Next year, in 2019, we celebrate 70th years of establishment of diplomatic relations between People’s Republic of China and Romania, Romania being the third country in the world who established diplomatic relations with New China. In the traditional spirit of friendship and mutual respect, Romanian Chinese House has set a strategic objective to have an important contribution in enhancing dialogue and cooperation between our countries and peoples, in promotion with priority partnerships in the cultural, academic – scientific and economic areas.
The Romanian-Chinese House is a legal entity of private law, a non-profit, non-governmental and independent association.
The creation of the most important promoter of cooperation between the two countries in Romanian civil society.
PROGRAMMATIC AND STATUTORY OBJECTIVES
» The setting up of events, programs and activities on various areas of mutual interest, primarily aimed at promoting knowledge and traditions, values , culture and history of the two countries;
» To promote and establish links between institutions, local communities and NGO’s in Romania and China in order to develop joint projects;
» To support institutions and schools in Romania and China with specialized classes in the study of the Chinese language and culture, respectively, of the Romanian, by equipping them with teaching materials and books;
» Translation and publication of the most important works of literature of both countries, into Romanian and Chinese, to develop the specific book fund of the most important libraries in Romania and China;
» The development of tourism between Romania and China through mutual promotion by means of media.
OBJECTIVES ON INTERNAL DEVELOPMENT
» Creation of subsidiaries/branches of the association in all county capitals of Romania and organizing specific activities, based on annual programs;
» Involvement in association activities of as many members, individuals or legal entities;
» Attracting into the projects of the Association of the most important personalities of Romanian public life, both on national level and for local communities;
» The establishment of representative offices of the association in the major cities in China and establishing permanent links with central or local administration;
» Permanent collaboration with the embassies and consulates of both countries to support their projects Over 200 personalities from Romania – diplomats, sinologists, politicians and representatives of the Chinese community in Romania, are part of the RCH. The members of the association are over 100 companies with Romanian capital and about 20 NGO’s.
President of the Romanian-Chinese House
Mr. Gabriel OPREA, Vice Prime Minister of the Romanian Government, the Minister of Internal Affairs
Mr. Viorel Isticioaia-Budura, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the European Union to Japan, former Managing Director, Head of Asia and Pacific Department, European External Action Service, Ex-Ambassador of Romania to People’s Republic of China (2002-2010);
Mr. Ioan Donca, former Ambassador of Romania to People’s Republic of China (1999 – 2002), Ex-Ambassador of Romania to the Russian Federation;
Mr. Romulus Budura, Former Ambassador of Romania to People’s Republic of China (1990 – 1995)
Mr. Zhang Zhengli, LUCKY S.A. Romania Manager
Secretary General of the Romanian-Chinese House
Mr. Nicolae DUMITRU, president of NIRO Investment Group
Ion Iliescu , former President of Romania
Emil Constantinescu , former President of Romania
Victor -Viorel Ponta , former Prime Minister of Romania
Liviu Dragnea , Deputy Prime Minister of Romania
Calin Popescu Tariceanu , President of the Senate , former Prime Minister of Romania
Costin Mihalache , former consul of Romania in Beijing, Advisor to the Prime – Minister
Daniel Florescu , general manager of Kinnarps Romania, Asociatia Clubul Roman de Mobila
Teodor Melescanu , Former Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service, Former Foreign Minister of Romania
Titus Corlăţean, Former Foreign Minister of Romania
Cornelius Ciontu, President of Romanian Parliamentarius Club
Mugur Isarescu, Governor of the National Bank of Romania
Guo Jin Hui, preşedinta Federației Femeilor Chineze de Afaceri
Ion Buzatu, scriitor, sinolog
Prof. Mugur Zlotea, sinology
Prof. Ileana Hogea Velișcu, scriitor, sinolog
Prof. Florentina Vişan, sinolog
Horațiu Mălăele, actor, regizor
Ion Caramitru, actor, director Teatrul Naţional București
Andreea Răducanu, gimnastă, fostă multiplă campioană mondială
Ilie Năstase, tenismen, fost număr 1 mondial
Ion Ţiriac, tenismen, fost component al echipei de Cupa Davis a României
Gheorghe Hagi, fotbalist, antrenor, fost căpitan al echipei naţionale a României
Ivan Paţaichin, canotor, fost multiplu campion olimpic
Elisabeta Lipă, canotoare, fostă multiplă campioană olimpică
» „Romanian-Chinese House Award Gala”, an annual event, occasion are awarded persons or institutions from Romania and China, who have made a special contribution to development of bilateral relations.
» „Youth Romanian-Chinese Friendship Day”, an event which involves the organization of sporting and cultural activities with the participation of young Romanian and Chinese;
» Organizing each year the “Chinese New Year Gala”;
» Editing RCH monthly magazine „Friendship house”;
» Updating and permanent improvement of the website and RCH pages on social sites with the latest news about Romania and China relations;
» Organizing Chinese language courses.
» Developing and documenting the studies about the relationship between Romania and China.
» RCH supports returning to the original agreement signed between the governments of Romania and China on mutual exemption of visa fees, signed in Beijing on April 25, 1981;
» RCH supports the need for a direct airlines Beijing-Bucharest, as a main factor in strengthening bilateral ties (economic, tourist, cultural, etc.) and in response to the needs of the Chinese community.
» Romanian-Chinese House supports the simplification of visa to stay in Romania for Chinese citizens, in accordance with the minimum standards established by EU Regulation no. 539/2001, Regulation 810/2009 and the instructions regarding visas (JOC 313, 16.12.2005, p.1), as well as changing Romanian legislation to simplify visa for representatives of Chinese companies, wishing to invest in Romania.