The U.S. authorities intend to “explain” to the Chinese people the essence of American foreign policy. The State Department has announced an open competition for organizations to apply for programs to support activities aimed at explaining U.S. foreign policy, values and culture to the people of China.
According to the description of the grant, up to $150,000 can be allocated to finance each of the projects under this program. The program will prioritize activities related to promoting “free and fair bilateral trade, intellectual property protection,” as well as “helping to understand the benefits of a free and open Indian Pacific region.
Program participants will be involved in “promoting exchange of views” on regional security in East Asia. Counter-proliferation of nuclear weapons will also be discussed in this context. Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan will not be affected by the programme.