Although relations between the United States and China during the
20th century have varied from respect and praise to disenchantment
and censure, the people of both nations have maintained a high regard
for one another. America has great respect for China's civilization,
history and culture, while China has admired the optimism, growth,
and energy of American society.
Allied during the two world wars, the United States
and China drifted apart during the Cold War. Since the reestablishment
of relations in 1972, disagreements have continued to cause occasional
friction. Unfortunately, these disputes have been exacerbated by misunderstandings
and misperceptions that stem from different cultural and political
Seeking to Promote
In response to these misunderstandings, the U.S.-China Policy
Foundation (USCPF) was founded in 1995 to ensure the continued improvement
of U.S.-China relations.
Although other organizations in the United States
strive to further the understanding of China, this is the first public
educational organization devoted exclusively to the betterment of
The foundation works closely with scholars, policymakers,
and the general public all over the world to achieve a deeper level
of communication, understanding, and friendship.