The China Association is an association of British merchants in Asia, which represents the interests of British companies doing business in China, Hong Kong, and Japan. It was established in 1879 to promote British trade in Asia and to encourage British firms to trade with the Far East. Its members include many of the largest multinational corporations and small and medium-sized businesses in the region.
The association was founded in 1879 and is the oldest British business association in Asia. It represents the interests of British companies doing business with China, Hong Kong, Japan, and other Asian countries. It is a member of the Federation of British Industries and the London Chamber of Commerce. Its activities were often aimed at ensuring that British companies are treated fairly in China. Throughout the years, the China Association has continued to develop its membership.
The first annual dinner of the China Association was held on 4 March 1889 at the Thatched House Club in London. The China Association was formally constituted on 11 April 1889, with Sir Alfred Dent as the first chairman. The first Annual Dinner was held in March 1890. During the first year, the Chinese Association enrolled 111 members. The association was funded by membership subscriptions, entrance fees, and donations.
Today, the CCBA is one of the oldest service organizations in Chinatown. It is the parent organization of the Chinese Community Center. With over 35 member organizations, it acts as the umbrella organization for the Chinese communities in New England. The organization was formerly located on Oxford Street, but moved to its current address at 90 Tyler Street in the 1980s. The organization purchased the former Quincy Elementary School for one dollar.
In addition to its cultural functions, the HCA supports the local community and the school district. It also serves as a bridge between the Chinese community and the rest of the community. Its mission is to promote cultural diversity. Its members represent the needs and concerns of the Chinese community in the area.
The Chinese Association of Peoria is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes Chinese culture in the greater Peoria community. It was established in 1965 and currently boasts more than 1,200 members. It welcomes all individuals who are interested in Chinese culture. It coordinates major Chinese cultural events and fosters understanding and friendship among its members.
Chinese culture is deeply rooted in Confucianism and Taoism. While there is a strong element of conservatism in Chinese society, Neo-Confucianism and Buddhism were also given due consideration in Chinese society. Education was highly valued in Chinese society and schooling was seen as the most important thing. Furthermore, reincarnation is a major feature of Chinese culture, with its belief that we are born a new soul in another body.