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|Fact Sheet for US-CHINA PEOPLES FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION
- USCPFA is a national organization founded in 1974. Its goal is to develop and strengthen friendship and understanding between the two peoples of the United States and China.
- Financed by membership dues, individual donations, local fund-raising activities and tours to China, USCPFA is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit educational organization.
- We recognize that friendship between our two peoples must be based on the knowledge of and respect for the sovereignty of each country; therefore, we respect the declaration by the United States of America and the People's Republic of China that the resolution of the status of Taiwan is the internal affair of the Chinese on both sides of the Taiwan Straits.
- We also recognize that friendship between our peoples and good relations between our two governments plays a critical role in maintaining peace in the Pacific Basin and in the world.
- Approximately thirty-five chapters offer cultural and educational programs with speakers and films on life in China; organize activities to bring together Chinese students and scholars with local residents; and participate in community festivals. These chapters publish newsletters reporting their activities and events.
- Regional and sub-regional levels of USCPFA sponsor conferences, traveling exhibits, and tours to China; and also publish newsletters.
- USCPFA National publishes the US-China Review (USCR), a 32-page national journal to inform members and subscribers about China's history and current development and USCPFA national, regional and local chapter activities.
- USCPFA’s Center for Teaching about China (CTAC) provides a resource catalog and an inventory of curriculum materials to stimulate teaching about China in elementary and secondary schools. Reference materials and visual aids for speakers and scholars addressing community groups and scholars are available through CTAC.
- USCPFA offers two major events biennially: the USCPFA Washington Seminar, a two-day educational seminar in the nation's capital on U.S.-China relations; the USCPFA National Convention to carry out the organization’s business and establish policies according to USCPFA by-laws. Both the USCPFA Washington Seminar and the USCPFA National Convention present distinct sets of educational and cultural workshops, lectures, tours and opportunities for briefings on US-China relations by internationally known experts, distinguished authors, artists, and scholars.
- USCPFA chapters, regions and the national organization receive educational, cultural, business and professional delegations from China.
- USCPFA organizes and conducts educational tours to China, often in conjunction with its continuing exchange with the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.
- National policies are established by the membership, which meets biennially at the national convention. The USCPFA board of directors implements policy and meets at the national events.
- Everyone is invited to participate in our activities, and anyone who agrees with the USCPFA Statement of Principles is welcome to join. See additional information on the USCPFA website.