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

CLIMATE CHANGE - CAN THE U.S. AND CHINA COLLABORATE

Given the recent developments around climate change collaboration between the U.S. and China, we will gather top experts from both countries to explore – what next? Can the U.S. and China collaborate?

For more information and panelist bios…

 

May 20, 2021 / 8:00 p.m. EST

Business Success in China - Tips from American Entrepeneurs

Are you interested in doing business in China but don’t know where to start? Do you wonder whether there are good opportunities for your business in China? Do you want to know what it takes to build a business in China and make it successful? Come to listen to our speakers tell their stories.

For more information and panelist bios…

 

May 27, 2021 / 8:00 p.m. EDT

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Student Forum – March 2021

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Opening Celebration Replay

2021 U.S. – China Agriculture Roundtable Agriculture is more than just about trade and business.  It is the bedrock of a healthy U.S.-China relationship. It is imperative that we support continued dialogue and collaboration in

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