China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) has moved its office to a new premise after it has been stationed here in the official address of 12 East Chang An Ave. Beijing for approximately 70 years,10 minutes away from Forbidden City (Imperial Palace). The new office premise is located farther away from the center of cultural heritages, but close to the business centre of metropolitan booms in Beijing. According to CNTAC’s public notice announced through various forms of communication avenues, the office relocation is part of the government efforts to weigh on “function of country’s capital”, including rearrangement of office sites that belong to governmental fixed assets.
The previous premises
China National Textile and Apparel Council is a non-governmental organization in spite of its original background of governmental agency known as “Ministry of Textile” founded in Nov. 1949, the first industrial ministry shortly after New China was born in Oct.of the same year.The past approx.seven decades witnessed a dramatic change in textile industry, characterizing a complete value line-up from farm to fashion that puts natural fibers on stream,coupled with a fully integrated process in man-made fiber industry from fossil-based,regenerated cellusic and bio-genetic technology to functional performances in apparel, home-furnishings and technical textiles.In the course of this gorgeous development, the Ministry of Textile experienced a due reshaping, namely, China National Textile Industry Council(CNTIC) which was still a cabinet member in the State Council, the State Administration of Textile Industry,and then finally CNTAC in 2001.
When the governmental lustre fades out, CNTAC is still glistening by playing irreplaceable role in providing consultant services for the government, industry and companies that are well linked in a professional manner,backed up CNTAC’s efficient and effective services as the nation’s largest textile industry body.
Whatever changes that take place in physical office premises, one thing for sure remains unchanged, a rock-firm commitment to serving the industry better.
Leader team of China Textile Magazine (from left to right): Ju Xinyu, Vice Editor-in-chief, Jiang Lei, President, Xu Hong, Editor-in-Chief, and ZHAO Hong, Vice President.
Art Editors: Tian Ying (Left) and Xing Rong (Right)