China-United States Journalists Exchange

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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. Nearly 100 journalists have participated in this program.

The Chinese participants visit Washington D.C. and one to two other cities in the United States while the American journalists visit Beijing, another mainland China city and Hong Kong.  Following these study tours, all Chinese and American journalists meet for a final dialogue at the East-West Center to share their travel experiences and new perspectives; and to exchange opinions on how media coverage of each country and the US-China relationship can be improved.

 

2019 CHINA-UNITED STATES JOURNALISTS EXCHANGE

Accepting applications until Monday, June 17, 2019

The 2019 China-United States Journalists Exchange is scheduled for August 31 – September 14, 2019. This year marks the 40th anniversary of US-China bilateral relations, 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and 10th anniversary of the China-US Journalists Exchange. The 2019 program will focus on the prospects of business and trade between the world’s two largest economies amid continued escalation of trade friction and economic threats after trade talks concluded with no deal. The reporting tour will provide opportunities for journalists to explore these and other current issues in the important bilateral relationship under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump and President Xi Jinping. Participants will get a firsthand look at a wide range of topics impacting US-China relations including social, economic and political challenges in both countries as well as stability and security in the Asia-Pacific region.           

The 2019 Exchange will take six Chinese journalists to the United States and six US journalists 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.

Theme: “Four Decades of US-China Relations: Prospects for Business and Trade”

Dates: August 31-September 13, 2019 for US participants

September 8-14, 2019 for Chinese participants

China Destinations: Beijing, Hangzhou (Zhejiang Province), and Hong Kong

US Destinations: Des Moines, Iowa and Washington, DC

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

Who Can Apply in the US: Working print, broadcast and online US journalists

Application Deadline for US Journalists: Monday, June 17, 2019

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.

Application Guidelines for US journalists

Please send the following by e-mail (journalismfellowship@eastwestcenter.org) or by 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 Application Cover Sheet

 

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

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Marilyn Li
Program Coordinator | Seminars & Journalism
Professional Development Program
East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI  96848, USA
Phone: 808-944-7384; Fax: 808-944-7600
Email:  journalismfellowship@EastWestCenter.org

 

2018 CHINA-UNITED STATES JOURNALISTS EXCHANGE

The 9th China-United States Journalists Exchange, held September 8–21, 2018, with the theme "Business and Trade: Opportunities and Challenges," provided opportunities for journalists to explore the current issues related to the important bilateral relationship between the world’s two largest economies under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump and President Xi Jinping. With China ranked as America’s largest goods trading partner and America being the top destination for Chinese exports, the immense volume of trade between the two countries generates continued conflicts. Meetings focused on business and trade relating to current trade friction/imbalance/threats, and trade and investment policies between the two countries.  The journalists also 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 2018 Exchange took four 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 met at the 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.

Theme:

“Business and Trade: Opportunities and Challenges”

Dates:

September 8 – 21, 2018 for US participants

September 17 – 21, 2018 for Chinese participants

China Destinations:

Beijing, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong

US Destinations:

New York, NY and Washington, DC

*All US and Chinese participants met 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

 

The 2018 China-United States Journalists Exchange participants are:

Chinese Journalists:

  • Ms. Xin CHEN, Deputy Director, All-China Journalists Association, Beijing
  • Mr. Cheng’an LIU, Editor-in-Chief, Sichuan Radio and Television, Chengdu
  • Mr. Meng XU, Chief Correspondent, Shanghai JieFang Daily, Shanghai
  • Ms. Jiaxin YU, Reporter, Xinhua News Agency, Beijing

U.S. Journalists:

  • Mr. Ben BARTENSTEIN, Emerging Markets Reporter, Bloomberg News, New York, New York
  • Mr. Adam BEHSUDI, Reporter, Politico, Arlington, Virginia
  • Ms. Mary CHILDS, Senior Reporter, Barron’s, New York, New York
  • Mr. Alexander KAUFMAN, Reporter, Huffpost, New York, New York
  • Mr. Lane LUCKIE, News Anchor/Reporter, KLTV, Tyler, Texas
  • Ms. Mariana KELLER, Senior Video Producer, NBC News, New York, New York

 

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