CDB Reports

Analysis

In-depth analyses on the issues facing Chinese civil society. Most of these articles have been written by CDB’s staff or translated from Chinese sources, while others are guest contributions from academics and NGO practitioners inside and outside of China.

How and why could the Charity Law be amended?

Editor’s Note This is an abbreviated and adapted translation of an article published by the Charity Times on the 16th of October 2020, under the title 全国人大常委会执法检查组提出要适时修改慈善法,改什么,为什么? The article reviews some of the main points from a recent government report…

An analysis of Chinese charitable trusts in 2020: pandemic-driven development

142 new charitable trusts were established in China over the first half of 2020, with total assets of 263 million Yuan between them. A majority of them were created specifically for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. This piece offers an analysis of the situation concerning charitable trusts in China, replete with facts and figures.
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The Han Hong Foundation: how a Celebrity Stepped Up Against Covid-19

When the new coronavirus first struck Wuhan, Chinese celebrity Han Hong and her foundation successfully raised funds from the public and other celebrities and used them to donate equipment to hospitals in Hubei, while manoeuvring around official regulations and increased scrutiny from social media.

China’s International NGOs in a Time of Pandemic

China appears to be over the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. How has the country's resilient community of international NGOs adjusted its work to the unusual situation over the past few months? And what are the prospects for such organizations in the future?

Beyond the Coronavirus: a Safer Food System for China

The recent outbreak of a new respiratory disease in Wuhan has been traced back to a market selling live and wild animals. This article presents some policy recommendations for avoiding such outbreaks in the future.

How China’s Overseas NGO Law was Conceived

The process of drawing up China's Overseas NGO Law of 2017 was more complex than many imagine. A draft of the law was opened up to public comment, and the feedback provided by the NGO sector contributed to the final result.