(CDB Forum 2019) Lu Xuan – How Overseas NGOs Can Work Legally in China
Lu Xuan, from the Legal Centre for NGOs, explains some important points concerning the Overseas NGO Law and the operations of overseas NGOs in China.
A conference on “international humanitarian work as a component of public diplomacy” was held at the Beijing Foreign Studies University on November 23. The conference was one of a series organised as part of the ninth “Beijing Forum” on public diplomacy, hosted by the university’s Public Diplomacy Research Centre. The theme of this year’s forum was “Public Diplomacy and Global Partnership Networks”. It was attended by over 100 representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, other government departments, universities, enterprises, think tanks and social organisations. The conference on international humanitarian work was organised by the Beijing Peaceland Foundation (北京平澜公益基金会), a local foundation that conducts emergency rescue operations in China and internationally, …read more
A group photo with all the guest speakers and participants of the CDB Forum 2019. (Photo: CDB) We are pleased to report that China Development Brief’s fourth forum for overseas NGOs, entitled “Cooperation and Progress for Overseas NGOs”, was successfully held on the 11th November 2019 at Beijing Broadcasting Tower Hotel. The environment in which Overseas NGOs operate has undergone some drastic changes since the implementation of China’s Overseas NGO law in 2017. The one-day forum featured keynote speeches, panel discussions and Q&A sessions with the focus on the challenges that Overseas NGO face under the new law and the new opportunities to strengthen cooperation with their local partners. A …read more
The 6th China Osteogenesis Imperfecta Conference was held in Yantai, Shandong, on August 4-6, organized by the Porcelain Dolls Rare Care Center and the Sickness Challenge Foundation. The Shandong Provincial Hospital, the Shandong Rare Disease Control Association and Yantaishan Hospital jointly sponsored the event, which was attended by more than 100 patients with the rare condition (also known as brittle bone disease) and their families, and hundreds more from among the government, medical experts, business representatives, media and the general public. During the “Multidisciplinary Diagnosis and Treatment and Medical Resource Forum”, held on the first day, Chinese and international experts gave lectures on the treatment, rehabilitation, genetics and psychological care of …read more
The first Belt and Road “International Philanthropy Talents Exchange Program”, launched during the third World Philanthropy Forum in 2018, was held between May 10 and 17 in Hong Kong and Bangkok. The program was jointly hosted by the China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development, the Institute for Philanthropy Tsinghua University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the United Nations Development Programme. Eleven leaders from various social organizations working in China attended the event. While in Hong Kong the delegation attended a training workshop on charity management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, as well talks at different charity organizations including World Vision, the Hong Kong Jockey Club …read more
In the context of the Chinese president’s recent visit to Italy, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the China-Italy Charity Forum was signed on the 23rd of March. It is the only philanthropic project among the nineteen collaborative programs signed between the two countries, and signals a definite step up in the level of collaboration between the two countries in the field of philanthropy. Sergio Mattarella, the Italian president, gave a speech at the state banquet on the evening of March 22nd, proclaiming that the charity forum represents the enthusiasm for cooperation of both countries. The “Eastern and Western Leaders Summit” of the China-Italy Charity Forum was also held in the Lincean Academy, …read more