The 2011 Guo Meimei scandal has become the stuff of Chinese urban legend. This article, excerpted from the 2012 China Blue Book of Philanthropy, seeks to present a balanced account of how the scandal unfolded and what its impact was on the Chinese Red Cross, and the philanthropic sector as a whole, and the measures the Red Cross is taking to reform itself in the scandal’s wake.
Weibo account shows a new trend in popular disaster relief methods
By a senior figure from the charities sector 资深公益人士, Oriental Morning Post 东方早报, October 14, 2013
From the 6th to the 8th of October Typhoon Fitow caused a…
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.
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.