Newsletters

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...

Happy Holidays from 100K Strong!

December 22, 2015
Happy Holidays from the  100,000 Strong Foundation!

ICYMI: 100K Strong in the News

December 8, 2015
Dear Friends, I wanted to make sure you saw a few recent news items featuring 100,000 Strong. Earlier this week, Huffington Post ran an op-ed, Paris Talks Underscore Importance of US-China Relationship, on the important role of US-China relations in the global climate change debate. Also, on...

100K Strong in the News

November 3, 2015
Dear Friends, I want to share with you a collection of articles and op-eds, including our recently published 2015 signature report, which highlight the 100,000 Strong Foundation’s efforts to drive discussion and support for US-China relations. Take a look to see what the Foundation is doing to...

100K Strong Launches Signature Report on Obama-Xi Summit

October 29, 2015
Dear Friends, The 100,000 Strong Foundation has released its second annual report, “Obama-Xi Summit: What Happened & What Comes Next in US-China Relations.” The report is a compilation of essays by prominent thought leaders in the US-China space who share their insights on the recent...

100K Strong Launches New Academic Advisory Council

October 13, 2015
Dear Friends, I am excited to announce the launch of the 100,000 Strong Foundation’s new academic advisory council that will advise our leadership on US-China educational engagement. Led by Steven Knapp (shown below), the President of The George Washington University, the council consists of...

President Obama Announces 1 Million Strong

September 28, 2015
Dear Friends, On Friday, during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first state visit to Washington, DC. President Barack Obama announced "1 Million Strong", a new 100,000 Strong Foundation initiative to see one million American students studying Mandarin by 2020–a dramatic five-fold increase!...

100K Strong Launches “Find Your China” Student Video Series

September 21, 2015
Dear Friends, I am delighted to share the 100,000 Strong Foundation’s “Find Your China” Student Video Series. We followed six students with six diverse interests living in six cities across China. Their stories reflect the diversity of young Americans and of China itself. We hope that this...

Policy Institute Leaders Discuss Obama-Xi Summit with 100K Strong

September 16, 2015
Dear Friends,   The 100,000 Strong Foundation was delighted to convene yesterday a distinguished group of policy institute leaders for a lively armchair conversation about the current state of US-China relations and what we might expect from next week’s State Visit of Chinese President...

100K Strong Expands Signature Partner Network

September 14, 2015
Dear Friends, After a competitive three-month application process, I am happy to announce that the 100,000 Strong Foundation is welcoming six new organizations as Signature Partners. "These organizations are a valuable addition to the 100K Strong Signature Partner network," said 100K Strong...

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