Friday, November 25, 2011

JCCF donates to the 100 000 Strong Initiative

From Weibo today JCCF announced that it has contributed 1 million (currency unstated I assume RMB) into a special fund for the 100 000 Strong Initiative.



100 000 Strong Initiative:

Citing the strategic importance of the U.S.-China relationship, in November 2009, President Barack Obama announced the “100,000 Strong” initiative, a national effort designed to increase dramatically the number and diversify the composition of American students studying in China. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton officially launched the initiative in May 2010 in Beijing. The Chinese government strongly supports the initiative and has already committed 10,000 “Bridge Scholarships” for American students to study in China.

This initiative seeks to prepare the next generation of American experts on China who will be charged with managing the growing political, economic and cultural ties between the United States and China. The initiative also seeks to develop specific opportunities and funding sources for underrepresented students to study in China.


The 100 000 strong concert (supported by Will.I.AM see HERE for more details) had a press conference yesterday. Fang Longji Secretary General of the Joint Organisation Committee said that if you give young people opportunities for cooperation between China and the USA they can use the opportunity to build a better world.

Beijing Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation : 100,000 strong series of activities, "joy," public concert press conference held yesterday. Secretary General of the Joint Organization Fang Longji party, said: "'enjoying themselves' to the world's young people about their study abroad opportunities. If you give young people opportunities for cooperation between China and the U.S., they can use The opportunity to help build a better world, we cooperate with the APSA that is, to find more young people to make Sino-US cooperation.



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