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CIMís strategic activities in China take place mainly in the development policy priority areas agreed between China and Germany. These areas are:

  • economic reform
  • environmental protection
  • water and waste management 
  • public transport system.

The priority areas of CIMís activities in China are environmental protection and conservation of natural resources, and economic reform. CIM is working to intensify future cooperation, especially in supporting financial reform.

In response to the request of partners with special development policy relevance, CIM has also been active in politically sensitive areas in China.  It supports the difficult work of non-governmental organisations, which are subject to tight state control in China. CIM is also engaged in enhancing the rights and political maturity of the civil society, for example, by calling for greater citizen participation. Here CIM makes use of its scope to act outside development policy priority areas.

GIZ supports CIM in the implementation of its programmes on the ground and cooperates closely with CIM experts; for example, in the sectors and programmes:

  • Sustainable Urban Development 
  • Renewable Energy
  • Zhejiang Environmental Programme
  • Preserving Biodiversity and Management of Natural Resources
  • Financial Reform and Training
  • Vocational Training.

In the Returning Experts Programme, CIM also supports, as it has for years, numerous Chinese experts returning to China after studying, undertaking vocational training or working in Germany. They work primarily as researchers and university lecturers in engineering and the natural sciences.

Would you like to find out more about CIM's programmes and partners in China?

You will find contact persons in the sidebar.


Integrated Experts
Michael Seng
E-Mail: michael.seng@giz.de
Tel.: +49 (0)6196-79-3509
GIZ Office in Beijing
Ute Schmitt
E-Mail: ute.schmitt@giz.de
Tel.: +86 (0)10-8527-518020
Fax: +86 (0)10-8527-5185
Returning Experts

E-Mail: return@cimonline.de
Tel.: +49 (0)6196-79-3554
External sources
China: Aus der Praxis für die Praxis (german, pdf 462.37 kb)
China: A three-litre dream house (english, pdf 679.21 kb)