Liu Youping: China’s Social Organizations Need to Break Free from their Bubble
An interview with a keen observer of China’s charity sector, discussing how Chinese philanthropy can best contribute to the struggle against COVID-19 both within the country and worldwide.
Two Chinese foundations set up hand-washing stations in Nepal
On the same day that Wuhan’s lockdown was officially lifted, the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, entered its 16th day of closure. As this landlocked country attempts to deal with COVID-19, two Chinese charities are now lending a helping hand. On March 25, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on international NGOs to join the UN agencies and participate in a coordinated global humanitarian response plan to fight COVID-19 in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. Two aspects of the response plan are the installation of hand-washing stations in refugee camps and settlements, and the launching of public information campaigns on how to protect yourself and others from the virus. …read more
Chinese NGOs Going Out: the Gansu Rainbow Community Service Center
A Chinese NGO might have a thousand reasons to implement overseas charity programs in line with their values and goals, but for Ren Zhihao, the founder of the Gansu Rainbow Community Service Center, the reason for setting foot in Nepal was very simple: to lend a helping hand to vulnerable people whenever they need it, wherever they are.
China’s Ban on Plastic Waste Imports and the Way Forward
Anke Schrader, a senior researcher at The Conference Board in Beijing, spoke to CDB on the sidelines of the 2020 CRO Global Summit in Shanghai to share her views on how the plastic waste import ban and the new waste-sorting rules may help China achieve their industry-upgrading ambitions, and how the recycling industry is adapting to the changes since the ban.
Hannah Ryder: Understanding the Africa-China Relationship
Development Reimagined is a Beijing-based consultancy which aims to help African stakeholders manage their relationship with China. Its founder, Hannah Ryder, talks to CDB about how the Africa-China relationship can be made to work for African countries, what Chinese NGOs can contribute to Africa, Chinese aid policies and much more.
The highlights of the internationalization of Chinese NGOs in 2019 reviewed
On January 5th, a press conference was held in Beijing for the Blue Book of Charity, published by the China Lingshan Charity and Philanthropy Promotion Association (中国灵山公益慈善促进会). The meeting reviewed and commented on the development of Chinese philanthropy in 2019. Huang Haoming, vice-president of the China Global Philanthropy Institute, gave a talk reporting on the internationalization of Chinese social organizations in 2019. In his talk, Dr. Huang went through what he sees as the ten highlights of the internationalization of Chinese civil society over the course of the year. The ten highlights include: 1) Cooperation on charity was included in a summit between Chinese and foreign heads of state for the first time (referring …read more
10,000 “agricultural talents for Africa” to receive training in China
Han Changfu, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, has announced that China will deepen agricultural cooperation with Africa by holding various training courses in China over the next three years to train 10,000 talents from Africa. Speaking a few days ago at the Forum on China-Africa Agricultural Cooperation in Sanya, the minister explained that China regards improving Africa’s comprehensive food production capacity as a key area of agricultural cooperation. Furthermore, China will support Africa to achieve basic food security by 2030, and help African countries explore poverty reduction paths that are in line with their own national conditions. Han Changfu stated that his Ministry intends to coordinate with the …read more
Huang Hongxiang: Bridging China and the World
Huang Hongxiang, the founder of China House and one of the main players in the field of Chinese investment and the related social-environmental problems in Africa, talks to CDB in this exclusive interview.
The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation deepens its involvement in Africa
On June 26, the international seminar “Global Management: China-Africa education cooperation and people-to-people exchanges” was held at the African Institute of Zhejiang Normal University. During the seminar Wu Peng, the director of the international development department of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), gave a talk about the poverty reduction projects that the CFPA has been carrying out in Africa recently, setting a pioneering path for Chinese foundations. As Wu Peng explained, since 2007 the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation has carried out projects involving maternal and paediatric hospitals, school canteens, care packages, water cellars, and women’s professional training in countries including Guinea Bissau, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Namibia, and Ghana. They have …read more
Wu Peng: Bringing the Chinese Experience to the World
The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation was the first Chinese organization to bring development assistance to other countries. In this interview their director for international operations Wu Peng shares his rich experience of working across the world.
Chinese NGOs Working Abroad: the Top Ten Stories of 2018
Chinese NGOs are starting to expand their work internationally. This translated article presents some of the most interesting cases from the past year.
Ten Important Developments for China’s Foreign Aid in 2018
The ten most important developments for Chinese foreign aid in 2018, as seen by Professor Tang Lixia from the China Agricultural University.
Panel Discussion: how can International NGOs Help Chinese ones to “Go Out”?
The transcript of a panel discussion in which five guests from important civil society organizations discuss the prospects for Chinese NGOs that want to expand their work abroad, and how international NGOs can assist them in their efforts.
A roundup on Chinese NGOs going out
In the forty years since the “Reform and Opening up” begun, China has transformed itself from a poverty-stricken country into an economic superpower. This economic strength has provided China with an opportunity to be a significant force in the arena of international civil society. The presence of Chinese NGOs and charities in other countries is no longer unusual, especially in the area of humanitarian aid. Even so, there is a long way to go before Chinese civil society can really pull its weight overseas. Below is a roundup of all the reports and material on Chinese NGOs “going out” that CDB has published over the last few years. We hope it can …read more
Beijing’s Public Security Bureau Explains the Overseas NGO Law
A translation of the talk given by an official from the NGO Management Office of Beijing’s PSB at CDB’s recent forum, including an extremely detailed rundown of the legal requirements for overseas NGOs based on the practical problems encountered over the last years.
Call for NGOs to be included in China’s foreign aid framework
Chinese foundations have been ramping up their involvement in international aid, but they are still faced with lots of problems. These challenges include unclear positioning, obscure policies, and restrictions set around finance and personnel. On December 7th, the 28th Bimonthly Salon of Foundations was held in Beijing, organized by the Chinese Red Cross Foundation with sponsorship from the China Association for Non-profit Organizations. The theme of the salon pivoted around “the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) cooperation on humanitarian public welfare”. Relevant issues were explored, such as the role of and challenges to Chinese foundations in foreign aid and in the BRI infrastructure. The salon participants also discussed the recent draft of …read more