Shenzhen bans the consumption of cat and dog meat
Shenzhen has completely banned the sale and consumption of cat and dog meat, the first city in China to take this step. On the 25th of February, the Standing Committee of the Shenzhen People’s Congress released a draft of the “Ordinance on the Complete Ban on the Consumption of Wild Animals in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone” to gather public feedback. After the end of the one-month period to collect feedback, the final version of the ordinance was officially passed on the 31st of March, and will come into force on the 1st of May. Many have been delighted to find that cat and dog meat are included among the kinds …read more
Four overseas NGOs register new offices in China since February
Statistics from China’s Ministry of Public Security show that the registration of new representative office for overseas NGOs in Mainland China, as mandated by China’s Overseas NGO Law, has not ceased since the breakout of the new coronavirus caused much of ordinary life to come to a halt towards the end of January. Since the beginning of February there have been four new registrations of representative offices, all of them belonging to organizations focused on trade or entrepreneurship. In February the American International Chamber of Commerce (US) registered a representative office in Shandong, the Wine Institute (US) registered in Shanghai, and the International Young Makers Alliance (Hong Kong) registered in Guangdong, and …read more
China’s Ban on Plastic Waste Imports and the Way Forward
Anke Schrader, Senior Researcher at The Conference Board in Beijing, spoke to CDB on the sidelines of the 2020 CRO Global Summit in Shanghai, to share her views on how the plastic waste import ban and waste sorting rules may help China achieve their industry-upgrading ambitions, and how the recycling industry is adapting to the changes since the ban.
Fraudulent fundraising in the name of COVID relief efforts reported
Fraudulent attempts at fundraising discovered.
Nine organizations propose amendment to the Wildlife Protection Law
Nine organizations, including Peking University’s Nature Conservation and Social Development Research Center, the Shanshui Nature Conservation Center, Duke Kunshan University, and the Beijing Friendship Institute of Nature and Environment of Chaoyang District, have jointly made a proposal to the Legal Work Committee of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) regarding the expected amendment to China’s Wildlife Protection Law. China’s Wildlife Protection Law, originally enacted in 1989, is expected to be amended very soon, partly as a reaction to the coronavirus outbreak, which many have blamed on the trade and consumption of wild animals. A couple of days ago, the NPC passed new measures restricting the trade of wildlife …read more
How China’s Overseas NGO Law was Conceived
The process of drawing up China’s Overseas NGO Law of 2017 was more complex than many imagine. A draft of the law was opened up to public comment, and the feedback provided by the NGO sector contributed to the final result.
(CDB Forum 2019) Lu Xuan – How Overseas NGOs Can Work Legally in China
Lu Xuan, from the Legal Centre for NGOs, explains some important points concerning the Overseas NGO Law and the operations of overseas NGOs in China.
Report on study of left-behind children published
Editor’s Note The recent case of a left-behind girl of 11 subjected to sexual assault aroused broad attention after being reported. The case exposes the vulnerability of many left-behind children to sexual exploitation. Below is our abridged translation of an article by the Woqi Foundation (沃启基金会), introducing a report on left-behind children produced by the foundation. You can find the original article here. The report analyses their needs, sorts out and presents the status of the relevant supporting policies (and resources), and then scans the sector of local organizations, and also further analyzes and refines the intervention mode, hoping to guide a rational and effective flow of charity resources to left-behind children. The …read more
(CDB Forum 2019) Professor Jia Xijin on the Overseas NGO Law
A translation of the talk by Professor Jia Xijin, of Tsinghua University, at CDB’s recent forum for overseas NGOs
Four overseas NGOs register representative offices in Beijing
According to information provided on the Ministry of Public Security’s website, four new overseas NGOs officially registered representative offices in Beijing on December 2, bringing the total number of representative offices of overseas NGOs in Mainland China to 514. The four latest organisations to register are the Southwest Research Institute (US), the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (Hong Kong), the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation (Hong Kong), and the World Cement Association (United Kingdom). None of the four organisations work in fields traditionally associated with civil society. The Southwest Research Institute is an independent organisation for applied research and development headquartered in Texas, which provides contract research services for governments …read more
Security guard wins lawsuit after getting fired for being pregnant
A woman who was fired because of her pregnancy wins lawsuits against her former employer.
Chinese Charity in 2018: Donations Decrease, Volunteering Increases
An introduction to the main findings of the prestigious Blue Book of Philanthropy by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
An Interview with Ding Li, Non-Profit Incubator
Ms. Ding Li talks about the work of Non-Profit Incubator, the leading incubator for NGOs in China, and about the state of the nonprofit sector in the country, drawing upon her many years of experience in this field.