The L.Z. Yuan Fellowship in Media and International Affairs
The L.Z. Yuan Fellowship in Media and International Affairs is named after the late Lun-Zun Yuan, who initiated the Foundation's program with China and served with the Foundation for over four decades. Prior to joining the Foundation in 1954, Mr. Yuan was a journalist; the L.Z. Yuan Fellowship reflects his conviction that the media has an important role to play in international affairs.
The fellowship offers young Chinese journalists an opportunity to gain a better understanding of key issues and concerns in international affairs, particularly those relevant to U.S.-China relations. The award supports participation in a course on U.S. foreign policy/international affairs, followed by a specially-tailored month-long affiliation with an international affairs organization and/or a series of meetings with members of the policy and media sectors.
In 2013, Ms. Liu Wanyuan, Chief Reporter and Member of the Editorial Board at China Newsweek was the tenth L.Z. Yuan Fellow. Founded in 1999 by the China News Service, China Newsweek covers international and domestic politics, culture and current affairs. Ms. Liu participated in the summer course U.S. Foreign Policy at George Washington University followed by a one-month research affiliation at the Stanley Foundation in Muscatine, Iowa. She also met with representatives of media outlets in New York City and San Francisco to discuss current developments in new media.
The previous L.Z. Yuan Fellows were as follows:
- 2011: Mr. Zhang Feifei, Reporter, Economic Observer in Beijing
- 2009: Ms. Yu Yihan, International News Editor, Oriental Morning Post, Shanghai
- 2007: Mr. Li Hongwei, Editor/Reporter, Global Times, Beijing
- 2005-06: Ms. Pan Linhua, Executive Editor of International News, Editorial Department, China Central Television, Beijing
- 2004-05: Mr. Wang Shuo, News Editor and Deputy Managing Editor, Caijing Magazine, Beijing
- 2003-04: Mr. Yuan Tiecheng, Foreign Affairs Reporter, International News Department, China Youth Daily, Beijing
- 2002-03: Mr. Yu Zheng, National news Desk Editor, Xinhua News Agency, Beijing
- 2001-02: Ms. Cai Hong, Deputy Chief of Opinion Department, China Daily, Beijing
- 2000-01: Ms. Hu Xiangqun, Field Director, International News, China Central Television, Beijing
Contributions to the fellowship may be directed to the L.Z. Yuan Fellowship Fund, c/o The Asia Foundation, P.O. Box 193223, San Francisco, CA 94119-3223.