Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China


“Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” is a series of interviews conducted in 2014 by Dr Andreas Fulda with leaders in American, European, and Chinese donor and implementing organizations. They aim to shed light on development trends in civil society assistance, portray flagship civil society initiatives, and provide good practice examples. All interviews are published in English and Chinese by China Development Brief and Geneva Global.

The interviews are part of a research project commissioned by Geneva Global. Geneva Global is an innovative social enterprise that works with clients to maximize the performance of their global philanthropic and social impact initiatives. The interview reflects the independent opinion of the interviewee and does not represent the views of the publishers.

Screen Shot 2015-03-15 at 10.59.22All interviews were conducted by Dr Andreas Fulda, an academic practitioner with an interest in social change, organisational development and documentary filmmaking. During the past ten years Dr Fulda has helped design and implement three major capacity building initiatives for Chinese CSOs: the Participatory Urban Governance Programme for Migrant Integration (2006-07), the Social Policy Advocacy Coalition for Healthy and Sustainable Communities (2009-11) and the EU-China Civil Society Dialogue Programme on Participatory Public Policy (2011-14). Dr Fulda is also the editor of the book Civil Society Contributions to Policy Innovation in the PR China (Palgrave Macmillan, April 2015). Contact:;

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The interviews are available to download below in PDF format (3 interviews will be uploaded each week):


Liu Zhouhoung – Narada Foundation

Zhai Yan – Huizeren

Li Hong – One Foundation

Howard Liu – OXFAM

Wang Yi – China Foundation for Porverty Alleviation

Wolf Kantelhardt – Misereor

Huang Haoming – China Association for NGO Cooperation   

Perrine Lhuillier – Save the Children

Liu Jingtao – China Charities Aid Foundation for Children

Guo Xia – SEE Alashan Foundation

Stephen Hallett – China Vision

Duan Tao Sino-Ocean Charity Foundation

Oliver Radtke – Robert Bosch Foundation

Nicola Macbean – The Rights Practice

Horst Fabian – EU-China civil society ambassador and independent researcher