Appropriate Technology Asia

Our China programme

is currently located in Qinghai Province and has been fully operational there since November 2001.


We currently employ a multi-ethnic staff of five people, and our office is located in Xining, the Provincial capitol.


42.8% of the population is made up minority ethnicities, mainly Tibetan, Mongolian, Tu, Hui, Salar and Kazak, with Han Chinese being the predominant nationality in the Province.


Xining forms a major population centre in the region and is home for approximately 25% of the entire population of the Province, together with the majority of the heavy industry.