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USHCA Leadership’s Outlook for 2022 – Mayor Brainard

As Mayor of Carmel, Indiana, a city with more than 130 corporate headquarters – many of them associated with international corporations – I was proud to enter into an official partnership with the City of Xiangyang, Hubei as our new Sister City in June of 2012.

The Carmel-Xiangyang Sister City initiative was implemented to create more educational, cultural and economic exchange opportunities between our two cities. Although we are separated by distance and oceans, we share a common desire to learn from each other through cultural exchanges and business partnerships.

USHCA Leadership’s Outlook for 2022 – Amb. Quinn

As we begin the year 2022, I am focused on the fact that February 15 – 16 will mark the 10th anniversary of then Vice President Xi Jinping’s historic return to the American Heartland.

During that trip, President Xi first visited the home of Sarah Lande in Muscatine, Iowa, one of the individuals who had welcomed him in 1985 when, as a county level official from Hebei Province, he made his first visit to the United States.

Vice President Xi then came to Des Moines for a “state dinner” at the magnificent Iowa State Capitol hosted by Governor (and future Ambassador to China) Terry Branstad.

Go Solar! Wanxiang’s Solar 1000 program reaches more schools with USHCA support

How would your local schools like to receive a donation of 1,000W of solar photovoltaic education system to empower its students with the knowledge of solar electric power? How about additional curriculum lesson plans and school projects to give students a firsthand understanding of solar energy and how its application will make their school greener?
If your local school is like one of the over 30 schools that have benefitted from Wanxiang New Energy’s Solar 1000 program, the answer is a resounding YES!

USHCA Meets with Missouri Girls State’s International Affairs Class

On June 22nd, 2021, U.S. Heartland China Association (USHCA) leaders and guests spoke with future leaders in the International Affairs Class at Missouri Girls State. The class, led by instructor Sydney Montague, a participant of the Missouri Girls State’s Delegation to China organized by USHCA a few years back, covers a variety of topics including: global citizenship, methods for engaging in U.S. foreign policy, and the importance of learning about different global cultures – ideas fundamental to USHCA’s mission.

Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn’s Statement on the Passing of Professor Yuan Longping

STATEMENT on thePASSING OF PROFESSOR YUAN LONGPINGbyAMBASSADOR KENNETH M. QUINNandVice ChairmanThe Yuan Longping International Rice Development Forum May 23, 2021 With the passing of Professor Yuan Longping, China and the World have lost one the greatest agricultural scientists on our planet …

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