The highlights of the internationalization of Chinese NGOs in 2019 reviewed
On January 5th, a press conference was held in Beijing for the Blue Book of Charity, published by the China Lingshan Charity and Philanthropy Promotion Association (中国灵山公益慈善促进会). The meeting reviewed and commented on the development of Chinese philanthropy in 2019. Huang Haoming, vice-president of the China Global Philanthropy Institute, gave a talk reporting on the internationalization of Chinese social organizations in 2019. In his talk, Dr. Huang went through what he sees as the ten highlights of the internationalization of Chinese civil society over the course of the year. The ten highlights include: 1) Cooperation on charity was included in a summit between Chinese and foreign heads of state for the first time (referring …read more
Chinese foundations ranked for transparency, Adream and Narada among the top scorers
Jiemian News, a well-known news website that focuses on the business and finance fields, has released its transparency ranking of Chinese philanthropic foundations for the fourth consecutive year. The ranking is made by taking the 300 Chinese foundations with the highest expenditure on charitable activities over the previous year, and then selecting the 50 most transparent ones. The level of transparency is judged based on factors including the disclosure of basic information and of information on fundraising, project implementation and finances, and the channels and frequency with which the information is disclosed. The goal of the ranking is to promote transparency and serve as a reference for donors. This year five foundations …read more
Beijing Municipality publishes rules for the promotion of philanthropy
On December 4, Beijing Municipality published several provisions on promoting philanthropy which were deliberated and adopted at the 46th executive meeting of the Beijing Municipal People’s Government on September 24, 2019, and came into force on January 1, 2020. The regulations are divided into five chapters: general provisions, charitable donations and donations, promotional measures, supervision and management, and supplementary provisions. In particular, they clarify that Beijing Municipal and District People’s governments should support and promote the development of philanthropy in their respective administrative areas, incorporate philanthropy into the national economic and social development plan, include the development funds of philanthropy into the government’s annual financial budget, optimize the development environment …read more
11th Annual Symposium of the China Foundation Forum successfully held in Fuzhou
The 11th Annual Symposium by China Foundation Forum was successfully held on the 22nd and 23rd November 2019 in Fuzhou, Fujian. Entitled “A Shared Commitment to Original Aspirations and Common Development”, the conference attracted 1500 guests from over 600 local and international foundations and civil society organizations. The two-day event was packed with a series of keynote speeches, panel discussions, roundtable discussions, networking sessions and a gala dinner.
Tencent gives a billion yuan in prizes to young Chinese researchers
Tencent gives 1 billion yuan to 50 young researchers in support of their work in basic science.
Professor Jia Xijin: the History of the Chinese Foundation
A talk by Professor Jia Xijin of Tsinghua University about the history and development of Chinese philanthropic foundations over the last few decades.
CASS releases blue book on Chinese charity in 2018
According to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ new Charity Blue Book, in 2018 the total amount of social donations in China was about 112.8 billion yuan, a 26% decrease compared to 2017. On the other hand, the contribution value of volunteer services increased by more than 50% from 2017. On July 13, 2019, the “2019 Charity Blue Book Launch Conference and Chengdu Charity Forum” was held in Chengdu, Sichuan. Nearly 80 people from charity, academia, enterprises, media and the public sector attended the event. Yang Tuan, a researcher from the Institute of Sociology of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, consultant of the Social Policy Center and …read more
China Charity Alliance holds summit and releases first nationwide charity agreement
On May 11, the China Charity Alliance held their Member Summit’s second session in Langfang, Hebei Province. The summit elected a new executive council and leadership structure. Member and Deputy Director of the Party Group of Civil Affairs Tang Chengpei was elected as executive council chairman. Zhan Chengfu, also a member and deputy minister of the Party Group of the Ministry of Civil Affairs as well as the director of the Social Organization Administration, attended the meeting and delivered an address. Founded in 2013, the China Charity Alliance (CCA) is a platform-style organization. Under the leadership of the Ministry of Civil Affairs, CCA aims to actively carry out and implement …read more
AVPN releases report on philanthropy in China
Editor’s Note AVPN (Asian Venture Philanthropy Network) has just released an insightful report on philanthropy in China. Below you can read AVPN’s original press release. You can download and read the report here. 5 April 2019, New York – Total giving in China has grown to a remarkable USD 23.4 billion in 2017, with registered foundations increasing by 17% over the last decade and corporate giving dominating philanthropic efforts by contributing more than 65% of total giving in 2016. These indicators reflect the sector’s growth into a powerhouse for development. Published by AVPN and supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, Philanthropy in China is a first-of-its-kind report that looks beyond indices …read more
Does it still make sense to donate second-hand clothing for rural areas?
This is an abridged and adapted translation of a commentary published on the Charity School （公益慈善学园） WeChat account on the 10th of March. Charity School is a platform for publishing news and research findings on the philanthropic sector. This commentary is on the issue of second-hand donations to rural areas in China. “Where has your donated second-hand clothing gone?” has recently become a highly searched question online, arousing extensive discussion. It has been noted that donated used clothing, which ought to be sent to disaster areas, rural areas and poverty-stricken countries in Africa, has been sold to recycling plants that recycle the fabrics and metals, allowing recycling companies to profiteer. …read more
Minister of Civil Affairs: charitable donations reached 75.42 billion yuan in 2018
During a press briefing of the State Council’s Information Office on February 21, China’s Minister of Civil Affairs Shuxian Huang gave a talk on the development and reform of civil affairs in 2018 alongside three vice-ministers. Minister Huang assured that after going through institutional reform, the Ministry of Civil Affairs will focus more on the bottom-line of livelihood security, basic social governance, basic social services and special administrative functions. It will not only take care of and protect vulnerable groups as well as other social forces, but also strengthen grassroots democracy and social work talent team construction. It was also pointed out during the briefing that total charitable donations …read more