Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch Featured in AmCham China Quarterly

January 10, 2020

USCET Founding President, Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch, was profiled in AmCham China's Quarterly where she discussed the current state of US-China educational exchanges. In the article, Ambassador Bloch expresses her concerns with US-China government relations and the increasing pressures Chinese international students face while studying in the United States. However, she takes on an optimistic tone at the end of the article:

USCET Hosts “International Education and Exchange: Building Bridges in Times of Turbulence” Program

November 15, 2018

The US-China Education Trust (USCET) in association with Meridian International Center hosted an engaging discussion earlier this week in celebration of USCET’s 20th Anniversary and International Education Week. 

The International Education and Exchange: Building Bridges in Times of Turbulence program held on November 13 explored the importance and impact of exchange on US-China relations. 

FY Chang Exhibit Opens at China Customs Museum in Beijing

October 29, 2018

In late October, the FY Chang and Modern China Customs exhibit opened at the China Customs Museum in Beijing. The exhibit, sponsored by the museum and co-organized by the FY Chang Foundation, commemorates the 90th anniversary of FY Chang as Director General of the Chinese Customs Service. 

Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch, Chang’s daughter and the FY Chang Foundation’s founder, shared remarks at the special opening ceremony that was held at the museum on Friday, October 26.

USCET Meets with Delegation from the All China Youth Federation

August 7, 2018

On July 24th, USCET met with a delegation from the All China Youth Federation on a tour of the United States organized by the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL). USCET Founding President Julia Chang Bloch, who participated in the first ACYPL delegation visit to the People’s Republic of China, welcomed the visitors to her home in Washington, DC for afternoon tea.

Interview with Professor Wang Jisi, Leading Chinese Expert in American Studies and US-China Relations

April 1, 2012

USCET is pleased to provide an English translation to a recent interview with Professor Wang Jisi, published in the American Studies journal on occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Institute of American Studies under Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). Professor Wang is dean of the School of International Studies, Peking University, and director of the Center for International and Strategic Studies, Peking University.

USCET President Julia Chang Bloch Honored with Excellence in Achievement Award from the Cal Alumni Association

March 24, 2012

All of us at USCET congratulate Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch on her Excellence in Achievement Award from the University of California, Berkeley's Cal Alumni Association.  Ambassador Bloch accepted her award on March 24 at the annual Charter Gala event in San Francisco.  The Charter Gala is the Cal Alumni Association's signature event commemorating the founding of the University of California in 1868.

USCET Advisory Board Member Marlene Johnson Appointed to Newly Created HSAAC

March 20, 2012

USCET Advisory Board Member Marlene Johnson, who is the CEO and Executive Director of NAFSA, was recently appointed to the newly created Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC).  HSAAC is comprised of university presidents and academic leaders and is charged with advising Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and senior leadership at the Department of Homeland Security on issues related to U.S. higher education.  The group will have its inaugural meeting on March 20 in Washington, DC.

USCET Expands Its Team

February 6, 2012

USCET is pleased to announce the addition of new 3 staff members. Henry Levine, who has thirty years of experience in the US-China relations field, joined USCET as Executive Director in December 2011. He has been indispensible in our daily operations and has already helped expand USCET's 2012 programs. Jessica Chow took on the newly developed role of Program Assistant in January 2012 and, most recently, Jodie Klein joined USCET as the Program Manager in February 2012.

USCET to Launch First American Cultural Center, to be called Info USA@BFSU, Under New US Embassy Grant on December 9

November 30, 2011

USCET is pleased to announce a grant from the US Embassy in Beijing to collaborate with Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) in establishing an American Reading Room and Information Center, to be called Info USA@BFSU. Info USA will be situated in the American Studies Center (ASC) of BFSU's School of English and International Studies (SEIS), and is the first of 10 centers across China.

Changing Chinese Views of American Society at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

October 25, 2011

USCET partnered with the Wilson Center's US Studies Program and Kissinger Institute on China and the US, in cooperation with the China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), to put together a symposium on Changing Chinese Views of American Society.  The event was hosted by the Wilson Center and was standing room only with nearly 100 people in attendance.

University of Southern California's Geoff Cowan to give 2011 FY Chang Lecture at Peking University on December 4

October 15, 2011

USCET is pleased to announce that the 2011 FY Chang Lecture will be given by Geoffrey Cowan, University Professor and Annenberg Family Chair in Communication Leadership, University of Southern California.  Professor Cowan will give a lecture titled "National Security vs. Free Speech: An American Case Study." 

The lecture is free and open to the public and will take place in Room 102 of the Leo Koguan building at Peking University Law School at 3:00pm on Sunday, December 4.

China Daily Profiles USCET President Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch

September 23, 2011

China Daily reporter Tan Yingzi interviewed Ambassador Bloch at the conclusion of USCET's Study of the US Institute on US Foreign Policy for East Asian Leaders and wrote up a profile called "In Education We Trust," appearing in the "People" section of both the China Daily USA and the China Daily Weekend Edition in China.

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USCET Launches China Opportunity Scholarship Program at the Agricultural University of Hebei

September 22, 2011

USCET President Julia Chang Bloch and Director of Operations Stephen Smith visited Baoding, Hebei to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Agricultural University of Hebei.  According to the MOU, USCET will sponsor scholarships for five students each year.  Each student will receive a scholarship for their first two years of school.

Changing Media, Changing China Conference to be held at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou December 12-14, 2011

September 15, 2011

Led by Professor Susan Shirk, a leading China-scholar, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for EAP and editor of the recently published Changing Media, Changing China and Hu Shuli,editor of Caixin magazine, the conference will focus on how the commercialization of the media and growth of the Internet have changed China over the last 30 years.

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