As a core function of The Tai Initiative, the sub-national network seeks to include all American and Chinese institutions, whether national, state, university, municipal, business, or small group associated, that share or are involved in, a bilateral relationship with Chinese or American counterparts.
The vast majority of subnational engagement on the China side comes from businesses and the government. Sadly, China has yet to develop a robust civil society to support the creation of subnational organizations outside the provincial (and lower) levels of the Chinese Communist Party and the provincial government bodies.
University of Washington Chinese Students & Scholars Association
Washington Committee on Chinese Culture
Seattle Art Museum China collection
SCSCA Seattle Chongqing Sister City Assoc
Arizona State University / Sichuan University Center for American Studies
Colorado Chinese Chamber of Commerce
Other states’ activities will be added as research is accomplished and data is collected. Please nominate a group you know that’s not listed!