Chinese music festival pledges to produce zero waste

Chinese music festival pledges to produce zero waste

This year’s edition of the MTA (Music, Technology and Art) Festival, held in May in Hebei province, can lay claim to be the greenest music festival ever to have taken place in China. Thanks to ...

Draft of new regulations on government procurement of services released

The Ministry of Finance publicly released the draft version of the “Government Procurement of Services Management Measures” on the 26th of June in order to gather public feedback. It is a common part of the ...

Growth in donations decreases in 2017, CASS report finds

Last week the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) released the “Blue Book of Charity (2018): a report on the development of Chinese charity”. The report reveals that while the total volume of donations across ...

Overseas NGO Law updates

Editor’s Note This report originally appeared on ChinaFile. Please find the original here.   June 14 2018: Today, the Shanghai Public Security Bureau (PSB) Foreign NGO Management Office, together with the Shanghai Law Society, held a first ...

Aiyou Foundation receives sanction for controversial fundraising campaign

It has been announced that the Aiyou Foundation has received an administrative sanction for a controversial fundraising campaign that went viral last December. The campaign, called 同一天生日的你 (you with the same birthday), went viral on WeChat Moments ...

Students graduate from China’s first degree program in charity management

The first batch of students has completed Mainland China’s first undergraduate degree program on charity and philanthropy management in the Nanjing Tech University (南京工业大学). The graduation ceremony was held on the 15th of June. The ...
Let's visit Beijing's first eco-community!

Let’s visit Beijing’s first eco-community!

Recently many people have been posting articles about the most environmentally friendly village in Japan, Kamikatsu, saying wouldn’t it be good if there was something like this in China? Did you know that there is ...
China's first LGBT choir concert held in Shanghai

China’s first LGBT choir concert held in Shanghai

As part of the Shanghai Pride Week, the first ever LGBT Choir Concert, “The Journey of Light”, was successfully held in Shanghai on June 9. Seven choirs from seven different places in China with LGBT ...

45 million Yuan marked for poverty alleviation in Sichuan

On the 6th of June, it was announced in the conference of the provincial social organisations involved in deep poverty alleviation in impoverished counties that the Sichuan civil administration has arranged funds of 45 million RMB ...
Multiple measures taken in Tibet to clean up the trash on Mount Everest

Multiple measures taken in Tibet to clean up the trash on Mount Everest

Since the beginning of this year, authorities in Tibet have taken multiple measures to remove the waste left by hikers on Mount Everest. From the 1950s onward, human activity in the Mount Everest area has led ...
Three Years of Smoke-Free Legislation: A Healthier Beijing

Three Years of Smoke-Free Legislation: A Healthier Beijing

Editor’s Note This article was originally published on the World Health Organization’s WeChat Account. Please find the original here, in both Chinese and English.   Three years ago, Beijing implemented smoke-free laws that made it ...
Administrative detention of environmental protection worker Lei Ping officially withdrawn

Administrative detention of environmental protection worker Lei Ping officially withdrawn

On the 29th of May 2018, after environmental protection worker Lei Ping sued the Public Security Bureau of Xinyi city, in Guangdong province, for their decision to place her under 10-day administrative detention, it was ...
Two Japanese NGOs working on desert greening in Inner Mongolia officially registered

Two Japanese NGOs working on desert greening in Inner Mongolia officially registered

The Inner Mongolian Administrative Office of Overseas NGOs presented two Japanese NGOs, the Ethics Research Institute and the Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement-International (一般社团法人伦理研究所 and 公益财团法人奥伊斯嘉), with their registration certificates. The director of ...
Today is China's Children’s Day – let’s take a look at the situation of Chinese children!

Today is China’s Children’s Day – let’s take a look at the situation of Chinese children!

Editor’s Note This is CDB’s abridged translation of a WeChat post by UNICEF China, published on the first of June, China’s official Children’s Day. Please find the original here. The graphs are all taken from ...

Rehabilitation and aid systems for disabled children established by the State Council

It was announced yesterday that, in order to better safeguard the rights and interests of disabled children and promote the civilized evolution of society, the executive meeting of the State Council hosted by Li Keqiang ...
Charity work programs for school children on the increase in China

Charity work programs for school children on the increase in China

Over the past few years, it has become more and more popular for students in China to engage in charity work and social service. Although the Chinese educational system is still more focused on examination ...
Report shows Beijing public's environmental awareness growing

Report shows Beijing public’s environmental awareness growing

A think tank known as Tsingyan Research (清研智库) recently published a report on the Beijing Public’s Environmental Awareness from 2013 to 2017. The report claims that public environmental awareness, levels of environmental education and environmental responsibility have all ...
Chinese-Dutch couple changes the lives of over 200 children by playing with them all day – the story of their immersion into Yunnan's rural life

Chinese-Dutch couple changes the lives of over 200 children by playing with them all day – the story of their immersion into Yunnan’s rural life

Editor’s Note This is an adapted summary of a report originally published by the “全民公益“ WeChat account. See the Chinese original here.   In Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefecture in Yunnan, a couple have ...