Our club memeber- Quentin,visited China on March and attended the meetings of Rotary Clubs there for his make up.

Rotary has had a long history with China. The first Rotary Club in Shanghai was chartered in 1919. Changes in the political climate resulted in the closure of all 23 Rotary clubs on mainland China by 1953. In March 1997, after many meetings between Rotary and Chinese government officials, the Board agreed to open the People's Republic of China for Rotary extension on 1 July 1997 in recognition of Hong Kong Rotary clubs joining the People's Republic of China.

The Chinese government is currently developing policies and criteria for humanitarian organization operations in China. Respecting the government's regulations, Rotary is also closely monitoring the provisional clubs to help them become effective clubs.

If you would like to contact these clubs, please use the following information:

2005-06 Contact Information for Provisional Clubs in China The Provisional Rotary International Club of Beijing, People's Republic of China

President: Carl-Ludwig Dörwald, PHF

Secretary: David van Meerendonk

Office Manager: Li Xiaohui

Rotary Club of Beijing (Provisional)

Room 305F, Tower B, Grand Pacific Building

8A Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District

Beijing 100026, China

Tel.: 86-10-6581-3668

Fax: 86-10-6581-3668

E-mail: rotarybj@vip.sina.com

Web site: www.rcbeijing.org

For information, please contact Ms. Li Xiaohui

Meets: Tuesdays at 12:30pm, at the Kempinski Hotel, Beijing

The Provisional Rotary International Club of Shanghai, People's Republic of China

President: Dr. Wah-Hin Lee

Secretary: Alex Chu

Rotary Club of Shanghai (Provisional)

Room 1906-8 Chengdu North Road

Shanghai 200003, China

Telelphone: 86-138-1668-2095

E-mail: rcsprc@yahoo.com

Web site: www.rotaryshanghai.org

Meets: Tuesday evening, 18:30 to 20:30, in the Regal International East Asia Hotel, 516 Hengshan Road, Shanghai.