Cultural Exchange with China (CEC) is a new voluntary Association from the world wide Catholic tradition to which many citizens of China and Britain belong. Our general aim is to promote understanding, co-operation and mutually beneficial friendships between the people of Britain and China, based on respect for one another and in an ecumenical, interfaith and global context. Our specific aim is to build bridges between the Catholic Churches of China and of Britain.
To promote awareness in the Catholic Church in Britain about China, its culture, history and present situation.
To experience the current cultural and religious reality in China through exposure visits and other methods.
To facilitate teachers of English from Britain to offer their services to universities, Colleges and other institutions in China, in partnership with AITECE, Hong Kong.
To enable students from the Catholic community in China to study in Britain.
To host visitors from China to Britain, including professional and experts, for exposure and discussion on issues of global concern, such as ecology, world poverty, human development, cultural and religious topics.
To network with British and European based groups which have a particular interest in China.
To link with Chinese communities in UK.