Chinese Associations are groups of individuals devoted to the promotion of cultural enrichment and education. These associations are rooted in local community organizations and businesses, and their members often have a strong connection to the Chinese community in their region.
China is a complex society that has undergone dynamic change and transition. It is still a developing country with a large rural population that is concerned with basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter.
Purdue University Undergraduate Chinese Association
The Purdue University Undergraduate Chinese Association (UCA) is a nonpolitical student organization which was initiated and organized by undergraduate Chinese students at Purdue University. Its purpose is to promote Chinese cultural heritage, understanding and multicultural exchange and develop a social platform for Chinese students to interact with non-Chinese students at Purdue University.
The Purdue University Undergraduate Chinese Association is one of the oldest Chinese student organizations in the United States. Its members include a variety of people, including a number of graduates who have gone on to become successful leaders in their field.
Chinese American Alliance of the New York Capital District
The Chinese American Alliance of the New York Capital District has been a vital part of the fabric of Chinatown and the city since its founding in 1883. As a non-profit organization, it strives to promote Chinese American community interests by providing educational, social and cultural services.
The organization has also forged strong partnerships with other local and national organizations, including the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Its membership is made up of individuals and Chinese American community groups, many of which have permanent offices in the neighborhood.
During the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, AAFE staff members worked inside disaster centers and helped frightened residents apply for government aid. They later led the campaign to inject Chinatown’s businesses with desperately needed capital and to create a comprehensive plan for the neighborhood’s future.
Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association
The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) is one of the oldest community organizations in Chinatown. It serves the needs of its membership by providing financial assistance and training to those interested in business ownership, and helps new immigrants register as voters.
CCBA is also home to family associations, a federal credit union, Chinese and English classes, and the well-known Chinatown Crime Watch program. It is also the parent organization of Tai Tung Village and Waterford Place, apartment complexes that provide much needed affordable housing for Chinatown residents.
Founded in 1883, the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association has served its members for over a century. It has a history of providing critical help to Chinese immigrants and battling for civil rights issues.
Chinese Association for Science and Technology
The Chinese Association for Science and Technology (CAST) is the largest non-governmental organization of scientists and engineers in China. It has 210 national professional societies and hundreds of local branches at various levels in the country.
CAST’s mission is to uphold the dignity of science, promote the application of advanced technologies and encourage scientific educational activities among youth, all in accordance with the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Science and Technology Popularization. It also propagates the Communist Party’s values among scientists and promotes scientific literacy in China, particularly among youth.
CAST also undertakes government-entrusted work or transfer functions such as research evaluation, professional qualification recognition in the field of engineering and technology, technical standard development, and national S&T awards and recommendations. It is also dedicated to inspiring young interest in S&T, discovering and training outstanding young scientists and innovation teams, recommending S&T talents, and developing friendly exchanges with overseas S&T organizations and workers.
China Association for Quality
The China Association for Quality, founded in 1979, is a national and professional non-profit social organization voluntarily formed by organizations and individuals committed to quality management and innovation. Its core business covers quality research, international quality exchange and service, quality consultation, quality certification, quality publicity, quality media, quality culture development and brand cultivation.
The organization is a member of Asian Network for Quality (ANQ), a coordination committee member of International Convention on QC Circles, a board member of Global Excellence Council, a round-table member of International Quality Innovation Competition and a global partner of American Society for Quality. It has developed close relationship with domestic institutes and universities such as Tsinghua University, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Renmin University.
ASQ and CAQ recently signed a partnership agreement to advance the global quality cause. The partnership will include co-branded training courses, a conference in China, and more.