Report on first social organisation in Shanghai to rehabilitate drug addicts

A report was recently published in 中国社会组织动态, a WeChat account on social organisations run by the Ministry of Civil Affairs, describing the story of Shanghai’s first social organisation to deal specifically with the rehabilitation of drug addicts. In ...

Draft regulation on overseas aid released

The China International Development Cooperation Agency (IDCA), a new state-level department set up during the fourth session of the first annual meeting of the Thirteenth National People’s Congress in March, has published the draft of the ...

New draft of China’s civil code touches upon sexual harassment, NGOs propose amendments

The draft of a new section of China’s Civil Code was recently released in order to solicit feedback from the public. The deadline for providing feedback was November 13. What is most noteworthy is that, ...
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New recycling bags designed to address the environmental impact of Alibaba’s “Singles’ Day”

Records are there to be broken. This saying is still true when it comes to China’s Singles’ Day, an online retail carnival that sweeps across the country every November 11. This year is no exception. Chinese ...
CDB holds forum for overseas NGOs

CDB holds forum for overseas NGOs

We are pleased to report that China Development Brief’s third forum for overseas NGOs was successfully held in Beijing on the 6th and 7th of November. Entitled “China’s Overseas NGO Law Two Years On”, the ...

Q&A on the new regulations on capital appreciation for philanthropic organizations

The “Temporary Regulations on Capital Preservation for the Investment Activities of Philanthropic Organizations” was released on the 25th of October, and it will go into effect in January. The WeChat account 中国社会组织动态 (Chinese social organizations’ ...
Report outlines the development of community social organizations

Report outlines the development of community social organizations

China’s 12th National Five-year Economic and Social Development Plan Outlines, valid for 2011-2015, referred to urban and rural community social organizations (社区社会组织) as especially significant among social organizations. A report by the China Philanthropy Research Institute of ...

Largest charitable trust in China established

The Lu Guanqiu Sannong Fuzhi Fund, whose initial trust property is the entire equity of the Wanxiang Sannong Group Limited Company, completed its charitable trust establishment on October 8, 2018. The Wanxiang Sannong Group Limited ...
Alipay integrated into national tree-planting scheme

Alipay integrated into national tree-planting scheme

The National Green Committee Office, the China Green Foundation and Ant Forest (an application produced by Alipay) signed a strategic cooperation agreement on the “Internet and comprehensive voluntary tree-planting” (互联网+全面义务植树) with the National Forestry and ...

Court finds in favour of defendants in Beijing’s first environmental public interest lawsuit

Since the amended Environmental Protection Law was enacted in China in 2015, NGOs that have been operating for more than five years have been empowered to bring environmental “public interest lawsuits” against polluting companies. Now ...
Report on snow leopard conservation in China released

Report on snow leopard conservation in China released

(All pictures are from the Status of Snow Leopard Survey and Conservation, China 2018) This Tuesday a launch event was held in Beijing for a report on the status of snow leopard conservation in China, coinciding ...

Three main fundraising platforms for people with serious diseases commit to self-regulation

Love Fundraising (爱心筹), Raindrop Fundraising (水滴筹) and Fun in Funding (轻松筹), three major online platforms where people with serious illnesses can fundraise from the public, have jointly released two documents on how their platforms should ...

White paper on the psychological condition of China’s left-behind children in 2018 released

On the Road to School (上学路上), a Chinese NGO that focuses on children, and particularly their spiritual growth, held a press conference in Beijing on October 16 presenting the “White Paper on the Psychological State ...
CDB's Bilingual Dictionary of Development and Philanthropy now available online!

CDB’s Bilingual Dictionary of Development and Philanthropy now available online!

CDB’s English-Chinese and Chinese-English Dictionary of Development and Philanthropy now has an online version! Co-produced by China Development Brief and Lingxi, the online version allows users to suggest new entries, point out mistakes in the translations, ...
Hong Kong's China Star Light Charity Fund Association registers in Zhejiang

Hong Kong’s China Star Light Charity Fund Association registers in Zhejiang

The China Star Light Charity Fund Association from Hong Kong has become the latest overseas NGO to register in Mainland China, opening its representative office in Zhejiang province. The chief representatives of the association expressed gratitude ...

Social work and volunteer services are subsumed into China’s rural areas revival strategy

The CPC Central Committee and the State Council recently published China’s rural areas Revival Strategy (during 2018 to 2022). Social work and volunteer services are mentioned in the 27th chapter, strengthening grassroots political power, and the 30th chapter, increasing the supply ...
People's Daily reports on Chinese volunteers overseas

People’s Daily reports on Chinese volunteers overseas

The People’s Daily recently reported on two cases of Chinese volunteers taking part in humanitarian work overseas. The first case is that of Wang Ziming, a graduating senior and international volunteer of the Common Future ...