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.

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

USHCA at Work

NEW REALITY OF DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA

How can American companies continue to thrive in the Chinese market? How can the U.S. and China find ways to prosper together beyond 2020?  USHCA is honored to host Craig Allen, President of the U.S. – China Business Council, and Albert Xie, Vice President Public Policy and Government Relations GM China, in this dialogue focused on these important questions. Member-only discussions will follow after the public program.

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News and Updates

Nursing in Greater China & the U.S. in 2020

2020 has been an especially challenging year for healthcare professionals as well as educators who have worked hand-in-hand across US and China in the past. In this discussion, we bring together practitioners, administrators, and others involved in the field of nursing to discuss experiences relevant to Chinese and American nurses, including the challenges of the COVID pandemic, as well as the future of U.S. – China nursing collaboration.

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Student Forum – October 2020

For Chinese students who have come to study in the U.S. and those who are hoping to come someday, their private ambitions to pursue a future in the U.S. are confronted with challenges on multiple

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