2017 China-United States Journalists Exchange


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

When: Sep 2 2017 (All day) until Sep 16 2017 (All day)

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.

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.

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

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Marilyn Li
Phone: 808-944-7682