China Association for International Exchange of Personnel (CAIEP) is a nationwide and government sponsored institution engaged in the international exchange of specialized technical and managerial personnel. Its main tasks are to invite foreign experts to work in China, designate Chinese managerial and technical personnel to go abroad for practical training, assist Chinese and foreign organizations in developing friendly exchange and business relations, and arrange for foreign friends to engage in research, training and study in China. The aim of the Association is promote exchange and cooperation between China and other countries in industry, agriculture, finance, science and technology, education, medicine and culture, through the international exchange of personnel, so as to contribute to China's reform, opening up and modernization as well as to the advance of human civilization in general.
The CAIEP has always been vigorously supported by the Chinese government, and is under the direct guidance of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs. The Association has established its branches in every province, autonomous region and municipality directly under the Central Government and in the related ministries under the leadership of the State Council. It has also established offices in the United States, Canada, Russia, Germany, the UK, Australia, Israel, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong. The Association has established close relations and cooperation with social organizations, research institutes, universities and enterprises in more than fifty countries and regions, and its services are sprcadiI1g all over the world. The highest authority in the Association is its Administrative Council. Its Secretariat executes the decisions of the Administrative Council, and is in charge of daily activities.
(china.org.cn March 29, 2002)