in...

100K Strong Welcomes Les Ross as Senior Advisor

February 26, 2016
Dear Friends, We’re pleased to announce that Lester Ross, Partner-in-Charge of WilmerHale’s Beijing office, has joined the 100,000 Strong Foundation as a Senior Advisor. Les brings with him decades of China experience from a range of sectors, making him a tremendous asset to our team as we...

Announcing 1M Strong Logo and Task Force

February 19, 2016
Dear Friends, Our new 1 Million Strong campaign is off to a great start – we’re making progress each day toward our goal of seeing one million American K-12 students studying Mandarin by 2020, a five-fold increase from current numbers. And we’re even more excited to unveil our new logo...

100K Strong Hires Chief of Staff

February 4, 2016
Dear Friends, We are thrilled to welcome Jason Wynne Hughes as our new Chief of Staff at the 100,000 Strong Foundation. As an education expert and government affairs veteran, Jason will play a critical role managing the foundation’s growing team and serving as the lead coordinator of the 1...

Apply to be a 1 Million Strong Implementation Partner

January 19, 2016
Dear Friends, With $1 million in seed funding from the Ford Foundation in hand, we are now quickly moving forward to stand up the new 1 Million Strong initiative, which was announced by Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping last September. The initiative seeks to see one million K-12...

Ford Foundation Commits $1M to 1 Million Strong

January 14, 2016
  Dear Friends, We are excited to kick off 2016 with a major new grant from the Ford Foundation! Ford has confirmed that it will contribute an additional $1 million to help stand up our new 1 Million Strong initiative. 1 Million Strong, which was announced by Presidents Barack Obama and...

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