Chinese Associations

Chinese associations play a major role in the development of the Chinese community. They provide services such as benevolent aid, social activities, monetary support and political advocacy.

Chinese associations were formed in Chinatown when immigrants arrived in the United States. They acted as local community centers and provided services to their native districts and family members.


CCBA is the umbrella organization of 60 member organizations representing a cross-section of New York City’s Chinese community. It includes professional and trade organizations, civic groups, religious and cultural organizations, fellow-provincial organizations, and family associations.

One of CCBA’s most important contributions to the community is a series of public safety initiatives, which have improved Chinatown by creating a direct channel to government officials without language barriers and by ensuring that city regulations are understood. These include a monthly seminar on different issues of crime, safety, and sanitation.

The CCBA also hosts the annual Lunar New Year ceremony and hosts dignitary visits to the Chinese community. During the holiday, CCBA and its affiliated groups sponsor activities to attract visitors and increase economic growth in Chinatown.

While legal infighting has tarnished the CCBA’s reputation, it is still an important social organization. It has a number of functions and programs that help its community, such as a federal credit union, Chinese classes, a magazine, and the Chinatown Crime Watch program.


HCA is a hospital operator that provides healthcare services across the US. It delivers one out of every 22 emergency room visits and hosts more than 881,900 surgeries a year.

A $80 million community impact fund was launched by HCA in November 2021 and is designed to address high-priority community needs. It includes funds to help improve mental wellness among girls.

We analyzed HCA expression by human embryonic and fetal blood-forming tissues in the trunk region (A) and in the thymus, liver, and lymph nodes at various stages of development. Initially, HCA was expressed on mesenchymal cells, intermingled with CD34+ hematopoietic progenitors in the thymus, and in polygonal hepatocytes in the liver.

However, at 4 weeks of gestation, HCA expression was mainly restricted to epithelial cells in the external cortical region. At later fetal stages, HCA was expressed in Hassall’s bodies in the medullary region. This pattern remained unchanged during fetal and postnatal life. Interestingly, thymic HCA was also associated with epithelial adhesion to undifferentiated T-cell progenitors.


The CHINESE ASSOCIATION is a non-profit organization of Chinese scientists and engineers with 167 national professional societies and hundreds of local branches at various levels. The organization is best known for promoting scientific exchanges and innovation and providing advice on technology and engineering to government agencies and industry.

The organization also has a number of other important programs to promote cultural and educational exchanges between China and the United States. One of the most prominent is a series of exhibitions and educational programs on various topics related to the world of science and technology. Other programs include a newsletter, a Trade Winds magazine and an awards program. For more information, please visit the CAST website.


As one of China’s earliest national people’s organizations engaged in people-to-people diplomacy, CPAFFC serves as a bridge under the Chinese government and all sectors of society abroad and works hard to lay a solid foundation for China-foreign friendship. It carries out people-to-people exchanges in an all-round, multi-level and wide-ranging manner that enhances understanding, develops friendship and strengthens cooperation between countries.

In Africa, CPAFFC is working with non-governmental organizations and leaders of African society to build a more comprehensive friendship between China and Africa. Through receiving visits from influential people in Africa, it has promoted a series of non-governmental exchanges between the two sides and helped to promote friendship and mutual understanding.

CPAFFC has also started a column in the People’s Daily, inviting government leaders, scholars and former Chinese and African diplomats to trace the significant steps in China-Africa friendship over the years. It is also co-publishing a book about the relationship, which will explore new dimensions of the China-Africa cooperation.

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