Chinese social organizations contributed 278.9 billion RMB to the economy in 2016

On August 16th, a conference presenting the results of the “Chinese Social Organization Economic Scale (N-GDP) Calculation” research project was held in Beijing. During the conference Ma Qingyu, a professor from the Chinese National School ...
Asia Dialogue publishes policy briefs on the effects of the Overseas NGO Law on European NGOs

Asia Dialogue publishes policy briefs on the effects of the Overseas NGO Law on European NGOs

Asia Dialogue, the online magazine of the University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute, has published a series of “video policy briefs” looking at how the implementation of China’s Overseas NGO Law has affected NGOs from ...
UN World Population Day – China’s Ageing Population

UN World Population Day – China’s Ageing Population

Editor’s Note This is an abbreviated and adapted translation of a report published by the WeChat account of 尖椒部落 on the 11th of July 2018. You can find the original here.   The 11th of July ...

Hong Kong philanthropist Tian Jiabing passes away

On the morning of July 10th, the Tin Ka Ping Foundation announced the passing of the founder and chairman of the foundation and Hong Kong Tianshi Chemical Industry Company Limited, Dr. Tian Jiabing, at the ...
How an online platform aims to provide professional career advice to 40 million rural students

How an online platform aims to provide professional career advice to 40 million rural students

“Tomoroe” or 途梦 (Tu meng), the English name combining the words “tomorrow” and “to more”, is a not-for-profit project founded by Chongqing native Yang Xueqin that invites outstanding professionals from all walks of life to ...
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 ...