Keyword: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

China Red Cross donates $100,000 to Sri Lanka victims

On April 21, 250 people were killed and 500 were injured in a series of bombings in Sri Lanka. According to the Chinese embassy, six of those killed and five of those injured were Chinese nationals. On May 4, the Chinese ambassador to Sri Lanka Cheng Xueyuan met the Secretary of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society Nimal Kumar, and on behalf of the Red Cross Society of China donated $100,000 as humanitarian emergency relief aid to be used specifically for the victims of the April 21 bombings. The ambassador expressed that China will stand with the people of Sri Lanka at such a tragic moment, and support the protection …read more

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