About Us

The Friendship Center a Co-Operative building

Owned by Glad Cheng

It is home to a variety of unique tenants and services. 

Glad arrived in Muscatine several years ago with a dream of providing a “window” of understanding between China and the United States. 

Since his arrival, he has contributed to Muscatine’s vitality and commerce, while also educating both Muscatine and China residents about our connection to their president Xi Jinping. 

In light of Muscatine’s unique history with China, Glad founded the Global Center in an effort to truly realize his goal of enriching the world through enhanced education and communication between two very prominent global ‘superpowers’.

China Ambassador Terry Brandstad, China president Xi Jinping, Sarah Lande, Governor Kim Reynolds, Mayor DeWayane Hopkins
Grand Opening of Friendship Center Muscatine

Top – China Ambassodor Terry Brandstad, China President Xi Jinping, Sarah Lande, Governor Kim Reynolds, Mayor DeWayane Hopkins
Bottom – Grand Opening of the Friendship Center

In addition to this facility, there is also a Sino-US Friendship House. 

You can Visit the house where Chinese President, Xi Jinping stayed when he first visited Muscatine in 1985.

Xi Jinping visited Muscatine when he was part of a delegation learning about modern agricultural techniques.

See photos and other memorabilia inside of the house commemorating the Muscatine-China relationship.  

Located at 2911 Bonnie Drive, Muscatine, Iowa. Call 563-263-9131 to set up a tour.

It is hoped that the Friendship Center can be a place where Muscatine residents, out-of-town visitors, and tourists from around the globe can visit in appreciation of Glad’s celebration of the prospects of world peace.