CDB Editorial: Lobbying from outside the system
When the average Chinese reflects on last year’s annual meetings of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), otherwise known as the “Two Congresses,” the only thing that comes to mind is transportation restrictions and traffic jams.
Vagueness in the Definition of Charitable Organizations may Delay the Release of a “Problematic” Charity Law
This article interviews scholars and officials concerning the Charity Law which is still under review at the State Council.
Ministry of Civil Affairs: Support Public Welfare and Charitable Social Organizations to Directly Register
This article cites Li Liguo, the Minister of Civil Affairs calling for other localities to promote the Guangdong experience at a national Civil Affairs Work Conference held December 23, 2011.
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.
One NGO has its registration rejected six times and Party Secretary Wang Yang warns against “presuming guilt”
According to a report in Nanfang Daily, Wang Yang, the Party Secretary of Guangdong criticized the Dongguan NGO Management bureau for rejecting the application of a charitable NGO six times
An Emerging Civil Society: The Impact of the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake on Grassroots Civic Associations in China
Drawing on survey data and interviews with NGOs involved with the Sichuan earthquake response and reconstruction, this article argues that the earthquake provided an important catalyst for a previously quiescent NGO community.
China’s Huiling: Harmonious Cooperation Requires the Rule of Law and A Culture of Acceptance
The following article is by the founder of Huiling, one of China’s oldest NGOs serving the intellectually disabled. Community integration is central to the mission of Huiling schools which seek to help intellectually disabled young adults become part of the community by teaching them social and life skills
The Collective Voice of NGOs Serving Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
This article showcases some important trends in the grassroots NGO sector in China. One is the growth of networks among NGOs serving people with disabilities
Shanghai Qing Cong Quan Children’s Intelligence Training Center: Gaining the Community’s Support
This short article provides an interesting glimpse into a grassroots autism NGO and its efforts to build good relationships with the local authorities and community.
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.