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Announcement: Secretary of State unveils 100,000 Strong Foundation

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unveils the 100,000 Strong Foundation to promote study abroad between the U.S. and China.

U.S. Secretary of State Clinton Announces Foundation to Increase Study in China

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently unveiled the 100,000 Strong Foundation in Washington, D.C. The foundation aims to increase the number of U.S. students learning Mandarin and studying in China.

“Relationships between nations are rooted in the relationships between their people. And here, we are counting on the American and Chinese people to contribute to the enduring nature of this consequential relationship,” Secretary Clinton said. “I believe that the more Chinese and American people learn about each other – as students and scholars, as innovators and entrepreneurs, as artists and athletes, as members of two great, rich, and distinct cultures – the more resilient our relationship can be.”

“Studying abroad in China is life-changing,” said Carola McGiffert, president of the 100,000 Strong Foundation. “It opens eyes and doors to the future. American youth return from China with new friendships and the cultural and professional skills to succeed in the global economy.”