A New Volunteer Organization (V-BUS) Emerges in Guangzhou
As more grassroots NGOs have emerged in China over the last few years, this article by Wang Hui performs a valuable service in profiling a new volunteer-training NGO in the southern city of Guangzhou.
Joining Forces to Integrate Gender and Development
Guo Ting, reports on Chinese women and environmental organizations joining international development NGOs on the eve of the Rio+20 meeting in calling for greater emphasis on gender considerations in future sustainable development discussions
Between Heaven and Hell: Grassroots NGOs in Central China
As part of CDB’s series on NGOs in Anhui, this article chronicles the struggles and slow progress of public service NGOs working in China’s central region of Henan, Shanxi, Anhui, Hebei and Hubei.
Roundtable on the Impact of Recent Policy Changes on China’s NGOs
In May of this year, CDB invited a diverse group of NGOs to share their views regarding recent policy reforms in the NGO sector at both the national and local levels.
The 512 Voluntary Relief Services Center Opens Its Chuandao Academy
Fu Tao, profiles the Chuandao Academy which was set up by the Chengdu-based 512 Voluntary Relief Services Center to promote exchange and learning among grassroots NGOs..
Environmental NGOs Join Forces to Submit Legislative Proposals
Advocacy and policy influencing have long been underdeveloped areas in the NGO sector, but as CDB Senior Staff Writer Guo Ting reports, recent years have seen more progress, particularly in the environmental sector where NGOs are partnering with mainstream players such as political and business elites, academics, and media to craft and submit legislative proposals.
Civil Society Contributions to Policy Innovation in China
In this original English-language article, Amanda Brown-Inz and Sabine Mokry report on an international conference held in May of this year in Beijing on civil society contributions to policy innovation in China.
Rhizome Forum: Culture and Arts NGOs Exchange Ideas
CDB Contributing Writer, Li Simin, provides a glimpse into an underdeveloped field in China’s NGO sector: expressive activity through culture and arts. The term “rhizome” here is used to describe creative activity that is unconstrained by accepted patterns and disciplinary boundaries
NGOs Joining Forces in Response to Disasters
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 which measured 7.9 on the Richter scale and killed an estimated 70,000 people.
Guangzhou’s “Skinhead” Movement
An Zhu uses a humorous story about taking action to challenge individuals and NGOs to think more deeply about a critically important question in today’s China: How to carry out public action in a meaningful way that will foster social connections and public knowledge?
The Garbage Crisis: NGOs’ Call to Action
This article takes a fresh look at familiar waste management issues. Given the many environmental NGOs involved, waste management has developed into a rare arena for grassroots social action
China’s Garbage Problem Prompts Soul Searching Among NGOs
This provocative, in-depth report addresses head-on the sensitive issue of advocacy using the issue of garbage as a case study.