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2018 Midwest US-China Youth Leaders Return From China Visit With Memories, Experiences
16 student leaders from Missouri Boys State and Missouri Girls State – the largest group ever assembled for the exchange program – spent the first part of January, 2018, touring China and gaining firsthand knowledge of Chinese society. MWCA and the American Legion have sponsored the program with the goal of providing Missouri youth with an unprecedented look at Chinese culture and the opportunity to learn more about the government of China. The group also toured historic sites around Beijing. The video gives a glimpse at the group’s experiences in their 2018 journey.

Perspective on Pres. Trump’s Trip to China

China Hands Down New Rules for Investments

The future of US-China economic cooperation offers significant opportunities, though challenges remain. Attendees of the annual meeting of the China General Chamber of Commerce Chicago heard from US and China officials on the prospects for both nations. Read more about the New Era – Opportunities & Challenges in U.S. – China Economic Cooperation.

Ongoing immigration from abroad continues to contribute substantially to in-movement and population gains for much of America. Read more in this analysis from the Brookings Institution

Regional Strategies for the Future –The Midwest US-China Association is a non-profit organization that provides an important connection between the Midwestern U.S. and China. Through government-to-government outreach with corporate and academic support, MWCA’s goal is to expand trade and investments between the Midwest and provinces and municipalities in China by fostering:

  • Commerce;
  • Goodwill; and
  • Understanding


Governor Terry Branstad is the New US Ambassador to China

Gov. Bob Holden traveled to Iowa recently to visit with Gov. Terry Branstad as Branstad prepares to tackle his new role as US ambassador to China. Gov. Holden and Gov. Branstad discussed the future of relations between the two superpowers and the need to maintain...

Two-Way Street

Learn about what direct investment between the United States and China has meant for economies in both nations over the last 25 years. Please click on the links below to view the reports. port is the first deliverable of the US-China FDI Project, a multi-year research...

Midwest US China Youth Leadership VIDEO

The Midwest US China Association and Missouri Boys State/Missouri Girls State fulfilled their mission by sending four student leaders to Beijing, China for an enriching governmental, educational, and cultural experience. This is the first time in 78 year history of...