Founded in 2008, Global China Connection (GCC) is a 501c)3 nonprofit organization for university students and young professionals of all nationalities looking to engage China’s emergence in the world. GCC connects future leaders from all nations and assists them in developing the skills and friendships necessary to succeed both in China and internationally. GCC is today present in more than sixty universities worldwide – and counting.
Our chapters are present in in the North America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Along with our geographic reach, we are able to connect thousands of students, recent-graduates, and professionals through our extensive network. There are no other organizations in the world that can boast such a wide and deep network between Chinese and outside students, institutions, and companies. Every year, we sponsor an ever greater number of local, regional, national, and international events.
Whether attending events, hosting delegations, writing research papers, or having a heated discussion over coffee, every interaction between our members connects China and the world, building a network of leaders who will shape the future.
GCC全球中国联接（GCC）成立于2008年，是为大学生和希望从事中国在世界上的崛起各族年轻专业人士的非营利组织(501c)3) GCC连接各国未来的领导者，并协助他们学习必要的技能和建立友谊，使他们能在国际上取得成功。 全球六十余所大学中拥有GCC的成员且人数／学校数量还在持续增长。 我们成员遍布于北美，亚洲，欧洲和大洋洲。随着我们的地理覆盖范围扩大，我们能够通过我们广泛的网络帮助连接成千上万的学生，毕业生和专业人士。 我们成为世界上第一个能帮助数量持续上涨的中国学生连接其他学生，学校和公司的公益性组织。 每年我们越来越多地参与赞助地区级，国家级和国际活动。 无论是参加活动，举办活动，撰写研究论文，或者在喝咖啡时的讨论，我们成员之间的每次交互都连接着中国与世界，构建一个连接未来世界领导人的网络。
Global China Connection’s mission is to develop deep and meaningful relationships among Chinese and non-Chinese university students.
Over the last decade, China, Asia and the rest of the world have become increasingly interdependent, and it appears clearer every day that the 21st century will unfold as a function of Sino-US relations. Yet the direction of this engagement is still unclear, as economic, diplomatic, and geopolitical uncertainties still loom on the horizon. It is in the light of this historical situation that GCC’s mission and role will become even more relevant – not only to us, but to the rest of the world as well.
全球中国连接的使命是发展中国学生与国际社会深刻而有意义的关系。 在过去的十年里，中国与亚洲及世界其他地区已变得越来越相互依存，而中美间人际关系的重要性正在凸显出来。 然而，这种关系仍不明朗。经济，外交，和政治地区的不稳定性在地平线上慢慢显现。 而GCC正是这个时代需要的那盏明灯 - 不仅对我们如此，对世界其他地方也是如此。
As an independent, non-profit, non-political organization with chapters on university campuses worldwide outside of mainland China, the objective of GCC is to:
- Create opportunities for Chinese students and their international counterparts to socialize, learn and work together.
- Through events and educational seminars—and the latest Internet, telecommunications and multimedia tools—bring together GCC members for learning, networking and developing future professional opportunities.
- Advance international trust and understanding through GCC member and alumni personal and professional relationships.
- Promote high ethical standards for GCC members’ academic, professional and personal lives along with a commitment to make the world a better place through lifelong fellowship.
- Have fun together.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How do I join GCC?
A: You may join GCC by becoming a member of our GCC Central Management team or a GCC chapter. See a list of our university chapters here. If there is no chapter at your university, please consider starting one! More instructions are available here. In addition, many people attend GCC chapter events and subscribe to our monthly GCC Insights newsletter here.
Q: Do I have to be from China or speak Chinese to join GCC?
A: Not at all! GCC is a dedicated platform for young people from all over the world, with no restrictions to language or cultural background. What we share is a mutual interest and passion for everything China. This is a great opportunity for you to meet a vast network of future leaders who will be doing work related to China, whether you speak Chinese or not.
Q: Do I need to be a student to join GCC?
A: GCC members are current undergraduate and graduate university students. However, anyone is welcome to join and participate in GCC events. If you are already working full-time, you should contact the nearest GCC alumni committee. If you are a high-school student, you should contact the nearest university chapter, or contact us about starting a chapter at your high-school. While we do not have an age limit, most of our network is comprised of students or young professionals recently out of school.
Q: Do I need to be in the United States to join GCC?
A: Not at all! While we were founded and headquartered in the United States, GCC today is a global association of schools spanning four continents. We have chapters everywhere from New Zealand to Singapore to Germany. GCC chapters operate locally and often travel to the United States for our annual summit. Most of the work for GCC Central is also done remotely, and our team this year has been based in as many as five different countries.
Q: Can I join GCC Central and a GCC chapter at the same time?
A: We do allow members of GCC Central Management to serve simultaneously as an officer at a local GCC chapter. However, we will evaluate the positions you choose to serve, as well as your other extracurricular activities, to ensure that you have the time required to make this serious commitment.
Q: What if I want to sponsor GCC or work with GCC at a professional level?
A: For potential sponsors, please see this page to learn about our mission and find the appropriate contact information. We also have a Board of Advisors comprised of distinguished individuals who advise GCC and maintain a formal association. If you are interested in becoming a senior advisor, please email email@example.com. We are a non-profit run on a modest budget---please do not contact us to sell your firm's services.
Q: How do I contact a specific GCC chapter?
A: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, state your background and your purpose for contacting the specific chapter.
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