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China-United States Journalists Exchange

The All-China Journalists Association, the Better Hong Kong Foundation and the East-West Center jointly launched the 1st China-United States Journalists Exchange in 2010 to increase and deepen public understanding of the two countries and their relationship.  The program offers opportunities for six to seven Chinese journalists to travel to the United States and six to seven U.S. journalists to travel to China.

 

The Chinese participants visit Washington D.C. and one to two other cities in the U.S. while the American journalists will visit Beijing, another mainland China city and Hong Kong.  Following these study tours, all Chinese and American journalists meet for a 2-day dialogue to share their travel experiences and observations and to exchange opinions on how media coverage of each country can be improved.

 

2017 China-United States Journalists Exchange

The 8th China-United States Journalists Exchange, scheduled for September 2–16, 2017, will look at the future of the China-US relationship under the new administration of President Donald J. Trump. Beijing meetings will focus on bilateral issues such as cooperation on countering North Korea’s nuclear threat; and trade and investment initiatives between the world’s two largest economies. US journalists will get firsthand information on China’s aggressive development of clean energy technology and Chinese perspectives on the US pullout from the Paris Accord on climate change. They will also learn about China’s “One Belt, One Road,” an estimated $1 trillion investment in infrastructure projects across Asia, Europe, Oceania and Africa. Befittingly, Xian, one of the study tour destinations, marked the beginning of China’s historic Silk Road, a network of trade routes that connected China with Central Asia and beyond.  In Hong Kong, journalists will learn about the new administration headed by Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s first female chief executive, who will take office on July 1. This year commemorates the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong returning to Mainland China. They will also look at current social, cultural and political issues during their study tour.

The 2017 Exchange will take six Chinese participants to the United States and six US participants to China and Hong Kong to meet with government officials, business leaders, academics, journalists, non-governmental organizations and other members of the Chinese and American communities. Following these group study tours, all of the Chinese and American journalists will meet at East-West Center Washington for a one-day dialogue to share their travel experiences and exchange opinions on how media coverage of US-China issues can be improved in the participants’ respective countries.

Theme:

“Bridging the Gaps in Understanding between China and the United States”

Dates:

September 2 – 15, 2017 for US participants

September 10 – 16, 2017 for Chinese participants

China Destinations:

Beijing, Xian, and Hong Kong

US Destinations:

Detroit, Michigan and Washington, DC

*All US and Chinese participants will meet at the East-West Center in Washington, DC  for a one-day dialogue.

Who Can Apply in the US:

Working print, broadcast and online journalists with a minimum of five years of journalism experience

Application Deadline for US Journalists:

CLOSED

Co-organizers:

The All-China Journalists Association, the Better Hong Kong Foundation and the East-West Center

Application Guidelines for US Journalists

Please send the following by e-mail (journalismfellowships@eastwestcenter.org) or by fax (1-808-944-7600):

  • Current resume or curriculum vitae (no more than 2 pages)
  • Cover letter outlining specific issues of interest and goals you would expect to accomplish
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Completed Application Cover Sheet (please download and save the pdf file first before completing the form)

For Chinese Journalists: The All-China Journalists Association (www.zgjx.cn) is responsible for the selection of Chinese journalists.

For more information on this program, see www.eastwestcenter.org/chinausjournalists

For a list of all East-West Center journalism fellowships and exchanges, see www.eastwestcenter.org/journalismfellowships.

For more information, please contact:

Marilyn Li, Program Coordinator, East-West Seminars
East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI  96848, USA
Phone: 808-944-7682; Fax: 808-944-7600
Email:  journalismfellowship@EastWestCenter.org
 

2016 China-United States Journalists Exchange

The 7th China-United States Journalists Exchange took place from September 17 – October 1, 2016.  With a focus on "Bridging the Gaps in Understanding between China and the United States," the September program provided opportunities for journalists to explore the current issues related to the important bilateral relationship between the world’s two largest economies. The journalists got a firsthand look at a wide range of topics that included US-China relations; economic growth and challenges in each country; stability and security in the Asia-Pacific region; and current social, cultural and political issues in China and the United States. 

The 2016 Exchange took six Chinese participants to visit the United States and six US participants to visit China and Hong Kong to meet with government officials, business leaders, academics, journalists, non-governmental organizations and other members of the Chinese and American communities. Following these study tours, both Chinese and American journalists met at the East-West Center in Washington, DC for a one-day dialogue to share their travel experiences and to exchange opinions on how media coverage of US-China issues can be improved in the participants’ respective countries.

Theme:

“Bridging the Gaps in Understanding between China and the United States”

Dates:

September 17 – October 1, 2016 for US participants

 

September 25 – October 1, 2016 for Chinese participants

China Destinations:

Beijing, Zhengzhou (provincial capital of Henan Province), and Hong Kong

US Destinations:

Houston, Texas and Washington, DC

 

All US and Chinese participants met at the East-West Center Washington Office in DC for a one-day dialogue.

Co-organizers:

The All-China Journalists Association, the Better Hong Kong Foundation and the East-West Center

Funding:

The program covers all air transportation, lodging, and program-related ground transportation and meals for participating journalists.

All participants are responsible for their visa fees, health insurance and airline baggage charges.


Chinese Participants:The 2016 participants:

  • Ms. Wu Qimin, Deputy Director of the International News Department, People’s Daily, Beijing
  • Ms. Sun Xiaohui, Deputy Director, China Daily Website, Beijing
  • Mr. Li Yanqing, Producer of International Department, Heilongjiang Broadcasting Station, Harbin
  • Ms. Wang Guanzhi, News Reporter, Shaanxi Broadcast and TV Station, Xi'an
  • Mr. Huang Baohua, News Anchor & Reporter, Wuhan Broadcast & TV Station, Wuhan

US Participants:

  • Mr. Jesus Ayala, Producer, ABC News, Glendale, California
  • Mr. Jake Heller, Producer and Host, NBC News, New York, New York 
  • Ms. Liz Jones, Reporter, KUOW Public Radio, Seattle, Washington
  • Mr. Don Lee, Economics Reporter, Los Angeles Times (Washington Bureau), Washington, DC
  • Ms. Elizabeth Ralph, Deputy Editor, Politico Magazine, Arlington, Virginia
  • Ms. Jessica Schulberg, Foreign Affairs Reporter, Huffington Post, Washington, DC


For a list of all East-West Center journalism fellowships and exchanges, see www.eastwestcenter.org/journalismfellowships.

For more information, please contact:

Marilyn Li, Program Coordinator, East-West Seminars

East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI  96848, USA
Phone: 808-944-7384; Fax: 808-944-7600
Email:  journalismfellowship@EastWestCenter.org