CASS releases blue book on Chinese charity in 2018

According to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ new Charity Blue Book, in 2018 the total amount of social donations in China was about 112.8 billion yuan, a 26% decrease compared to 2017. On the ...
AVPN's annual conference held in Singapore with a focus on impact investment

AVPN’s annual conference held in Singapore with a focus on impact investment

The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) held its annual conference in Singapore on June 25-28. AVPN is a network of funders based in Singapore whose goal is to build up a vibrant social investment community ...
Shanghai authorities begin to implement waste-sorting rules, fine offenders

Shanghai authorities begin to implement waste-sorting rules, fine offenders

As we previously reported, Shanghai became the first Chinese city to legally enforce waste sorting last Monday. Reports from the last few days suggest that the authorities are enforcing the new regulations quite strictly. On Sunday ...
Can Shanghai become a model city for waste sorting?

Can Shanghai become a model city for waste sorting?

Editor’s Note This is an abridged and adapted translation of a piece by Guo Peiyuan (郭沛源), the Chairman of SynTao Green Finance and co-founder and General Manager of SynTao, published on SynTao’s WeChat account on ...
Shandong makes it easier for social organizations to register

Shandong makes it easier for social organizations to register

The Civil Affairs Department of Shandong Province has released a policy document aiming to improve the administrative environment for social organizations (as charities are known in China) in the province. The document addresses some of ...

The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation deepens its involvement in Africa

On June 26, the international seminar “Global Management: China-Africa education cooperation and people-to-people exchanges” was held at the African institute of Zhejiang Normal University. During the seminar Wu Peng, the director of the international development ...

China’s charitable trusts growing rapidly in 2019, report reveals

Since the beginning of 2019 charitable trusts have developed rapidly in China. Compared to traditional charities, trust companies enjoy certain advantages when taking part in charitable activities, especially in terms of how they can manage their ...

Representatives of Chinese foundations take exchange trip to Europe

On June 10, a group of high representatives of Chinese foundations began an official ten-day visit of Germany and Belgium. The exchange group, which received the support of Germany’s Mercator Foundation, was made up of ...

American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine registers representative office in Hainan

The overseas NGO management office of the Hainan public security department recently issued a registration certificate to the Hainan representative office of the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine (A4M). The head of the Hainan health ...

Chinese civil society helps to provide relief in the aftermath of the Yibin earthquake

At 22:55 on June 17, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Changning County near Yibin, a city in Sichuan province, China. By June 18 the earthquake had killed 13 people, with about 200 injured. According to ...

The Ai You Foundation’s innovative child healthcare projects explained

Editor’s note This report is based on an article by the Charity Times, 超11亿投入 爱佑儿童医疗三次创变探索救助之道, originally published on the 17th of June. The Charity Times’ article is loosely based on an interview with Gao Zifei, the ...
Environmental organization proclaims the Chinese pangolin

Environmental organization proclaims the Chinese pangolin “functionally extinct”, provoking debate

The China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF), one of China’s most important environmental organizations, has recently kicked up a storm by announcing the “functional extinction” of the Chinese pangolin. At the recent forum ...

Report released on the development of talents in the Chinese charity sector

With the development of a more diverse society many charitable organizations, including foundations, social groups, and social service organizations, have emerged in large numbers. The demand for talent in charity is also increasing as charitable ...
Polluting industrial zone turned into scenic spot, with 215 Transformers statues made from scrap steel

Polluting industrial zone turned into scenic spot, with 215 Transformers statues made from scrap steel

Editor’s Note The following is an abridged and adapted translation of an article produced by the SEE Foundation (阿拉善) and published by the China Social Enterprise and Social Investment Forum (秘书处所在地 社会企业与影响力投资论坛). It describes various social responsibility ...

Alibaba releases its corporate social responsibility report for 2019: the green economy takes the lead

June 5 is World Environment Day. This year, in order to mark the occasion, Alibaba and the United Nations Environment Programme started a series of online environmental protection activities on June 1, allowing the public ...

Environmental group Airman traverses China looking for illegal polluters

Airman (好空气保卫侠) is an environmental protection group founded by activist Zhao Liang in 2014. The organization brings together young people to travel the country armed with nothing but their eyesights, sense of smell and a ...

Study finds that monitoring of local governments by NGOs improves compliance with environmental regulations

A large-scale study conducted by scholars from the UC Santa Barbara and Nanjing University has found that monitoring of Chinese local governments’ environmental performance by NGOs improves their compliance with the central government’s regulations, without at the ...

Nankai University Education Foundation thanks the Tianjin PSB for its help with overseas NGO cooperation

The Ministry of Public Security’s official WeChat account has reported that the Nankai University Education Foundation recently visited the overseas NGOs administration office of the Tianjin Public Security Bureau, and presented them with a banner ...