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2015 China-United States Journalists Exchange launched

01/06/2015 14:03

Now accepting applications from US journalists!

2015 China-United States Journalists Exchange 

Theme:    "Bridging the Gaps in Understanding between China and the United States
The 6th China-United States Journalists Exchange is scheduled for September 5-18, 2015.  The 2015 Exchange will provide opportunities for six Chinese participants to visit the United States and six US participants to visit China and Hong Kong. The groups will explore the dynamics in each country that shape the important bilateral relationship between the world’s two largest economies. The journalists will get 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 journalists will meet with government officials, business leaders, academics, journalists, non-governmental organizations and other members of the Chinese and American communities. Following these study tours, both Chinese and American journalists will meet at the East-West Center in Washington for a one-day dialogue to report on their experiences and to exchange opinions on how media coverage may be improved in the participants’ respective countries.

Dates: September 5-18, 2015 for US participants
September 13-18, 2015 for China participants
China Destinations: Beijing, Xian, and Hong Kong
US Destinations: New York City, New York and Washington, DC
All US and Chinese participants will meet at the East-West Center in Washington for a one-day concluding dialogue.
Who Can Apply from the US: Working print, broadcast and online journalists with a minimum of five years of journalism experience.
Application Deadline for 
US Journalists:
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
The All-China Journalists Association, the Better Hong Kong Foundation and the East-West Center
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 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 Applicant Information Cover Sheet

For Chinese Journalists: The All-China Journalists Association (www.zgjx.cn) is responsible for the selection of Chinese journalists.
For more information on this program, see www.eastwestcenter.org/chinausjournalists

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