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Rural Development

Yunnan school marks 10 years of educating ‘ugly ducklings’

“I’m unable to understand the teachers in class.” “I get bullied by my classmates.” “I can’t stop arguing with my parents.” The Ugly Duckling School, located 50 kilometers from Kunming, Yunnan Province, is a middle school with 79 “problem students”.…

World mourns “Father of Hybrid Rice” Yuan Longping

On May 22, “Father of Hybrid Rice,” Yuan Longping passed away in Changsha, Hunan, at the age of 91. Yuan’s groundbreaking work in high-yield hybrid rice helped alleviate hunger and poverty for many across Asia and Africa. Rice is the…

Portable life-saving device vital to health in Hubei village

An (automated external defibrillator) AED is a life-saving device for patients who experience sudden cardiac arrests. Sophisticated but easy to use, the device can be used to analyze heart rhythm and defibrillate the heart when needed. However, the device has…

Lending solutions: Dialogue with Gao Zhan

Editor’s Note: Originating from Bangladesh, Grameen Bank has provided millions of small loans to poor individuals all over the world over the years. As radical as it may seem, Grameen Bank has reached 8.4 million people in both developed and…
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Chinese NGOs Going Out: the Gansu Rainbow Community Service Center

A Chinese NGO might have a thousand reasons to implement overseas charity programs in line with their values and goals, but for Ren Zhihao, the founder of the Gansu Rainbow Community Service Center, the reason for setting foot in Nepal was very simple: to lend a helping hand to vulnerable people whenever they need it, wherever they are.

Chinese NGOs Going Out: the Sichuan Haihui Poverty Alleviation Service Centre

The Sichuan Haihui Poverty Alleviation Service Center is a Chengdu-based nonprofit organization dedicated to rural poverty alleviation and the sustainable development of rural communities. CDB interviewed Chen Taiyong, the founder of the Sichuan Haihui, to share his rich experience of poverty alleviation projects in Thailand.

Fund for pneumoconiosis sufferers wins charity award

Wang Keqin has been awarded as part of the “70 people in 70 years of Chinese charity brands” (中国慈善公益品牌70年70人) awards, which were announced at the 14th Annual Brands and Personalities Summit on December 18. The awards are organized jointly by…

A story from Project Hope

Editor’s Note This is an abbreviated and slightly modified translation of an article originally published by 北京晚报, and re-posted by the WeChat account of the China Philanthropy Research Institute at Beijing Normal University on the 16th of August (find the…

Founder of Serve for China Qin Yuefei accused of wrongdoing

Qin Yuefei, representative of the local People’s Congress for Hunan province and founder of the non-profit “Serve for China” (黑土麦田公益), has recently faced accusations of multiple counts of ambiguous financial activities and lack of personal and organisational transparency. Over the…