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.

2014 China-United States Journalists Exchange

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

The 5th China-United States Journalists Exchange was scheduled for September 13-27, 2014.  The 2014 Exchange provided opportunities for five Chinese participants to visit the United States and five 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.


September 13-27, 2014 for US participants

September 22-27, 2014 for China participants

China Destinations:

Beijing, Yinchuan (Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region), and Hong Kong

US Destinations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC

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


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


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

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

The 2014 participants were:

American Fellows:

  • Ms. Diane BARTZ, Reporter, Reuters News Agency, Washington, DC
  • Ms. Rebecca DAVIS, Senior Video Producer, NBC News, New York, New York
  • Mr. Marc STEWART, Reporter/Substitute Anchor, KMGH-TV ABC 7 News, Denver, Colorado
  • Mr. Stephen STROMBERG, Editorial Writer, The Washington Post, Washington DC
  • Mr. Alexander TRAVELLI, Asia Online Editor, The Economist, New Delhi, India

Chinese Fellows:

  • Mr. DU Feijin, Director of the News Coordination Department, People’s Daily; Beijing
  • Ms. YI Lina, Associate Professor of Translation of the Uygur Language Department, China National Radio, Beijing
  • Ms. ZHAN Liping, Producer of “Focus Today” Program, China Central Television, Beijing
  • Mr. WAN Majia, Reporter of Qinghai Radio and Television Stations, Qinghai Province
  • Ms. GAO Xiaohong, Dean of Faculty of Journalism and Communication, Communication University of China, Beijing

For more information, please contact:

Marilyn Li
Program Coordinator, East-West Seminars
East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI  96848, USA
Phone: 808-944-7524; Fax: 808-944-7600

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

For a list of all East-West Center journalism fellowships and exchanges, see: