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 China-Zentrum e.V. has been registered in the official Register of Associations of the Bonn District Court under the registration number VR 5783.
§1 Name und Domicile
§2 Purpose of the Association
§4 Business year, Dues, Income
The organs of the association are:
§6 General Assembly of the Members
§7 The Board of Directors
§8 Advisory Board
§9 Closure or Liquidation of the Association
In the event of the break up or liquidation of the association or of the cessation of its purpose as outlined in the Statutes, its assets are to pass to the German Catholic Mission Council (Deutscher Katholischer Missionsrat - DKMR), which is to use them exclusively and immediately for non-profit purposes.
In the event of the break up or liquidation of the association the Members of the Board of Directors are appointed as liquidators/receivers.
Unless a special court as been appointed exclusively for this purpose, the Court of Jurisdiction is Bonn, Germany. The place of execution is Bonn.
§10 Final Provision
The Board of Directors – provided that the legal quorum is present – is authorized to change these Statutes in the event that this is required by the District Court as a prerequisite to registration in the court’s Register of Associations, or if amendments are required by the government tax authorities as a pre-condition to obtaining ‘non-profit’ status. Analogously, the Board is authorized to amend the Statutes as decided by a general assembly resolution, if the general assembly has authorized it to do so.
Bonn, 1988, September 29
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.