Taking the Legal Road for Protecting Public Interest Assets
Over the summer, the Magezhuang Campus of the Chaoyang District New Citizens School (新公民学校), a school dedicated to the education of the children of migrant workers, was ordered to temporarily cease its operations.
Labor NGO Growing Pains: the Government Should Regulate and Guide Labor Groups , September 3, 2012
More news comes out about the repression of labor NGOs in Shenzhen which started this February and has already affected more than 10 groups.
Civil Society Contributions to Policy Innovation in China
In this original English-language article, Amanda Brown-Inz and Sabine Mokry report on an international conference held in May of this year in Beijing on civil society contributions to policy innovation in China.
Why Have Our Appeals for Information Disclosure Been Ignored?
In this important first-hand testimonial, Yu Xiaogang and Chen Yu of the well-known Yunnan-based environmental NGO, Green Watershed, detail how their appeals for information to be disclosed about a chemical factory involved in chromium pollution were systematically brushed aside by local authorities
People with Disabilities Have the Right to Equal Participation
Li Simin highlights a social issue that has received growing attention in China.
Human Rights Action Plan Prohibits Extorting Confessions
The State Council Information Office issued its second human rights plan — Human Rights Action Plan (2012-2015).
The CFPA and the Third Anniversary of the Wenchuan Earthquake
This is one of several articles on NGO responses to disasters that we are making available in commemoration of the May 12, 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan.
The Guo Meimei Incident and Grassroots NGOs
This essay by Yu Fangqiang recounts the various scandals that hit China’s philanthropy sector in 2011, and takes grassroots NGOs to task for remaining on the sidelines during this period and not taking a more public stance in promoting transparency and accountability in the sector
A Dialogue with Construction Workers
Migrant workers are a major force behind China’s economic miracle and the low cost of their labor makes affordable many of the goods and services we enjoy on a daily basis.
Guangzhou’s “Skinhead” Movement
An Zhu uses a humorous story about taking action to challenge individuals and NGOs to think more deeply about a critically important question in today’s China: How to carry out public action in a meaningful way that will foster social connections and public knowledge?
Gingko Partner Interviews: Wang Yi’ou
The following article is a profile of Wang Yi’ou, founder of the up-and-coming China Dolls Care and Support Association which offers support to people suffering from “brittle bone” and other rare diseases
CDB Editorial: the Public Interest and Politics
This year, counties and townships across China will elect representatives for local People’s Congress. By the end of 2012, there will be approximately two million representatives at the county and township levels.