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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.

2016 China-United States Journalists Exchange

The 7th China-United States Journalists Exchange is scheduled for September 17 – October 1, 2016.  With a focus on "Bridging the Gaps in Understanding between China and the United States," the September program will provide opportunities for journalists to explore the current issues related to the important bilateral relationship between the world’s two largest economies. The journalists will get a firsthand look at a wide range of topics that include 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 will take 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 will meet 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 will meet 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, airline baggage charges, and ground transportation between home and airport.

The 2016 participants:

Chinese Participants:

  • Ms. Wu Qimin, Deputy Director of the International News Dept., The People’s Daily, Beijing
  • Ms. Sun Xiaohui, Deputy Director, China Daily Website, Beijing
  • Mr. Li Yanqing, Producer of International Department, Heilongjiang Broadcasting Station, Haerbin,
  •         Heilongjiang Province
  • Ms. Wang Guanzhi, News Reporter, Shaanxi Broadcasting and TV Station, Xian, Shaanxi Province
  • Mr. Huang Baohua, News Anchor & Reporter, Wuhan & TV Station, Wuhan, Hubei Province

US Participants:

  • Mr. Jesus Ayala, Producer, ABC News, Glendale, California
  • Mr. Jake Heller, Producer and Host, NBC News, New York, New York 
  • Ms. Elizabeth Jones, Reporter, KUOW Public Radio, Seattle, Washington
  • Mr. Don Lee, Economics Reporter, Los Angeles Times (Tribune 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: 808-944-7682; Fax: 808-944-7600
Email:  journalismfellowship@EastWestCenter.org

2015 China-United States Journalists Exchange

Theme:    "Bridging the Gaps in Understanding between China and the United States"

The 6th China-United States Journalists Exchange was scheduled for September 5-18, 2015.  The 2015 Exchange provided opportunities for six Chinese participants to visit the United States and six US participants to visit China and Hong Kong. The groups explored the dynamics in each country that shape the important bilateral relationship between the world’s two largest economies. The journalists got a firsthand look at a wide range of topics that include 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 journalists met 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 for a one-day dialogue to report on their experiences and to exchange opinions on how media coverage may be improved in the participants’ respective countries.

Dates:

September 5-18, 2015 for US participants

September 13-18, 2015 for China participants

China Destinations:

Beijing, Xian, and Hong Kong

US Destinations:

New York City, New York and Washington, DC

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

The 2015 participants:

Chinese Participants:

  • Mr. ZHAO Cheng, Vice President of Liaoning Bureau, Xinhua News Agency, Liaoning Province
  • Ms. QI Dongxiang, Deputy Director of Commentary and Theoretic Department, Economic Daily, Beijing
  • Mr. YI Bowen, Vice Director of Important News Department, Hunan Daily, Hunan Province
  • Ms. QU Ge, News Anchor, Jiangxi Radio and TV Station, Jiangxi Province
  • Ms. GUO Huiting, Reporter, Radio and TV Station, Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

US Participants:

  • Mr. Daniel BEEKMAN, Reporter, Seattle Times, Washington
  • Mr. Andy CURLISS, State Government Editor, The News & Observer, North Carolina
  • Ms. Carrie HALPERIN, Producer at Fareed Zakaria GPS, CNN, New York
  • Ms. Lomi KRIEL, Reporter, The Houston Chronicle, Texas
  • Mr. Robert LITTLE, Senior Investigative Editor, National Public Radio (NPR), Washington DC
  • Ms. Sandra WARD, Senior Editor, Barron’s, New York

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

For information on previous China-United States Journalists Exchange programs, please click on the links below.

2011 China-United States Journalists Exchange

2012 China-United States Journalists Exchange

2013 China-United States Journalists Exchange

2014 China-United States Journalists Exchange

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