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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:

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.

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