About SAFA

The Sino-American Friendship Association (SAFA) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, educational organization. Founded in 1992, SAFA aims to develop and strengthening the friendship and mutual understanding between peoples of the United States and China.  more  Read More...


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The World Tourism Cities Federation(WTCF) Los Angeles Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit came to a conclusion on September 20th. Hundreds of guests including mayors of WTCF member cities, principal staff of the WTCF Secretariat, representatives of WTCF city and institutional members, media and representatives of the tourism businesses attended the closing ceremony held in Universal Studios Hollywood, organized by Sino-American Friendship Association.


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12/31/2016:  The art and culture of China’s Silk Road was brought into the spotlight on New Year’s Eve in New York by Sino-American Friendship Association (SAFA), as Chinese performances took over the 2017 Times Square New Year’s Eve countdown on Dec 31st. 2016. This year was the sixth year that Chinese culture has been represented at the Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop celebration since 1907.
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11/24/2016: The classic all-American themed floats at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade got spiced up this year as ‘China's Chengdu - Home of the Giant Panda’ sailed through the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade representing the culture and natural landscapes of the 3,000 year old city of Chengdu, China. This famous historical and cultural city is located in southwest China and is the capital of Sichuan Province.
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11/19/2016: On Saturday November 19, 2016 the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) hosted "Beautiful China Night: Closing Ceremony of the 2016 US-China Tourism Year" at the Verizon Center in conjunction with an NBA basketball game between the Washington Wizards and Miami Heat.
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09/03/2016: On Saturday September 3, 2016 the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development hosted "Charming Beijing, An Evening of Chinese Culture" at the New York Mets Citi Field in conjunction with the MLB baseball game between the New York Mets and Washington Nationals.
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August 2, 2016 - August 14: Sponsored by the Sino-American Friendship Association, the 2016 United States and China Youth International Cultural Festival was successfully held in New York City of the United States. The program aims to stimulate young people's interest in and participation in global affairs, deepen the professional aspirations and goals of young people, and promote mutual understanding and friendships between youth of the United States and China.
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May 2016: May 2016, Beijing. President Peter Zhang met with Mr. Jianhua You (second from left), the Secretary General of China NGO Network for International Exchanges and exchanged ideas about how to strengthen the communication and cooperation between the two organizations, and particularly about how to better utilize each other's resources and advantages to push forward the friendship between NGOs of the countries and contribute more to the development of the China-United States relations.
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January, 2016: SAFA Meeting With New Media Integration and Public Diplomacy Delegation From Shanxi Province, China. Peter Zhang the President, and Li Li the Executive Vice President, of Sino American Friendship Association, shared their ideas with the delegation about how to promote Chinese culture and tourism in mainstream American culture and how to develop public relations and brand promotion plans.
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January, 2016: SAFA Meeting with The International Relations and Foreign Affairs Management Delegation from Jiangxi Province, China. Peter Zhang the President of SAFA, Ms. Dong Hairong and Mr. Li Qing, consuls at the Chinese Consulate General in New York, shared their ideas with the delegation on overseas Chinese affairs and international public relations management.
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12/31/2015: The China element was under the spotlight at Time Square on New Year’s Eve again as Chinese-styled performances took over the 2015 Times Square New Year’s Eve countdown. China, with the 5,000 years cultural history and spectacular geographic scenes country, was showcased to millions people in Times Square that night and thousand of millions of watchers watching globally at home on Dec. 31, 2015.
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11/26/2015: Kunming, China was under the spotlight on Thanksgiving, November 26, 2015 in the United States as Macy's Thanksgiving Parade presented for the first time, the spectacular scenery of Kunming and the richness of Chinese ethnic culture.
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11/22/2015: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be held on November 26th, 2015. The float, “Stone Forest of Kunming, China ˙ A Natural Wonder in the World” is raising more awareness and excitement. On November 22nd, the debut of Stone Forest booth at the Macy’s Family Fun Day event, held in Macy's Herald Square.
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11/20/2015 Sino- American Friendship Association host the Screen View Ceremony: ABC7 'Discover Chongqing: China's City Of Opportunity' at Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York. Tens of representatives from both American and Chinese tourism industry and media attended the event and had discussion on the tourism development and opportunities of Chongqing and New York as well as China and the U.S.
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9/22/2015: The “2015 Empowering Women and Sustainable Development Summit” is supported by the United Nations Development Programme in China (UNDP) and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG Fund), the Sino-American Friendship Association (SAFA), in partnership with the China Women Development Foundation (CWDF). This event was significant since it is 20 years since the landmark women’s rights conference in held in Beijing.
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8/7/2015: From 2015 July 26 to August 6, the 2nd Annual U.S.-China Youth International Culture Festival hosted by Sino-American Friendship Association was held successfully in the U.S. This year, students and teachers from Beijing, Anhui and Sichuan provinces visited three major cities in the U.S. - New York, Washington DC, and Boston, and came to touch with and understand American culture from the perspectives of press and media, politics and education.
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7/25/2015: "Beautiful China Tour • Brilliant Chinese Night" is the theme of the 2015 eighth annual "An Evening of Chinese Culture." The event was hold at the New York Mets Citi Field on Saturday, July 25th with the baseball team, bringing Chinese tourists and fans as well as a Chinese cultural performance for the American audience.
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