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.



The Board of Directors of the China-Zentrum e.V.

Chairperson Msgr. Wolfgang Huber, Missio München
Asst. Chairperson Renée Rentke, Misereor, Aachen
Board Members Dr. Thilo Esser, Kindermissionswerk „Die Sternsinger“
P. Josef Grünner SDB, Don Bosco Mission, Bonn
Jürgen Knieps, Steyler Bank, Sankt Augustin

The Advisory Board of the China-Zentrum e.V.

P. Martin Welling SVD China-Zentrum (Advisory Board Chairperson)
Prof. Dr. Klaus Baumann University of Freiburg, Faculty of Theology, Department of Caritas Science and Christian Social Work
Irene Eschmann Aid to the Church in Need, Königstein
Dr. Georg Evers Raeren/Belgium
Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Findeis University of Bonn, Theological Faculty
Dr. Brigitte Fischer-Züger Swiss Mission Society Bethlehem, Immensee; Vicar Generalate „Urschweiz“, Altendorf, Switzerland
Dr. Heinrich Geiger Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD), Bonn
Dr. Martin Groos Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, International Office
Isabel Hess-Friemann Chairperson of the protestant side of the German Ecumenical China-working group, Heidelberg
Hans Jürgen Kahl Journalist, Erkrath
Priest Dr. Peter Kang Xi Chinese-speaking Catholic Commuity, Munich
Raimund Kern Stolberg
Michael Kropp Chinese Liaison Office of Misereor, Beijing
Mag. Dr. Markus Ladstätter Catholic University College for Education Graz/Austria; Contact for World Religions, Austrian Bishops' Conference
Dr. Daniel Legutke German Bishops' Conference, Department for Universal Church and Migration
Renée Rentke Misereor, Aachen
Margarethe Roßkopf Missio Aachen
Chorherr Daniel Salzgeber CRB Ecumenical Society Switzerland-China
Dr. habil. Nora Sausmikat Sinologist, Cologne
Abtpräses Jeremias Schröder OSB St. Ottilien
Eberhard Schuppius Consul General (Emeritus), Sankt Augustin
Jürgen Springer Christ in der Gegenwart
Auxiliary Bishop Rolf Steinhäuser Archdiocese of Cologne
Peter van den Brock Pax-Bank-Foundation, Köln
Prof. P. Dr. Zbigniew Wesołowski SVD The Monumenta Serica Institute, Sankt Augustin

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