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.
Mr. Zhang Feifei, Reporter of the Economic Observer in Beijing, was the ninth L.Z. Yuan Fellow. In 2011, he participated in the "U.S. Foreign Policy Summer Institute" conducted by George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. The Asia Foundation arranged a placement at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. where he examined the South China Sea conflict. The Foundation also coordinated meetings for Mr. Zhang with specialists on energy policy and alternative energy in Houston, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
The previous L.Z. Yuan Fellows were as follows:
- 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.