Keyword: Social Organization

Doing Charity in China's Poshest Neighbourhood

Doing Charity in China’s Poshest Neighbourhood

What is it like to conduct charity work in China’s most fancy and cosmopolitan neighbourhood? This article reviews the development of community organizations in Beijing’s Sanlitun sub-district.

New research centre on Chinese philanthropic trusts unveiled in Beijing

New research centre on Chinese philanthropic trusts unveiled in Beijing

The Chinese Philanthropic Trusts Practice & Development Forum, co-hosted by the China Philanthropy Institute of Beijing Normal University, the China Global Philanthropy Institute and Xinhua Net, officially kicked off on the 9th of August. The new Research Centre on Philanthropic Trusts subordinated to the China Philanthropy Institute was also unveiled during the event. Chuanjie Gao, a distinguished research fellow who used to work for the China Banking Regulatory Commission and participated in the enactment of the ‘Trust Law’, was appointed as the director. (Chuanjie Gao on the right) At present, the supporting regulations and services for Chinese philanthropic trusts are almost non-existent, but there is great potential for improvement. The …read more

Fifth session of the China Charity Fair to be held in Shenzhen

The General Office of the Ministry of Civil Affairs released the “Notice on organizations participating in the fifth session of the China Charity Fair” on July the 19th. As stated in the Notice, the Charity Fair will be held from September 23 to September 25 in Shenzhen, with its main venue in the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center and parallel venues in some communities in Bao’an District. The Notice explains that the Charity Fair will strive to implement China’s new Charity Law and the “Decisions of the Central Committee and the State Council on Fighting Against Poverty”, follow the ideas of innovation, coordination, green development, openness and sharing, focus on the …read more

China's first dark-sky preservations to safeguard starry skies

China’s first dark-sky preservations to safeguard starry skies

According to statistics, light pollution has deprived two thirds of world’s city dwellers of the chance to see the constellations and the Milky Way. Excessive artificial lighting also affects the physical and psychological health of human and animals alike, and disturbs ecosystems. In response to these emerging issues, the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) has given birth to a pilot project to build China’s first dark-sky preservations in Tibet. The plan is to build two Dark-sky parks in two locations within the Tibetan plateau, called Ngari and Nagqu, in order to preserve the view of the night sky and conduct astronomical research, as well as educate visitors …read more

Identifying the role of youth organizations in environmental protection

A Round Table of Chinese Environmental Protection Youth Organizations was held in Liupanshui, Guizhou on July 6. Nearly fourty environmental protection organizations attended the conference, discussing the establishment of a coordinated governance system on environmental protection and the role of youth organizations. Regarding the difficulties for social organizations, the director of the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs Ma Jun claimed that a deeper trust should be built between social organizations and the government and society. He also pointed out that the Central Communist Youth League was doing a good job of helping environmental organizations to better manage and govern their affairs. The project leader of Beijing Global Village Liang …read more

Ministry of Civil Affairs: large increase in Chinese social work in 2015

China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs issued yesterday the social service development statistics bulletin for 2015. This annual bulletin presents a wide array of statistics on social work and social services in China. By the end of 2015, according to the annual joint provincial inspection, there were 1.765 million social service institutions with a year-on-year growth of 5.8%; 13.089 million social staff with a year-on-year growth of 4.6%; total fixed assets of 909.9 billion yuan with a year-on-year growth of 26.1%; and an expenditure of 493.64 billion yuan on social service work, with a year-on-year growth of 11.9%. Social work in China increased on a large scale in 2015, including social services provided …read more

2016 Cross-straits and Hong Kong & Macao Philanthropy Forum held in Hong Kong

The 2016 Cross-straits and Hong Kong & Macao Philanthropy Forum has been held in Hong Kong over the last two days. A total of over 300 specialists and scholars, representatives of philanthropy groups and prestigious entrepreneurs gathered in Hong Kong to discuss the sustainable development of philanthropy. The theme of the forum was “shared benefits, shared responsibility and common innovation”, aiming to further strengthen exchange and cooperation in the field of philanthropy across the Taiwan Strait, Hong Kong & Macau. The event was organized by the China Charity Alliance, the School of Social Sciences of the University of Hong Kong, the Macau Foundation, the TZU CHI Philanthropy Foundation, the Taiwan NPO …read more

2016 C20 conference starts off in Qingdao

The Civil Society 20 (C20) Conference of 2016 got off to a promising start in Qingdao this Tuesday. The theme of this year’s C20 is “poverty eradication, green development, and innovation: the role of civil society”. The conference is co-organized by the China NGO Network for International Exchanges and the UN Association of China. Over 210 representatives from 170 Chinese and overseas civil organizations have been invited to attend. As an important supplement to the G20 summit, the C20 conference is a platform from which civil society can provide recommendations for governments and all sectors of society. During the conference’s inauguration, state councilor Yang Jiechi read a congratulatory letter by Chinese president …read more

Top 100 Chinese social work organizations of 2015 nominated

Top 100 Chinese social work organizations of 2015 nominated

In order to promote the standardized management of social work and its sustainable development, the Social Work School of the Open University of China and the Philanthropy Times organized a contest to nominate the “Top 100 Chinese Social Work Organizations of 2015”. Nearly 200 organizations from 22 provinces ran as candidates. Some interesting data about the winners is presented below. 1. Geographic Distribution: 44 out of the 100 top social work organizations come from Guangdong. The difference with other regions is thus very striking. Beijing comes second with 11 organizations and Shanghai comes third with 9. In total, 75 out of the 100 top social work organizations are located in …read more

【Marketizing the NGO Sector】The NGO Sector Cannot Forego Marketization

【Marketizing the NGO Sector】The NGO Sector Cannot Forego Marketization

Director of the Narada Foundation Xu Yongguang shares his views on the marketization of Chinese NGOs, claiming that this process will aid the efficiency and competitiveness of the sector and serve as an antidote to state control.

【Marketizing the NGO Sector】There is the Market, but where is the Fairness?

【Marketizing the NGO Sector】There is the Market, but where is the Fairness?

The marketization of China’s NGO sector has been the object of much debate in recent years. This article presents the views of an author who feels that the forces of the market are incompatible with the sector’s identity and values.

The 2016 China Charity Ranking: An Analysis of Charitable Donations in 2015

The 2016 China Charity Ranking: An Analysis of Charitable Donations in 2015

The China Charity Ranking, released annually, provides a detailed analysis of philanthropic donations in China over the previous year. This article presents a readable and informative summary of the 2016 edition.

New directory of marine conservation organizations to be published

The Chinese Marine Conservation Organizations Directory (2015 version), updated and organized by Rendu Marine, will be published this month. The 2015 directory includes 176 marine conservation organizations, 65 more than the previous year’s one. This year’s directory gives a more specific classification of marine conservation organizations, including 34 domestic marine conservation organizations, 18 domestic marine conservation student societies, 7 domestic marine-related conservation foundations, 13 international marine-related conservation social organizations, 54 domestic marine-related conservation social organizations, 14 domestic marine-related conservation students societies, 4 domestic supporting social organizations, 30 domestic supporting institutions, and 2 international marine conservation organizations. It should also be noted that out of 75 organizations for which related information …read more

The China Child Protection and Development Forum 2016 held last Monday

The China Child Protection and Development Forum 2016 held last Monday

The China Child Protection and Development Forum was held on the 13th of June at the Boya International Hotel of Peking University, Beijing. A News Conference on the “9958 Yuan’ai” Charitable Project was also held alongside the forum. The forum includes Chinese think-tanks operating in the field of child protection, influential NGOs that work with children and socially responsible enterprises and media. The aims are to analyze current news related to child protection, and bring more attention to children’s development, both of the physical and psychological kinds. Another goal is to encourage dialogue between experts studying child protection in the educational, judicial, medical and psychological fields. The China Child Protection …read more

Public-fundraising foundations asked to set up spokespeople before the end of this year

The Ministry of Civil Affairs held a press conference on June the 13th, during which Deputy Director of the Administration of Civil Organizations An Ning introduced the newly published Notice on Setting up Press Spokespeople in National and Provincial-level Social Organizations by the Ministry of Civil Affairs. The Deputy Director said that setting up a system of regular press spokespeople for social organizations will be of great help for them to carry out efficient work concerning public opinion, enhance administrative transparency and deliver positive energy to all sectors of society. The notice outlines a general plan by which the system will gradually be established. The plan is divided into three …read more

Interpreting the Main Regulations of the Overseas NGO Law

Interpreting the Main Regulations of the Overseas NGO Law

Chinese Law Professor Jin Jinping clarifies questions on the main regulations of the INGO law to facilitate the correct interpretation and implementation of the law.

Survey of charity workers on marriage and relationship

Survey of charity workers on marriage and relationship

In order to gain a general understanding of the marriage and relationship status of people who work in charities, the charity school (慈善公益学园) launched a survey on the 22nd of May. 304 people from 27 provinces around the country participated in the survey. Among the 304 respondents, 38.82% were men and 61.18% women, betraying a certain imbalance in the gender ratio within the sector. 39.47% of the survey’s respondents turned out to be married, 38.16% single and 16.12% currently in a relationship. Also, about 6.25% were divorced. Nearly half of the respondents (41.45%) claimed to have found a long-term partner which they plan to marry since entering the charity sector. However, …read more

Alibaba’s annual report for the 2016 fiscal year reveals extent of charitable activities

On May 25th, Alibaba released its annual report for the fiscal year of 2016 (which goes from the 1st April 2015 to the 31st March 2016). The report specially explains Alibaba’s social responsibility model and fully uncovers the scope of its charitable activities for the first time. Alibaba has announced since 2010 that it will donate 3 out of every 1000 yuan of each year’s operating income to charity, in order to create a charitable atmosphere, develop charitable undertakings and promote a sustainable development which is helpful to the relationship between humans, society and nature. The company has continued to provide aid for natural disasters, support for the poor and …read more