Right after the fall of the communist regime in Romania the borders opened not only for Romanians willing to travel, work or settle abroad, but also for foreigners interested in the economic potential of the new democracies in the East Europe.
Business opportunities brought especially small Chinese entrepreneurs who, starting from the early ’90s, saw Romania as a possible outlet. And they weren’t wrong. If at first the community was formed by entrepreneurs concerned to wholesale goods in markets of the east part of Bucharest, gradually their businesses started to flourish. The import of Chinese products imitating famous brands that could be purchased at significantly lower prices encouraged more and more Chinese citizens to settle in Romania.
After only 10 years, another phenomenon would attract a considerable number of Chinese citizens in Romania. Labour migration and the crisis of workers in Eastern Europe is a favourable context for the enlargement of the Chinese community in Romania.
At present an important dimension of the Chinese community in Romania is represented by the involvement of Chinese companies in the business area.
Despite cultural and administrative differences, the Chinese community has always tried to adapt to new conditions and to integrate in the social and administrative system, preserving and showing, at the same time, specific values and traditions.
October 1st, the proclamation day of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.
Held from 11th to 22nd September 2014 by the Romanian-Chinese House in partnership with the National Centre for Cinematography, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and the Ministry of Culture, the event took place in Bucharest, Craiova and Arad. During the festival the audience watched five outstanding productions from Chinese cinema.