Keyword: International Partnerships

NGOCN’s Notes from the 3rd China Charity Fair

NGOCN reports several findings and highlights of the recently concluded Charity Fair, held in Shenzhen from the 19th to the 21st of September.

Philanthropy as an Emerging Contributor to Development Cooperation: The case of China

Philanthropy as an Emerging Contributor to Development Cooperation: The case of China

Philanthropy advisor Heather Grady writes about how Chinese philanthropy can contribute to development cooperation.

Philanthropy with Chinese characteristics: the China Medical Board and the Asia Society Celebrate 100 years of philanthropy in China

Philanthropy with Chinese characteristics: the China Medical Board and the Asia Society Celebrate 100 years of philanthropy in China

This event, attended by many notable China-scholars and specialists, provided an opportunity to both reflect on the role of American philanthropy in China, and honor the accomplishments of the China Medical Board.

China Fortune – Chinese women’s rights: 20 years after the World Women’s Conference

The article discusses the political and intellectual legacies of the 1995 Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women, including the deepened understanding of feminist theory, the growth of grassroots organizing, and the increase in international collaboration among NGOs

The “Learning from the West School” of Chinese Philanthropy

The “Learning from the West School” of Chinese Philanthropy

This China Philanthropist article introduces a group of China’s leading philanthropists seeking to professionalize the philanthropy sector in China by studying approaches and models from the West.

Working with Civil Society in Foreign Aid: Possibilities for South-South Cooperation?

Working with Civil Society in Foreign Aid: Possibilities for South-South Cooperation?

In this timely article based on his book-length study, Brian Tomlinson argues for a larger role for civil society in delivering aid between countries in the global South.

NGOs Have a Role in Organizing Society: An Interview with Michael Busgen

NGOs Have a Role in Organizing Society: An Interview with Michael Busgen

CDB Editor, Liu Haiying, interviews Michael Busgen, long-time observer of China’s NGO sector, who offers some refreshing commentary on the past, present and future of China’s NGOs.

The Sudan-China Abu Ushar Friendship Hospital: China's First Overseas Charitable NGO Project

The Sudan-China Abu Ushar Friendship Hospital: China’s First Overseas Charitable NGO Project

In an article excerpted from the 2012 China Blue Book of Philanthropy, Lin Yuanzhuan recounts an important internationalizing step by the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA).

Chinese Aid Abroad: The People’s Forum on International Social Responsibility

Chinese Aid Abroad: The People’s Forum on International Social Responsibility

Assistant Director of CDB (English) Tom Bannister and CDB intern Luke Winship report on an influential forum on the role of China in overseas aid.

Chinese NGOs in a Globalizing World

Chinese NGOs in a Globalizing World

Wu Chen discusses a weakness of China’s grassroots NGOs that prevents them from fully participating in international development discussions: their lack of English language skills and familiarity with international perspectives.

“Non-Legal” Orphanages and the Chinese State

“Non-Legal” Orphanages and the Chinese State

In this summary of a broader project, Anna High examines the survival and oversight of local, grassroots NGOs engaged in a particularly sensitive sector: the care of orphans by underground church groups and foreign mission workers.

A Chinese NGO with International Characteristics: The Morning Tears Advocacy Model

A Chinese NGO with International Characteristics: The Morning Tears Advocacy Model

China’s internationalization has led to the emergence of NGOs that no longer fit neatly into the Chinese NGO or international NGO category but rather constitute a hybrid. Fiorinda Di Fabio looks at one such hybrid and its blueprint for conducting effective advocacy on child protection and welfare in China.

International NGOs Should Increase, Not Reduce, Their Support for Chinese Civil Society Organizations

International NGOs Should Increase, Not Reduce, Their Support for Chinese Civil Society Organizations

In response to cutbacks in international funding assistance to China, Yu Fangqiang, executive director of the Nanjing-based civil rights NGO, Justice For All, says that, now more than ever, Chinese NGOs need more funding and support from the international community.

Chinese Overseas Investment in Cambodia: Conflicts and Solutions

Chinese Overseas Investment in Cambodia: Conflicts and Solutions

Cao Ke and Wang Xiaojuan of the Heinrich Boll Foundation’s China office report on the environmental and social conflicts stemming from Chinese overseas investment and provide recommendations on how those conflicts can be ameliorated.

Transnational Activism with Chinese Characteristics

Transnational Activism with Chinese Characteristics

This review introduces a newly-released book on transnational civil society in China written by Professor Chen Jie of the University of Western Australia. Based on extensive fieldwork and mining of the transnational civil society literature, this book looks at the socio-political implications of the operation of international NGOs (INGOs) in China

Joining Forces to Integrate Gender and Development

Joining Forces to Integrate Gender and Development

Guo Ting, reports on Chinese women and environmental organizations joining international development NGOs on the eve of the Rio+20 meeting in calling for greater emphasis on gender considerations in future sustainable development discussions

Bringing "Pro Bono" to Beijing: A Case Study in Localizing International Practices

Bringing "Pro Bono" to Beijing: A Case Study in Localizing International Practices

Amanda Brown-Inz profiles a partnership between the international nonprofit, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), and the Chinese nonprofit, Huizeren Volunteering Development Center, to bring international “pro bono” volunteering practices to Beijing.

Chinese NGOs Travel to Myanmar

Chinese NGOs Travel to Myanmar

Yu Xiaogang, one of China’s best-known environmentalists and founder of the Yunnan NGO, Green Watershed, writes about the environmental and social impact of China’s rapidly growing investment in Myanmar.