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 Members of the China-Zentrum e.V.

The following are the members of the China-Zentrum:

Funding Agencies / Bishops’ Conference

  • Aid to the Church in Need (Kirche in Not/Ostpriesterhilfe, Königstein)
  • Caritas International, Freiburg
  • German Bishops’ Conference, Department for International Church Affairs and Migration (guest)
  • Misereor, Aachen
  • Missio Aachen
  • Missio Munich
  • Pontifical Missionary Childhood of Germany, Aachen

Religious Orders

  • Capuchins German Province, Münster
  • Congregation of the Great Saint Bernard, Switzerland (Kongregation der Augustinerchorherren des Gr.-St. Bernhard, Schweiz)
  • Divine Word Missionaries, German Province, Sankt Augustin
  • Divine Word Missionaries, Italian Province, Varone di Riva (TN)
  • Franciscans German Province, Munich
  • Franciscan Sisters of Münster – St. Mauritz
  • Jesuits Austria, Vienna
  • Jesuits Germany, Nurenberg
  • Missionary Benedictines of St. Ottilien
  • Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Mother of God, Münster
  • Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Hiltrup, Münster
  • Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit, Germany
  • Salesians of Don Bosco, Bonn
  • Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross, Ingenbohl-Brunnen, Switzerland
  • Steyl Mission GmbH, Sankt Augustin


  • Diocese of Essen
  • Diocese of Münster
  • Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart

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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.

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