U.S./China Strong

Philanthropic Activities

U.S./China Strong is an initiative dedicated to increasing the number of American students studying in China and expanding the universe of students speaking Mandarin by 2020. Introduced  in 2015 by Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, the goal of 1 Million Strong is to grow the next generation of leaders who have a deeper understanding of China by creating a pipeline of China-savvy employees in a range of critical industries, and ensuring that US students from all backgrounds have the opportunity to gain China-related skills. Roche served as a member of the Advisory Council from 2012 through 2015.