China notifies the WTO that it won’t import any more waste

China officially notified the WTO on July 18th that by the end of the year it will enact a ban on the import of certain kinds of waste. As the text of China’s WTO filing reads, ...

What’s wrong with China’s system for recruiting social workers?

A recent article published in Southern Weekly discusses the problems in China’s current system of social worker recruitment. The author, a social work professor from Beijing Normal University, points out three major challenges. First of ...
Volunteer teaching program for college students turns out to be a scam

Volunteer teaching program for college students turns out to be a scam

It has been reported that hundreds of college students in Shanxi province were recently the victims of a scam after they signed up for a volunteer teaching summer program. 支教 (lit. educational support) programs, through ...

Jack Ma foundation hosts its first forum for rural headmasters in Hangzhou

A year ago Jack Ma’s Foundation announced its “Jack Ma Rural Headmasters” plan, which aims to identify and support extraordinary headmasters in rural areas of China. Unlike its previous rural teachers program, where the teachers ...

British man starts soup kitchen for the homeless in Xi’an

An English businessman named Tony who started a charity in Xi’an has been the focus of various reports in the Chinese media throughout the years. He recently gave a talk about himself and his Yellow ...

Lake protection plan a raw deal for Dali garlic farmers

Editor’s Note This article originally appeared on Sixth Tone, as part of a series about life along the Hu line, the imaginary line proposed by geographer Hu Huanyong in the thirties that stretches from Heilongjiang ...
You Zhonghui first Chinese woman to sign the

You Zhonghui first Chinese woman to sign the “Giving Pledge”

Chinese entrepreneur You Zhonghui signed the “Giving Pledge” on May 30. The Giving Pledge is an initiative set up by the Gates couple and Warren Buffett in 2010, whose signatories promise to donate more than half of ...

Tsinghua University’s facilities for disabled students in the spotlight

A dialogue between Tsinghua University and a disabled student named Wei Xiang preparing to attend the elite institution in Beijing recently attracted the Chinese public’s attention. In a public letter to the University, Wei Xiang addressed his ...

Chinese man wins lawsuit over forced gay conversion therapy

A man in Hunan province has recently won a legal battle against a psychiatric hospital for the forced gay conversion therapy it performed on him. The man, surnamed Yu, was forcibly admitted to a psychiatric ...
Chinese mountain bikes donated to Nepal

Chinese mountain bikes donated to Nepal

The donation ceremony for the “Foshan Bike-Travel Assistance Program for Nepalese Mountain Residents” (佛国单车——尼泊尔山地居民出行援助计划) was held on the first of July in Kathmandu. The program consists of donating over 30.000 Chinese mountain bikes to Nepalese ...

CDB launches survey of overseas NGOs that have completed their registration

CDB is carrying out a brief survey of overseas NGOs that have successfully registered in China since the passing of the Overseas NGO Law, in order to find out what challenges they faced during registration ...

Lei Yuxi’s autistic children photography: making the echoes of islands heard

Lei Yuxi majored in materials chemistry in college and continued to pursue her master degree in this field in the United States. She would have been working in materials chemistry for the rest of her ...
The Ford Foundation and other 14 overseas NGOs register in Beijing

The Ford Foundation and other 14 overseas NGOs register in Beijing

Beijing’s Public Security Bureau (PSB) has awarded registration credentials and chief representative certificates to the Beijing representative offices of 15 overseas NGOs on June 30th. In addition to the Ford Foundation, other organizations registered included ...
Philanthropic dialogue on poverty alleviation held in Hebian village, Xishuangbanna

Philanthropic dialogue on poverty alleviation held in Hebian village, Xishuangbanna

A forum entitled “the Hebian Philanthropic Dialogue” took place on June 25th in the small village of Hebian, in Yunnan’s famous Xishuangbanna region, an area bordering Thailand that is well-known for its tropical climate and ...
Over 50% of children in rural areas lagging in cognitive skills

Over 50% of children in rural areas lagging in cognitive skills

A research conducted by the Rural Education Action Program (REAP) shows that about half of the babies in the rural areas of Shanxi province are underperforming in cognitive development. REAP assessed 1808 babies aged from ...

Qinghai province uses only renewable energy for a whole week

It has been reported that Qinghai, China’s fourth largest province, has gone for one week using only renewable sources of energy, including wind, solar and hydro power. According to China’s official Xinhua news agency, during ...
Hearing-impaired girl receives much praise for her graduation speech in top Chinese university

Hearing-impaired girl receives much praise for her graduation speech in top Chinese university

Last week, a valedictorian who gave a graduation speech at the East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) graduation ceremony won a long standing ovation from the audience, and soaring popularity among China’s netizens. The ...
Yulin Dog Meat Festival kicks off again, amid controversy within the animal rights movement

Yulin Dog Meat Festival kicks off again, amid controversy within the animal rights movement

The annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival kicked off yesterday for the ninth time, amid widespread criticism from Chinese animal-rights activists and the international community. Yulin residents have eaten dog meat and lychees on the summer ...