Keyword: China in the World

International NGOs Should Increase, Not Reduce, Their Support for Chinese Civil Society Organizations

International NGOs Should Increase, Not Reduce, Their Support for Chinese Civil Society Organizations

In response to cutbacks in international funding assistance to China, Yu Fangqiang, executive director of the Nanjing-based civil rights NGO, Justice For All, says that, now more than ever, Chinese NGOs need more funding and support from the international community.

Chinese Overseas Investment in Cambodia: Conflicts and Solutions

Chinese Overseas Investment in Cambodia: Conflicts and Solutions

Cao Ke and Wang Xiaojuan of the Heinrich Boll Foundation’s China office report on the environmental and social conflicts stemming from Chinese overseas investment and provide recommendations on how those conflicts can be ameliorated.

Transnational Activism with Chinese Characteristics

Transnational Activism with Chinese Characteristics

This review introduces a newly-released book on transnational civil society in China written by Professor Chen Jie of the University of Western Australia. Based on extensive fieldwork and mining of the transnational civil society literature, this book looks at the socio-political implications of the operation of international NGOs (INGOs) in China

Cooperation or Confrontation? The Dilemmas of a Pluralizing Civil Society

Cooperation or Confrontation? The Dilemmas of a Pluralizing Civil Society

In this article, Fu Tao, CDB’s Senior Researcher, addresses some important questions facing NGOs both in China and abroad particularly in their work supervising corporate behavior.

Laos' Ban Chim Village: The First Partnership Between a Chinese NGO and a Chinese Company Overseas

Laos’ Ban Chim Village: The First Partnership Between a Chinese NGO and a Chinese Company Overseas

This article reports on the new trend of Chinese NGOs following companies overseas to monitor and work with them and other stakeholders to mitigate the social and environmental impact of Chinese investment on local communities abroad.

Chinese NGOs Travel to Myanmar

Chinese NGOs Travel to Myanmar

Yu Xiaogang, one of China’s best-known environmentalists and founder of the Yunnan NGO, Green Watershed, writes about the environmental and social impact of China’s rapidly growing investment in Myanmar.  

Changes in the Global Fund: The Challenges Facing China’s AIDS NGOs and How They Should Respond

Changes in the Global Fund: The Challenges Facing China’s AIDS NGOs and How They Should Respond

Jia Ping, founder of the China Global Fund Watch Initiative, discusses the Global Fund’s legacy in China and the unintended consequences that will result from the Global Fund’s pullout….

Social Innovation Guru Focuses on Pattern Changes – An Interview with Ashoka’s Bill Drayton

Social Innovation Guru Focuses on Pattern Changes – An Interview with Ashoka’s Bill Drayton

CDB Researcher, Fu Tao, interviews Ashoka’s founder and CEO, Bill Drayton, on his views concerning social innovation and social innovators, and Ashoka’s global experiences in different countries, including plans to develop a China presence

Development Aid, NGOs and Civil Society: Exploring the Contradictions

Development Aid, NGOs and Civil Society: Exploring the Contradictions

China Development Brief’s founder, Nick Young, writes about the impact of international aid historically, pointing to its contradictory effects particularly on the NGO community both in China and abroad. 

International Positions Draw Local Talent

International Positions Draw Local Talent

As part of their analysis of staff recruitment in the NGO sector in China, Zhang Gengrui and Fu Tao examine another interesting trend taking place as part of China’s global expansion: the growing number of jobs in the international development sector that are targeting mainland Chinese talent.

How is the Freeze on Global Fund Funding to China Affecting Grassroots Groups?

How is the Freeze on Global Fund Funding to China Affecting Grassroots Groups?

This article sheds much-needed light on a very complex situation triggered by the Global Fund’s announcement in March of 2011 that it would freeze its HIV/AIDS funding in China.

Chinese Volunteers to Test the Water in Africa

Chinese Volunteers to Test the Water in Africa

This article profiles two Chinese volunteers who are in the first batch of volunteers to be sent overseas by China through the international organization, Volunteer Services Overseas (UK). These volunteers will participate in international poverty-relief and development efforts in Africa

The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation Internationalizes

The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation Internationalizes

In the 1980s and 1990s, China was a leading recipient of international aid but that is slowly beginning to change with China’s rapid development over the last 30 years.