Report published on the working conditions of Chinese truck drivers

The first report on Chinese truck drivers was officially released at a press conference in Beijing on April 10th. During the conference the secretary of the Transfar Foundation (传化慈善基金会), Tu Meng, introduced the foundation’s “Chuanhua-Anxin ...

Social enterprise academy launched in China in cooperation with Scotland

On April 10, a seminar on the eco-development of social enterprises in China and Scotland took place in Beijing’s Yuan En Space. Around 90 social enterprise experts and representatives from both countries, as well as some investors ...

Tong Lihua: the law on the protection of minors should be a “hard” law, not a “soft” one

The China Foundation of Culture and Art for Children and PhoenixNet Public Welfare recently hosted a forum on child protection in Beijing. The forum was attended by deputies of China’s “Two Sessions” to discuss the topic ...

New document released to improve China’s endowment insurance system

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the Ministry of Finance recently released the “Guiding Opinions on Establishing a Mechanism on the Benefit Determination of Basic Endowment Insurance for Urban and Rural Residents and ...

Report on transgender students: more than half have experienced school bullying

The Guangzhou Gender and Sexuality Education Center has released a report on the educational environment for transgender students, and on the issues related to transgender people changing the gender displayed on their identity cards and ...
MCA publishes list of suspected illegal organizations

MCA publishes list of suspected illegal organizations

On March 30th, the Social Organizations Management Bureau of the Ministry of Civil Affairs released a list of suspected illegal organizations that have not registered with the Ministry of Civil Affairs. 22 social organizations have been ...
MCA publishes new online database on laws and regulations for social organizations

MCA publishes new online database on laws and regulations for social organizations

The China Social Organizations website (operated by the Social Organizations Management Bureau of the Ministry of Civil Affairs) has launched a column on policies and regulations, collecting the regulations on social organizations and creating a database. ...

The ministries of Civil Affairs and Public Security announce action plan to crack down upon illegal social organizations

On March 28, the ministries of Civil Affairs and Public Security held a video conference, announcing that they would work together on an action plan to crack down upon illegal social organizations. The action plan ...

Public interest litigations a source of debate in CPPCC annual session

The annual session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China’s prime political advisory body, ended two weeks ago. In this year’s session, a number of CPPCC members made reference to the system of ...

The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation releases its spending figures for the past year

On March 26, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) held its annual convention of donors in Beijing. During the convention, the foundation’s work report was delivered to the donors. The reports claimed that in ...

NPC members call attention to poverty alleviation and the role of charities

China’s annual session of the National People’s Congress ended last week. During this year’s session of the legislative body, much attention was paid to the topic of poverty alleviation, due to the fact that the ...

China Development Brief holds workshop for social organizations in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region

On March 20, CDB hosted a workshop for social organizations participating in the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region (社会组织参与京津冀协同发展研讨会). Forty-six delegates from more than forty social organizations based in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei took ...

China to establish International Development Cooperation Agency

During the fourth session of the first annual meeting of the Thirteenth National People’s Congress on March 13th, it was announced that a new state-level International Development Cooperation Agency (IDCA) will be set up to integrate ...

Two-year report on the implementation of China’s first anti-domestic violence law released

On March 7, women’s rights NGO Beijing Equality released a two-year monitoring report on the implementation of China’s first anti-domestic violence law. The report suggests that the state should strengthen its distribution of information and ...

Western Returned Scholars Association has its operations suspended for three months

Established in June 1989, the Western Returned Scholars Association (WRSA) has been imposed the administrative penalty of having its activities suspended for three months by the Ministry of Civil Affairs. WRSA was founded by Wu Xiuquan, ...

An overview of the 2017 annual reports of China’s online fundraising platforms

China’s Charity Law, passed in 2016, stipulates that all charitable organisations must release fundraising information only on official platforms recognised by the Civil Affairs Department of the State Council. A year and a half after ...

Report: over 80% of female journalists have been sexually harassed in the workplace

Jointly published by the Guangzhou Gender Education Center, the verified media account ATSH (Anti-Sexual Harassment), and the China Women’s Film Festival, a recent survey of female journalists’ experience of sexual harassment in the workplace discloses ...

Report: Chinese women earn 22% less than men

The day before International Women’s Day, the well-known Chinese recruitment website Zhaopin released a report on the status of Chinese women in the workplace in 2018. 102,415 valid questionnaires were collected in order to compile ...