To develop in Macau the facilities and to compile the resources (both human and material) necessary to conduct study and research related to the three orientations of the Institute.

To produce from this research high quality and timely cultural programs and publications that are offered both to the general public and to academic audiences throughout the world.

To provide, through the cultural programs and publications, a forum for exchange of ideas that will foster a better mutual understanding between China and the world community.

To apply the human resources (language skills, scholarly talents, knowledge and experience) and the material resources (facilities and library) to the preparation and availability of professional programs and services in China.

To encourage, in all that the Institute does, the human person to pursue a cultural and personal integration that will help to bring about a stable and prosperous China integrated closely into the world community.