Keyword: Disabilities

China’s first guidebook on assisting physical activities for blind people launched in Beijing

On March 29th, the Beijing HongDanDan Education and Cultural Exchange Center(北京红丹丹视障文化服务中心) launched a event about the publishment of its new guidebook, which gives advice to assisting blind people doing physical activities.

Support for Social Organizations from the 2016 Central Government Budget Available

The Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) has issued the 2016 Implementation Plan on Support for Social Organizations Participating in Social Services Provision through the Central Government Budget (《2016年中央财政支持社会组织参与社会服务项目实施方案》). The entire budget, aimed at supporting social organizations which have projects focused on aiding the aged, the disabled and children, as well as on social work, capacity building and staff training, is estimated to reach 200 million Yuan. The plan for 2016 is that the Central Government budget will not support organizational activities related to basic infrastructure, research and advocacy. Regarding social organizations with projects that have a broader range of beneficiaries such as those involving lectures, seminars or book granting, a stricter selection and …read more

The Succesful Corporate Partnerships of Beijing's Hongdandan

The Succesful Corporate Partnerships of Beijing’s Hongdandan

The first case study in CDB’s 2015 report on business-NGO relations in China looks at the success that Hongdandan – a Beijing NGO that helps the visually impaired – has had in establishing corporate partnerships.

Insurance for NGO workers in China

A common problem for Chinese NGOers is that the community is often not well-paid. In this Xinhua article, Ling Zhou, the founder of “Yibao” Insurance for NGO workers, shares her insight on the working and living conditions of people working for Chinese NGOs.

Friends of the Disabled: A High-Tech Enterprise for People with Disabilities

Friends of the Disabled: A High-Tech Enterprise for People with Disabilities

In one of several CDB articles on the intersection of the civil society and business sectors, CDB Contributing Writer, Wang Hui, profiles one of China’s earliest and most successful social enterprises

Experts call for legislation to safeguard rights of patients with rare diseases

The recent publicity over the ‘ice bucket challenge’, an act aimed both at raising funds for and increasing awareness of the rare disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), has taken China by storm, and has also cast the spotlight on China’s patchy medical laws in relation to patients with rare diseases.

Where did the 5 billion yuan of the Shenzhen’s disabled persons fund go?

This article discusses the proper use of the Disabled Persons Employment Security Fund by the Shenzhen Service Center for Disabled Persons.

People with Disabilities Have the Right to Equal Participation

People with Disabilities Have the Right to Equal Participation

Li Simin highlights a social issue that has received growing attention in China. 

China's Huiling: Harmonious Cooperation Requires the Rule of Law and A Culture of Acceptance

China’s Huiling: Harmonious Cooperation Requires the Rule of Law and A Culture of Acceptance

The following article is by the founder of Huiling, one of China’s oldest NGOs serving the intellectually disabled. Community integration is central to the mission of Huiling schools which seek to help intellectually disabled young adults become part of the community by teaching them social and life skills

The Collective Voice of NGOs Serving Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

The Collective Voice of NGOs Serving Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

This article showcases some important trends in the grassroots NGO sector in China. One is the growth of networks among NGOs serving people with disabilities

Shanghai Qing Cong Quan Children's Intelligence Training Center: Gaining the Community’s Support

Shanghai Qing Cong Quan Children’s Intelligence Training Center: Gaining the Community’s Support

This short article provides an interesting glimpse into a grassroots autism NGO and its efforts to build good relationships with the local authorities and community.