NGO 2.0 lists examples of blockchain in Chinese charity

In October 2019, the central government proposed “to take blockchain as an important breakthrough in independent innovations of core technology”. In the past few years, many products and projects involving both blockchain and charity have ...

Report on study of left-behind children published

Editor’s Note The recent case of a left-behind girl of 11 subjected to sexual assault aroused broad attention after being reported. The case exposes the vulnerability of many left-behind children to sexual exploitation. Below is ...

Beijing Municipality publishes rules for the promotion of philanthropy

On December 4, Beijing Municipality published several provisions on promoting philanthropy which were deliberated and adopted at the 46th executive meeting of the Beijing Municipal People’s Government on September 24, 2019, and came into force ...

Four overseas NGOs register representative offices in Beijing

According to information provided on the Ministry of Public Security’s website, four new overseas NGOs officially registered representative offices in Beijing on December 2, bringing the total number of representative offices of overseas NGOs in ...

Calls for KFC to stop wasting plastic as Beijing prepares for new waste-sorting rules

Following in Shanghai’s footsteps, Beijing will also soon require residents to properly sort their trash or face fines. The 16th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 15th Beijing Municipal People’s Congress voted to adopt ...
11th Annual Symposium of the China Foundation Forum successfully held in Fuzhou

11th Annual Symposium of the China Foundation Forum successfully held in Fuzhou

The 11th Annual Symposium of the China Foundation Forum was held on the 22nd and 23rd of November 2019 in Fuzhou, Fujian. Entitled “a Shared Commitment to Original Aspirations and Common Development”, the conference attracted 1500 guests ...

Activity held in Changping for World AIDS Day

On the 26th of November the China Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held an activity in the Beijing District of Changping to mark World AIDS Day, held globally on the first of December, and ...
CDB takes part in conference on international humanitarian work in Beijing Foreign Studies University

CDB takes part in conference on international humanitarian work in Beijing Foreign Studies University

A conference on “international humanitarian work as a component of public diplomacy” was held at the Beijing Foreign Studies University on November 23. The conference was one of a series organised as part of the ninth ...

Recent case exposes vulnerability of left-behind children to sexual exploitation

The recently reported case of an 11-year-old girl being forced into prostitution in Hunan Province, which has attracted widespread revulsion, has again cast a spotlight on the plight of China’s “left-behind children”. The girl was reported missing ...

Charity releases guidelines for the use of children’s information

The Children’s Public Welfare Development Center of the Leadership Matrix Network (北京博源拓智儿童公益发展中心), a Beijing organisation that focuses on the design and management of charity projects, has released new guidelines for the use of children’s information ...

CASS releases blue book of corporate social responsibility for 2019

The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) has released the “Blue Book of Corporate Social Responsibility 2019”. The press conference for the Blue Book’s release was held alongside the second “Beijing Responsibility Exhibition” (北京责任展) on ...

New central committee document emphasizes role of social organizations as service providers

The Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee has reviewed and approved the “Decision of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on Adhering to and Improving the Socialist System with ...
The Chinese who celebrate Singles' Day without shopping

The Chinese who celebrate Singles’ Day without shopping

It turns out that not everyone in China celebrated Singles’ Day this year, or at least not everyone chose to take part in the never-ending shopping craze that goes with it. As consumers aahed and oohed over ...
CDB Forum 2019 successfully held in Beijing

CDB Forum 2019 successfully held in Beijing

A group photo with all the guest speakers and participants of the CDB Forum 2019. (Photo: CDB) We are pleased to report that China Development Brief’s fourth forum for overseas NGOs, entitled “Cooperation and Progress ...

Man who crowdfunded for his sick son ordered to return the money

A Beijing court has ordered a man to return the over 150,000 Yuan that he had raised through crowdfunding platform Shuidichou to fund his son’s medical expenses. The man, named Mo Chunyi, published a request for aid ...
Security guard wins lawsuit after getting fired for being pregnant

Security guard wins lawsuit after getting fired for being pregnant

According to a report by the Southern Metropolis Weekly, a district court in Zhuhai City has ruled in favour of Fan, a woman who was fired because of her pregnancy, in a workplace gender discrimination ...
Tencent gives a billion yuan in prizes to young Chinese researchers

Tencent gives a billion yuan in prizes to young Chinese researchers

Winners of Xplorer Prize 2019. (Photo: Tencent) 50 young Chinese researchers were awarded the Xplorer Prize, a program funded by the Tencent Foundation, in a ceremony held in Beijing on November 2. The award was ...
German foundation Hanns Seidel Stifftung registers office in Zhejiang

German foundation Hanns Seidel Stifftung registers office in Zhejiang

The Public Security Department’s Overseas NGO Management Office in Zhejiang Province and the Zhejiang Provincial Department of Education recently issued a registration certificate for the local representative office of Germany’s Hanns Seidel Foundation. Founded in ...