Keyword: Social Media

The Rise of Individual Activism Does Not Signal the Decline of NGOs

The Rise of Individual Activism Does Not Signal the Decline of NGOs

In a response to previous articles detailing the seeming passivity of Chinese NGOs in the face of protests and microblogging driven by individual actors, the author argues that NGOs continue to play a valuable complementary role in building China’s civil society.

Blind Dating Sparks a Debate Over Public Benefit Events

Blind Dating Sparks a Debate Over Public Benefit Events

This article by CDB Senior Staff Writer, Guo Ting, follows the controversy and discussion over a public benefit blind dating event in Beijing.

Editorial: Animal Welfare and the Dignity of the Chinese People

Editorial: Animal Welfare and the Dignity of the Chinese People

CDB’s editors see in the debate over animal welfare hope for reconsidering long-held cultural beliefs rooted in anthropocentrism and utilitarianism.

Have NGOs Been Overshadowed by Microblogging?

Have NGOs Been Overshadowed by Microblogging?

CDB Editor, Liu Haiying takes a critical look at the impact of microblogging and “micro-charity”, which made headlines in 2011, on the civil society sector

The Year of Scandal: Whose Carnival?

The Year of Scandal: Whose Carnival?

CDB’s editor, Liu Haiying, examines in depth the various scandals in the charitable, public interest sector in 2011, how the sector has responded to improve its credibility, and the implications for the sector’s future development.

Break the Inner Circle and Embrace the New Era of Public Service

Break the Inner Circle and Embrace the New Era of Public Service

This article provides a window into a discussion among Chinese philanthropy leaders, academics and companies at a conference celebrating the first anniversary of the China Foundation Center.

CDB Editorial: From Self-help to Self-awareness in a Year of Scandals

CDB Editorial: From Self-help to Self-awareness in a Year of Scandals

CDB’s editors post their thoughts on the series of scandals in the charitable, public welfare sector last year and how the sector should respond in this age of media and social media hype