Chapter One     General Principle

Article 1 The name of our association is ‘Ao Zhou Zhong Hua Jing Mao Wen Hua Jiao Liu Cu Jin Hui’, shorted for: HuamaoHui. In English ‘Australia China Economics, Trade & Culture Association’, shorted for: ‘ACETCA’.
Article 2 The purpose of this organization is a national wide non-profit, social organization which formed by various independent personals (having their own legitimized business) from mainly Australian-Chinese back ground to focus on encouraging exchanges and cooperation between Australia and China in economic, trade and cultural field.
Article 3 Our Aims:
1. To promote the development and cooperation between Australia and China in economic and trade.
2. To promote the exchanges between Australia and China in art and scientific field.
3. To promote the exchanges between Australian and Chinese teenagers in cultural field
4. To promote the development between Australia and China in public welfare.
5. To promote the long-term Friendship and Cooperation between Australia and China
Article 4 Our association aims to promote the harmonious development of Australian and Chinese Nation which would benefit the entire society, to improve friendly cooperation and joint development between Australia and China in economic, cultural, scientific and other fields, make great effort to achieve sharing the prosperity and long-term friendship between our countries.
Article 5 The registration address and permanent address of our association are all in Sydney, Australia.

Chapter Two: Task

Article 6 Our tasks:
1. We need to communicate with a wide cross-section of domestic and international personals and relevant groups, to explore the communication and cooperation methods in economic and cultural fields, and against all kinds of activities that breach our aims and damage our harmonious development.
2. To promote the exchanges and communication between Australia and China private secter in economic, cultural, education, scientific, academic, press and publication, sports, arts, travel and other fields; and stimulate development in economic and cultural field of two countries, and attain mutual prosperity, in the mean time, promote understanding and friendship between the people in Australia and China.
3. To carry out all forms of publicity work, expand our association’s influence, promote neutral understanding.
Article 7 Though variety of activities, the association will support relevant projects and other works to achieve our aims and goals. Our project needs to submit the concrete project plan and budget to the board of standing committee for discussion and approval prior to the carry out. Among which, major project must report for file to board of standing committee three months prior, and passed by two-third majority of standing committee members, if necessary, major project must report to assembly of the council and get approved. All the expense of our project is on association funds therefore must conduct propaganda in the name of association. As approval by board of standing committee, our association can choose to organize part projects and activities jointly.

Chapter Three: Member

Article 8 Our association implements director system.
Article 9 The eligibilities of the director applying to join are listed below:
1. Support our association charter
2. Willing to join our association
3. Care and devote himself/herself to the communication and cooperation between Australia and China
4. Have certain social influence
Article 10 The procedure of director becomes a member of our association
1. Recommended by over two (existing) directors or relevant work unit, and the applicant must fill out the application form
2. Discussed and approved by the board of standing committee
3. Granting the certificate of director by our association
Article 11 Rights of directors
1. The right to vote, the right to be elected and the voting power of our association;
2. Attend our activities;
3. Have the priority of association’s service;
4. The right of criticism, suggestion and supervision of our association;
5. Voluntary to join, free to resign.?
Article 12 Obligations of directors:
1. Obey our charter, implement our decision;
2. Protect the lawful rights and interest of our association;
3. Accomplish the works that assigned by our association;
4. Report the situation, and provide relevant information;
5. Other obligations that are set by the assembly of the council.
Article 13 If the director voluntarily resigns, should give written notice, report and file to the board of standing committee, and return the certificate of director.
Article 14 If the director severely breaches our charter, should be voted out and if passed by the majority board of standing director, shall be expelled.

Chapter Four: Organization

Article 15 Our association consists of assembly of the council and the board of standing committee.

Section I: assembly of the council

Article 16 The sovereign organ of our association is the assembly of the council, its function and power are:
1. Formulate and amend the charter;
2. Elect and dismiss chairman, vice-chairman of standing committee, vice-chairman, secretary general, standing director, engage and dismiss honorary chairman;
3. Deliberate council’s work report;
4. Decide termination issue;
5. Decide other important matters.
Article 17 The assembly of the council shall only be held with more than half directors present, and the resolution shall only enter into effect with the approval of more than two-third of presented directors.
Article 18 Each session of the assembly of the council is three years, and a plenary meeting shall be held in each session. If the session needs to be shifted earlier or later due to special condition, it needs to vote and pass by the board of standing committee, or take advice from the standing directors by communication methods, delayed term shift must not over one year. When the board of standing committee believes it is necessary or more than one-third of directors send joint proposal, provisional conference of the assembly of the council shall be held.

Section II: Board of standing committee

Article 19 Our association has the board of standing committee. During the adjournment of the assembly of the council, the board of standing committee discusses and decides the important matters of our association, and responsible for the assembly of the council. The board of standing committee is elected and passed by the assembly of the council, is make up of chairman, vice-chairman of standing committee, vice-chairman, secretary general, and other standing directors.
Article 20 The functions and powers of the board of standing committee are:
1. Convene and host the assembly of the council;
2. Implement the resolution made by the assembly of the council;
3. Deliberate annual work summary and plan;
4. Decide to held provisional conference of the assembly of the council;
5. Engage consultant, decide to add or dismiss directors, approve the director due to job rotation or other reasons;
6. Decide to establish working body, special committee, representativeoffice and entity body;
7. Decide the engagement of vice- secretary general, and major leaders of each special committees;
8. In case of necessity, elect chairman, vice-chairman of standing committee, vice-chairman, secretary general, standing director, engage and dismiss honorary chairman during the adjournment of the assembly of the council;
9. Decide other important matters which authorised by the assembly of the council.
Article 21 The board of standing committee shall only be held with more than half standing directors present, and the resolution shall only enter into effect with the approval of more than two-third of presented standing directors. The standing directors can express their opinion through written form if enable to present the conference.
Article 22 The conference of the board of standing committee shall be held at least every half year in principle, under particular circumstances it can be held by communication method.

Section III: Person in Charge of the Association

Article 23 This association will utilize the collective leadership, and responsibility system, all the honours and responsibilities belongs to this association instead of any individual.
Article 24 In order to carry out the work conveniently, this association will set one chairman, several managing deputy chairman (one of them is the executive chairman), one secretary general and several deputy secretaries (one of them is the executive deputy chairman).
Article 25 The chairman and the standing deputy chairman shall be nominated by the last board of standing committee, (the first chairman, the standing deputy chairman shall be nominated by the preparation group of the association), and voted by the assembly of the council.
Article 26 The chairman performs the following duties:
1. Managing the work of board of standing committee, convene, and preside the meeting of the standing committee;
2. Supervise the implementation of the decisions by the meetings of the assembly of the council and meetings of board of standing committee;
3. Sign important documents on behalf of this association;
4. Decide other important matters;
5. The chairman could authorize the executive chairman to perform the relevant duties.
Article 27 The executive chairman assists the work of the chairman. When the chairman could not perform his duty due to some reasons, the executive managing chairman performs the duties on behalf of him/her.
Article 28 This association set up the office of the secretary, the administration office, financial department, legal centre, liaison department, network centre, board of consultants, cultural and arts commission, youth exchange commission, economic and trade commission, financial commission, medical and health commission, education commission, tourism commission, and exchange centres, peak forum commission, etc. Each commission has a director and a deputy director to carry out their jobs.
Article 29 The secretary general shall be the legal representative of this association. The legal representative of this association shall not be the legal representative for any other organizations.
Article 30 The secretary general shall take the following job responsibilities:
1. The managing office shall carry out the daily routine work, and organize the annual work plans;
2. Report the work to the managing deputy chairman, deputy chairman, and board of managing directors;
3. Coordinate all the committees, organizations to carry out the job;
4. Nominate organizations, specialized associations, organizations and person in charge of the organizations and hand over to board of standing committee for decision;
5. Deal with other daily routines;
6. Secretary general could authorize the executive deputy secretary to perform the duties of the secretary general.
Article 31 The office term of the chairman, deputy chairman is three years. The terms could be renewed. If there are any special needs to extend the office term, it could be decided by the assembly of the council.
Article 32 This association sets honorary positions. The employment and unemployment of the directors shall be decided by the meeting of the assembly of the council, and implement by board of standing committee. The candidates of the permanent honorary chairman, must have been the chairman, the honorary chairman or individuals who had outstanding contributions to this association. The nomination shall be passed by 2/3 of the standing directors and shall be decided by the assembly of the council.

Charter 5: Management and Use of the Assets

Article 33  Source of fund of this Association
1. The operational fund is raised by one lot by the chairman, honorary chairman, deputy standing chairman, and standing directors. 
2. This association will form a fund management company to manage the raised funds. The fund management company will be limited by shares. The shares will be allocated according to the funds raised by the chairman, honorary chairman and standing directors.
3. The company will invest the funds mainly in the real state property projects. Before the investment is selected, eligible person who is responsible for the supervision needs to sign. The investment need to be agreed by more than 60% of the share holders, and get the approval from the board of the standing directors. It also needs to be signed by the chairman.
4. It is preset that the 20% of the investment profit will be used for public welfare expenses. The rest part of 80% will be used as the profits of the funds management company. If more money needs to be added into the budget, the board of directors shall have a vote according to the amount of annual expenses budget.
5. The interests and profits of the investors of the fund will be invested into the potential real estate projects and other profitable and low risk programs. The investors hold the shares permanently.
Article 34 The money of this fund shall be used in the projects and activities which is consistent with the objectives and tasks of this charter. The donated money could also be used in specific projects according to the donator’s will, but it needs to be approved by board of standing committee.
Article 35 This association has strict financial management system to ensure the open, transparent of the account. The accountancy material should be legal, genuine, accurate and complete. Every month, all the income and outgoing accounts needs to be open to board of standing committee
Article 36 This association will employ professional accounting personnel. Accountant should not work as book keeper. Accountants need to conduct the accountant’s checking and be supervised. When the accountants leave their positions, they have to go through transitions with the person who takes over the job.  
Article 37 The management of the assets of this association shall apply the national standard financial management rules, and be supervised by the relevant authorities according to the legislations.
Article 38 When this association changes personnel upon completion of a term of office, the legal representative needs to go through the financial auditing by the organization registry and other responsible authorities.               
Article 39 The assets of this association shall not be occupied and used by any other organizations, individuals.
Article 40 The members of this association shall all work voluntarily. The duty secretary shall get the reasonable salary allowances.
Chapter 6: Amendment of the Charter

Article 41 The amendment of this Charter need to be approved by the board of standing directors and voted by the members of the association.
Article 42 Within 15 days the members meeting of the association approves the amendments, it needs to be approved by the responsible authority and registered at the registry of the organization. Then the amendments could come into effect.

Chapter 7 Termination

Article 43 In the circumstance that this association dissolves upon completion of its objectives, or writes off due to split or merge, the board of standing directors will vote and report to the responsible authority for assessment and approval.
Article 44 Before the dissolution of this association, settlement organization needs to be formed under the guidance of responsible authority and relevant organizations. The claims and debts needs to be settled and other relevant matters need to be solved. During the settlement period, this association will not carry out other activities.
Article 45 This association will be dissolved upon the write off formalities by the relevant organization managing authority.
Article 46 The left assets of this association after the dissolution will be used to develop matters related to the objectives of this association according to the relevant laws and under the supervision of managing authorities.

Chapter 8: Supplementary Articles

Article 47 The power of interpretation of this charter belongs to this association.
Article 48 This charter will come into effect upon the day the registration and management authority approves it.