Draft overseas NGO law released online for public consultation
The second draft of the law that will bring sweeping new regulations to cover the activities of foreign NGOs in China has been put on the NPC website for public consultation. The “People’s Republic of China Foreign NGO Management Law (Draft Second Draft)”, which emerged out of discussions at the 14th session of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, is displayed on the website in full. Comments about the draft can be made via the NPC website or by posting to the address listed below. The deadline for comments is the 4th June.
The One Foundation’s first 72 hours in Nepal
The first 72 hours are the most critical in earthquake relief. The One Foundation were well aware of that and had sent 3 rescue teams to Nepal, and 4 to Tibet within 72 hours after a deadly earthquake struck the Himalayas region. By April 28th there were already 26 people from the foundation working on the frontline of earthquake relief in Nepal and Tibet. As of April 28th, the foundation had raised more than 11.22 million yuan for the relief work in Nepal and Tibet, of which 2.55 millon were from businesses and other groups and 8.67 million were from the public. The Tencent Foundation and Dunhe Foundation were among the groups …read more
The China NGO Consortium for the 2015 Nepal Earthquake
On the night of April 25 right after a 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, the Disaster Relief Coordinating Alliance of Foundations (基金会救灾协调会) convened an emergency meeting with Beijing Normal University, during which the Chinese NGO Coordinating Center for the 4.25 Nepal Earthquake (尼泊尔4·25地震中国社会组织应急响应协调中心) was established. The Center was renamed the China NGO Consortium for the 2015 Nepal Earthquake (or CNC-Nepal) (信息协同平台) during the second session of the meeting. Aside from the members of the Disaster Relief Coordinating Alliance of Foundations, CNC-Nepal also included other Chinese NGOs and international organizations that had participated in or paid close attention to the earthquake relief. The second meeting was convened by China Foundation for Poverty …read more
Chinese NGOs Cross the Himalayas: From Tangshan to Wenchuan to Nepal?
CDB’s Tom Bannister takes a first look at the involvement of Chinese NGO’s in the relief effort in Nepal
New revisions made to draft international NGO legislation
Xinhua reports that the 14th session of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee has conducted a second review of a draft bill on the management of international NGOs in China. The resultant draft stipulates that international NGOs or their representatives shall not be allowed to set up branches in China “unless otherwise specified by the State Council”. The newly attached proviso – “unless otherwise specified by the State Council” – was added because of dissenting opinions towards the first review of the draft conducted by the 12th session of the 12th NPC Standing Committee. Some local governments and state agencies claimed that the law should be more flexible since …read more
Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Horst Fabian, EU–China Civil Society Ambassador and Independent Researcher
An interview with Horst Fabian, EU–China civil society ambassador and independent researcher, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project.
Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Nicola Macbean, Founder and Director of The Rights Practice
An interview with Nicola Macbean, Founder and Director of The Rights Practice, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project.
Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Oliver Radtke of the Robert Bosch Foundation
An Interview with Oliver Radtke, China Program Officer for the Robert Bosch Foundation, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project.
Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Stephen Hallett of China Vision
An Interview with Stephen Hallett, Chair and Co-founder of China Vision, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project
Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Perrine Lhuillier of Save the Children
An interview with Perrine Lhuillier, Director of Communications and Donor Relations at Save the Children in China, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project
Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Wolf Kantelhardt of Misereor
An interview with Wolf Kantelhardt, Finance and Evaluation Officer at Misereor, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project
Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Howard Liu, OXFAM China Programme Director
An interview with Howard Liu, OXFAM China Programme Director, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” series
EU-China NGO twinning programs agree to merge
Robert Bosch Stiftung and Stiftung Mercator have agreed to combine their existing exchange programs into a joint initiative. The joint initiative will be named “EU-China NGO Twinning Program”. It will comprise the Stiftung Asienhaus “EU-China NGO Twinning Program”, which is funded by Robert Bosch Stiftung, and Stiftung Mercator’s “China-EU NGO Exchange Program on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development”. Previously, Stiftung Mercator ran its program together with the Climate Action Network Europe (CAN-E) and the China Association for NGO Cooperation (CANGO) and will now continue this good cooperation with both project partners in the joint initiative. In future, up to 24 employees from Chinese and European organizations will take part in …read more
2015 China-US Philanthropy Forum held in New York
The 2015 China-US Philanthropy Forum, co-hosted by the Center for China & Globalization and Columbia University School of Social Work, was held in New York City on February 24, 2015. Dr.Wang Huiyao, director of the Center for China & Globalization, spoke to the press during the meeting and stated that exchanges and communications between China and the United States in the field of philanthropy are conducive to the development of China’s public welfare sector. He spoke highly of what Americans have accomplished in philanthropic work, saying that China has a lot to learn from the US in terms of building a comprehensive legal and public supervision system. The Seminar is …read more
Interview with Tony Saich: Philanthropy, Governance, and Future Challenges
This article contains the remaining parts of an interview with Tony Saich of the Harvard Kennedy School, in which Professor Saich talks about governance, international partnerships, China’s new philanthropy, and future challenges facing China’s development.
Which Path should Marginalized Chinese Women’s NGOs follow?
CDB’s Guo Ting analyzes the landscape of marginalized Chinese women’s NGOs, including those helping female sex workers and lesbian communities.
Interview with Tony Saich: Chinese Philanthropy on the Cusp
This article is the first of a three part interview with Tony Saich of the Harvard Kennedy School, in which Professor Saich talks about his first experiences in China, and his views of the Chinese philanthropic sector.