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USCET Holds Appreciation Luncheon in Celebration of 20th Anniversary

April 2, 2018

In Mid-March the US-China Education Trust (USCET) welcomed more than 50 friends and supporters to an Appreciation Luncheon and panel discussion to highlight USCET’s 20 years of work in promoting US-China relations through education and exchange.

The program included special remarks from the Honorable Elaine L. Chao, Secretary of Transportation and a long-time friend of USCET. During her remarks, Secretary Chao congratulated the organization on reaching the important milestone and its accomplishments over the last two decades of work.


USCET Launches Data Journalism Alumni Program

March 5, 2018

USCET is pleased to announce the launch of its Data Journalism Alumni Program. This program gives past participants in USCET’s data journalism workshops and incubators an opportunity to network with one another, share skills and resources, and organize offline meet-ups. The Data Journalist of the Month will be a regular feature of the program, which will highlight a single data journalist in the alumni group. Dong Mei, a data visualization designer at China News Service in Beijing, is the first Data Journalist of the Month this March.


USCET’s Most Recent Featured Author Helen Zia Wins the 2018 AAAS Lifetime Achievement Award

February 14, 2018

USCET congratulates Chinese American journalist and writer Helen Zia on being selected this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Zia is one of the featured authors in USCET’s ongoing Asian American Author Series.

In 2017, USCET invited Zia to speak at a number of locations in China including at InfoUSA@BFSU in Beijing, Sichuan University and Sichuan Normal University in Chengdu, and New York University Shanghai.



USCET’s COS Portfolio Continued to Support Rural Chinese Students and their Academic Studies this Past Year

January 3, 2018

The 2017 China Opportunity Scholarship (COS) portfolio continued to successfully promote equal access to higher education in China and help equip disadvantaged students with the tools needed to thrive in college and beyond by providing scholarships to low-income and disadvantaged students. This past year, USCET supported nearly 30 students through its four active scholarship programs. Overall, since COS began in 2007 USCET has supported more than 160 students from rural China.


USCET Wraps up Fall Programs in China

December 5, 2017

The US-China Education Trust (USCET) recently came back from a visit to China, where two of its major programs concluded for 2017 in Shanghai and Wuhan. USCET held a Data Journalism Workshop at Fudan University, and co-organized the annual Media Education Consortium (MEC) Conference at Wuhan University, where the winners of the Third Data Journalism Competition were announced.


Data Journalism Workshop Begins at Fudan University

November 13, 2017

The US-China Education Trust (USCET) and Fudan University’s School of Journalism kicked off the Third Data Journalism Workshop in Shanghai earlier this week.

Jonathan Soma, Director of Lede Data Journalism Program at Columbia University and Yu Yan are leading the workshop in China. Participants will learn the fundamentals of data journalism and will gain skills in how best to use data in their journalism work.


Ambassador Bloch Discusses Exchange at the Alliance for International Exchange’s Annual Meeting

November 3, 2017

The international exchange community gathered in late October to discuss the current state of the field and ways to move forward in the coming year. The Alliance for International Exchange’s Annual Meeting featured an array of policy discussions, information and strategy trainings, and networking opportunities for its members across the exchange community. Key government agencies, including the US Department of State, were well represented.



USCET Completed China's first Data Journalism Bootcamp!

August 30, 2017

USCET just completed a 5-week intensive data journalism boot camp at Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School on August 24! This comprehensive summer program is the first of its kind in China. Thirty journalists and students were selected from over 80 applicants from across the country. The participants, through participatory methodologies, learned how to gather large quantities of data, clean and organize the data using sophisticated coding system, interpret and find newsworthy stories within the numbers, and bring the numbers to life through images and interactive visualizations.


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