Keyword: Governance

The CFPA and the Third Anniversary of the Wenchuan Earthquake

The CFPA and the Third Anniversary of the Wenchuan Earthquake

This is one of several articles on NGO responses to disasters that we are making available in commemoration of the May 12, 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan.

POLICY BRIEF NO. 4: Coopting Chinese NGOs?

POLICY BRIEF NO. 4: Coopting Chinese NGOs?

Several news articles during this period offer a more sobering assessment of developments in the nonprofit sector, or the “charitable” or “public welfare” sector as it is commonly referred to in the Chinese press and official documents. These articles highlight an effort by the Chinese government to maintain close ties to, and control over, social organizations

NGOCN’s Financial Incident

NGOCN’s Financial Incident

This article reveals one of the negative aspects of the NGO sector in China, as well as in other countries: financial mismanagement. It profiles NGOCN, a popular information-sharing and networking NGO website based originally in Kunming but which has since relocated to Guangzhou.

A human resource system for Beijing’s 7500 social organizations

he Beijing Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau announced plans to establish a human resource system for the 120,000 full-time staff working in the city’s 7,500 plus social organizations.

Major charitable projects should be audited and the results made public

In an effort to strengthen transparency and accountability in the public welfare sector, the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Civil Affairs issued a Notice which calls for major charitable projects to be audited after their completion, and the results of the audit made public.

Government Procurement Promotes Social Work Agencies

Government Procurement Promotes Social Work Agencies

The following is a dense but very interesting article on a cutting-edge trend in China: the flowering of nonprofit (and some for-profit) social work agencies that are appearing in Chinese cities with the support of government funding and support

Participatory Governance: An Interview with Song Qinghua

Participatory Governance: An Interview with Song Qinghua

The following is an interview with Song Qinghua, director of the Beijing-based Shining Stone, one of China’s leading NGOs in the field of participatory community governance.

Lowering the threshold: Foshan NGOs no longer have difficulty finding a “mother-in-law”

This article reports on recent announced changes in Foshan city’s management of social organizations.

Seeking Truth Article: Social Management Cannot Fall Into the Trap of Civil Society

This article expresses a concern among conservatives about putting too much emphasis on social organizations.