May 16, 2014

Harvard Kennedy School China Study Group Visit 2014

In collaboration with Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Foundation sponsored a group of 20 students to visit China in May 2014. The theme for this pilot program focused on modern Chinese history, as well as the current status and development of China’s social and political systems. The trip was completed successfully, and the delegation visited Beijing, Shanghai, and Guizhou between May 14th and May 23rd. The Highlights of the visit included a speech given by President Xi Jinping at the China International Friendship Conference, as well as fruitful meetings with various Chinese government departments.

Locations:

Beijing

Shanghai

Guiyang

Participants:

20 Harvard Kennedy School of Government students

Partner Organizations:

Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard University

The Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries

Program Overview Harvard Kennedy School China Study Group Visit The recent increase in China’s global influence has prompted present and future leaders to consider China’s unique social, economic, and political structure when making policy decisions. The Harvard Kennedy School of Government decided to supplement its program by providing students with firsthand knowledge of China. The China-United States Exchange Foundation, in cooperation with Harvard University Ash Center for Democratic Governance and the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), brought a group of students to visit and experience China.
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