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.






By the Data: The Chinese American Experience

The downturn in the U.S.-China relationship and the COVID-19 pandemic has fueled sharp increases in anti-Asian rhetoric and hate crimes. Yet, data on the reality of day-to-day life in the United States for Chinese Americans have been limited. To fill this gap in knowledge, the Committee of 100 and Columbia University administered a comprehensive survey late last year to highlight the demographic backgrounds, political opinions and engagement and health and economic status of Chinese Americans.


The Bush China Foundation is hosting the U.S.-China XGen Dialogue from August 7-9 2023 in Washington, DC. The in-person track 2 dialogue will be comprised of approximately equal numbers of Chinese and Americans and equal numbers of individuals from older and younger generations. Activities will include breakout group meetings by country and/or generation to pinpoint generational viewpoints; plenary sessions to exchange views and share insights; meetings with national- and local-level government officials; and informal activities such as sightseeing and meals that will facilitate relationship-building.


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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