About Us

Who We Are

The US-China Peoples Friendship Association (USCPFA) is a non-profit, tax exempt, educational organization. Our goal is to develop and strengthen friendship and understanding between the peoples of the United States and the People's Republic of China. We are Americans of different viewpoints, from all walks of life, working in local chapters across the country. Founded as a national organization in 1974, USCPFA comprises four regions (East, Midwest, South, and West) with over 2,000 volunteer members in more than 60 affiliated chapters and organizing committees.

USCPFA is organized around National and Regional Offices which assist local chapters with coordination and resources. National policies are established by the membership through a national convention held every other Labor Day weekend. An eleven-member National Board, elected by regions, implements national policy.

USCPFA is financed by membership dues, individual donations, local fundraising, grants and the proceeds of study tours to China. The Association is non-political and non-partisan.