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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.

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 is scheduled for September 13-27, 2014.  The 2014 Exchange will provide opportunities for six Chinese participants to visit the United States and six US participants to visit China and Hong Kong. The groups will explore the dynamics in each country that shape 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 journalists will meet 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 Autonomous Region), and Hong Kong

US Destinations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC

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

Who Can Apply from the US:

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

Application Deadline for

US Journalists:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


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

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

Application Guidelines for US Journalists

Please send the following by e-mail ( or 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 Applicant Information Cover Sheet (please save the PDF file first before filling in the form)

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

For more information on this program, see

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

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


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