Our Mission

To broaden understanding and build trust between the people of the United States and China through education, philanthropy and collaboration.

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Past Programs

The 1990 Institute runs education and philanthropic programs in both China and the United States. We are focused on developing and expanding education and exchange programs to broaden understanding and build trust between Americans and Chinese.

“China Now” for Teachers

The 2014 Teachers Workshop was conducted on August 4-5 on the topic of "Balancing Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability" in San Mateo, California. Read about this year's Teachers Workshop .

Youth Voices on China

Students and teachers can win over $15,000 in cash and prizes! In October, we’re launching our first annual "Youth Voices on China” video contest. It’s a fun way for American middle school, high school and college students to teach their peers about the importance of U.S.-China relations, and how it impacts their future.