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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.

2013 China-United States Journalists Exchange

Theme:    "New US-China Relationship"

The 4th China-United States Journalists Exchange took place October 25-November 9, 2013.  At the Presidential Summit at Sunnylands, California, President Obama and President Xi met informally to discuss a wide range of topics including China’s economic and military growth; stability and security in the Asia-Pacific region; working as equal partners on global challenges such as cyber activities, climate change and renewable energy cooperation; and nuclear programs in North Korea and Iran.  The 2013 Exchange provided opportunities for Chinese and US journalists to explore the dynamics of this evolving and fluid great-powers relationship, and the impact that changes would have on economic, social, cultural and political activities in China and the United States.  The journalists met with government and business leaders, academics, journalists, non-governmental organizations and other members of Chinese and American communities.


October 25-November 9, 2013 for US participants

October 30-November 9, 2013 for China participants

China Destinations:

Beijing, Nanchang in Jiangxi, and Hong Kong

US Destinations:

Washington, DC; New York City; and Seattle, Washington

All participants met in Honolulu for a 2-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.

The 2013 China-United States Journalist Exchange Participants:

American Fellows:

  • Mr. Saeed AHMED, Supervising News Editor, CNN Digital, Atlanta, GA 
  • Mr. Kevin BEESLEY, Asia Editor, National Public Radio, Washington DC
  • Mr. Joshua KEATING, Staff Writer, Slate Magazine, Washington DC
  • Ms. Valerie VOLCOVICI, Correspondent, Reuters, Washington DC
  • Mr. Brian WINGFIELD, Energy/Trade Reporter, Bloomberg News, Washington DC
  • Mr. Alan WIRZBICKI, Editorial Page Writer and Editor, Boston Globe, Boston, MA

Chinese Fellows:

  • Ms. CHEN Qian, General Director, Traffic Radio, Hubei Radio & TV Station, Wuhan City, Hubei Province
  • Mr. DAI Zhenhua, Chief Reporter, Chuncheng Evening News, Kunming City, Yunnan Province
  • Mr. DUAN Wenbin, Senior Editor, Heilongjiang Daily Group, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province
  • Ms. FENG Chunping, Senior Reporter, China Space News, Beijing
  • Mr. SHANG Deqi, Director, Culture & Education Department, Gansu Daily, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province
  • Mr. TANG Zhengyu, Reporter, Urban Life Radio, Fujian Media Group, Fuzhou City, Fujian Province
  • Mr. ZHOU Xun, Director, Editorial Office, Guangming Daily Press Group, Beijing

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


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