Report released on environmental litigations in 2015

2015 has been described as the first year for environmental public welfare litigation in China. Over the course of the year, there were a total of 44 cases of environmental litigations filed by environmental organizations ...

“China City Philanthropy Index 2014-2015” issued in Beijing

The China Charity Alliance recently released the “China City Philanthropy Index 2014-2015” in Beijing. The study shows that overall China’s urban philanthropy is flourishing, the amount of donations is steadily increasing, the number of volunteers ...

Ministry of Public Security creates online platform for Overseas NGOs in China

In view of the upcoming implementation of China’s Overseas NGO Law (scheduled to become effective in January), the Chinese Ministry of Public Security has created an online platform for Overseas NGOs in China. Through this ...

UNDP report: unleashing the potential of philanthropy in China

Editor’s Note: this article was originally featured in the September 2016 issue of Alliance Magazine   China is home to some 500 billionaires with a collective net worth of some $830 billion. In spite of ...
Fears expressed that some international NGOs may leave China over inability to comply with the Overseas NGO Law

Fears expressed that some international NGOs may leave China over inability to comply with the Overseas NGO Law

  Citing a US media source, the Xinhua News agency group reported that some overseas NGOs are considering leaving China out of concern that they will be unable to comply with the requirements set out ...

Chinese billionaire’s investment in Caltech disappoints Chinese scientists

Chinese billionaire Chen Tianqiao announced on December 7 that he would donate $115 million to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for brain research, in order to crack the fundamental principles that underlie brain functions. ...

“Home, Spring & Autumn” selected as one of the “Top Ten Chinese Documentary Promoters”

The Home,Spring & Autumn Oral History Project (the name is a reference to the famous “Torrents trilogy” by Ba Jin) was awarded as one of the “Top Ten Chinese Documentary Promoters” at the Guangzhou International ...

Case of primary school bullying in Beijing raises public concern

An article entitled “Say no to school bullies” has gone viral on Weibo since last Friday (December 9). The author, a mother of a 10-year-old student at Zhongguancun Secondary Primary School, writes about how her ...
2016: the ten milestones for child welfare in China

2016: the ten milestones for child welfare in China

December 12 is China’s Vulnerable Children Day. In order to mark the occasion, Beijing Normal University‘s School of Social Development and Public Policy published “China’s Ten Milestones for Child Welfare and Child Protection in 2016” ...

Big Data Report on Internet philanthropy in China issued

On December 7, the first big data report on Internet philanthropy in China was issued by the Nanjing University · Tencent “Internet Plus” Research Center and the Zijin Media Think Tank. The “Internet Philanthropy elite ...

Charities Aid Foundation ranks China 144th in the World Giving Index 2015

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) World Giving Index 2015 has ranked China 144th for charitableness out of the 145 countries and regions surveyed, and what’s more it has found that the number of people giving ...
Going public or non-public: what direction for China's foundations?

Going public or non-public: what direction for China’s foundations?

For the longest time, China had two distinctive categories of foundations: public and non-public foundations. The newly enacted Charity Law has however removed the demarcation between the two. With the Charity Law taking effect in September, ...
Event in Beijing shines the spotlight on autism

Event in Beijing shines the spotlight on autism

People with autism performing at the event A charity event named “Blue Ribbon — focusing on the growth and employment of those with autism” was held in Beijing last Saturday, in order to mark the 25th ...
Total annual donations in 2015 exceed 110 billion, individual donations rise to 7.5 billion

Total annual donations in 2015 exceed 110 billion, individual donations rise to 7.5 billion

On November 29, the China Charity Federation issued the “2015 Annual Report on China’s Charitable Contributions” (hereinafter referred to as the Report) in Beijing. Drawing on nearly 110,000 entries of sample data, the Report makes an estimation of the ...

Working towards an AIDS-free generation in China

According to statistics from China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of people living with HIV in China had reached 654,000 by September 2016. About 94.2% of the new cases were transmitted ...

Father pleading for cash to save sick daughter slammed as charity fraud

An article pleading for support written by Luo Er, a man whose daughter (called Luo Yixiao) suffers from leukaemia, has gone viral on social media in China. By November the 30th, the article had been ...

The Hong Kong Government concludes its post-quake reconstruction support in Sichuan

The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) issued a report on its Sichuan earthquake reconstruction work on November 27th. The construction last month linking the Provincial Highway 303 (from Yingxiu to Wolong) ...

Report on Internet Philanthropy in China issued by the UNDP

In order to further stress the importance of Internet philanthropy for the philanthropic sector and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a new report on Internet Philanthropy in China was launched by the United ...