The ASEAN-China Centre, headquartered in Beijing, is an inter-governmental international organization established by ASEAN and China. The Centre website, also called the virtual centre was officially launched at the ASEAN-China Summit Meeting in October 2010, while the physical centre will be inaugurated in November 2011. It is a one-stop information and activities centre for the promotion of ASEAN-China cooperation in trade, investment, tourism, education and culture. The Centre undertakes to do the following activities:
-- to serve as a central investment promotion unit creating sectoral linkages and facilitating business opportunities between ASEAN and Chinese ventures, especially assisting investors and companies seeking local business partners;
-- to introduce and publicise products, industries and investment opportunities, tourism resources, culture and education of ASEAN and China to their companies, investors, and peoples by providing consultations, educational advisory services, as well as organising trade and investment exhibitions, tourism fairs, food festivals, art exhibitions and educational exhibition fairs, etc.;
-- to promote cultures and education by disseminating information on traditional arts, handicrafts, music, dance, drama, movies and languages of ASEAN and China and educational opportunities in ASEAN and China.
For more information about the ASEAN-China centre, please log on to the official website: http://www.aseanchinacenter.org.