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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Changes in the Global Fund: The Challenges Facing China’s AIDS NGOs and How They Should Respond
Jia Ping, founder of the China Global Fund Watch Initiative, discusses the Global Fund’s legacy in China and the unintended consequences that will result from the Global Fund’s pullout….
Development Aid, NGOs and Civil Society: Exploring the Contradictions
China Development Brief’s founder, Nick Young, writes about the impact of international aid historically, pointing to its contradictory effects particularly on the NGO community both in China and abroad.
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.