Engaging with American Leaders

In collaboration with the United States Association of Former Members of Congress and other organizations, CUSEF supports expanding opportunities for cross-cultural engagement through jointly organized trips to China. These trips, organized with the support of the China Association for International Friendly Contact (CAIFC), facilitate dialogue between past American policy makers and members from all sectors of Chinese society, with the purpose of strengthening mutual understanding and identifying areas of potential cooperation between these two nations.



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Former Congressional Leaders Tour China

2019 - 2019

Former Vice Governor of Shandong Province Mr. Zhang Jianguo meets with the delegation in Qingdao
Former Vice Governor of Shandong Province Mr. Zhang Jianguo meets with the delegation in Qingdao

A five-member delegation of former U.S. Congressmen visited China from April 7th to the 15th. During the 8-day visit, the delegation visited Beijing, Qingdao and Shanghai with program highlights including meetings with the Vice Minister of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Former Vice Governor of Shandong Province, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and various cultural excursions such as the Forbidden City and the Great Wall.

Members of this delegation included Charles Boustany, former Representative for Louisiana’s 3rd district, L.F. Payne, former Representative for Virginia’s 5th district, Gary Franks, former Representative for Connecticut’s 5th district, Brian Baird, former Representative for Washington’s 3rd district, and Mike Mclntyre, former Representative for North Carolina’s 7th district.

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