Keyword: Rural Development

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Duan Tao of the Sino-Ocean Charity Foundation

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Duan Tao of the Sino-Ocean Charity Foundation

An Interview with Duan Tao, Secretary General of the Sino-Ocean Charity Foundation, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Wang Yi of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Wang Yi of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation

An interview with Wang Yi of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” series

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Howard Liu, OXFAM China Programme Director

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Howard Liu, OXFAM China Programme Director

An interview with Howard Liu, OXFAM China Programme Director, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” series

China launches new plan for children development in impoverished areas

On January 15th, 2015, the State Council published the «Plan for the development of children in impoverished areas 2014 – 2020» that should benefit 40 million children. The plan aims at bringing the living conditions of these children up to national standards.

PGS in China - A Development Tool for Local Organic Agriculture?

PGS in China – A Development Tool for Local Organic Agriculture?

Cornelia Kirchner discusses the use of Participatory Guarantee Systems as a way to promote organic agriculture in China in light of her experience working with the Beijing Farmers Market.

Beijing Organic Farmers Market

Beijing Organic Farmers Market

This article describes the origin and development of the Beijing Organic Farmers Market, a pioneering non-profit project aiming at providing organic farmers with direct access to Beijing’s urban market.

For the first time, the number of urban and rural residents with pension insurance decreases

Human Resources and Social Security departments recently released data from January to April which shows that 496,850,000 urban and rural people are insured, which 650,000 people less than the number recorded at the end of the 2013.

Lin Lusheng: Let Education and Our Minds Return to a Natural State

Lin Lusheng: Let Education and Our Minds Return to a Natural State

CDB Associate Editor Guo Ting profiles Lin Lusheng, who has established progressive educational organizations and was selected by the Narada Foundation to be a Gingko Partner.

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.

Yang Yunbiao's Brainchild: A Rural Cooperative in Anhui

Yang Yunbiao’s Brainchild: A Rural Cooperative in Anhui

CDB Senior Staff Writer, Guo Ting, delves into the fascinating world of rural cooperatives in this profile of an Anhui cooperative founded by Yang Yunbiao, a former rural rights-defense (weiquan) activist..

NGO Participation in Disaster Relief : Profiles of Reconstruction After the Sichuan Earthquake

NGO Participation in Disaster Relief : Profiles of Reconstruction After the Sichuan Earthquake

This is our last in a series of articles on NGO responses to disasters that we are making available in commemoration of the May 12, 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan.  This article highlights the ongoing work of 10 NGO projects in the long-term reconstruction work in the earthquake-stricken areas of Sichuan.

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

A Roundtable Discussion on Rural Library Projects

A Roundtable Discussion on Rural Library Projects

Rural library projects are a standard undertaking in the education sector. Some of these projects began operating long ago, while new organizations have entered the scene. In the span of just a few short years these projects have undergone some important changes

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.