Chinese NGOs Going Out: the Global Environmental Institute
While the fires in the Amazon have caught international attention, the vast rainforests in another part of the world – Africa – are also vanishing at a threatening rate as foreign investment rises. CDB interviewed Global Environment Institute, a Beijing-based NGO, to talk about their projects promoting sustainable Chinese investment and trade in Africa.
China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation officially opens office in Ethiopia
The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation has officially registered an office in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. This is the foundation’s third overseas office, after the ones it set up in Nepal and Myanmar. As the CFPA announced on its WeChat account last Friday, “the opening ceremony of the CFPA’s Ethiopian office was smoothly held in Addis Ababa on the 19th of September 2019. This activity is aimed at expanding the impact of Chinese civil society organizations in Ethiopia, encourage the foundation to cooperate in all fields with Chinese and Ethiopian organizations in the future, and help the construction of a common popular feeling along the Belt and Road.” …read more
Chinese medical aid team in Benin successfully carries out remote guidance surgery
The 23rd Chinese medical aid team in Benin have succeeded in conducting a remote guidance surgery for a patient with a large thyroid tumour at the central hospital of Lokossa, Mono and Kouffo Department, on the 21st of March, in cooperation with Beninese doctors. This was the first remote surgery provided by a Chinese medical aid team, and it was guided remotely by Chinese oncology surgery and anesthesiology experts via video. The patient was a middle-aged woman who had suffered from a thyroid tumour for 15 years. As the tumour severely affected her life, she was in need of a surgery to get rid of it, but the tumour was very large …read more
China House launches project to combat FGM in Kenya
This is an article put together by China House, discussing a project they have undertaken to fight against FGM in Kenya. Angela, a Maasai woman in her fifties, lives in an eastern Kenya township with the tradition of practicing FGM (female genital mutilation). Because of her education and Christian beliefs, Angela changed her attitude towards circumcision. When her mother-in-law insisted on circumcising Angela’s daughter, she calmly said: “I’ll do it myself.” Then Angela took her daughter out and never did it. Today Angela has become an activist fighting for women’s rights as the cofounder of the Maasai Girls Life-Time-Dream Foundation in Oloitoktok. The organization has collaborated with a Chinese organization …read more