Welcome to Sino-American Friendship City Association (SAFCA)

Our Mission

Foster subnational relations between the US and China in the areas of commerce, culture, and education.

Who We Are

  • State and Municipal-level Government Officials
  • Business Leaders  
  • Educators
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Cultural Leaders
  • Non-Profits/NGOs

What We Believe

  • The relationship between China and America is the most important global relationship.
  • China and America must lead together to make the world a better place.
  • Building strong subnational relationships (city-to-city) will lead to a stronger national relationship.

What We Do

Create broad-based, long-term partnerships between communities in both countries. 

Connect business leaders to resources in each country.

Exchange education and cultural resources.

Our Three Pillars 
We focus on bilateral development of:
  1. Commerce
  2. Education
  3. Culture


We support and engage in: 

  • Sister City Agreements
  • Business Networking
  • Idea Creation and Innovation
  • Talent Recruiting
  • Business Incentives
  • Immigration Referrals
  • Economic Development
  • Foreign Direct Investment

We support and engage in: 

  • Sister School Agreements
  • Cross Border Curriculum Articulation
  • Joint Diploma Programs
  • Student Exchange
  • Teacher Training and Exchange
  • Teacher Recruiting
  • Joint Venture Schooling

We support and engage in: 

  • Cultural Events
  • Performances
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Art
  • Food
  • History