China Armenian community, after long years for the first time on December 14 in Guangzhou, came together for a ceremony at the Armenian Church.
Guangzhou, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hong Kong and dozens of Armenians coming from other cities, was held in observance of the Bishops Haygaz Najaryan directed.
Australia and New Zealand Armenian Church Bishop, India and the entire Far East Armenian Pope Envoy Archbishop Najary that, after the last decades over the last rites performed by the Armenian community in China, China and the happiness of making ritual met the Armenians serves as the home of Hong Kong heard expressed.
At the beginning of the 19th century until the middle of the 20th century, Harbin, in cities such as Shanghai and Hong Kong, had a small but lively Armenian community. During this period, there was an Armenian church in Harbin and Shanghai, China was the center of the Armenian community. The majority of Armenians in China, in 1950, leaving the country moved to America or the Soviet Armenia.
According to Jack & Julia Maxima Hong Kong figures of the Armenian Center, today there are about 500 Armenians in China and Hong Kong.
Armenian victims of the Communist revolution in China
Armenian community in China, though very small, Armenians have a long history in this country. The first Armenians who live in China, Tsarist East China Railway began construction in 1898 by a few people in Russia was selected to run the building. The first settlements while others were Harbin.
Armenian Relief Association in 1910, established the Armenian Shanghai Club, a center was created for the Armenian immigrants in the region. Central, the invention of the Armenian community in time, wedding, turned into a social hut where activities such as baptism. In 1923, 400 Armenians living in the city of Harbin in northern China, and founded the first Armenian church in the region. Many Armenians living in the country, after the Chinese People’s Revolution in 1949, he left here and Shanghai Armenian Club was transformed into private ownership. The Armenian church in Harbin, was destroyed during the Cultural Revolution that Mao Zedong launched in the 1960s.