Democrats Abroad China (DACN or DA China for short) is the country committee serving U.S. Democrats living in China.

We help Americans abroad participate in U.S. domestic politics by providing voter registration support, voting resources, and activism opportunities. Member activities include conversations with leading activists and elected officials, social events and parties, and more

We run several WeChat groups to connect American Democrats with each other in various regions around China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Pearl River Delta and Kunming.

You can also join our Book Club, our Women’s Caucus or our Progressives group.

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DA China Leadership:

Patrick Cranley
| DA China Vice-Chair
Kimberly Wong
| DA China Chair, DA Global AAPI Caucus Steering Committee, DPCA Voting Member
Elizabeth Jenkins
| DA China Secretary
Elaine Chow
| DA China - Communications IT Director
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  • News

    Did you vote already? Print yourself a Sticker

    Because we ought to be proud of all the effort it took - especially from all the way in China!!

    Please join our campaign to show off your vote and encourage friends and family in the US by hashtagging #IVotedAbroad and tagging us on Facebook (DAinCHINA) or IG (@democratsabroadchina).

    You haven't voted yet?


    This week is your last chance. Here's what to do as a straggler:

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    Got Your Envelope?

    3 Ways to Get a US Postage Paid Envelope and Vote by Mail from China

    sample envelope

    If you mail your ballot from the embassy or a consulate, it must be in a sealed envelope with U.S. postage.

    1. DIY! Download your mailing envelope from FVAP (PDF). Then print it, either directly on an envelope or on paper and paste to an envelope. Don't use staples or tape.
    2. Let us send you one! Send an email to with the subject line "PLEASE KUAIDI ME AN ENVELOPE". Please include all of the delivery information: name, address, and phone number.
    3. Pick up a preprinted envelope. Check for a location near you.



    • 13 Factories - 121 Huasui Rd, Tianhe District
    • Bandidos - No.2 105-105, Zhujiang New town
    • Tristan's CalMex Restaurant & Bar - Shop 131, Haiyun Jiayun Qun West Building, 1088 Wanghai Lu, Shekou Street, Nanshan District


    If you find any of these venues no longer have materials, send an email to with the subject line "VENUE NEEDS MORE ENVELOPES". Please include the venue name and location.

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    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 12:00 AM through November 10, 2020 Berlin Time · 20 rsvps

    View the Documentary "First Vote”

    Asian Americans are the fastest growing population in the U.S. and more than 11 million AAPI will be able to vote in 2020.

    In a newly released documentary, First Vote, Yi Chen follows a cross section of politically engaged Chinese American voters, all first-time voters, during the 2018 midterm elections. This includes a variety of voters: A gun-toting Tea Party-favorite candidate courting GOP votes in the South; a podcaster in Ohio who became a citizen in order to vote for Trump; a progressive journalist confronting Chinese Americans for Trump after moving to a battleground state from Beijing; and a University of North Carolina professor teaching about race and racism in the U.S.

    RSVP to receive the link to view this newly released documentary from the comfort of your own home. Please consider helping us cover the costs of the film license ($202) by making a donation to Democrats Abroad.

    By sharing this film, our goal is to bring awareness to the political influence of the AAPI community and find ways to improve voter outreach.

    When can I watch?

    You'll receive a link you can use to watch the documentary any time between Thursday, October 29 and Tuesday, November 10, 2020

    Wednesday, November 04, 2020 at 07:00 AM Beijing Time · 46 rsvps
    Commune Reserve in Shanghai, China

    Shanghai Election 2020 Watch Party

    Doomscroll in solidarity with us... We will be livestreaming the Election Night from the Commune Reserve in Shanghai.

    Breakfast deal starts at 8AM: 148rmb for breakfast & two drinks (coffee, tea, juice. beer). The breakfasts are:

    1. The Donald Trump: Fried Eggs, Sausage, Sauteed Mushroons & Grilled Tomato, Hashbrown, Mini Salad and Rye Bread 
    2. The Joe Biden: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Grilled Tomato with Herbs, Hashbrown, Mini Salad  and French Baguette

    Tables are first come, first serve! Please RSVP here so that the venue can know general numbers to prepare for!