couple donates $1 million for chinese american studies

Concerned that China and ethnic Chinese are not always understood in the United States, Walter and Shirley Wang, a couple from Bel-Air, CA, announced on Friday that they would give $1 million to UCLA to establish the nation's first endowed academic chair on U.S.-China relations and Chinese American studies: Couple gives UCLA $1 million to further Chinese American studies.

The gift will also fund a media program to educate the public and policymakers. The program will establish a website, media and policy handbook, and a database of experts about Chinese American issues. This is great gift and opportunity. Given all the negative press U.S.-Chinese relations has gotten over the last few years, and with news of lead-poisoned toy recalls happening, like, every week, this is seriously some welcome news.

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