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Congressional staff delegations and exchange programs between the United States and Asian countries have long been a top priority for the Institute. These delegations serve to actively immerse participants in issues on US-Asia relations and create links between the legislators in the United States with their counterparts in Asia. USAI has led over 80 trips to China, 11 to Japan and a number of delegations to Korea and the ASEAN nations. Themes for these delegations have included trade, non-proliferation, environmental protection, energy, rule of law, regional and global security, economic development and terrorism.

RECENT AND UPCOMING DELEGATIONS:

Jul23

2018

Better Hong Kong Foundation Annual Visit to the U.S. 2018

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From July 9 – 12, the US-Asia Institute was honored to help host the Better Hong Kong Foundation’s annual visit to the United States. The Better Hong Kong Foundation (BHKF) is a privately-funded, non-profit organization formed by influential Hong Kong business and community leaders in 1995. BHKF’s intention is to build greater international understanding between East...Read More

Jul20

2018

Mongolia IMPACT #5 Emerging Leaders Program

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Thank you to the Mongolian cohort that visited D.C. this week to learn about the U.S. political system and participate in leadership training. We thank The Honorable Shagdar Battsetseg, Non-Staff Advisor to President of Mongolia for her dedication to this program and helping with translating this week. USAI would also like to thank the individuals...Read More

Jul16

2018

Welcome Back Delegation #118

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The 118th Congressional Staff Delegation to China, organized by the US-Asia Institute and the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA), sent Texas District Directors to Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Xi’an. The trip was from July 7 to July 15, 2018 and had a focus on energy. Welcome back!Read More

Jul8

2018

Welcome Back NPC #11

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The 11th Congressional Staff Delegation to China, organized by the US-Asia Institute and the National People’s Congress (NPC), traveled to Beijing, Chongqing, and Sichuan Province. The trip was from June 29 to July 8, 2019 and was focused on poverty alleviation.Read More

Jun3

2018

Welcome Back Delegation #117

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The 117th Congressional Staff Delegation to China, organized by the US-Asia Institute and the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA) visited Beijing, Nanjing, and Guilin from May 25th to June 3rd, 2018. Welcome back!Read More

Apr1

2018

Welcome Back Delegation #116

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The 116th Congressional Staff Delegation to China, organized by the US-Asia Institute and the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA) visited Beijing, Shanghai, and Ningxia from March 27th to April 5th, 2018. This delegation was comprised of Press Secretaries and Communications Directors. Welcome Back!    Read More

07Dec

2017

Delegation #115 visits Beijing, Guilin, and Shanghai

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The 115th Congressional Staff Delegation to China, organized by the US-Asia Institute and the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA) visited Beijing, Guilin, and Shanghai from November 27th to December 7th, 2017. This delegation was comprised of District and State Directors from around the country.Read More

18Apr

2017

Delegation #110 in Beijing and Qingdao

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The 110th Congressional Staff Delegation to China, organized by the US-Asia Institute and the Chinese People’s Institute for Foreign Affairs, visited Beijing, Shanghai, and Qingdao from April 8 to 18, 2017.Read More