Lawsuit over forced gay conversion therapy brought to a close

The case of a man in Henan Province who brought a psychiatric hospital to court for performing forced “gay conversion therapy” on him has come to a close. The court announced its final decision on ...

Controversy erupts between two leading figures in China’s charity sector

Controversy has erupted between two big names in China’s charity sector: Xu Yongguang, director of the Narada Foundation, and Kang Xiaoguang, a Renmin University professor who focuses on the non-profit sector. Xu has long been ...

Overseas NGOs register in Beijing, Inner Mongolia, Henan and Zhejiang

A number of overseas NGOs have recently completed their registrations throughout China. Eight overseas NGOs were recently awarded registration credentials and chief representative certificates in Beijing, including the Fédération Française de Football office (FR), Junior ...

Third “9/9 Philanthropy Day” raises 1.3 billion

This year’s “9/9 Philanthropy Day”, the third one held so far, generated a total of over 1.3 billion Yuan in donations, including 829.9 million Yuan from the public, 299.99 million Yuan from the Tencent Foundation and 177 million ...
NGO started by Shanghai high school student brings soccer to China's left-behind children

NGO started by Shanghai high school student brings soccer to China’s left-behind children

Shelly Huang is a high school student in the Shanghai American School, a well-known international school based in Shanghai. Blessed with a comfortable life in a cosmopolitan city, Shelly felt the need to do something ...

Xinjiang announces plan to use renewable energy for heating

According to a report by the National Development and Reform Commission (发改委) of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region on August 31st, Xinjiang has completed its “Renewable energy clean heating program 2017-2021”. According to the plan, by ...
Report: China has the potential to transform philanthropic sector

Report: China has the potential to transform philanthropic sector

Philanthropic actors in China have the potential to transform the charity sector in the country while contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a new report released on Monday. The report titled “Philanthropy ...
National charity information platform launched, aims to promote public trust

National charity information platform launched, aims to promote public trust

The Ministry of Civil Affairs has launched a National Charity Information Platform (全国慈善信息公开平台), with the aim of making it easier for the public to find information about charitable organizations and supervise their activities. The opening ceremony was ...

The third “9/9 Philanthropy Day” coming up, donations for 600 million Yuan expected

The third annual “9/9 Philanthropy Day” online charity event will take place from the 7th to the 9th of September this year. Over 120 fundraising organizations and 6,700 charitable programs will participate in the event through ...

Rumours fail to bring down Tencent’s “one yuan paintings” charity drive

A recent charity initiative by internet giant Tencent has proved very successful, but unfortunately also generated some controversy. On August 29th, Tencent’s charity platform (腾讯公益平台) launched a creative philanthropy program called “One yuan paintings”, part ...

10 years since China’s ban on plastic bags, food delivery services now a major source of plastic waste

It has been almost 10 years since December 2007, when a ban on free plastic bags went into effect across China. An article has appeared on Chinese media outlet Ifeng, asking what the ban’s results ...

Fund creates a safety net for children with critical illnesses

Deng Fei, the creator of the well-known “free lunch” (免费午餐) initiative, has now started a “Critical Illness Insurance” program providing help to children with serious diseases. The idea originated when Deng Fei visited the first ...

Professional Supervisory Unit issues procedures for partnering with Overseas NGOs

The State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development issued two documents on August 22, clarifying the procedures for overseas NGOs that want to apply for the Office to serve as their professional ...

75 social groups and 29 social service institutions accredited as charities in China

According to the publicly available statistics, as of the end of June 2017, there were 1245 organizations that had officially been accredited as charities (慈善组织) in China, including 1141 foundations, 75 social groups (社会团体) and ...

Yunnan to no longer give unconditional handouts to the poor

The Yunnan provincial poverty alleviation video conference was held in Kunming on August 22. During the conference the attendees studied the talk by provincial party secretary Chen Hao on his special investigation on poverty alleviation, ...

Government issues guidance on social workers involved in the protection of rural left-behind children

The Ministries of Civil Affairs, Education and Finance, the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League and the All-China Women’s Federation have jointly issued the “Guidance on how to make best use of social work ...
Eleven overseas NGOs register in Beijing

Eleven overseas NGOs register in Beijing

The Overseas NGOs Management Office of the Beijing Public Security Bureau issued registration and chief representative certificates to eleven overseas NGOs on August 16. The NGOs include among others the UBS Optimus Foundation (Switzerland), the Silk ...

Abuse scandal in Beijing rehab center that treats “fake autism”

On August 13, China National Radio reported on a case of child abuse that occurred in the Senxi Education Group, a Beijing rehabilitation centre for children with autism. Surveillance camera footage obtained by the parents appears ...