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2024 Zhi-Xing China Fellowships Concluded in Shanghai

Publish Date: 2024-07-08 | Visits: 176
On July 4, the three weeks’ 2024 Zhi-Xing China Fellowships concluded in Shanghai. Ms. Fu Bo, the Deputy Secretary-General of China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) attended the event and delivered farewell remarks.

The 10 U.S. fellows comes from various fields including education, agriculture, transportation, healthcare, consultancy, art and media, etc. From June 15th to July 4th, the fellows visited about 200 institutions across 14 Chinese cities. They toured EV companies, medical research institutions, farms, and architectural design firms, etc., and learned about the application of artificial intelligence in curation, educational outreach, and pharmaceutical development they also explored urban planning, municipal traffic management, and sustainable development practices in China. Through interviews and interactions with government officials, academics, entrepreneurs and ordinary Chinese people, they experienced and understood Chin’s rich history, cultural heritage, rapid societal development, and technological advancements. The fellows drew comparisons in their respective fields, emphasized potential collaborations between the U.S. and China and highlighted the Fellowship’s unique value in forging new connections and friendships.

Fu Bo emphasized the special significance of the Zhi-Xing China program through three key terms: MUTUAL LEARNING, INTEGRATION of KNOWLEDGE and ACTION, and COLLABORATION. She encouraged the fellows to continue focusing on China’s development and U.S.-China relations, maintain contact with Chinese counterparts, enhance friendships, and to work together to address global challenges. CEAIE is committed to providing a platform for youth exchanges between the U.S. and China, and promoting the development of cultural exchanges between the two countries.

Organized by CEAIE, the Zhi-Xing China Fellowships is a significant outcome of the 5th China-U.S. High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange. The program was officially launched in 2014, inviting emerging leaders from various fields in the U.S. to visit China for in-depth exchanges. Through traveling and experiencing China, and engaging in dialogues with Chinese experts, practitioners, and common people, fellows could gain a comprehensive understanding of China from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Over the past three weeks, the fellows participated in group activities in Beijing, followed by individualized visits to 4-8 cities across China, and concluded the program in Shanghai.

(By the Department of International Cooperation)

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