George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations

“No problem of human making is too great to be overcome by human ingenuity, human energy, and the untiring hope of the human spirit.”

— George H. W. Bush

About Us

The George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations honors our namesake’s life-long view that the U.S.-China relationship is the most consequential bilateral relationship in the world and that a constructive relationship between the two countries serves a vital interest of the United States, as well as the interests of the entire global community. We seek to advance engagement, education and information-sharing among the U.S. and Chinese policymaking, business and academic communities and are committed to promoting diversity and cross-generational inclusion in foreign policy and to giving back to our communities. The Bush China Foundation’s active, wide-ranging and highly innovative program of activities reflect President Bush’s vision of honest and open dialogue between nations and a safer and more prosperous world for all.






Dr. Wang and his wife with President George H. W. Bush in Shanghai.


Taiwan and the U.S.-China Relationship with Dr. Robert Wang

What is the current state of play with respect to Taiwan? Does the summit, or the recently concluded political transitions in the two countries, change the trajectory in any discernible or meaningful way? Where does U.S. policy toward Taiwan stand at this point? What is the risk of conflagration across the Taiwan Strait?

Joining host David Firestein to discuss these important topics is guest Dr. Robert Wang, senior associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies and adjunct professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.


U.S.-China Academic Exchanges: Challenges and Opportunities

Join the George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations and the Intercollegiate U.S.-China Journal for a webinar on “U.S.-China Academic Exchanges: Challenges and Opportunities.” The webinar will discuss the causes of declining bilateral academic exchange, the importance of educational diversity, policies disincentivizing academic exchange and ways in which the academic community might bolster exchanges in earnest again.


Fellows Spotlight

Yvonne Chang

Yvonne Chang

Department of Asian Studies and Program in Comparative Literature, The University of Texas at Austin

Tsung-Mei Cheng

Tsung-Mei Cheng

Health Policy Research Analyst
Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Baker Rodger

Rodger Baker

Senior Vice President
Strategic Analysis, Stratfor

Michael Murphree

Assistant Professor
Sonoco International Business Department, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

Jacob Shapiro

Jacob L. Shapiro

Founder/Chief Strategist
Perch Perspectives


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