Not all bridges are built of concrete and steel.

Equally important bridges are built on friendship, cultural communion and commercial cooperation.

Where these bridges exist, communities flourish.

Ambassador Quinn - U.S. China Agriculture Roundtable 2021

USHCA at a Glance

Our Focus Areas:

Exchanges in culture, education, and business.

Our Values:

Integrity, cooperation, respect, and mutual benefit.

Our Mission:

To foster and support a positive, productive, and mutually beneficial relationship between the United States and China by creating more channels of collaboration and opportunities for economic growth in the American Heartland Region.

Our Values:

Integrity, cooperation, respect, and mutual benefit.

Our Focus Areas:

Exchanges in culture, education, and business.

Our Mission:

To foster and support a positive, productive, and mutually beneficial relationship between the United States and China by creating more channels of collaboration and opportunities for economic growth in the American Heartland Region.

Advocating for the US Heartland since 2003

USHCA is building bridges

through trade missions, commercial fairs, student and cultural exchanges, educational programs and personal outreach to key business, governmental and cultural leaders.

USHCA History

Originally the Midwest U.S.-China Foundation, USHCA was founded by U.S. Senator Adlai Stevenson (IL); John Rodgers, Lawyer and Professor, and Governor Bob Holden (MO), former Chairman of the Midwest Governors Association. 

U.S. Heartland

USHCA covers 20 states that stretch from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. 430 Fortune 1000 companies are headquartered in 84 of the cities within the Heartland region. Our mayors lead 37 of the 100 largest cities in the United States. Our national GDP ranks 1st in the world. Remove our region from this analysis and the European Union would rank 1st, China 2nd, United States 3rd.

Upcoming Programs and Events

A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE MYTH OF CHINESE CAPITALISM

Announcing our first USHCA author event: the award-winning journalist Dexter Roberts will discuss his  new  book  “The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World” with guest interviewer Professor Zhiguo He from the University of Chicago. 

For more information and the author’s bio…

 

April 29th, 2021 / 6:00 p.m. EST

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