CDB Reports

Emergency & Disaster Relief

The Chinese Red Cross helps flooded communities in southern China

In recent days provinces in southern China have experienced continuous torrential rain, which has led to floods and other disasters in mountainous areas. The State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters and the Ministry of Emergency Management have raised the…

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.

Government guidelines released for NGO involvement in disaster relief

On the 28th of December 2017, the “Action guideline for social forces to participate in front-line disaster relief”(《社会力量参与一线救灾行动指南》)was issued in Beijing, indicating that a consensus had been reached on non-governmental disaster relief action. In recent years, reports the China Philanthropy…

How does one Wrap up a 370 Million Yuan Environmental Public Interest Lawsuit?

This article discusses the recent failure of an environmental public interest lawsuit initiated by two Chinese NGOs against some polluting companies in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province. There are fears that the ruling against the two NGOs, that will now be forced to pay heavy legal expenses, may discourage other such lawsuits in the future.

Conference spurs discussion on Chinese foreign aid

On March 25, the “Beijing Cultural Review” and Nandu Watch jointly sponsored a convention on the history of China’s experience with foreign aid relief. Both professor Li Xiaoyun from China Agricultural University and Wang Xingzui, the executive vice president of…

Chinese foundation aids the victims of Ecuador earthquake

Following the recent earthquake in Ecuador, the Amity Foundation has worked with the Taiwan Cross-Straits Christian Association, the Andrew Charity Association and other charity organisations and philanthropists in Hong Kong in order to provide assistance. This is the first time…

Jimen Strategic Forum on Chinese NGOs “going out”

The recent tragic Nepal earthquake has been a big test for China’s NGOs, with it representing their first large-scale participation in foreign humanitarian assistance. As more and more Chinese NGOs reach out to the world, the Jimen Strategic Forum (蓟门决策论坛)…

Are Chinese NGOs in Nepal “lonely islands”?

A China Youth Daily article describes Chinese NGOs that took part in the Nepal earthquake relief effort as “lonely islands (孤岛)”. It acknowledges that the earthquake represented an important opportunity for Chinese NGOs to learn and participate in international collaborations,…