ANC ESCO was founded in 2008, located in Seattle, Washington, USA. ANC is a bridge that connects people from each country through “real life” shared experiences. ANC's goal is to strengthen international exchanges and cooperation, facilitate sharing high-quality educational resources and cultural values, develop understanding of cultural differences, enhance communication skills, and create opportunities for long-lasting relationships.

The early days of ANC ESCO consisted mainly of cultural, educational, and sports exchange activities. From 2009 to 2012, ANC successively cooperated with "American Gymnastics Foundation", "China Beijing Professional Gymnastics", "China Shichahai Sports School", "USA Faith Private School", and other institutions for a number of exchange activities. 

Amongst these, sports exchange activities have attracted the attention of many, and have received full support from the U.S. Embassy in China. This event invited young American gymnasts to China to communicate and train with Chinese Olympic athletes. The Public Affairs Office of the U.S Embassy in China participated throughout the event and held a press conference in celebration after the event. At the conference, more than 30 domestic and foreign media introduced the event. This event was updated on the U.S Embassy website and reported throughout. 

The early days of ANC ESCO consisted mainly of cultural, educational, and sports exchange activities. From 2009 to 2012, ANC successively cooperated with "American Gymnastics Foundation", "China Beijing Professional Gymnastics", "China Shichahai Sports School", "USA Faith Private School", and other institutions for a number of exchange activities. 

Amongst these, sports exchange activities have attracted the attention of many, and have received full support from the U.S. Embassy in China. This event invited young American gymnasts to China to communicate and train with Chinese Olympic athletes. The Public Affairs Office of the U.S Embassy in China participated throughout the event and held a press conference in celebration after the event. At the conference, more than 30 domestic and foreign media introduced the event. This event was updated on the U.S Embassy website and reported throughout. 

Forty years ago at the World Table Tennis Championships in Japan, Glenn Cowan, a member of the American team rushed to board a bus from the practice hall to the tournament.  He missed the U.S. bus and mistakenly got on to the bus carrying the Chinese team.  None of the Chinese players said anything, but from the back of the bus, Zhuang Zedong, a three-time world champion, emerged with a smile and a gift for Cowan.  This initial encounter lead to a visit of the U.S. ping pong team to China and it was “ping pong diplomacy” that paved the way for the re-establishment of relations between the United States and China.  So not just exchanges, but sports exchanges have had a long history of bringing both countries together.

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