The China-Zentrum e.V. was established in 1988. The aim of this officially recognized nonprofit organization is to foster encounters and exchange between cultures and religions in the West and in China. The members of the China-Zentrum are Catholic aid organizations, religious orders and dioceses in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.


Some Information Regarding Donations

In order for the China-Zentrum to continue promoting encounters and exchange between the cultures and religions of the West and China, and to continue publishing the journal China heute as well as the e-journal Religions & Christianity in Today’s China, we are in need of financial support.

You can send or transfer your donation to the following account:

Account holder: China-Zentrum e.V.
Account: 17881
Steyler Bank GmbH
Bank code 386 215 00
IBAN DE94 3862 1500 0000 0178 81

The China-Zentrum e.V. is recognized by the tax authorities in Sankt Augustin, Germany,  as a non-profit organization for the purpose of promoting greater understanding among peoples, and in accord with §5 Abs. 1 Nr. 9 KStG is exempt from corporate taxes in accord with the principle of §52 Abs. 2 Nr. 13 AO.

The amount indicated on the donation form is deductible on your annual wage-tax adjustment or on your annual tax assessment.

We certify that your donation will be used only for those purposes outlined in our Statutes.

For donations up to € 200 the payment slip is recognized by the finance office as proof of your donation when paying your taxes, provided that you use the China-Zentrum’s donation form for remittance. For donations over € 200 or upon your express request, the China-Zentrum will provide a special receipt to document your donation.

Since 2008 there is also the possibility of a sponsoring membership. The minimum annual contribution for individuals is EUR 100 and for institutions EUR 500. Sponsoring members are regularly informed about our work, receive our journals, and are invited to meetings and events.

You can download the sponsor membership form below and print it out yourself:

Sponsoring Membership

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