With ten years of successfully doing business in China, CRCC Asia has built a strong and sustainable network among a variety of businesses in and around Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. We would be delighted to help and advise you on how to return to China in the future, as many of your fellow alumni have done.
The Alumni section of the website has been designed to keep you up to date with China-specific events, initiatives for your benefit, China associations and a CV workshop to help you to showcase your time in China on your CV.
CRCC Asia believes in the spirit of entrepreneurship and the significance of China’s global rise. We have combined these two concepts to offer an Entrepreneurship Fund that will support our alumni in setting up their own China-related business.
“Just as this country encourages entrepreneurship here in the UK, so we should do so abroad and encourage our entrepreneurs to look globally, especially to a country of such huge opportunity – China.
The Entrepreneurship Fund is a wonderful opportunity for the successful applicants, allowing them not only to benefit from CRCC Asia’s extensive networks and experience but also to bring both countries closer through business.”
Richard Graham MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group On China
CRCC Asia will offer capital, access to our global offices, and a Senior Management Team that has over 50 years of successfully doing business in China. We will invest into the best conceived businesses or business plans under the following criteria:
- At least one Founder or Board Member must be a CRCC Asia alumnus;
- The business should ideally have some element relating to China;
- The business should be seeking up to £10,000 investment and be able to justify why this investment is required;
- The applicant should either have a business in existence or a detailed business plan.
If you believe you meet these criteria please fill out the application form below. Alternatively, if you have any questions please contact [email protected].
We have launched our Alumni Social Responsibility Foundation where alumni can apply for sponsorships of up to $750 or £500 for support in undertaking charitable or personal and professional development initiatives.
CRCC Asia is delighted that alumni have previously contacted us for advice and support in continuing their Mandarin studies, in returning to China to undertake research, for charitable donations or sponsorship of conferences and other events.
We welcome applications for sponsorship, which can be made by filling out the form below. Please do include as many details as possible so that we have a strong understanding of the project or initiative and the benefits sponsorship would bring.
Alternatively, if you have any questions, please contact [email protected].
Want to share your unforgettable CRCC Asia China experience with your fellow university students?
You will be the liaison between CRCC Asia and your school. Successful applicants will receive a cash incentive for each marketing effort they employ, as well as a professional letter of recommendation from CRCC Asia.
Responsibilities may include:
- Distributing promotional materials to fellow students
- Displaying posters and fliers
- Organizing information sessions
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].
We welcome applications for our Campus Ambassador Program, which can be made by filling out the form below. Please do include as many details as possible so that we have a strong understanding of your reasons behind applying.
After talking with our host company network in China and gaining their feedback, as well as keeping in contact with our Alumni Network directly, we have created a workshop specifically aimed at students and recent graduates to assist them in preparing a professional CV designed to assist them in gaining employment.
If you would like support and assistance with restructuring your CV, as a member of our Alumni Network we welcome you to send your CV through to your nearest Regional Office.
Please also contact [email protected] if you have any further questions on any element of the CRCC Asia Alumni Network.
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Our Global Offices around the world are constantly developing and furthering connections with China-related organizations and associations. The links below provide access to these organizations categorized by region:
Associations by Region:
Australia-China Youth Association
The Australia-China Youth Association focuses chiefly on young people between 18 and 24. ACYA’s broad mandate is to promote greater engagement between young Chinese and young Australians and is one of four initiatives under the ‘ACYA Group’ umbrella.
ACYA’s chapter network sits underneath the ACYA National Executive, with 4 regional Chinese chapters in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, and Hong Kong, as well as 14 separate university chapters in Australia. The chapters host a wide variety of events, including language classes, sport days, BBQs, lecture series, dinners, karaoke sessions, beach trips, balls and many other activities designed to promote genuine friendships across cultural divides.
Get plugged in to a chapter near you today!
Australia China Young Professionals Initiative
The Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative, an initiative of the Australia-China Youth Association, is the premier platform for young professionals in Australia and China to engage with the most significant issues of the bilateral relationship.
ACYPI holds events in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Shanghai and Beijing where young professionals aged 22 – 35 can develop a deeper understanding of the issues, opportunities and challenges facing Australia and China.
Australia China Business Council
The Australia China Business Council (ACBC) is the premier business organization dedicated to promoting business and trade between Australia and the People’s Republic of China.
ACBC is a membership-based organization, with Branches in New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria providing business-focused information and events for members in all industries.
Australia China Alumni Association
The Australia China Alumni Association (ACAA) is an inclusive organization, open to all China-based alumni of Australian universities. The ACAA serves as a high-profile umbrella alumni organization with the aims of promoting Australian education via the success of alumni, and supporting alumni in China through business and social networking. With offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, ACAA is a rapidly-growing and sustainable, high-profile organization.
Associazione Giovani Italiani in Cina
Association of Italian Youth in China (AGIC) is an inclusive organization open to all China-based young Italians. It mainly focuses on young people between 18 and 40 and its aim is to promote greater engagement between young Chinese and young Italians.
Thanks to its wide network, AGIC works to develop and establish links between Italian China-based institutions and the Italian youth community (Italians, Europeans and Chinese). The association addresses all the Italian youth, citizens of any other country whose official language is Italian, and citizens of an EU country that speak Italian.
AGIC offers all its members the opportunity to take part in events and to propose new ideas to the association.
Fondazione Italia Cina and Scuola di Formazione Permanente
The Fondazione Italia Cina is a non-profit organization, established in 2003, with the objective of promoting and improving economic and cultural exchanges between China and Italy.
In encouraging Chinese culture, the Scuola di Formazione Permanente offers various tailor-made classes and offers Intercultural Management courses and In-House Training language courses.
The Scuola di Formazione Permanente together with Fondazione Italia Cina organizes Events, Seminars and training focused on China Business Culture and Professional Development In China.
China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC)
The China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC) is a private, voluntary, not-for-profit organization registered in 1991. Its members include the major Italian industrial groups, banks, legal offices and transport companies, as well as many small and medium enterprises. The CICC regularly informs its members on the Chinese economy and on the business environment in China and provides advice and support whenever required by its associates. It also organizes meetings of its members with prominent guests from Italy and leading Chinese Government officials and economists.
The CICC liaises with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Trade Commission Offices in China to coordinate and implement programs of common interest. The CICC, as a member of the European Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC), is actively supporting the EUCCC in its role as a representative of European business interests with the Chinese Government authorities and other institutions.
48 Group Club “Young Icebreakers”
The 48 Group Club is an independent business network committed to promoting positive links with China.
The Club’s history goes back to the early 1950s, when the founding “Icebreakers” were the first Westerners to break through the worldwide trade embargo on China and establish mutually beneficial trade relations with the newly formed People’s Republic of China.
The Club now has over 600 British and Chinese members, both corporate and individual.
China-Britain Business Council
The China-Britain Business Council is the leading organization helping UK companies grow and develop their business with China. The CBBC has worked with China for 60 years and their team has extensive experience of doing business there.
They offer practical in-market assistance, services, industry initiatives and a membership program delivering access, seminars and networking.
China-Britain Youth Association
The China Britain Youth Association is a not-for-profit organization that aims to deepen mutual understanding between young people in Britain and China.
Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.
Asia Society was founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd. Initially established to promote greater knowledge of Asia in the US, the Society today is a global institution — with offices throughout the US and Asia — that fulfills its educational mandate through a wide range of cross-disciplinary programming. As economies and cultures become more interconnected, the Society’s programs have expanded to address Asian American issues, the effects of globalization, and pressing concerns in Asia including the status of women, environmental challenges and rapid urbanization.
The 100,000 Strong Foundation
The 100,000 Strong Foundation was established in September 2012 to help answer President Barack Obama’s call to deepen Americans’ understanding of China through study abroad.
Over the past decade, China has become the second-largest economy in the world and the United States’ fastest-growing trade partner, as well as a regional strategic power with global reach. Put simply, there is no more consequential relationship than that between the United States and China. It is the 100,000 Strong Foundation’s mission to promote the expansion and diversification of Americans studying Mandarin and studying abroad in China. The goal is to bridge the gap between cultures, build stronger US-China ties, strengthen the bilateral economic and strategic relationship and enhance global stability.
The U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce
The United States of America-China Chamber of Commerce (USCCC) is a not-for-profit, bi-national membership organization dedicated to developing increased U.S.-China trade and investment activities by assisting American and Chinese companies, professionals and the general public to better understand the business environments and cultural traditions relevant to successfully doing business in both countries.
The USCCC conducts a wide range of activities such as seminars, conferences, workshops, executive briefings, trade missions and networking events. These activities facilitate a deeper understanding of the technological, economic, financial, demographic and cultural trends that are critical for successful economic development between the U.S. and China.
US-China Business Association
The US-China Business Association was established at the initiative of prominent American business executives. It is a non-profit business service organization registered in the United States of America.
Its mission is to enhance the understanding of business communities from China and the United States, and to promote bilateral business exchanges and cooperation, to promote bilateral economic development and trade relations, to assist Chinese businesses to enter the U.S. market and introduce their investment into US economy and to provide guidance and services to U.S. investment in, and market entry to China.