Three Chinese travel agencies pledge to stop offering elephant rides

Three Chinese travel agencies pledge to stop offering elephant rides

Following a report by World Animal Protection, three Chinese travel agencies have agreed not to continue promoting activities based on the exploitation of elephants. On August 9 Caissa Touristic, a popular Chinese tourism services provider, ...

After the tragedy of Li Wenxing, the government cracks down on pyramid schemes

The recent death of a young man named Li Wenxing has pushed the government to announce new action against China’s notorious pyramid schemes gangs. Li, a university graduate aged 23, was found dead on the ...

Statistics on the public welfare sector in 2016: 702,000 social organizations, 82.7 billion donations and 288,000 social workers

In early August, the Ministry of Civil Affairs issued the “2016 statistical bulletin on social service development” (hereinafter referred to as “bulletin”). The bulletin shows that by the end of 2016 the total number of social ...
Foundations provide disaster relief following the Jiuzhaigou earthquake

Foundations provide disaster relief following the Jiuzhaigou earthquake

Some of China’s major charitable foundations have already rallied into action to deal with the consequences of the earthquake that struck Jiuzhaigou County, Sichuan Province on August 8. The quake struck at a depth of 20 kms, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. As ...

Overseas NGOs register in Fujian and Sichuan

A certificate-issuing ceremony was held by the Administration Office of Overseas NGOs of the Fujian Public Security Bureau. During the event, three Taiwanese NGOs were granted certificates for their representative offices. The NGOs that registered are the ...

Government declares forced demolitions a crime

In an attempt to address one of China’s major social problems, the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Ministry of Supervision has issued a notice requiring “discipline inspection organs at all levels to ...

“Investigative Report on Child Protection and Rescue System” released: more efforts needed on the adult side

A seminar on international training for child protection took place in Tianjin on the 2nd August, jointly organized by World Vision, the Wuqing District Bureau of Civil Affairs of Tianjin Municipality, the Institute of Psychology, ...
CDB holds workshop on the registration of overseas NGOs in China

CDB holds workshop on the registration of overseas NGOs in China

A workshop on the registration of overseas NGOs in China took place in Beijing on July 28, organized by China Development Brief, with nearly 80 representatives from different overseas NGOs attending the event. Speakers including important figures ...

Controversy over Chengdu fight club for orphans: providing them with a better future?

A recent video entitled “orphans in combat” has generated much debate on the Chinese internet. The video shows how two helpless orphans from the Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture, Sichuan, are adopted by a fight club in the ...

Ministry of civil affairs announces two new standards to regulate online fundraising platforms

Tencent’s well known “9/9 charity day” is coming up in just over a month, and many of China’s charity organizations are actively preparing for it. The occasion highlights the importance of China’s online fundraising platforms (hereinafter referred to ...
Operation Smile, Oxfam and another six overseas NGOs register in Yunnan

Operation Smile, Oxfam and another six overseas NGOs register in Yunnan

Yunnan’s Public Security Bureau (PSB) has awarded registration credentials and chief representative certificates to the Yunnan representative offices of eight overseas NGOs on July 27th. In addition to Oxfam (HK), which had already registered in ...

“Measures for the Management of Charitable Trusts” released

The China Banking Regulatory Commission and the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) have jointly issued the “Measures for the Management of Charitable Trusts” (MMCT), marking the basic establishment of the regulatory system for China’s charity ...

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation starts a new project to support the eradication of poverty in China

On the invitation of China’s first lady Peng Liyuan, Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has signed a cooperation agreement with China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission on behalf of her ...
White paper on the psychological condition of Chinese left-behind children released

White paper on the psychological condition of Chinese left-behind children released

On July 21st, “Shang Xue Lu Shang” (上学路上) held a news conference presenting its third “White Paper on the Psychological Condition of Chinese Left-Behind Children”. As a prominent research guide on left-behind children in China, ...
Plan International registers in Shanxi

Plan International registers in Shanxi

It was recently reported that Plan International, the well-known global organization that works for the safeguarding of children, has successfully registered a representative office in Shanxi province. Plan International was established in Spain in 1937 ...
Diamond Cab: Hong Kong's barrier-free taxi service

Diamond Cab: Hong Kong’s barrier-free taxi service

“A wheelchair is just a tool; its appearance and meaning are defined by human intelligence; A diamond is just a mineral; its implication and value are inherited by human’s creativity.” —- The founder of “Diamond ...
Angelmom: chiseling a survival channel for children with thalassemia

Angelmom: chiseling a survival channel for children with thalassemia

The Beijing Angelmom Charity Foundation started providing aid to poor children with thalassemia five years ago, after a distraught mother from Guanxi province sought help for her son, Jingsheng. While the rest of the family ...

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, ...