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

Essential Ingredients of Business Success in and with China

A two - part series

Part I: What are the basics of being successful with business in China today? 

Three experts who have spent their careers working with China will share their “top three” lessons of how to be successful doing business in and with China. 

January 28th, 2021 / 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. EST

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UNDERSTANDING THROUGH ENGAGEMENT: HOW CROSS-CULTURAL EXCHANGES FOSTER A GLOBAL MINDSET

Some lessons can’t be taught in a classroom, and with the end of the pandemic in sight, we are reminiscing on five unique first-hand experiences in China. Discover why seeing is believing as American students take us on a journey of learning and understanding that allows us to look forward to the day we can observe the world from a different point of view. Through a student-led discussion, we unearth how cross-cultural exchanges broaden perspectives, inspire ideas, and create a lasting impact.

February 18th, 2021 / 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET

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News and Updates

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 US – 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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Student Forum – December 2020

https://youtu.be/D9gfhYwPjMg Forum Topic: Legal questions regarding Chinese students studying in the U.S. This session is conducted in Chinese. 本次学生讲座将以中文进行。 中国留学生在美国面临的几大法律问题: 1. 安全及日常生活法律常识 2.移民就业: 美国移民政策演变, 最近的一些法律政策变更, 新总统上台后变更的可能性 3.给想在美国发展的学生的建议 特邀嘉宾: 张晓宇律师,得克萨斯州法律专业委员会移民与国籍法董事会认证专家 燕晓哲,美国无国界教育理事会主席,爱荷华州华人协会执行主席

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