Founded in 1989, Beijing International Exchange Association is an AAAA-level social organization with independent legal personality and recognized by the Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau. The association is a non-governmental platform specializing in and carrying out international exchanges, and an important channel and window for international partners to find opportunities for cooperation in Beijing. The association is also the sponsor of the national comprehensive monthly magazine "Discovery" founded in 1988.
As a non-governmental organization focusing on foreign-related international exchanges, Beijing International Exchange Association has accumulated a large number of unique corporate resources, government resources, diplomatic resources and international resources, which have become a strong support for the continuous development of the association. After more than 30 years of development, Beijing International Exchange Association has expanded international scientific and technological and cultural exchanges and cooperation across six continents and more than 20 key countries and regions, laying a solid foundation for international cooperation and building stable partners.
The purpose of BIEA is to give full play to NGOs’ flexibility and public welfare as globalization takes hold. Through organizing “bringing in & going out” two-way international practice activities, BIEA is committed to promoting international goodwill from various angles and levels, and improving our country’s good reputation and national image.
The Association is made up of a secretariat, an international cooperation department, an office, and a finance department. It has four subordinate professional committees, namely Sustainable Development Committee, the Law Professional Committee, the Culture and Trade Promotion Professional Committee and the Image Work Committee. Founded in 1988, the journal of the Association is a national comprehensive journal called FAXIAN.
In recent years, the Association has overcome the adverse impact of the epidemic on international exchanges and actively expanded the channels for multilateral international scientific and technological exchanges with APEC and BRICS countries. Hosted the "Seminar on Capacity Building of APEC Incubators for a Digital Society", attended by more than 70 representatives from 17 economies, and formulated eight suggestions for capacity building of incubators, and released the "Summary of APEC Incubator Development: Origin, Status and Future" on APEC's official website 2020 Times Vision" research report;
The association vigorously explores new modes of non-governmental international scientific and technological exchanges, and promotes the "Belt and Road" international scientific and technological cooperation to flourish and deepen. Boosted the Sino-Russian Year of Science and Technology Innovation, and successively hosted the "China-Russia Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition". Accumulated more than 500 Russian start-up projects, screened nearly 100 Russian scientific and technological achievements, and carried out technology transformation and landing exchanges with Chinese enterprises and scientific research institutes. Accumulated more than 20 projects were signed (times); hosted the "Thailand Higher Education and Technology Innovation" Day” and “Thailand Technology Demand Special” activities, linking Chinese technology to the ASEAN market in response to Thailand’s technology demand; at the same time, the GatetoChina “Belt and Road” high-growth project offshore acceleration camp plan has been created, focusing on overseas technology innovations who intend to develop in China. Enterprises, providing all-round "accelerated" guidance. At present, more than 30 enterprises from Russia, Thailand, Mexico, Vietnam, etc. have completed online registration, and the course has been played more than 1,000 times.
In addition, the association focuses on improving service capabilities and strengthening platform construction. Since 2019, it has undertaken the work of "Beijing Office of Moscow University Science and Technology Park". And started to build the "Belt and Road" female scientific and technological talent capacity building center, and has reached cooperation intentions with relevant institutions from the European Union, Canada, the Philippines, Russia, Brazil and so on.
Help enterprises to "go global", pay attention to the protection of overseas interests of Chinese technology enterprises, and release the group standard of "Transformation Process of International Science and Technology Project Achievements" (T/BIEA 001-2021).