The Culture of China’s Environmental Movement
A group of young environmentalists offer a critical examination of what they see as the shortcomings of the current environmental movement in China.
Reflecting on “Activism” China’s Environmental Movement
A group of young environmentalists argue that more strategic thinking and reflection, and less of an “action first” mentality, is needed if China’s environmental movement is going to succeed.
Environmental NGOs Join Forces to Submit Legislative Proposals
Advocacy and policy influencing have long been underdeveloped areas in the NGO sector, but as CDB Senior Staff Writer Guo Ting reports, recent years have seen more progress, particularly in the environmental sector where NGOs are partnering with mainstream players such as political and business elites, academics, and media to craft and submit legislative proposals.
A Public Letter Calls on Legislative Departments to Revise the Civil Procedure Law
The recent revision of the Civil Procedure Law is attracting attention from environmental groups.
Civil Society Contributions to Policy Innovation in China
In this original English-language article, Amanda Brown-Inz and Sabine Mokry report on an international conference held in May of this year in Beijing on civil society contributions to policy innovation in China.
Why Have Our Appeals for Information Disclosure Been Ignored?
In this important first-hand testimonial, Yu Xiaogang and Chen Yu of the well-known Yunnan-based environmental NGO, Green Watershed, detail how their appeals for information to be disclosed about a chemical factory involved in chromium pollution were systematically brushed aside by local authorities
Human Rights Action Plan Prohibits Extorting Confessions
The State Council Information Office issued its second human rights plan — Human Rights Action Plan (2012-2015).
NGO Participation in Disaster Relief : Profiles of Reconstruction After the Sichuan Earthquake
This is our last in a series of articles on NGO responses to disasters that we are making available in commemoration of the May 12, 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan. This article highlights the ongoing work of 10 NGO projects in the long-term reconstruction work in the earthquake-stricken areas of Sichuan.
Is the Alashan (SEE) Foundation a Model For the One Foundation?
This article is written by the founder of the environmental NGO, Green Beagle Environmental Institute, and offers a fairly scathing critique of the way in which Chinese foundations carry out their grantmaking work.
CDB Editorial: Liang Congjie
This editorial on Liang Congjie, founder of Friends of Nature and one of the pioneers of the first generation of NGO activists in China is the first of the CDB editorials that we are providing on this website.
Gingko Partner Interviews: Mei Nianshu
This article profiles Mei Nianshu, founder of the environmental NGO, Green Kunming, in Yunnan province and one of five Narada Foundation Gingko Partners for 2010.
The Garbage Crisis: NGOs’ Call to Action
This article takes a fresh look at familiar waste management issues. Given the many environmental NGOs involved, waste management has developed into a rare arena for grassroots social action
China’s Garbage Problem Prompts Soul Searching Among NGOs
This provocative, in-depth report addresses head-on the sensitive issue of advocacy using the issue of garbage as a case study.
One Foundation and SEE as “shell” Foundations
This article is part of our special issue on New Trends in Philanthropy and Civil Society in China (Summer, 2011). It provides a glimpse into the fluid, shifting nature of organizations in China.