An Overview of Chinese Foreign Aid: a Rising Player in Need of Improvement
An introduction to China’s growing foreign aid program, including its history, objectives and challenges.
The 2018 NGO Seminar on International Disaster Relief was held on December 18th, organized by the China Charity Alliance and the Research Center for Risks Governance and Innovation of the Beijing Normal University. According to presentations given at the seminar, Chinese NGOs have participated in relief work for more than 20 severe disasters and emergencies internationally since 2011, including the Nepal earthquake in 2015, the Phuket boat capsizing and the Tham Luang cave rescue in 2018. The April 2015 Nepal earthquake was the largest for Chinese NGOs in terms of their personnel and resource contribution. Staff and volunteers from more than 23 social organizations carried out a wide variety of …read more
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.
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
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
A seminar on Chinese NGOs “going out” was held on December 2nd, organized by the Institute for Philanthropy of Tsinghua University. The seminar was entitled “Chinese NGOs going out under the Belt and Road initiative”. The participants were all experts and academics in the field of public welfare, including Liu Peifeng, a professor at the Law School of Beijing Normal University; Li Xiaolin, the head of the department of international cooperation of the China Population Welfare Foundation; and Wu Peng, the director of the department of international development of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation. Professor Liu Peifeng talked about the issue of NGOs “going out” (走出去, an expression usually used to refer to Chinese organizations working …read more
Editor’s Note This article was originally published by China Watch on the 24th of November, and written by Bu Yingna. You can find the original here. Experts highlighted the importance of the non-governmental organizations in helping maintain the sustainable development of the Lancang-Mekong cooperation mechanism, at the Civil Society Forum in theme of Sustainable Socio-Economic Development in the Lancang-Mekong Region organized by China Association for NGO Cooperation in Kunming, Yunnan province on Nov 23. They also proposed detailed guidance for NGOs to improve work efficiency and shared tips on how NGOs can enlarge their international influence. The forum was co-organized by the Yunnan International Non-Governmental Organization Society and Kunming …read more