The Oldenburg Society for Sino-German Friendship (GDCF) was founded in 1979. Its focus lies in transmitting Chinese culture through the delivery of lectures and talks on history, philosophy and calligraphy as well as putting on concerts and exhibitions. A monthly get-together, known as a "Stammtisch", takes places every third Thursday of each month at the ShangHai Restaurant in Oldenburg.

The Society also organises factory visits and excursions for the benefit of Chinese students. And one thing is for certain: the Chinese New Year is celebrated in spectactular fashion, just like the local Oldenburg cabbage tours known as "Kohlfahrt".

Strengthening the bridge between Oldenburg and China for the future, particularly between young people, remains the goal of the Society.