Chinese NGOs in a Globalizing World
Wu Chen discusses a weakness of China’s grassroots NGOs that prevents them from fully participating in international development discussions: their lack of English language skills and familiarity with international perspectives.
Beijing Youth Daily – New trend: The wives of high officials throw themselves into public welfare work in keeping with the expectations of the international community
New trend: The wives of high officials throw themselves into public welfare work in keeping with the expectations of the international community 新趋势：高官夫人投身公益符合国际社会期待 Beijing Youth Daily 北京青年报, November 4, 2013 Qian Wei, the wife of Foreign Minister Wang Yi, today appeared at an international charity bazaar in Beijing’s Chaoyang Park. She was there as a host of the event which aimed to raise money to fund the construction of water storage holes in impoverished mountainous areas of Yunnan province. During the event Qian Wei received much praise for displaying graceful bearing and showing affinity with the cause. She threw herself into the fundraising activities and lit up the charity work. …read more
International NGOs Should Increase, Not Reduce, Their Support for Chinese Civil Society Organizations
In response to cutbacks in international funding assistance to China, Yu Fangqiang, executive director of the Nanjing-based civil rights NGO, Justice For All, says that, now more than ever, Chinese NGOs need more funding and support from the international community.
Transnational Activism with Chinese Characteristics
This review introduces a newly-released book on transnational civil society in China written by Professor Chen Jie of the University of Western Australia. Based on extensive fieldwork and mining of the transnational civil society literature, this book looks at the socio-political implications of the operation of international NGOs (INGOs) in China
Changes in the Global Fund: The Challenges Facing China’s AIDS NGOs and How They Should Respond
Jia Ping, founder of the China Global Fund Watch Initiative, discusses the Global Fund’s legacy in China and the unintended consequences that will result from the Global Fund’s pullout….
Development Aid, NGOs and Civil Society: Exploring the Contradictions
China Development Brief’s founder, Nick Young, writes about the impact of international aid historically, pointing to its contradictory effects particularly on the NGO community both in China and abroad.
International Positions Draw Local Talent
As part of their analysis of staff recruitment in the NGO sector in China, Zhang Gengrui and Fu Tao examine another interesting trend taking place as part of China’s global expansion: the growing number of jobs in the international development sector that are targeting mainland Chinese talent.
How is the Freeze on Global Fund Funding to China Affecting Grassroots Groups?
This article sheds much-needed light on a very complex situation triggered by the Global Fund’s announcement in March of 2011 that it would freeze its HIV/AIDS funding in China.
Chinese Volunteers to Test the Water in Africa
This article profiles two Chinese volunteers who are in the first batch of volunteers to be sent overseas by China through the international organization, Volunteer Services Overseas (UK). These volunteers will participate in international poverty-relief and development efforts in Africa
The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation Internationalizes
In the 1980s and 1990s, China was a leading recipient of international aid but that is slowly beginning to change with China’s rapid development over the last 30 years.