Keyword: Technology

Mobile phone app for poverty alleviation comes under scrutiny

A mobile phone app named 社会扶贫 (social poverty alleviation) has recently become a focus of attention on the Chinese internet. The app was designed by the “China Social Poverty Alleviation Net”, an internet platform under the management of the State Council’s Poverty Alleviation Office. It is a crowdfunding app through which families in poverty can post requests for things they need alongside their pictures. All the users’ profiles are verified by local officials, and are included in a national database of impoverished households. The app has been available for download since July 2017, but it recently attracted some controversy after a number of posts on Weibo alleged that some schools and institutions have been forcing their students …read more

How Technology can Empower China's Nonprofits

How Technology can Empower China’s Nonprofits

The rise of Chinese tech has astonished the world, but the development of nonprofit technology is still in its infancy. Two experts from this industry share their views with CDB on the challenges they face when pushing for systemic change.

An Analysis of Online Fundraising in China

An Analysis of Online Fundraising in China

Almost 1 billion RMB were raised online for charitable causes in the first half of 2018. This article analyses this important aspect of contemporary Chinese charity.