The China-United States Exchange Foundation was established in 2008 as a non-profit organization and is supported entirely by donations.
The China-United States Exchange Foundation believes understanding and trust are the cornerstones of success for the world's most important bilateral relationship. Our programs serve as a critical bridge for the two countries by facilitating open and constructive exchange among policy-makers, business leaders, academics, think-tanks, cultural figures, and educators from the United States and China.
The China-United States Exchange Foundation has been established with the purpose of further improving communications and enhancing understanding between the peoples of China and the United States. The Foundation will do this by fostering open dialogue between the public policy arena, think tanks, academia, media and the business communities of both countries, particularly dialogue based on Foundation-supported policy-oriented research on various areas of common interest between China and the United States.
Such areas of common interest may include the environment and climate change, energy security, terrorism, nuclear proliferation, food security, multilateral trade issues, the international financial order, the spread of pandemics and other health issues, drug trafficking, money laundering and other financial crimes.
Since its inauguration, the Foundation has launched a number of initiatives to promote cultural, academic and educational exchanges and to support research initiatives directed at facilitating deeper mutual understanding and expanding opportunities for cooperation between the peoples of China and the United States in such areas as economics, the environment, and education, among others.