40 Years of Chinese Charity in Different Phases
A personal attempt to summarise the course of the last 40 years of philanthropy in China, from the Reform and Opening Up until the present day.
The China Star Light Charity Fund Association from Hong Kong has become the latest overseas NGO to register in Mainland China, opening its representative office in Zhejiang province. The chief representatives of the association expressed gratitude to the PSB for its efficient work and support, and said that they will abide by regulations while carrying out activities. They also assured that they will make a contribution to the development of philanthropy in Zhejiang province and strengthen the links between Hong Kong and the Mainland of China. The China Star Light Charity Fund Association has many projects centred on China, covering a wide range of philanthropic areas. One of the key projects …read more
Six overseas NGOs picked up their registration certificates in different parts of China over the last few days. One American organization, the America Trade Development Council, and one Madagascan organization, the Asia-Europe-Africa Trade and Investment Alliance Promotion Council, had their representative offices registered in Tianjin. The Chief representatives of these two organizations expressed gratitude to the bureau for their efficient work and support. Another American organization, the USA China Entrepreneurs Association, registered an office in Jilin province. It was founded in 2005, and already has two representative offices registered in Beijing and Inner Mongolia. The local representative said the association will make contributions to the economy, trade, and cultural and educational exchanges …read more
Four overseas NGOs picked up their registration certificates in different parts of China over the last few days. Two American organizations, Bring Me Hope and the Sino-American Friendship Association, had their representative offices registered in Chongqing. Bring Me Hope was founded in California in 2004, and it is dedicated to improving the lives and futures of Chinese orphans and at-risk youth. It carries out year-round programs to meet the needs of orphans in China, and every July it hosts summer camps in the five cities of Yantai, Chongqing, Nanchang, Taiyuan and Zhengzhou in China. The South Korean organization known as the Somang Medical Aid Agency registered an office in Wuhan, …read more
Asia Dialogue, the online magazine of the University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute, has published a series of “video policy briefs” looking at how the implementation of China’s Overseas NGO Law has affected NGOs from various European countries. The first policy brief, by Dr. Horst Fabian, an independent researcher, looks at the experience of German NGOs in China. It generally takes a negative view of the situation, claiming that successful registration for German NGOs under the new law does not necessarily mean that “meaningful cooperation” can continue. Dr. Fabian found that Chinese partner organizations are often reluctant to work with German NGOs, and have sometimes seized the chance to take over …read more