|Who We Are
The US-China Peoples Friendship Association® (USCPFA) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) educational organization. Our goal is to develop and strengthen friendship and understanding between the peoples of the United States and China.
USCPFA was founded as a national organization in 1974, working on people-to-people diplomacy between Americans and Chinese. Nearly 35 chapters in four regions spanning the United States comprise the organization. National policies are established by the membership, which meets biennially at a national convention. A national board of directors implements national policy and meets twice each year.
USCPFA is financed by membership dues, individual donations, local fund-raising activities and tours to China.
|USCPFA Statement of Principles
USCPFA is a nonprofit educational organization. Our goal is to build active and lasting friendship based on mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of China.
We recognize that friendship between our two peoples must be based on the knowledge of and respect for the sovereignty of each country; therefore, we respect the declaration by the United States of America and the People's Republic of China that the resolution of the status of Taiwan is the internal affair of the Chinese on both sides of the Taiwan Straits.
We also recognize that friendship between our peoples and good relations between our two governments plays a critical role in maintaining peace in the Pacific Basin and in the world.
As an educational organization, our activities include sponsoring speakers and programs which inform the American people about China, organizing tours and special study groups to China, publishing newsletters and other literature, promoting friendship with Chinese students and scholars while in the United States, and promoting cultural, commercial, technical, and educational exchanges.
Everyone is invited to participate in our activities and anyone who agrees with the Statement of Principles is welcome to join.
If you agree with our statement of Principles, then join one of the most educational and informative organizations whose goal is to build more active and lasting friendships between our two peoples.
Download the USCPFA Application.
The National USCPFA Bylaws give you the specific details of what is expected of USCPFA National, Regional, and local chapters and members.