What’s the relationship between migrant children and “left-behind children”?
This article explores the relationship between two phenomena in China, the children of migrants who have moved with their parents from rural areas to cities to find work (liudong ertong) and ‘left-behind children’ whose parents have moved to cities for work but have left them in rural areas (liushou ertong).
Parents in Beijing, children in Hengshui: hukou issues make family reunions rare
This story is about the case of over a thousand students attending the Hengshui boarding school because they cannot sit the gaokao in Beijing for lack of appropriate hukou.
Ma Zhengzhou: An AIDS Relief Practitioner on the Frontline
As part of her series on NGOs in Anhui, Guo Ting tells the bittersweet story of an AIDS relief practitioner’s ultimately successful efforts to set up a Chi Heng Foundation office in Anhui province, register it as a NGO and deliver financial assistance to HIV-infected families in the area.
Error-ridden migrant children schools
Caixin publishes a portfoglio about the destruction of migrant children schools across the country.
Mother of hukou-less child sues Foshan for linking family planning certificate to eligibility for hukou
A mother of a hukou-less child is suing her local public security bureau for refusing her second child’s hukou application.
How agencies which serve severely sick children work together
Most Chinese charitable organizations, especially those serving the sick and diseased, operate independently and lack effective information communication. Because of this lack of coordination, resources are allocated to different relief efforts very unevenly.
Beijing reiterates the “five proofs” requirement for migrant children to enroll in school
The Beijing Municipal Education Commission has reiterated that it will continue to maintain its enrollment requirements for mandatory education for those who have non-Beijing hukou. These requirements are commonly known as the “five proofs.”
China Youth Daily – Jinan Child Welfare Agency establishes “infant refuge”
In Jinan city of Shandong province, an “infant refuge” has recently opened. After 11 days, it admitted 106 babies, far exceeding expectations and capacity of the staff and facilities
Philanthropy Times – Social welfare organization publishes Report on Children’s Safety Education and Sexual Assault Cases
The Girls’ Protection Project of the China Social Assistance Foundation recently published their 2013-2014 Report on Children’s Safety Education and Sexual Assault
Beijing Times – Frequently changing policies leave foster families in the lurch while orphanages’ privileges are difficult to curb
Following the Ministry of Civil Affairs’ new draft of the revised Guidelines for Foster Family Management, this article sympathetically describes rural Beijing families whose foster children have been taken back to orphanages
“Non-Legal” Orphanages and the Chinese State
In this summary of a broader project, Anna High examines the survival and oversight of local, grassroots NGOs engaged in a particularly sensitive sector: the care of orphans by underground church groups and foreign mission workers.
A Chinese NGO with International Characteristics: The Morning Tears Advocacy Model
China’s internationalization has led to the emergence of NGOs that no longer fit neatly into the Chinese NGO or international NGO category but rather constitute a hybrid. Fiorinda Di Fabio looks at one such hybrid and its blueprint for conducting effective advocacy on child protection and welfare in China.
View from the Media: College Entrance Exam Woes for Migrant Children
In this article Amanda Brown-Inz examines the issues around the children of migrant workers taking the college entrance exams.
View from the Media: Fire and Ice
As a supplement to CDB’s Weekly Civil Society News feature, we are launching View from the Media, a weekly column which will summarize and provide analysis of some of the major stories concerning civil society that appear in the Chinese media.