Our partners

We are developing a network of partners in Norway and China that have a long term commitment to working with people-to-people relations between our two countries.

Soon after the establishment of our association (2018), we reached out to the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and since then exchanged numerous delegations and created one substantial cultural exchange project. With its over 1000 subsidiaries throughout China and with substantial resources to host entities from abroad, CPAFFC is an important partner for facilitating exchange projects with entities from diverse sectors of our society.

Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) is a national people’s organization engaged in people-to-people diplomacy of the People’s Republic of China with the purpose of enhancing people’s friendship, furthering international co-operation, safeguarding world peace and promoting common development.

CPAFFC has been an important organization to promote China’s policy of peace, observing the five principles of peaceful coexistence – ideas that were first put forward by the then Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai in 1953, which became part of the agreement on bilateral relations between India and China, incorporated in the Charter of the United Nations and of the Non-Aligned Movement of the Global South. These principles are: (i) mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, (ii) mutual non-aggression, (iii) non- interference in each other’s internal affairs, (iv) equality and mutual benefit, and finally and most importantly (v) peaceful coexistence.

In 1971, the CPAFFC became famous for facilitating the so-called ping-pong diplomacy that laid the ground work for the opening of diplomatic relations between China and the United States with the  historic visit of U.S. President Richard Nixon to China the following year.

SMEs and Entreprenuers

To facilitate business opportunities and partnerships for small and medium-sized enterprises of Norway, we are working closely with the Norwegian Entrepreneurs Alliance – Norges Gründerforening – and the Norwegian Association of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises – SMB Norge – that are now inviting Norwegian SMEs to explore partnerships with Chinese entities. Read more about this here.

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