Keyword: Advocacy and Rights

CDB Editorial: Lobbying from outside the system

CDB Editorial: Lobbying from outside the system

When the average Chinese reflects on last year’s annual meetings of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), otherwise known as the “Two Congresses,” the only thing that comes to mind is transportation restrictions and traffic jams.

Gingko Partner Interviews: Mei Nianshu

Gingko Partner Interviews: Mei Nianshu

This article profiles Mei Nianshu, founder of the environmental NGO, Green Kunming, in Yunnan province and one of five Narada Foundation Gingko Partners for 2010.

The Garbage Crisis: NGOs’ Call to Action

The Garbage Crisis: NGOs’ Call to Action

This article takes a fresh look at familiar waste management issues. Given the many environmental NGOs involved, waste management has developed into a rare arena for grassroots social action

China’s Garbage Problem Prompts Soul Searching Among NGOs

China’s Garbage Problem Prompts Soul Searching Among NGOs

This provocative, in-depth report addresses head-on the sensitive issue of advocacy using the issue of garbage as a case study.

China’s Third Sector: Is it Losing its Independence?

China’s Third Sector: Is it Losing its Independence?

This article addresses a long-standing but important debate over the independence of China’s NGOs. Going back to the early 1990s, China scholars have viewed Chinese NGOs as coopted by the state, unable and unwilling to play an assertive, independent role in speaking for and acting on behalf of marginalized groups

New Frontiers In China’s Third Sector Development: Strategizing For Effective Advocacy

New Frontiers In China’s Third Sector Development: Strategizing For Effective Advocacy

Noakes’ report provides some specific recommendations for international funders and NGOs interested in strengthening issue advocacy networks that would involve Chinese NGOs in playing a larger role in shaping policy

Interview with Ma Jun

Interview with Ma Jun

The following is a in-depth interview with one of China’s best-known environmentalists.